Journal History

In the final edition of The British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease (Br J Diabetes Vasc Dis) as a SAGE publication in 2013, the editorial alluded to discussions about the journal being taken over by the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD). The conclusion of those discussions sees BJDVD, volume 14, relaunched as the official journal of ABCD.     

The first edition of BJDVD was published in August 2001 and launched at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Glasgow – a meeting punctuated by the events of 9/11. The previous editorial team of Ian Campbell, Cliff Bailey and Caroline Day have placed the journal in a market niche between Diabetic Medicine and Practical Diabetes International. The journal has had strong professional values, a loyal base of readers and contributors who have valued the free to publish, free to read ethos and the policy of making the process of submitting manuscripts as user friendly as possible.

The opportunity for ABCD to acquire BJDVD came suddenly and recently. ABCD has grasped the opportunity to make BJDVD its house journal and the enthusiasm and abundant goodwill from all has made the relaunch project a pleasure. Ian Campbell who has been a great champion of the journal has retired, but accepted the role of Consultant Editor. ABCD is delighted that Cliff and Caroline will continue as editors, and that Paul Grant, who has previous   editorial experience with Clinical Medicine, has agreed to join them.

BJD - the future

In 2016, the journal changed its name to the British Journal of Diabetes (Br J Diabetes) and the journal website to All issues from 2014 onwards are found here.

Past Issues

Previous issues of the BJDVD (Volumes 1-13) are available at