About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The British Journal of Diabetes (BJD) is a peer reviewed journal published twice yearly and available open access online at www.bjd-abcd.com.  The journal is the official journal of the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists and publishes original research, review articles position statements, editorials, discussion papers and case reports on all aspects of the diagnosis and management of diabetes and diabetes-related conditions.

The journal may be provided free of charge in hard copy to individuals in the United Kingdom meeting the journal's free circulation criteria.

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts may be rejected upon receipt by the editor if they do not fit the scope of the journal in which case the article will not enter the review process.

The review process involves double blind peer review by 2 or more reviewers.  Up to 4 weeks are allowed for peer review.  Reviewers are asked:

  • If the abstract appropriately describes the manuscript?
  • Is the manuscript significantly new and/or interesting to warrant publication?
  • Is the methodology (if relevant) appropriate and sound?
  • Are the analyses correct/accurate?
  • Are the conclusions supported by the manuscript content?
  • Do you have any ethical concerns?
  • In the results, is the balance of text tables and figures, right?
  • Is the number of references right/appropriate?
  • Are any revisions/corrections required
  • Should the manuscript be published with an accompanying editorial or commentary?

All manuscripts are subject to scrutiny using anti-plagiarism software.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Sources of Support

The sponsors have not contributed to, nor have they influenced the content or production of this journal. Editorial control rests solely and exclusively with the editors of BJDVD.  The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of either the sponsors or ABCD (Diabetes Care) Ltd.

Journal History

In the final edition of The British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease (Br J Diabetes Vasc Dis) as a SAGE publication in 2013, the editorial alluded to discussions about the journal being taken over by the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD). The conclusion of those discussions sees BJDVD, volume 14, relaunched as the official journal of ABCD. 

The first edition of BJDVD was published in August 2001 and launched at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Glasgow . The previous editorial team of Ian Campbell, Cliff Bailey and Caroline Day have placed the journal in a market niche between Diabetic Medicine and Practical Diabetes International. The journal has had strong professional values, a loyal base of readers and contributors who have valued the free to publish, free to read ethos and the policy of making the process of submitting manuscripts as user friendly as possible.

The opportunity for ABCD to acquire BJDVD came in 2016 and ABCD grasped the opportunity to make BJDVD its house journal, changing its name to the British Journal of Diabetes (Br J Diabetes) and the journal website to www.bjd-abcd.com