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Welcome to the World Journal of Diabetes

The World Journal of Diabetes (WJD) is a leading academic journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of diabetes.  It was launched on March 15, 2010 and is published monthly (12 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage diabetologists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJD describing their original basic or clinical research findings that are of high academic value and which report new diagnostic techniques or summarize their treatment experiences.

The usual times related to all publication processes of the WJD are as follows: (1) From manuscript receipt to peer-review: 2-4 weeks; (2) From initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; (3) From return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; (4) From final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; and (5) From article in press designation to formal release of the electronic version and all online documentation: 2-9 weeks. The WJD’s acceptance rate: 57%. Submit here >>

2017 Published Issues
6 5 4 3 2 1

Timothy Koch, MD, Doctor,Professor; Lu Qi, MD,PhD, Associate Professor; Jingbo Zhao, PhD, Associate Professor


Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), PubMed, PubMed Central, and Scopus.

Journal Metrics

CiteScore (2016): 1.00.


1948-9358 (online)

Field Of Vision
Statins redux: A re-assessment of how statins lower plasma cholesterol  
Rajendra Raghow
World J Diabetes 8(6):230-234. Published online Jun 15, 2017. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v8.i6.230
Diabetes mellitus and stroke: A clinical update  
Nyo Nyo Tun, Ganesan Arunagirinathan, Sunil K Munshi, Joseph M Pappachan
World J Diabetes 8(6):235-248. Published online Jun 15, 2017. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v8.i6.235
Diabetes-induced mechanophysiological changes in the small intestine and colon  
Mirabella Zhao, Donghua Liao, Jingbo Zhao
World J Diabetes 8(6):249-269. Published online Jun 15, 2017. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v8.i6.249
Effects of glucose-lowering agents on ischemic stroke  
Konstantinos Avgerinos, Konstantinos Tziomalos
World J Diabetes 8(6):270-277. Published online Jun 15, 2017. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v8.i6.270
Treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus in the elderly  
Funda Datli Yakaryılmaz, Zeynel Abidin Öztürk
World J Diabetes 8(6):278-285. Published online Jun 15, 2017. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v8.i6.278
Observational Study
Statin use and cognitive function in middle-aged adults with type 1 diabetes  
Karen A Nunley, Trevor J Orchard, Christopher M Ryan, Rachel Miller, Tina Costacou, Caterina Rosano
World J Diabetes 8(6):286-296. Published online Jun 15, 2017. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v8.i6.286
Risk factors for low high-density lipoprotein among Asian Indians in the United States  
Brandon Lucke-Wold, Ranjita Misra, Thakor G Patel
World J Diabetes 8(6):297-303. Published online Jun 15, 2017. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v8.i6.297
Interleukin-18 polymorphism as an inflammatory index in metabolic syndrome: A preliminary study  
Syeda Sadia Fatima, Zehra Jamil, Syed Hani Abidi, Daniyal Nadeem, Zara Bashir, Ahmed Ansari
World J Diabetes 8(6):304-310. Published online Jun 15, 2017. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v8.i6.304