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 23, Issue 3, 2018

Review Article

Should all patients on insulin be using continuous glucose monitoring?
Author(s): Larry A DistillerCentre for Diabetes and Endocrinology, South Africa
Pages: 59–63

Article

Characteristics and outcome of surgically treated acromegaly patients attending an endocrinology clinic at a tertiary referral centre in Durban, South Africa over a period of 10 years
Author(s): Abdurraouf Masaud ElbueishiDepartment of Diabetes and Endocrinology, South Africa, Fraser J PirieDepartment of Diabetes and Endocrinology, South Africa, Ayesha A MotalaDepartment of Diabetes and Endocrinology, South Africa
Pages: 64–69
Association between adherence to anti-diabetic therapy and adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes in diabetes in pregnancy
Author(s): Doreen Macherera MukonaDepartment of Nursing Science, Zimbabwe, Stephen Peter MunjanjaDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zimbabwe, Mathilda ZvinavasheDepartment of Nursing Science, Zimbabwe, Babil Stray-PedersonInstitute of Clinical Medicine, Norway
Pages: 70–75
Female authorship in major endocrinology journals: a 25-year progression
Author(s): Wadei ElhakimiDepartment of Medicine, Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Al OthmanDepartment of Medicine, Saudi Arabia, Mazen El YahiaDepartment of Medicine, Saudi Arabia, Amal Al DawoodDepartment of Medicine, Saudi Arabia, Sarah Al SadiqDepartment of Medicine, Saudi Arabia, Mahmoud MosliDepartment of Medicine, Saudi Arabia, Turki Al AmeelDivision of Gastroenterology, Saudi Arabia
Pages: 76–79
The relationship between objectively measured physical activity and parameters of disease control in an African population of type 2 diabetes mellitus
Author(s): MA SiddiquiDepartment of Internal Medicine, South Africa, S BhanaEndocrinology Department, South Africa, R DayaEndocrinology Department, South Africa
Pages: 80–85
The association between calf circumference and appendicular skeletal muscle mass index of black urban women in Tlokwe City
Author(s): PO UkegbuCentre of Excellence for Nutrition, South Africa, HS KrugerCentre of Excellence for Nutrition, South Africa, JD MeyerCentre of Excellence for Nutrition, South Africa, C Nienaber-RousseauCentre of Excellence for Nutrition, South Africa, C Botha-RavyseCentre of Excellence for Nutrition, South Africa, SJ MossPhysical Activity, Sport and Recreation Sciences, South Africa, MI KrugerAfrica Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research, South Africa
Pages: 86–90

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