Introduction


Aims and Scope of Diabetes and Metabolism Journal
The aims of the Diabetes & Metabolism Journal are to contribute to the cure of and education about diabetes mellitus, and the advancement of diabetology through the sharing of scientific information on the latest developments in diabetology among members of the Korean Diabetes Association and other international societies.
The Journal publishes articles on basic and clinical studies, focusing on areas such as metabolism, epidemiology, pathogenesis, complications, and treatments relevant to diabetes mellitus. It also publishes articles covering obesity and cardiovascular disease. Articles on translational research and timely issues including ubiquitous care or new technology in the management of diabetes and metabolic disorders are welcome. In addition, genome research, meta-analysis, and randomized controlled studies are welcome for publication. Priority is given to studies conducted with Asian diabetic subjects. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus in Asia is increasing rapidly. Korea in particular is experiencing the fastest increase in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in the world.
The editorial board invites articles from international research or clinical study groups. Publication is determined by the editors and peer reviewers, who are experts in their specific fields of diabetology.

General Information
The Diabetes & Metabolism Journal is the official journal of the Korean Diabetes Association. It is published bimonthly, with articles in English accepted through the process of peer review. The official title of the journal is 'Diabetes & Metabolism Journal' and the abbreviated title is 'Diabetes Metab J'. The journal was launched in 1972 and had been published under the title the Journal of the Korean Diabetes Association until 2007 (pISSN 1015-6461). From 2008 to 2010, its title was the Korean Diabetes Journal (pISSN 1976-9180, eISSN 2093-2650). Since 2011, volume 35, the title is now the Diabetes & Metabolism Journal. Index words from the medical subject headings (MeSH) list of Index Medicus are included in each article to facili-tate article searches. The Journal is also published on the official website of the Diabetes & Metabolism Journal (http://e-dmj.org) and is widely distributed to members of the Korean Diabetes Association, medical schools, libraries, and international institutions. Circulation number of print copies and electronic copies are 350 and 4,300 respectively. It is indexed in KoreaMed, KoMCI, KoreaMed Synapse, PubMed, PubMed Central, SCOPUS, EMBASE, Ebsco, DOI/CrossRef, Google Scholar, and Emerging Sources of Citation Index (ESCI).

Subscription information
Whole content is freely available from journal website. Printed copies are also distributed freely to members of Korean Diabetes Association. For the subscription of print copies, please contact Korean Diabetes Association.

Open Access
This is an Open Access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Editorial Board
Editor-in-Chief
Kyu Chang Won(Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea)
 
Associate Editors
Tae Seo Sohn (Seoul, Korea)
In-Kyung Jeong (Suwon, Korea)
Cheol-Young Park (Daegu, Korea)
Hye Seung Jung(Seoul, Korea)
 
Honorary Editors
Robert A. Harris (Indianapolis, USA)
Markku Laakso (Kuopio, Finland)
Jean Claude Mbanya (Yaounde, Cameroon)
Boyd E. Metzger (Chicago, USA)
Yutaka Seino (Osaka, Japan)
Paul Zimmet (Victoria, Australia)
 
Editorial Board Member
Philip Barter (Sydney, Australia)
Per-Olof Berggren (Stockholm, Sweden)
Jennie C. Brand-Miller (Sydney, Australia)
Jae-Hyoung Cho (Seoul, Korea)
Sung Hee Choi (Seoul, Korea)
Sookja K. Chung(Hong Kong, China)
Gary W. Cline (New Haven Connecticut, USA)
Vaughn DeCoster (Fayetteville, USA)
Jozef Dulak (Krakow, Poland)
Weiping Han (Singapore, Singapore)
David L. Horwitz (Milpitas, USA)
Nigishi Hotta (Nagoya, Japan)
Sun Huh (Chuncheon, Korea)
Kyu Yeon Hur (Seoul, Korea)
Nobuya Inagaki (Kyoto, Japan)
Takashi Kadowaki (Tokyo, Japan)
Hail Kim (Daejeon, Korea)
Hye Soon Kim(Daegu, Korea)
Jin Hwa Kim(Gwangju, Korea)
Kyung-Soo Kim(Seongnam, Korea)
Mi-kyung Kim(Busan, Korea)
Sang Yong Kim(Gwangju, Korea)
Young-Bum Kim (Boston, USA)
Seung-Hyun Ko (Seoul, Korea)
Itaru Kojima (Maebashi, Japan)
Bo Kyung Koo (Seoul, Korea)
Byung-Wan Lee (Seoul, Korea)
Jun Sung Moon(Daegu, Korea)
Kishio Nanjo (Wakayama, Japan)
Junghyun Noh (Goyang, Korea)
John Nolan (Gentofte, Denmark)
Elizabeth Paz Pacheco (Manila, Philippines)
Keun-Gyu Park(Daegu, Korea)
Vincent Poitout (Montreal, Canada)
Massimo Porta (Turin, Italy)
Marian Rewers (Aurora, USA)
Ohk Hyun Ryu(Chuncheon, Korea)
Ji A Seo(Ansan, Korea)
Wayne H-H Sheu (Taichung, Taiwan)
Hei Sook Sul (Berkeley, USA)
Zilin Sun (Nanjing, China)
Gary Sweeney (Ontario, Canada)
Tadashi Yamashita (Saitama, Japan)
Dongwon Yi (Yangsan, Korea)
Jang Hyun Youn(Los Angeles, USA)
 
Statistical Advisors
Hyeon Chang Kim (Seoul, Korea)
Seonwoo Kim (Seoul, Korea)
June Young Lee (Seoul, Korea)
Mira Park (Daejeon, Korea)
Yong-Moon Park (Research Triangle Park, USA)
Hong-Yup Ahn (Seoul, Korea)
 
Manuscript Editor
Hee Kyung Chung (Infolumi Co., Seongnam, Korea)