The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists journal The Diabetes Educator is changing its name to The Science of Diabetes Self-Management and Care, effective February 2021. The journal will move to online-only publication for ADCES members starting with the February issue. The changes reflect the update to the specialty title by ADCES and the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education in January 2020, from diabetes educator to diabetes care and education specialist, as well as larger goals from the association to expand the journal’s editorial scope and audience.
The name change was based on several criteria including a strengthened focus on science from within the field, that it should not be linked to one specific role or tied solely to the concept of education, and the need to include the word diabetes to retain the voice of ADCES and person-centred perspectives.
According to Sage Publishing, the move to online publication is in response to a broader trend in scholarly journals to move to a primarily digital format.Click here to read the original press release.