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About the Journal

Diabetes Spectrum is committed to assisting health care professionals in developing strategies to individualize treatment and enhance diabetes self-management education to optimize patient outcomes. It presents comprehensive, peer-reviewed original research and review articles on topics in diabetes prevention and medical management, care innovations, professional and patient education, medical nutrition therapy, behavioral science and counseling, pharmacy and therapeutics, and advocacy. The journal’s From Research to Practice section provides in-depth explorations of selected diabetes care topics, with a primary focus on translating current research findings into practical clinical applications.

Info. and Statistics

Frequency: quarterly
Launch date: 1988
Indexed by: Medline/PubMed, PubMed Central, European PubMed, Scopus, EBSCO
ISSN: Print: 1040-9165; Online: 1944-7353


Diabetes Spectrum Online

In order to make original research available faster than traditional print publishing allows, articles accepted for publication in Diabetes Spectrum are published online ahead of print 5–6 weeks after acceptance, after copyediting, composition, and proofreading. Online Ahead of Print articles are citable by DOI. DOIs for ADA journals articles begin with 10.2337, followed by the article number assigned when the manuscript was submitted online via the manuscript submission system (e.g., 10.2337/ds17-1234).

Free Content. All articles become freely accessible 12 months after the print publication date. In addition, the following are freely available online immediately upon publication:

  • Editorials and bios on Guest Editors
  • ADA authored articles including ADA Position Statements
  • ADA Award Lectures or Presidential Addresses
  • Errata

The access icons found to the right of the article title on the article page, table of contents, and search result views indicate whether the article is freely available () or accessible with an active subscription () / available for purchase ().

Privacy Policy. For information about ADA's information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by ADA, please refer to the journal's Privacy Policy.

Copyright and Public Access

Copyright. The American Diabetes Association holds copyright on all content published in ADA journals, unless otherwise noted. Readers may use the content as long as the work is properly cited and linked to the original source, the use is educational and not for profit, and the work is not altered. Articles may not be included without ADA permission in educational materials that are sold to students or used in courses for which tuition or other fees are charged.

Post-prints. Authors are permitted to submit the final, accepted version of their manuscript to their funding body or institution for inclusion in their funding body or institution's database, archive, or repository, or to post the final, accepted version on their personal website. These manuscripts may be made freely accessible to the public upon acceptance. For details see: Copyright Notice and Public Access Policy.

Public Access. As a courtesy to authors, the final print versions of articles funded by NIH will be deposited in PubMed Central (PMC) at no additional cost. In compliance with NIH’s policy, these articles will appear on PMC 12 months after print publication in Diabetes Care, Diabetes, Clinical Diabetes, or Diabetes Spectrum. All articles, regardless of funding body, are delivered to PubMed for inclusion in the PubMed index.

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