Instructions for Authors
The South African Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease is pleased to consider original articles, reviews, discussions on topical issues, case studies, meeting reports and other contributions relevant to the understanding, treatment of diabetes, type 1 and type 2.

Original articles and reviews are sent for independent peer-review. Material is accepted for publication on the understanding that it has not been published elsewhere. Authors will be asked to confirm this in writing and transfer copyright to the Journal.

Authors submitting papers to SAJDVD should also register as a reviewer as a quid pro quo for authors for reviewers reviewing your submission. If authors do not register as reviewers it may be taken in consideration when deciding on acceptance and rejection, and the time of publication. We do try not to call on a reviewer more that once a year but in rare circumstances it may be twice.
submission
All categories of manuscripts for the South African Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease must be submitted on-line to Editorial Manager (http://www.editorialmanager.com/sajdvd). You will be assigned your own password and user name. This will allow complete interaction between the editor and authors. Internally, reviewers will be approached to review material in their field of expertise and assigned with similar interaction. All information will be entirely protected and confidential.

All submissions should be written in a clear and succinct manner, following the style of the Journal. Title page should include a descriptive title; authors’ surname and forename, address of each author and full address, telephone, fax and e-mail contacts for the corresponding author. In text: tables and figures are either inserted as part of sentence, for example Table 1, or in parentheses, for example (Fig. 1). Each table should carry a descriptive heading. Each figure should be submitted either electronically in a high resolution JPEG format, but they MUST be sent separately from the Word document. If not in high resolution JPEG, then PowerPoint will do. Or as a finalised hard copy with descriptive legends on a separate sheet.

References (where relevant) by superscript number after punctuation. References numbered in the order of appearance in the text, according to Vancouver style. For articles: Author AB, Author C, Author KGMM. The title of the article. Abbreviated journal title 1999; 14: 172–183. For book chapters: Author AB, Author CD. The title of the chapter. In: Editor A, Editor BC, ed. Title of the book, 2nd edn. Location: Publisher, 1999: 133–139. Single-author articles should be accompanied by a relatively recent photograph of the author. Each photograph submitted should be no smaller than 55 mm x 70 mm in size and minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

Original articles: Title page: (150 words) a short inclusive statement. Abstract:, identifying the purpose of the study, key methods, the main results and the main conclusion. Keywords: maximum of six keywords for indexing. Introduction: concise description of background, sufficient for the non-specialist to appreciate the context of the work. Clear statement of the purpose of the study. Methods: a brief description of study design, procedures, analytical techniques and statistical evaluation. Results: a clear account of the study findings using quantitative language where possible and cross-referenced to tables and figures. Figures to be sent to us electronically in a high resolution JPEG format, but they MUST be sent separately from the Word document. If not in high resolution JPEG, then PowerPoint will do. Discussion: an interpretation of the study placed within the context of current knowledge, leading to specific conclusions where possible. Acknowledgements, References, figures and tables as above.
reviews
150 word Title page as above. Abstract (words) setting out the scope, key messages and conclusions of the review. Body of text liberally partitioned with headings and subheadings leading to a synopsis with conclusions at the end. Key messages in a separate box itemizing two to five short principal statements. Acknowledgements, references, tables and figures as above.

Other articles including letters to the editor and Scientific Letters should adopt a concise style consistent with similar articles previously published in the journal. Manuscripts should include a title page, and appropriate subheadings for text. Style of tables, figures and references as above.

Figures be sent to us in a high resolution JPEG format, but they MUST be sent separately from the Word document. If not in high resolution JPEG, then PowerPoint will do. Editorial Manager will clearly indicate which aspects of the submission must be supplied off-line (download off-line document). This must be provided to the Journal by fax or mail (fax number 0866 644 202 or PO Box 1013, Durbanville, 7551) or e-mail to

The status of progression of the peer-review system will be directly accessible by authors. The Editorial Manager system is particularly useful to authors and reviewers.

Submitted manuscripts must be supplied with a covering letter with any additional information that may be helpful to the editor, such as the type or format of article that the manuscript represents. If the manuscript has been submitted previously to another journal, it is helpful to include the previous editor's and reviewers' comments with the submitted manuscript, along with the authors' responses to those comments. Copies of any permission to reproduce published material, to use illustrations or report information about identifiable people, or to name people for their contributions must accompany the manuscript
Guidelines for Authors and Readers of the SAJDVD
The South African Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease is concerned with publication of scientific articles related to Diabetes and Vascular condition in adults and children in South Africa. It will also accept articles from other parts of Africa, which can contribute to our knowledge of Diabetes in our multicultural society. The Journal is independent and seeks to support all societies and researchers interested in this field.

We will endeavour to reach a standard for University subsidy and international indexing. Ahead of full text printed publication can be provided directly on Sabinet the journal is supported by an electronic website and archive facility.
Editorial Policy
Statements and opinions expressed in articles and communications in SAJDVD are those of the authors and not those of the Editor or publisher. The Editor and publisher disclaims any responsibility or liability for such views. Neither the Editor nor the publisher guarantees, warrants or endorses any product or service advertised in this publication; neither do they guarantee any claim made by the manufactures of such product or service.

Material submitted for publication in the South African Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease is accepted on condition that it has not been published elsewhere. The management reserves the copyright of the articles published.
Aspects of Diabetes and Vascular medicine related to Sub-Saharan Africa will be encouraged.

Authors submitting papers to SAJDVD should also register as a reviewer as a quid pro quo for authors for reviewers reviewing your submission. If authors do not register as reviewers it may be taken in consideration when deciding on acceptance and rejection, and the time of publication. We do try not to call on a reviewer more that once a year but in rare circumstances it may be twice.
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