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How to submit to Diabetologia

Before preparing a paper, authors should consult the Instructions to Authors to ascertain the general format required, such as the permitted length/word count for different article types, use of sub-headings, layout of tables and citation of references.

Prepare a covering letter
The covering letter is a key part of an Editor's appraisal of a paper. It should say why the study was done, what it showed and why it might be interesting to the readers of Diabetologia. In their covering letter authors should notify the Editor of any potentially overlapping papers in preparation, submission or published. Failure to disclose such information is considered grounds for automatic rejection.

Online submissions

Please submit manuscripts to Diabetologia online at: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/diabetologia. Simple on-screen instructions are provided. Please note that there is no maximum word count for abstracts but you will only be able to upload up to 250 words onto the submission system
The Editorial Office will acknowledge receipt of all manuscripts by email.

Copyright transfer form

It is not necessary to fax a copyright transfer form at the time of submission – this will be sent to the corresponding author of an accepted paper with the proofs.

Submissions for the News section

Please contact the EASD: e-mail secretariat@easd.org

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