About The PLAID Journal

Connecting your research to people living with diabetes.

Focus & Scope

The PLAID Journal is a peer-reviewed diabetes research journal focused on people living with and inspired by diabetes. The PLAID Journal includes research and perspectives that encourage dialogue between healthcare professionals and people living with diabetes. The PLAID Journal aims to gain from the insights of individuals, families, friends, colleagues, advocates, healthcare professionals, and researchers who work to raise awareness of and create solutions to the complexities of living with diabetes. We want to feature your writing and research to make the lives of people with diabetes better, and help you make an impact on the professional and patient communities that you serve.

The PLAID Journal welcomes the following types of articles:

  • Original Research Articles: present a medical or scientific advance about a topic of importance to the diabetes community.
  • Research Reports: describe interesting and important findings related to diabetes but whose results are suggestive rather than definitive.
  • Case Studies: report a novel or innovative resolution of a problem or issue important to diabetes.
  • Review Articles: summarize a clinical research article, policy, or major advancement related to diabetes.
  • Audience Perspective Editorials: relate personal experiences on a topic important to diabetes.


The PLAID Journal is dedicated to removing obstacles that impede better living with diabetes, including both subscription and author fees. The PLAID Journal's research, reviews, audience perspectives, and resources to move people forward are openly available and free to share worldwide thanks to the efforts and generous support of the Charlotte Edwards Maguire Medical Library and the Florida State University College of Medicine.

The PLAID Journal is proud to partner with JDRF to promote diabetes education, awareness, support programs, and T1D research to deliver a cure for T1D and its complications.


The PLAID Journal is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals. The journal is also indexed in Google Scholar and the United States Library of Congress.

Print ISSN: 2472-6087
Electronic ISSN: 2374-4669