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Aims and scope

Diabetes Care for Children & Young People is a peer-reviewed publication for all healthcare professionals, including nurses, diabetologists, paediatricians, dietitians and clinical psychologists, caring for children and young people with diabetes. The aim is to provide up-to-date discussion and content to assist healthcare professionals in providing a unified, multidisciplinary approach to this challenging condition. 

The journal accepts the following article categories. All articles should be 1700–2300 words in length. Shorter opinion pieces and commentaries of 600–1500 words are also considered. All submissions should be written with consideration of the journal’s readership (nurses, diabetologists, paediatricians, dietitians, clinical psychologists and other healthcare professionals with an interest in caring for children and young people with diabetes). 

  • Clinical reviews should present a balanced consideration of a particular clinical area, covering the evidence that exists. The relevance to practice should be highlighted where appropriate. 
  • Original research articles should be presented with sections for the background, aims, methods, results, discussion and conclusion. The discussion should consider the implications for practice. 
  • Clinical guideline articles should appraise newly published clinical guidelines and assess how they will sit alongside existing guidelines and impact on the management of diabetes. 
  • Organisational articles could provide information on newly published organisational guidelines or explain how a particular local service has been organised to benefit children and young people with diabetes.

 

All submissions undergo double-blind peer review, and authors should be aware of their responsibilities as detailed in the Publisher’s Editorial policies and ethics statement

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