Instructions for authors

Aims and scope
Current Topics in Diabetes is an online open access peer reviewed scientific journal aiming at publishing articles related to all aspects of current research and care in individuals with diabetes of any type in any country of the world. The journal is an official journal of Diabetes Poland (Polish professional diabetes association) and continues the tradition of the previous Diabetes Poland’s journals i.e. Polish Journal of Diabetology and Clinical Diabetology. The primary interest of the journal is to present original research data and comprehensive reviews reflecting ever fasting developing science in diabetes in the 21st century.
Current Topics in Diabetes is published quarterly and comprises original basic and clinical research articles, review papers, case reports, short reports, images in diabetes medicine, experts’ opinions, associations’ guidelines, articles presenting latest and controversial issues in clinical care in diabetes which are currently under debate, conference reports, research letters and other correspondence. Current Topics in Diabetes aims to reach all diabetes professional communities across the globe, and strives to become the platform to present data on the current challenges in diabetes care - the greatest challenge in metabolic health in history.

The articles in this journal are published open access (OA)

Ethical requirements
When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (concerning the ethical principles for the medical community and forbidding releasing the name of the patient, initials or the hospital evidence number) and with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national). The authors presenting case studies are obligated not to disclose patients' personal data. Regarding photographs, in case of any doubt that the picture inadequately protects the patient's anonymity his consent is required for publication.

Conflict of interest
Authors are expected to describe sources of the research funding, a role of the potential sponsor in planning, executing and analysis of the study, and the influence (bias) the funding organization had on the content of the article. Other relationships (such as employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony) providing potential sources of conflict of interest in relation to the submitted article should also be revealed.

Ghostwriting, guest authorship and plagiarism policy
Current Topics in Diabetes has procedures in place to prevent ghostwriting, guest authorship, and plagiarism.

Submission declaration and verification
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder. To verify originality, your article may be checked by the originality detection service CrossCheck.

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Preparation of manuscripts
The paper should be written in English and be communicative, clear and concise, while maintaining the classic layout.

Original papers should be organized in a standard form with separate:
• Title
• Key words (min 3 - max 5)
• Summary (built structurally, 150 - 250 words)
• Background
• Material and methods
• Results
• Discussion
• Conclusions
• Disclosures and acknowledgements
• References

Case studies should be divided to the following sections:
• Title
• Key words (min 3 - max 5)
• Summary (built structurally, 150 - 250 words)
• Introduction
• Case description
• Conclusions.

Tables should be numbered according to their sequence in the text. The text should include references to all tables.
Each table should be provided in a separate file.

Each figure should be provided in a separate file, not included in the text.
Figures should preferably be provided in the TIF or EPS format. JPG is also acceptable.
All figures, whether photographs, graphs or diagrams, should be numbered consecutively throughout.

The reference list should be arranged in the order in which the citations appear in the text. The number of cited papers in original and review papers should not exceed 30 entries, and in case reports, 10. References should only be made to published titles.

Journal citation:
Sturdee DW, Pines A; International Menopause Society Writing Group, et al. Updated IMS recommendations on postmenopausal hormone therapy and preventive strategies for midlife health. Climacteric 2011; 14: 302-20

Journal with a supplement number:
Polgár C, Fodor J, Orosz Z et al. Electron and brachytherapy boost in the conservative treatment of stage I–II breast cancer: 5-year results of the randomized Budapest boost trial. Radiother Oncol 2002; 62 (Suppl. 1): S15.

Journal with a part number:
McCormick MC, Kass B, Elixhauser A, Thompson J, Simpson L. Annual report on access to and utilization of health care for children and youth in the United States: 1999. Pediatrics 2000; 105 (1, pt 3): 219–230.

Online journal citation:
Keisch M, Arthur D, Patel R, et al. American Brachytherapy Society Breast Brachytherapy Task Group;

Electronic Publish Ahead of Print/DOI citation:
Kanis J, McCloskey EV, Johansson H, et al. European guidance for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Osteopor Int 2012; doi: 10.1007/s00 198-012-2074-y.

Bidzan M. Jakość życia pacjentek z różnym stopniem nasilenia wysiłkowego nietrzymania moczu. Impuls, Kraków 2008.

Chapter from a book:
van Leeuwen FE, Travis LB. Second cancers. In: Devita VT, ed. Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2005: 2575–2602.

In press:
Eisenberger MA, Blumenstein BA, Crawford ED, et al. Bilateral orchiectomy with or without flutamide for metastatic prostate cancer. N Engl J Med In press.

The Publisher acquires all copyrights, on an exclusive basis, to manuscripts published, including the right to publish them in print, using electronic carriers or others, and on the Internet. Abstracts may be published without the Publisher’s permission.

Review Process
The registered manuscripts are sent to 2-3 independent experts for scientific evaluation. Submitted papers are accepted for publication after a positive opinion of the independent reviewers. Przegląd Menopauzalny/Menopause Review uses a double-blind review process in which authors do not know the identity of their reviewers, nor do the reviewers know the identities of the authors. The evaluation process usually takes 2-4 months.
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