BMJ Group collaborates with American
Diabetes Association to launch new title
Open access title to support medical
advances in the field through free, timely research
International medical publisher, BMJ
Group, has teamed up with the American Diabetes Association to publish
an open access, online only journal.
The new title, which will become the
official open access publication of the Association, will formally launch
in the Spring, as BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.
Content will cover all aspects of basic
and clinical research in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and associated complications.
All material will be subject to rigorous peer review.
Open access is increasingly becoming
common practice in scholarship and research. This format will offer clinicians
and researchers free and rapid access to the latest original research on
the treatment and care of the disease, the prevalence of which has soared
in recent decades.
In 2011, the numbers of people with
diabetes around the globe reached 366 million, according to data from the
International Diabetes Federation, and the World Health Organization estimates
that the annual death toll from the disease will increase by two thirds
between 2008 and 2030.
Commenting on the announcement of the
new title, BMJ Group Publishing Director, Peter Ashman, said:
“The Association is leading the global fight against diabetes and we are
very proud that they have chosen to collaborate with the BMJ Group to launch
their latest official publication, which will be an important addition
to scientific and medical publishing.”
“BMJ Group’s interest in improving
healthcare outcomes, and our mission to prevent and cure diabetes make
a perfect foundation for a new journal,” said Robert Ratner, Chief
Scientific & Medical Officer, American Diabetes Association.
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About the American Diabetes Association
Found in 1940, the American Diabetes
Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes, and among
its many activities delivers services to hundreds of communicates and advocates
on behalf of those affected by the disease. www.diabetes.org
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