Abbreviation title: Rev Diabet Stud
Frequency: Quarterly
ISSN print edition: 1613-6071
ISSN online edition: 1614-0575
Editors: Anders A. Sima, M.D., Ph.D.
Massimo Trucco, M.D.

Year Impact Factor (2-yr)* Impact Factor (3-yr)* Weighted Impact Factor (3-yr)
2013 2.508 3.247 5.271
2012 2.553 2.732 3.152
The Review of Diabetic Studies is a member of CrossRef and indexed in DOD and Medline/Pubmed.

The Review of Diabetic Studies (RDS) is the society's peer-reviewed journal published quarterly. The purpose of The RDS is to support and encourage research in biomedical diabetes-related science including areas such as endocrinology, immunology, epidemiology, genetics, cell-based research, developmental research, bioengineering and disease management. The journal publishes original manuscripts on laboratory research, clinical and empirical studies, case and conference reports as well as review and theoretical articles and offers an open forum for immediate discussion of recent advancements by letters and comments. More information for authors can be found here.

The journal supports a fast review process. 95% of all reviews are returned to authors within 2-3 weeks after paper submission.
Statistics about paper acceptance and rejection:
The 2010 rejection rate was: 83.7%

Responsibility for the selection of articles in The RDS remains with the Editorial Board. However, the editors do not assume responsibility for the views and statements expressed by the authors.

The RDS is also available online via DOD (Diabetes Open Directory), a database containing information and publications from diabetes-related biomedical research which is currently in its beta stage.


* 2-yr Impact Factor (IF) is the avarage citation frequency of articles published in The Review of Diabetic Studies. The 2-yr 2013 IF is calculated by dividing the number of citations in 2013 to articles published in 2011 and 2012 by the number of articles published in these two years. The 3-yr impact factor refers to articles published in the previous three years.

The 2-yr Weighted Impact Factor (WIF) includes the relation of citations to the number of published articles in the previous two years, and the impacts of journals in which the citations took place. This means that a citation in a journal with a IF higher than the average CF over all journals (e.g. 1.852 in 2006) increases the WIF et vice versa. If, for example, the factor is 2, then the citations took place in journals with a IF 2 times higher than the average CF over all journals. Generally, if the WIF is higher than the simple citation factor, then the citations took place in journals with an IF higher than the average IF over all journals. Thus, the factor is a measure for the quality of the citations. The calculation rule is: WIF = (total times of citations x (((times of citations in journal 1 x IF1) + ... + (times of citations in journal n x IFn)) divided by (total times of citations x average IF))) divided by (number of articles published in previous three years). The 3-yer WIF is equally calculated, but refers to articles published in the last 3 years.

§ The Immediate Citation Factor (ICF) indicates the level of citations to articles published in the same year. The calculation rule is: ICF = times of citations in the reported year to articles published in the same year divided by the number of articles published in this year.