About Diabetes Care

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 TechnologiesPathophysiology/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.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I find information on impact factor, lead times, etc.?

2. How can I submit a paper to Diabetes Care?

3. How can I contact the editorial office about a paper I've submitted?

4. How can I access older journal content?

5. How can I get permission to use copyrighted material from the journal?

6. How can I order commercial reprints or e-prints?

7. How can I access an article without a subscription to the journal? How can I regain "Short-Term Access" to an article?

8. How can I subscribe?

9. How can I join ADA and become a Professional Member?

10. Whom can I contact with membership/subscription questions?

11. Whom should I contact with advertising questions or to request a media kit?

12. What are Diabetes Care's  editorial policies?

13. How is the online journal and its content archived and preserved?


1. How can I find information on impact factor, lead times, etc.?
View Diabetes Care's Vital Statistics for the latest information.


2. How can I submit a paper to the journal?
Please see the Instructions for Authors for complete submission information.


3. How can I contact the editorial office about a paper I've submitted?
You can check the status of your submission online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/diabetescare.

To reach the editorial office directly, please use the following contact information:
E-mail: diabetescare{at}diabetes.org
Phone: (317) 354-1508
Fax: (317) 354-8379

If you have been asked to send something to the editorial office, please use the following address (please note that Diabetes Care only takes manuscript submissions via the Web; see above):

Diabetes Care Editorial Office
5110 Commerce Square Drive, Suite G.
Indianapolis, IN 46237


4. How can I access the journal's older content?
The full-text of articles over 6 months old and dating back to 2000 are freely accessible; likewise, PDFs of articles over 12 months old and dating back to 2000 are freely accessible. In 2012, the journal made a significant investment to complete the journal’s online archives by scanning and posting PDFs of articles published between 1978 and 1999. Those PDFs are accessible to subscribers only.


5. How can I get permission to use copyrighted material from the journal?
Please click on "Get Permissions" to the right of the online version of an article. All permission requests, with the exception of translations, are processed through Copyright Clearance Center, and most are completed within 5 to 10 business days. For permission to translate, please send an e-mail containing the volume, issue, and page range of the article, the language, and the quantity to permissions{at}diabetes.org.


6. How can I order commercial reprints or e-prints?
Commercial reprint and e-print quote and order requests (quantities of 100 or more) should be directed to:

Hope Robinson
Content Sales Specialist
Sheridan Content Services
Phone: 800-635-7181 ext. 8065
E-mail: hope.robinson{at}sheridan.com


7. How can I access an article without a subscription to the journal? How can I regain "Short-Term Access" to an article?

To purchase access to a single article, locate the article of interest and click the link for “Full Text” or “Full Text (PDF)”; a page will open where subscribers may log in and non-subscribers may purchase short-term access. The “Purchase Short-Term Access” option allows access to a single article (from the computer you use to purchase access) for 24 hours for $25. When you purchase short-term access, you will receive an e-mail confirmation/receipt. This e-mail will contain your transaction ID.

Before the access period expires, you will be able to automatically regain access to an article from the same computer/device you used to initially purchase access. If, however, you’d like to access the article from a different computer/device, then you will need to return to the “Full Text” or “Full Text (PDF)” page for the article, click on “Regain Access,” and enter your transaction ID (which is listed in the e-mail confirmation/receipt) to access the article. If you don’t have your transaction ID, enter your e-mail address in the appropriate field to quickly retrieve the e-mail confirmation/receipt.

If you have problems purchasing short-term access or regaining access, please send an e-mail containing the article information or URL, your name and e-mail address, the date of purchase, and the transaction ID (if available) to membership{at}diabetes.org. Your request will be quickly routed to the appropriate staff person.

To purchase a subscription or a single issue, visit ADA Journal Subscriptions.


8. How can I subscribe?
View the Subscriptions page for information on individual subscriptions, institutional subscriptions, and site licenses.


9. How can I join ADA and become a Professional Member?
Visit the Professional Membership page for information on becoming a member or to access your membership account.


10. Whom can I contact with membership/subscription questions?
American Diabetes Association
Membership/Subscription Services
1701 N. Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311
phone: toll-free 1-800-232-3472 ext. 2343; outside the U.S., 703-549-1500 ext. 2343, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
fax: 703-549-6995
e-mail: membership{at}diabetes.org


11. Whom should I contact with advertising questions or to request a media kit?

View the Advertising & Reprints page for contact information and to view/download the latest advertising rate card.


12. What are Diabetes Care's  editorial policies?

ADA's Publications Policy Committee follows the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for guidance on policies and procedures related to publication ethics. The policies for Diabetes Care have been adopted from those three advisory bodies and, where necessary, modified and tailored to meet the specific content, audiences, and aims of Diabetes Care. Comprehensive information related to the editorial and ethical policies of Diabetes Care can be found in Publication Policies and Procedures for Diabetes Care. The Association's Publications Policy Committee or Subcommittee on Ethical Scientific Publications will consider on a case-by-case basis policies that are not addressed in the policies document, which contains information related to the following topics:>

  • Study Design
  • Originality and Prior Publication
  • Authorship and Contributions
  • Acknowledgments
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Data Access and Responsibility
  • Clinical Trials, Systematic Reviews, and Meta-Analyses
  • Plagiarism
  • Digital Image Manipulation
  • Responses to Possible Scientific Misconduct
  • Peer Review
  • Editorial Decisions
  • Prepublication of Accepted Articles
  • Reuse, Post-Prints, and Public Access
  • Errata
  • Media Embargos
  • Advertising
  • Supplements

13. How is the online journal and it's content archived and preserved?

Diabetes participates in both LOCKSS and CLOCKSS.

LOCKSS is an open-source, library-led digital preservation system. The system allows libraries to obtain, preserve, and provide access to the e-content to which they subscribe, allowing institutions to build local collections. For more information, visit http://www.lockss.org/about/what-is-lockss/.

CLOCKSS is a geographically and geopolitically distributed network of redundant archive nodes, located at 12 major research libraries around the world, dedicated to the preservation of online journals. CLOCKSS provides for content to be freely available to everyone after a "trigger event" and ensures that online journal content will be maximally accessible and useful over time. For more information, visit http://www.clockss.org/clockss/Home.