Press Release: Open Access Journal from the University of Michigan and BioMed Central Publishes First Issue

New journal offers peer-reviewed articles from top names in the field of diabetes and endocrinology research

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – June 15, 2015 – Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology launches its very first issue, a peer-reviewed, online, open access journal that aims to promote better care for people with diabetes and endocrine disease. To achieve this, the journal publishes for health professionals and researchers on a variety of aspects related to diabetes and endocrine diseases and their management.

“The idea behind the journal is to contribute new knowledge related to these diseases,” says Meng H. Tan, M.D., Editor-in-Chief and Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes at the University of Michigan. “There is a wide audience who will find value in these articles, including physicians, researchers, nurses, nutritionists, pharmacists, podiatrists, psychologists, epidemiologists, exercise physiologists, and health care researchers.”

Our launch issue features a review by Hahr and Molitch from the United States sharing guidelines for managing hyperglycemia in the large group of patients with diabetes complicated by various stages of renal impairment. In addition, Minanni, et al. from Brazil describes their rare complex case of fatal factitious Cushing Syndrome as an example of Münchhausen’s Syndrome. It took a team of clinicians and laboratory scientists to solve this complex challenge, and you can follow their story in the inaugural issue.

Why open access?

With the goal of supporting the University of Michigan’s desire to share knowledge with the world, the collaborators of this journal chose to make this an open access journal to make it more available to health professionals on a global scale. While access is free to readers, authors pay a fee to publish and are the copyright holders of their articles (BioMed Central copyright and license agreement).

Tan explains, “By publishing this journal this way, we can make the knowledge readily and freely available to anyone, without subscription charges or registration barriers.”

“This unique academic-private initiative offers a high-quality, reputable open access journal in a growing field,” says Jasna Markovac PhD, Director of Learning Design & Publishing, Medical School information Services. “This is a worthy alternative to the traditional subscription-based journals.”

To learn more, including how to submit an article, visit the Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology website. You can sign up for email alerts or follow BioMed Central on Twitter to stay in touch with the latest news and developments. For more information about publishing, open access, or Medical School Information Services Learning Design & Publishing, please contact Jasna Markovac at med.publishing@umich.edu.

The article was written by Stephanie Dascola, Publishing & Communications Editor, and Molly Kleinman, Publishing Associate, Medical School Information Services Learning Design & Publishing, and, except where otherwise noted, is published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Contact us: med.publishing@umich.edu.

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Media contact
Stephanie Dascola, Medical School Information Services Learning Design & Publishing, sdascola@umich.edu, 734-545-8851