- What is Endocrinology Today about?
- Editorial independence
- How we source content
- Peer review process
- The Editorial Advisory Board
- Editorial content
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 practical reviews 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 our flagship journal Medicine Today.
What is Endocrinology Today and why is it an important educational resource to both GPs and endocrinologists?
There is a wide variety of endocrine disorders that are common in clinical practice. These range from chronic metabolic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes and obesity, to osteoporosis and other conditions that have become more frequent in the ageing population. The consideration of up-to-date clinically important information concerning these conditions and other endocrine disorders, including thyroid, adrenal and pituitary disease, as well as men’s and women’s health, is important.
Endocrinology Today provides clinicians with a valuable resource written by specialists in the endocrine field. The range of articles, including feature articles, perspectives and case studies, continues to upskill clinicians, including primary healthcare professionals, in the broad and fascinating range of endocrine disorders. All submissions are peer reviewed and reader friendly to ensure that each article is relevant to everyday clinical practice.
Professor Roger Chen
MB BS(Hons), PhD, FRACP
Editor-in-Chief and Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board,
Endocrinology Today is published four times a year.
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 single-blind 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. In November 2021, Professor Stephen Twigg stepped down after eight years as Chair and Editor-in-Chief and passed the baton to Associate Professor Roger Chen. The Board, led by the current Chair and Editor-in-Chief, has a major and active role in reviewing articles and providing suggestions for reviewers, authors and content. Its members can be viewed here. The Board also meets formally three times a year to discuss editorial and publishing issues.
Endocrinology Today’s peer- eviewed 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 on 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.
Journal Watch – Brief summaries of research articles published in major international research journals, produced by the NEJM Group, a division of the Massachusetts Medical Society.
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.