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