About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (JEMDSA) is a peer reviewed, medical journal that focuses on Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes. It carries research articles and letters, editorials, clinical reviews and other medical articles and personal opinion, South African health-related news, obituaries, general correspondence, and classified advertisements.

JEMDSA representation

JEMDSA is the official journal of SEMDSA (Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa), DESSA (Diabetes Education Society of South Africa), NOFSA (National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa), SASOM (South African Society of Obesity and Metabolism), LASSA (Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society of South Africa) and PAEDS-SA (The Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrine and Diabetes Society of South Africa).

SEMDSA has for many years strived to be an umbrella organisation for affiliated South African professional societies with a focus and scope in advancing research and education in the fields of endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes.

Vision of the journal

JEMDSA aims to publish world-class scholarly work in endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes. The journal is accredited by the National Department of Education for the measurement of research output of public higher education institutions and earns research subsidies for South African academic departments. Through stringent peer review, the journal also aims to make a regional contribution to the international knowledge base of endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes and hopes to also offer other African countries the opportunity to make a world-class African contribution.

Through strategic indexing and compliance with larger databases of world class medical research, JEMDSA aims to eventually be indexed in larger indexes such as Index Copernicus, Biosis, EMBASE, Medline and ISI. The journal further aims to provide a platform for clinical reviews and debate on practical and controversial issues in endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes.

The journal aims to be instrumental in publishing and revising therapeutic protocols and national guidelines. Reviews will also be invited to address pertinent clinical and therapeutic issues for its practising readership. The print run of the journal is 2 000 and comprises the members of the various societies, namely general physicians, endocrinologists, diabetologists, diabetes nurse educators, lipidologists, beriatricians, paediatricians, gynaecologists (specialising in osteoporosis and infertility) and general practitioners with a special interest in endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes. The Journal supports the mission of the societies and will assist them with all aspects of communication, training, advocacy and by supporting and stimulating local research.

Article Publishing Charges

The standard APCs are:

  • sub-Saharan African authors (non-members) - ZAR 12,000
  • International authors - USD 1,590

This charge applies to accepted non-member articles. Corresponding authors will receive an invoice outlining payment terms. Depending on your location local taxes may apply.