Welcome to the African Journal of Diabetes Medicine. Many of you will have known the title under its former name of Diabetes International
The African Journal of Diabetes Medicine is a Bi-Annual Journal which publishes articles on all aspects of diabetes medicine and practice, from all health professionals, medical and non-medical. The philosophy of the journal is to be both an outlet for original research, as well as a forum for educational review articles. Above all, we want African Journal of Diabetes Medicine to be practical and relevant to health professionals.
Abstracted and Indexed in:
The African Journal of Diabetes Medicine is currently Indexed in ISI, Web of Science, Google Scholar with H-Index 1.
Submit manuscript at www.scholarscentral.org/submissions/africanjournalofdiabetesmedicine.html
Type 2 diabetes, the most common form, and is becoming more prevalent owing to rising rates of obesity, physical inactivity and urbanisation. Type 1 diabetes exists in two major forms in the region: type 1A or autoimmune and type 1B or ketosis-prone type 2 diabetes. At present there are scanty epidemiological data on either. The current morbidity of diabetes is primarily due to the high rates of microvascular complications, while macrovascular complications, once rare, are becoming more common, particularly in the urban setting.
The disease burden needs to be addressed. Research in Africa needs to be encouraged, especially by Africans. AJDM can hopefully act as a platform for publication of this. This site will initially just provide access to the journal. But in time we intend it to become a key portal for information and resources on diabetes in Africa.
This scholarly publishing journal is using double blind peer review process for quality review process. Editorial system is an online manuscript submission, review that tracks the progress of the article. Review processing is performed by the editorial board members or outside experts; at least two independent reviewer's approvals followed by the editor is required for the acceptance of any citable manuscript.
Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process):
African Journal of Diabetes Medicine is participating in the Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process) with an additional prepayment of $99 apart from the regular article processing fee. Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process is a special service for the article that enables it to get a faster response in the pre-review stage from the handling editor as well as a review from the reviewer. An author can get a faster response of pre-review maximum in 3 days since submission, and a review process by the reviewer maximum in 5 days, followed by revision/publication in 2 days. If the article gets notified for revision by the handling editor, then it will take another 5 days for external review by the previous reviewer or alternative reviewer.
Acceptance of manuscripts is driven entirely by handling editorial team considerations and independent peer-review, ensuring the highest standards are maintained no matter the route to regular peer-reviewed publication or a fast editorial review process. The handling editor and the article contributor are responsible for adhering to scientific standards. The article FEE-Review process of $99 will not be refunded even if the article is rejected or withdrawn for publication.
The corresponding author or institution/organization is responsible for making the manuscript FEE-Review Process payment. The additional FEE-Review Process payment covers the fast review processing and quick editorial decisions, and regular article publication covers the preparation in various formats for online publication, securing full-text inclusion in a number of permanent archives like HTML, XML, and PDF, and feeding to different indexing agencies.
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