American Diabetes Association Scientific Journals Lead in Performance Rankings

Alexandria ,
August 6, 2009

Diabetes and Diabetes Care, the flagship research publications of the American Diabetes Association, remain the highest-ranked journals devoted exclusively to diabetes research and treatment.
Based on Thomson Reuters’ recently released 2008 Journal Citation Reports, Diabetes continues to lead the way among publications devoted to original diabetes research, with an Impact Factor of 8.4. Diabetes Care has an Impact Factor of 7.4 and is the highest-ranked journal with a focus on diabetes treatment and care.
Impact Factor is a measure of how often work published in a peer-reviewed journal is cited by other researchers. The statistic is considered a measure of a journal’s prestige and influence.

“One only has to look at the clinical research data regarding patients with diabetes and heart disease that have been released over the past year to realize how fast things are changing in the clinical care of individuals with diabetes,” said William Cefalu, MD, Associate Editor for Diabetes and former Associate Editor for Diabetes Care.  “As a provider, the American Diabetes Association’s journals are considered the standard in providing the latest information to keep me up to date on current practice guidelines for treating patients with diabetes.  As a researcher, they provide the latest in ground-breaking research not only in my area of interest, but in all research areas related to diabetes.”
Diabetes and Diabetes Care also lead diabetes research publications in Eigenfactor, a measure of the overall value provided by articles in a given journal, and Article Influence Score, a measure of a journal's prominence based on per-article citations. Combined, the journals receive more than 40,000 total citations per year and publish more than 800 peer-reviewed articles each year.

Given the statistical performance, volume, and the cost of subscribing to each publication, Diabetes and Diabetes Care are considered to be two of the best valued and most “cost-effective” publications in the entire field of medicine, according to

“In my role as a clinician and researcher, I have relied on the American Diabetes Association’s journals for many years as an invaluable resource for treating patients with diabetes and keeping up with the newest research pertaining to diabetes,” says Jay Sosenko, MD, former Editorial Board member of Diabetes Care.

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About the American Diabetes Association

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the ADA supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)