Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa

ISSN: 1608-9677 (Print)
            2220-1009 (Online)
Publication frequency: 3 issues per year

Accredited with the DHET (SAPSE)

 

Official publication of the Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South AfricaCo-published with Medpharm Publications

Co-published with Taylor & FrancisThis is a fully Open Access journal that only publishes articles Open Access.

Aims & Scope

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (JEMDSA) is a peer reviewed, medical journal that focuses on Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes. It carries research articles and letters, editorials, clinical practice and other medical articles and personal opinion, South African health-related news, obituaries, general correspondence, and classified advertisements

JEMDSA representation

JEMDSA is the official journal of SEMDSA (Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa), DESSA (Diabetes Education Society of South Africa), NOFSA (National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa), SASOM (South African Society of Obesity and Metabolism), LASSA (Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society of South Africa) and PAEDS-SA (The Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrine and Diabetes Society of South Africa).

SEMDSA has for many years strived to be an umbrella organisation for affiliated South African professional societies with a focus and scope in advancing research and education in the fields of endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes.

Vision of the journal

JEMDSA aims to publish world-class scholarly work in endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes. The journal is accredited by the National Department of Education for the measurement of research output of public higher education institutions and earns research subsidies for South African academic departments. Through stringent peer review, the journal also aims to make a regional contribution to the international knowledge base of endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes and hopes to also offer other African countries the opportunity to make a world-class African contribution.

Through strategic indexing and compliance with larger databases of world class medical research, JEMDSA aims to eventually be indexed in larger indexes such as Index Copernicus, Biosis, EMBASE, Medline and ISI. The journal further aims to provide a platform for clinical reviews and debate on practical and controversial issues in endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes.

The journal aims to be instrumental in publishing and revising therapeutic protocols and national guidelines. Reviews will also be invited to address pertinent clinical and therapeutic issues for its practising readership. The print run of the journal is 2 000 and comprises the members of the various societies, namely general physicians, endocrinologists, diabetologists, diabetes nurse educators, lipidologists, beriatricians, paediatricians, gynaecologists (specialising in osteoporosis and infertility) and general practitioners with a special interest in endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes. The Journal supports the mission of the societies and will assist them with all aspects of communication, training, advocacy and by supporting and stimulating local research.

Society information

JEMDSA is the official journal of SEMDSA (Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa), DESSA (Diabetes Education Society of South Africa), NOFSA (National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa), SASOM (South African Society of Obesity and Metabolism), LASSA (Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society of South Africa) and PAEDS-SA (The Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrine and Diabetes Society of South Africa).

SEMDSA has for many years strived to be an umbrella organisation for affiliated South African professional societies with a focus and scope in advancing research and education in the fields of endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes.

Editors

Editor-in-Chief

Willie Frederick Mollentze , University of the Free State, South Africa

Deputy Editor

Dr Fraser Pirie , University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Editorial Board

Jeannie Berg, South Africa
Dr. Dirk Blom, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Prof. Bilkish Cassim, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Prof. Nigel Crowther, National Health Laboratory Service, South Africa
Prof. Steve Delport,  University of Cape Town, South Africa
Prof. Larry Distiller, Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology Houghton, South Africa
Prof. Stephen Hough. University of Stellenbosch, Hough
Prof. Ken Huddle, South Africa
Dr. Andre Potgieter, South Africa
Prof. Derrick Raal, LASSA, South Africa
Dr. David Segal, South Africa
Prof. Tessa van der Merwe, Bariatric Centres of Excellence, South Africa
Gerda Janse van Rensburg, Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology, South Africa

Latest Issue

Volume 22, Issue 3, 2017

Article

Prevalence and pattern of dyslipidaemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients at a tertiary care hospital
Author(s): R DayaDivision of Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, South Africa, Z BayatDivision of Endocrinology, Internal Medicine, South Africa, FJ RaalDivision of Endocrinology & Metabolism, South Africa
Pages: 31–35
Prevalence and awareness of diabetes in Guinea: findings from a WHO STEPS
Author(s): Naby M. BaldeDepartment of Endocrinology, Guinea, Alioune CamaraDepartment of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Guinea, Alpha A DialloNational Program for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, Ministry of Public Health, Guinea, Amadou KakeDepartment of Endocrinology, Guinea, Alpha M DialloDepartment of Endocrinology, Guinea, Mandiou DiakiteCentral Laboratory, Guinea, Cherif BahNational Directorate of Statistics, Guinea, Moussa KoneWorld Health Organization, Guinea
Pages: 36–42
Weight-related quality of life in obese, pregnant women in South Africa
Author(s): MA TisaneDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, South Africa, JL Van der MerweDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, South Africa, DR HallDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, South Africa
Pages: 43–46
Investigating the effects of Lactobacillus casei on some biochemical parameters in diabetic mice
Author(s): Feizollah AsgharzadehFaculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Sciences, Iran, Asghar TanomandDepartment of Microbiology, Iran, Mohammad Reza AshooriFaculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Sciences, Iran, Ali AsgharzadehTehran Institute of Psychiatry, Iran, Nosratollah ZarghamiFaculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Sciences, Iran
Pages: 47–50
Comparison of glycaemic indices of some local beans (Vigna unguiculata [Linn] Walp varieties) in Nigerians
Author(s): OB OlopadeDepartment of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Nigeria, IA OdeniyiDepartment of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Nigeria, SO IwualaDepartment of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Nigeria, OO KayodeDepartment of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Nigeria, OA FasanmadeDepartment of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Nigeria, MO AjalaDepartment of Chemical Pathology, Nigeria, PO ChimahDepartment of Dietetics, Nigeria, AE OhwovorioleDepartment of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Nigeria
Pages: 51–55
A retrospective analysis of electrocardiographic abnormalities found in black South African patients with diabetes attending a regional hospital in KwaZulu-Natal
Author(s): S PillayDepartment of Internal Medicine, South Africa, R HiftSchool of Clinical Medicine, South Africa, C AldousSchool of Clinical Medicine, South Africa
Pages: 56–63
Incidence of hypoglycaemia among insulin-treated patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus: South African cohort of International Operations Hypoglycaemia Assessment Tool (IO HAT) study
Author(s): Mahomed AK OmarDepartment of Diabetes and Endocrinology, South Africa, Adri KokSpecialist Physician, South Africa, Duma KhutsoanePhysician, Medi-Clinic, South Africa, Shaifali JoshiGeneral Physician, South Africa, Michael RamaboeaPhysician, Louis Pasteur Hospital, South Africa, Makepisi Lesiba Isaac MashitishoPhysician, Legae Medi Clinic, South Africa, Verushka ChettyNovo Nordisk A/S, South Africa, Levi John KoopmanNovo Nordisk A/S, South Africa, Louise JohnsonPhysician, Montana Hospital, South Africa,
Pages: 64–71

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