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Call for papers - Autoimmune endocrine disease

Guest Editors

Alessandro Antonelli, MD, University of Pisa, Italy
Dana Liana Stoian, MD, PhD, DSc, FECSM, Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 15 January 2025

BMC Endocrine Disorders is inviting submissions for our Collection on Autoimmune endocrine disease.

This Collection welcomes research that contributes to advancing knowledge in the field of autoimmune endocrine diseases, with the aim of improving the quality of care provided to affected individuals and contributing to better health outcomes. Autoimmune endocrine diseases are a varied group of diseases affecting a number of endocrine systems, from Type 1 diabetes to Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Addison's disease. However, they all significantly impact the lives of affected individuals and pose unique challenges in diagnosis and management. Research is needed to better understand these disorders' underlying mechanisms and etiology to help improve early diagnosis, develop effective treatments, and provide better patient care.

New Content ItemThis Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being.

Meet the Guest Editors

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Alessandro Antonelli, MD, University of Pisa, Italy

Dr Alessandro Antonelli is a Full Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the School of Specialization of Internal Medicine at the University of Pisa (Italy). He is Director of the Immuno-Endocrine Section of Internal Medicine in the Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana (AOUP) in Pisa. His principal areas of expertise are autoimmune thyroid disorders, systemic autoimmune disorders, thyroid cancer, chemokines and cytokines, cell cultures, type 1 diabetes, and HCV-associated thyroid disorders. His research has been published in more than 450 articles in International Journals (HI=85). He serves as an Editorial Board Member, Referee, and Reviewer of many scientific International Journals.

Dana Liana Stoian, MD, PhD, DSc, FECSM, Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania

Dana Liana Stoian, MD, PhD, DSc, FECSM, is a Professor of Endocrinology at the Department of Endocrinology, Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania. She is a member of the Endocrine Committee of the Romanian Ministry of Health, the National Committee of the Medical Proof and Degree Commission, and the National Council for Attestation of University Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates (CNATDCU). Since 2014, Dr Stoian has been part of the World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology Center of Education (WFUMB COE) in Timisoara, Romania. In daily practice, she has organized numerous postgraduate courses about the thyroid, parathyroid breast ultrasound, and elastography. She has eight books, fourteen book chapters, and more than 100 journal papers to her credit. Dr Stoian is the founder of Dr D Medical Center, Timisoara. Her research interests are Endocrinology, Elastography, Nutrition, Sexology, Endocrine Ultrasonography, Thyroid Endocrinology, and Endocrine Hypertension.

About the Collection

BMC Endocrine Disorders is inviting submissions for our Collection on Autoimmune endocrine disease. This Collection welcomes research that contributes to advancing knowledge in the field of autoimmune endocrine diseases, with the aim of improving the quality of care provided to affected individuals and contributing to better health outcomes.

Autoimmune endocrine diseases are a varied group of diseases affecting a number of endocrine systems, from Type 1 diabetes to Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Addison's disease. However, they all significantly impact the lives of affected individuals and pose unique challenges in diagnosis and management. Research is needed to better understand the underlying mechanisms and etiology of these diseases to help improve early diagnosis, develop effective treatments, and provide better patient care.

This Collection welcomes research that contributes to our understanding of autoimmune endocrine diseases, including research related to:

  • The pathophysiology and immunological mechanisms underlying autoimmune endocrine diseases.
  • Early detection and diagnostic approaches to identify these diseases at an earlier stage.
  • Evidence-based treatment strategies and management of autoimmune endocrine diseases.
  • Innovative therapies and interventions to improve the quality of life for those affected.
  • Patient experiences and perspectives on living with autoimmune endocrine diseases. Collaborative and interdisciplinary care models to enhance patient outcomes.
  • The role of emerging technologies and digital health in managing autoimmune endocrine diseases.
  • Addressing disparities and improving access to care for individuals with autoimmune endocrine diseases.
  • Education and training for healthcare providers to effectively manage and support patients with autoimmune endocrine diseases.

This Collection aligns with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: Good Health and Well-Being.

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There are currently no articles in this collection.

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original Research Articles. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select Autoimmune endocrine disease from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.