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About Endocrinology Today

Objectives

Endocrinology Today is an independent, peer-reviewed journal on endocrinology written and refereed by doctors for Australian GPs, specialists and other health professionals. Its content is clinically focused, practical, evidence-based and well illustrated, designed to meet the needs of busy doctors.

Its aim is to provide doctors with practicalreviews and clinical information that will assist them in reviewing and updating their knowledge in the field of endocrinology. The content is focused primarily on the needs of GPs.

Endocrinology Today is subjected to the same thorough peer review process and high production standards applied to its flagship journal Medicine Today.

What is Endocrinology Today about?

From the Editor-in-Chief and Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board

Endocrine disorders are common conditions in clinical practice. Many endocrine diseases are highly topical because they are lifestyle based and are becoming more common with our ageing population.

Patients with conditions such as type 2 diabetes and Hashimoto’s disease will be mainly cared for by GPs. In other patients who have conditions such as type 1 diabetes and complicated thyroid and metabolic bone disorders, the GP will usually undertake a key supporting or shared care role with the specialist.

Endocrinology Today helps the Australian GP and general physician alike to readily access and consider up-to-date clinically relevant information from specialists in the endocrinology field. Reader-friendly methods, including feature articles, perspectives, education pieces on acute presentations and investigations in endocrinology, clinical case studies on diagnosis and management, as well as briefings from scientific journals, are used to support and upskill primary care health professionals in modern endocrinology practice.’

Professor Stephen Twigg
MB BS (Hons-I), PhD, FRACP
Editor-in-Chief and Chairman of the Advisory Board
Professor of Medicine at Sydney Medical School,
 The University of Sydney, and
Head of the Department of Endocrinology,
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW.

Frequency

Endocrinology Today is published four or five times a year.

Editorial independence

The editorial independence and high clinical standards held by Endocrinology Today are of paramount importance to the publishers and are guarded rigorously. The entire content is subjected to a peer review process of the quality usually reserved for scientific (rather than review) publications.

To ensure Endocrinology Today's editorial content is totally independent, credible and accurate:

  • the Editorial Advisory Board monitors the clinical standards and content of the journal
  • members of the Editorial Advisory Board and senior consultants provide author recommendations
  • all submitted articles undergo our thorough peer review process
  • all authors are required to disclose any commercial or financial association that might be seen to be a conflict of interest, using the standard disclosure form of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.icmje.org/conflicts-of-interest), and these disclosures are published at the end of each article
  • articles that have any known input from pharmaceutical companies, public relations firms or other commercial entities are not accepted.

How we source content

Endocrinology Today's editorial content is focused on endocrine medicine, aimed primarily at the GP readership. Most of the content is commissioned in house after consultation with members of the Editorial Advisory Board and senior consultants. The authors of our articles are highly experienced, senior clinicians who are well recognised in their field of medicine.

The opinions expressed in the editorial content are those of the commissioned authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Editors, the Editorial Advisory Board or the publishers.

Peer review process

Based on the successful Medicine Today formula, every article published in Endocrinology Today has undergone our rigorous peer review process to ensure the content is accurate, credible, up-to-date and independent. At least two specialists in the relevant field of medicine and one GP review each article before it is accepted for publication.

Reviewers provide instructive comments, suggestions and recommendations on the suitability for publication of each article. All feedback is sent to the authors, who may be required to revise the text or respond to specific comments before their article is accepted for publication.

The Editorial Advisory Board

Endocrinology Today's Editorial Advisory Board has a vital role in maintaining the journal's high editorial standards. The list of Board members can be viewed here. The Board, led by current Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Professor Stephen Twigg, has a major and active role in reviewing articles and providing suggestions for reviewers, authors and content.

Editorial content

Endocrinology Today’s peer-reviewed content covers a range of article types, including the following:

Features –
In-depth reviews of practical clinical information on endocrinology, covering the diagnosis, investigation and/or management of a particular condition.

Perspectives – Shorter pithy articles on specific endocrinology issues.

Case studies – Discussions of the management of cases typically presenting in general practice.

Investigations in endocrinology – A question and answer approach on the selection of appropriate tests and interpretation of results based on specific cases.

Acute presentations in general practice – Case-based articles on the acute presentations of endocrine disorders encountered in general practice.

Briefings – News stories from international research journals, with local commentary.

Letters

We would like to hear your opinions, suggestions and feedback. If you find a particular article helpful in your practice or have something to say about an article we have published, then submit a letter and we will consider it for publication. We are more likely to print short letters (no longer than 250 words), so please be succinct. You can post your letter to us (Medicine Today Pty Ltd, PO Box 1473, Neutral Bay NSW 2089, Australia) or submit your letter by completing the Contact Us form.