Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism

Cover image for Vol. 16 Issue 5

Edited By: R. Donnelly and A. Garber

Impact Factor: 5.181

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 20/122 (Endocrinology & Metabolism)

Online ISSN: 1463-1326



Author Guidelines


Authors are reminded that Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism is primarily a journal of pharmacology and therapeutics, spanning cellular, animal and human research, and including well designed studies of dietary and lifestyle interventions. The scope of the journal includes pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, cost-effectiveness, preclinical pharmacology, and phase I-IV clinical studies. High-quality meta-analyses and systematic reviews that provide original information on treatment effects are also considered. The journal welcomes submission of (1) Original Research Papers, (2) Research Letters, (3) Letters to the Editor (Correspondence) and (4) Review Articles.

Online Submission
Please submit your manuscript online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dom. Submissions can be uploaded as Rich Text Format (RTF) files plus separate figure files (GIF, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, PICT) or a single Portable Document Format (PDF) file including artwork. For more information on preparing the manuscripts for online submission, please read the detailed instructions at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dom. Additional help is available by emailing ts.mcsupport@scholarone.com . At the time of submission, authors are asked to make a declaration of any competing interests and to state their individual contributions to the work.

Contact details for The Editorial Office:

Editorial Office (Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism)
University of Nottingham School of Medicine
The Medical School
Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road
Derby, DE22 3DT, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1332 724684; Fax: +44 (0) 1332 724697
E-mail enquiries: susan.lane@nottingham.ac.uk

Format of Manuscripts
(i) Original Research Papers
Original papers should be structured as follows: title page, a structured abstract (subheadings: aims, materials and methods, results, conclusions) of 250 words maximum; introduction, materials and methods (including appropriate subsections, e.g. statistical methods); results; discussion; acknowledgements; references (normally 40); legends to figures; tables and figures. Original manuscripts should normally be 3,500 words (not including references, tables and figures). Normally, manuscripts should include a maximum of 5 Figures and/or tables. Additional, and especially large, tables or extra methodological detail can be included as a Supplementary online Appendix.

(ii) Research Letters
Short communications of original research are published as Research Letters. Research letters are fully cited references. These manuscripts should include a short non-structured abstract (150 words maximum), introduction, methods, results and conclusions. The total manuscript length should not exceed 1200 words, excluding references and abstract. Research Letters can include a maximum of 12 references and 2 figures OR tables. Additional, limited information (eg Tables or Figures) can be provided as a Supplementary Appendix.

(iii) Review Articles
Most Review articles are commissioned by the Reviews Editor. However, unsolicited reviews on important topics of therapeutics will be considered. Good review articles should provide original or novel insights, analysis and interpretation of the published literature and offer a balanced critical appraisal of established or emerging therapies. Review articles should not exceed 5000 words and 100 references. Additional data (eg Tables) can be provided as a Supplementary Appendix.

(iv) Letters to the Editor
Correspondence relating to work that has been published in the journal, and/or other brief comments, case reports or observations, may be submitted as a succinct letter to the editor.


Fast Track Assessment and Publication of Clinical Trials
The journal offers a fast track appraisal and publication service for original research papers that communicate the results of multi-centre, randomised clinical trials of new or existing therapeutic agents. Such studies muse be of sufficient originality, importance and general interest to warrant fast track peer review and (if accepted) immediate publication. Authors considering submission through this route should first send the structured abstract to the Editorial Office by email (susan.lane@nottingham.ac.uk). The Editors will then advise whether fast track consideration is appropriate. For those manuscripts handled by the fast-track process, the Editors strive to obtain a thorough peer review and make the first decision to authors within 28 days. A processing fee of USD 2,000 (plus VAT in the UK), is charged for this service. If a manuscript is accepted in final form, it will be published in the next available print issue of the journal. Enquiries about fast track submission should be sent to susan.lane@nottingham.ac.uk.

