The Journal of Endocrinological Investigation is a well-established, e-only endocrine journal founded in 1978. It is the official journal of the Italian Society of Endocrinology (SIE), established in 1964.

The journal was founded by Aldo Pinchera, Giovanni Faglia, Antonio Liuzzi, Guido Menzinger, Marcella Motta and Giovan Battista Serra. Aldo Pinchera was the first Editor-in-Chief followed by Giovanni Faglia and Ezio Ghigo and by the current Editor-in-Chief Luigi Bartalena.

The Journal of Endocrinological Investigation is an international journal with an international editorial board, covering all fields of endocrinology and metabolism, including neuroendocrinology, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenal glands, andrology, gynecological endocrinology, obesity, diabetes, pediatric and geriatric endocrinology. Both clinical, translational and basic original studies, as well as opinions, commentaries, solicited and unsolicited reviews, clinical practice guidelines and position statements, letters to the Editor are published after being submitted to rigorous peer review.

The Journal of Endocrinological represents an essential reading not only for endocrinologists engaged in endocrinological research but also for those primarily involved in daily clinical practice.

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  • Luigi Bartalena
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

3.439 (2018)
Impact factor
2.799 (2018)
Five year impact factor
23 days
Submission to first decision
83 days
Submission to acceptance
149,784 (2018)

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This journal has 92 open access articles

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  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • In memoriam Professor Renato Pasquali

    The Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Luigi Bartalena, the Editors, and the Springer Nature publishing team are saddened and shocked by the tragic passing of Prof. Renato Pasquali, colleague, friend, and valued Editor of Journal of Endocrinological Investigation for many years. We are mourning his loss. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

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