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STRIATUS/JBJS, Inc., announces American Diabetes Association participation in PRE-val

Publishers of leading diabetes journals to use new tool to validate peer review

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery


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NEEDHAM, MA. - STRIATUS/JBJS, Inc. is proud to announce that the American Diabetes Association (ADA)--publishers of the journals Diabetes®, Diabetes Care®, Clinical Diabetes®, and Diabetes Spectrum®--has signed on to participate in PRE-val. Diabetes and Diabetes Care will be the first two ADA journals to participate.

PRE-val (Peer Review Evaluation Validation) is a new service that helps to validate the peer review process delivered by journals that are committed to legitimate peer review practices. PRE-val helps to increase the level of trust and transparency around peer review and helps readers discover quality published research.

By participating in PRE-val, ADA is helping to recognize the valuable effort of editors and reviewers who ensure that their journals publish the best material. By offering their community a free tool available upon publication, the journals will set themselves apart from other publications where a variety of approaches to peer review exist.

"We're very excited to have such a prestigious organization participate," said Adam Etkin, Managing Director at PRE. "The American Diabetes Association understands the importance of peer review and realizes that new technologies can support and improve upon existing methods."

"There are a variety of ways in which PRE-val can be implemented to support the effort that the American Diabetes Association puts into the peer review of our journals," said Christian S. Kohler, managing director of scholarly journal publishing for the American Diabetes Association. "The current system of peer review is incredibly important to researchers and scholarly publishers, but new innovations such as PRE-val allow us to build on that foundation."


About PRE-val:

PRE-val is a tool provided by PRE ("Peer Review Evaluation") which was formed to assist members of the scholarly publishing community who are committed to preserving an ethical, rigorous peer review process. PRE-val is a service which is freely available to readers as soon as an article is published and supports publishers in promoting trust and transparency by having their peer review process validated by an objective third party.

About The American Diabetes Association:

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences. The Association funds research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, the mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit


STRIATUS produces a family of print and online publications and learning products. The flagship publication, The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, traces its origins back to the 1889 Transactions of the American Orthopedic Association, and is the gold standard in peer-reviewed scientific information in their field. STRIATUS also produces online Continuing Medical Education activities and has created an STM/Data Division which develops products and services, such as PRE (Peer Review Evaluation) and SocialCite, which assist the entire scholarly community.

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