[T]he simple word Care may suffice to express [the journal’s] philosophical mission. The new journal is designed to promote better patient care by serving the expanded needs of all health professionals committed to the care of patients with diabetes. As such, the American Diabetes Association views Diabetes Care as a reaffirmation of Francis Weld Peabody’s contention that “the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient.”
—Norbert Freinkel, Diabetes Care, January–February 1978
Aims and Scope
Diabetes Care is a journal for the health care practitioner that is intended to increase knowledge, stimulate research, and promote better management of people with diabetes. To achieve these goals, the journal publishes original research on human studies in the following categories: Clinical Care/Education/Nutrition/Psychosocial Research, Epidemiology/Health Services Research,Emerging Treatments and Technologies, Pathophysiology/Complications, and Cardiovascular and Metabolic Risk. The journal also publishes ADA statements, consensus reports, clinically relevant review articles, letters to the editor, and health/medical news or points of view. Topics covered are of interest to clinically oriented physicians, researchers, epidemiologists, psychologists, diabetes educators, and other health professionals.
Info. and Statistics
- Acceptance rate 13%
- Frequency monthly
- Impact factor 8.934
- Indexed by Medline/PubMed, PubMed Central, European PubMed, Scopus, EBSCO
- Launch date 1978
- Lead times Average time to first decision: 16 days
- ISSN Print: 0149-5992; Online: 1935-5548
Diabetes Care Online
In order to make original research available faster than traditional print publishing allows, articles accepted for publication in Diabetes Care are published online ahead of print 5–6 weeks after acceptance, after copyediting, composition, and proofreading. Online Ahead of Print articles are citable by DOI. DOIs for ADA journals articles begin with 10.2337, followed by the article number assigned when the manuscript was submitted online via the manuscript submission system (e.g., 10.2337/dc16-1234).
The full text of all articles is freely accessible online on the Diabetes Care website 6 months after the print publication date, and PDFs becomes freely accessible 12 months after the print publication date.
Copyright and Public Access
Copyright. The American Diabetes Association holds copyright on all content published in ADA journals, unless otherwise noted. Readers may use the content as long as the work is properly cited and linked to the original source, the use is educational and not for profit, and the work is not altered. Articles may not be included without ADA permission in educational materials that are sold to students or used in courses for which tuition or other fees are charged.
Post-prints. Authors are permitted to submit the final, accepted version of their manuscript to their funding body or institution for inclusion in their funding body or institution's database, archive, or repository, or to post the final, accepted version on their personal website. These manuscripts may be made freely accessible to the public upon acceptance. For details see: Copyright Notice and Public Access Policy.
Public Access. As a courtesy to authors, the final print versions of articles funded by NIH will be deposited in PubMed Central (PMC) at no additional cost. In compliance with NIH’s policy, these articles will appear on PMC 12 months after print publication in Diabetes Care, Diabetes, Clinical Diabetes, or Diabetes Spectrum. All articles, regardless of funding body, are delivered to PubMed for inclusion in the PubMed index.