About the Journal


International Diabetes Nursing [previously known as International Diabetes Nursing (2015-2017) and European Diabetes Nursing (2004-2014)] is the official peer-reviewed journal of the Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND). The journal is nurse-led, multidisciplinary in scope, and provides a platform for nurses and other professionals to share knowledge and innovations to improve the care of people with diabetes.

Topics of interest to International Diabetes Nursing include the development and/or evaluation of interventions designed to improve diabetes care and outcomes. Novel descriptions of clinical issues. Reports of the experiences and views of people with diabetes. International Diabetes Nursing publishes original research articles, reviews, methodological articles, research protocols, case reports, professional and policy articles, along with other contributions (book reviews, conference reports) as described in the journal guidelines.


International Diabetes Nursing is published continuously online. 


By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use after initial publication under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 Unported License. International Diabetes Nursing is completely open access and all material is available in the public domain.


Authors need to register for the journal as part of the submission process. Readers are encouraged to register for the journal.


International Diabetes Nursing follows a single-blind peer review process, which is managed by the editors through the online Manuscript Submission. International Diabetes Nursing has an international Editorial Board of Associate Editors and a diverse network of authors and readers with wide geographic spread. Reviewers are carefully selected from the worldwide research community of experts in clinical practice and academia. Unbiased consideration is given to all manuscripts submitted for publication regardless of race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, political philosophy, sexual orientation, age, or reputation of the authors. The decision to publish a paper is based upon editorial assessment and peer review.


International Diabetes Nursing strives for the highest ethical standards in editorial and publishing conduct. Guidance can be found on the Author guidelines page (under Submissions) and on  https://www.internationaldiabetesnursing.org/index.php/idn/author_guidelines_ethical_standards.

The publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is based on the Core Practices (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2017) and agrees with the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, 2019, http://www.icmje.org) and the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (seventh edition, 2020, https://apastyle.apa.org).


Guidance can be found on the Author Guidelines page (under Submissions) and on  https://www.internationaldiabetesnursing.org/index.php/idn/author_guidelines_ethical_standards for reporting in submitted manuscripts.

Studies in patients or volunteers must be carried out in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki - Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects (World Medical Association, https://www.wma.net). The appropriate reporting checklist must be completed in accordance with the Equator Network for the best reporting of scientific results http://www.equator-network.org and submitted as a supplementary file. 


Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use after initial publication under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 Unported License.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available to any other party.


International Diabetes Nursing is published by the Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) as one of its Core Activities.


The opinions, data and statements that appear in any articles published in International Diabetes Nursing are those of the contributors. The publisher, editors, and members of the editorial board do not necessarily share the views expressed herein. Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy and avoid mistakes, no liability on the part of the publisher, editors, the editorial board or their agents or employees is accepted for the consequences of any inaccurate or misleading information.

Last update 25 January 2022