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  On the Birth of Journal of Diabetes and Endocrine Practice

The journal of Diabetes and Endocrine Practice (JDEP) has been established under the auspices of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Gulf Chapter (AACE GC) to be an international journal with regional flavor. While there are several journals in the region with broad scopes, JDEP is a subspecialized journal focusing on metabolic and endocrine disorders in the region and worldwide. It has been established to be the official forum for communicating original research, local data, review articles, interesting case reports, teaching images, sounding boards and matters of great importance to the medical field. We hope it will be the voice of endocrinologists and diabetologists in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and a medium for endocrinologists and dialectologists around the world. Like many good journals, JDEP is committed to publish research of high quality and rigorous acumen. More importantly, JDEP places ethical issues in research at the forefront of its charge. Science can only be of impact when ethics are rooted in it and JDEP is committed to that principle. Fairness is part of the ethics in science and we are committed to exercise fairness at all stages of medical publishing taking in consideration the time and efforts of our authors and reviewers and in respect and commitment to our readership. AACE GC was established in 2012. It has made great strides in achieving its mission of being a voice of endocrinologists in the region and a forum for learning and education. Establishing a subspecialty journal is just one of the testaments to its commitment to this noble mission. I am honored and privileged to be tasked with the position of the Editor-in-Chief of this young product, JDEP. With your support and consideration and with the support of our distinguished editorial board and reviewers, we are all committed to succeed in our aspiration for having a journal with great impact on the fields of endocrinology and metabolism in our region. We sincerely encourage you to consider JDEP for your future submissions and we promise to treat these submissions expeditiously, fairly and positively. Last but not least, I want to thank the board members of the AACE GC for their support and engagement in this exciting endeavor. I hope all of you will consider JDEP to share your research and views in the fields of endocrinology and metabolism.
I look forward to receiving your submissions and to entertaining any suggestion/comment that would improve JDEP.

Ali S. Alzahrani, MD, FACE

  About the Journal

Journal of Diabetes and Endocrine Practice, a publication of Gulf Chapter, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, is a peer-reviewed print + online Quarterly journal. The journal's full text is available online at http://www.jdeponline.com/. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


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  Scope of the journal

The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of Endocrinology and Diabetes is a specialized journal that serves the endocrinologists/dialectologists in the Gulf Region and Middle East areas. It aims to publish high quality articles of various types in the areas of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

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