Ethics
The ethical aspects of all studies will be noted particularly when assessing manuscripts. For human studies, only those studies conducted in accordance with ICH-GCP practice should be submitted for publication. Details should be given of the approval of the study protocol by an appropriate Human or Animal Research Ethics committee. The human or animal ethics committee which approved the protocol should be described in sufficient detail to allow the committee to be identified.

Units
All measurements should be expressed as SI units. If, however, other units are used, a conversion factor should be included in the Methods section.

Statistical methods
Statistical methods should be described clearly in the methods section with references when appropriate. Editors and referees will be concerned particularly that any study described had sufficient statistical power for its purpose, and where appropriate, considerations of the power of the study should be laid out in the methods section.
In the results section 95% confidence intervals should be cited whenever possible for all important endpoints for the study.

Copyright Transfer Agreement
If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs.

For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

For RCUK and Wellcome Trust authors click on the link below to preview the terms and conditions of this license: Creative Commons Attribution License OAA. To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

Illustrations
Figures should not exceed A4 and may be in the form of original drawings, recorded tracings or high quality photographic prints made from them. It is the policy of the journal to reproduce all color artwork without charge to the authors.

References
References should be cited using the Vancouver style (see examples below).

The references in the manuscript text should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear and indicated by Arabic numerals in square brackets. The reference list, presented in numerical order, should include the names of all authors (if there are more than six authors, only the first three should be given followed by et al.), the full title of the article, title of publication (abbreviated in accordance with Index Medicus), the year, volume number and first and last page numbers. References to books should, in addition, include the names of the editor, the edition number, where appropriate, and the town of origin and name of publisher. The accuracy of the reference is the responsibility of the author. Examples are given below.

Monami M, Marchionni N, Mannucci E. Long-acting insulin analogues cs. NPH human insulin in type 1 diabetes. A meta-analysis. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 2009; 11: 372-378.

Scanlon PH. Pregnancy and the diabetic eye. In Scanlon PH, Wilkinson CP, Aldington SJ, Matthews DR. A Practical Manual of Diabetic Retinopathy Management. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 2009.

Ma R, ChanJ. Metabolic complications of obesity. In Williams G and Fruhbeck G eds. Obesity: Science to Practice. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell 2009.

Acknowledgements
All support, financial or otherwise, for any work described should be acknowledged, with the exception of support from employing institutions identifiable from the title page.

Declaration of interests
Information provided at the time of submission with be published, or 'none declared' will appear.

Contributor statements
The contribution of each author should be stated at the time of submission. This information will be published. The maximum number of authors permitted on a paper is 15.

Proofs
The corresponding author will receive an email alert containing a link to a web site. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author. The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (portable document format) file from this site. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read this file. The software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following web site: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.

This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. Hard copy proofs will be posted if no e-mail address is available. Excessive changes made by the author in the proofs, excluding typesetting errors, will be charged separately.

Editing
All manuscripts are subject to editing for length, clarity and conformity with Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism style. Word count limitations should be observed. Tables and figures will be published as supporting information if the proofs of the manuscript exceed 10 print pages.

Accepted Articles
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism now offers Accepted Articles for all manuscripts. This service ensures that accepted 'in press' manuscripts are published online very soon after acceptance, prior to copy-editing or typesetting. Accepted Articles appear in PDF-only format, without the accompanying full-text HTML. Each manuscript is assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.

Early View
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism also offers Early View for all manuscripts. This service ensures that all accepted and proofed manuscripts are published online very soon after proofing but before inclusion in a full issue.

OnlineOpen
OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their articles. With OnlineOpen the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/onlineopen#OnlineOpen_Terms.

Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at https://wileyonlinelibrary.com/onlineopen.

Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

Offprints
Free access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via Author Services only. Please therefore sign up for Author Services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers at: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor.

Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley-Blackwell's Author Services
Author Services enables authors to track their article - once it has been accepted - through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/ for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Author material archive policy
Please note that, unless specifically requested, Wiley-Blackwell will dispose of all hardcopy or electronic material submitted 2 months after publication. If you require the return of any material submitted, please inform the Editorial Office or Production Editor as soon as possible if you have not yet done so.

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