Which peer-reviewed journals publish the most on diabetes?
Neilson, Christine J.
Neilson, Daniel D.
PublisherCanadian Health Libraries Association
Objectives - A list of the major peer-reviewed journals that publish on diabetes has not been published to date. This article briefly describes a project to compile a list of peer-reviewed English-language journals that publish the most on the topic of diabetes. Methods - We used the PubMed and CINAHL Plus databases to identify relevant articles published in English between 2003 and 2007. The number of citations for each journal was totalled, and the peer-reviewed status of the journals topping the list was determined. Results - We present a list of 100 peer-reviewed journals relevant to the topic of diabetes that is based on a larger list compiled for the Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board. The list includes a mix of general medicine journals and specialty journals. Discussion - A number of technical setbacks were overcome to determine which scholarly journals publish the most articles of potential interest to health practitioners with an interest in diabetes. This list can inform the current awareness activities of librarians and health practitioners alike, and may be useful from the perspective of collection development.