Endocrine Society Thematic Issues

It can be difficult to keep up to date in the rapidly evolving and expanding world of endocrine science. We can help! We curate topical collections of research from across our journals, Endocrine Reviews, Endocrinology, Journal of the Endocrine Society, and The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, so that you can easily find and read recent, influential articles on the topics that interest you.

Selection in each Thematic Issue is guided by online metrics, including Altmetric Attention Scores, Featured Article designations, and identification of leading authors and key topics. Each month, we publish a new Thematic Issue online and work to highlight and promote endocrine science in the press, through email, on social media and across other distribution channels.


Transgender Health and Medicine

Transgender Health and Medicine

Read our special collection of journal articles, published in 2017–2019, focused on transgender health and medicine. Curation of the collection was guided by Altmetric Attention Scores and Featured Article designations.

Clinical research articles examine alternatives to testosterone intramuscular injections for female-to-male transgender patients, the role of sex hormones in the development of metabolic syndrome, electrolyte monitoring in gender-diverse adolescents, the long-term effects of cross-sex hormone therapy, and much more. Basic science articles describe the gaps in research on sex differences and investigate the effects of sex hormones on atherosclerosis progression.

Review articles examine the impact of hormonal treatment of transgender individuals on their physical, psychological, and mental health, and explore transgender physiology and potential therapeutics for metabolic disorders, including type 2 diabetes. Other resources include an update on transgender-specific medial training programs, a perspective article on the benefits of progesterone therapy for transgender women, and a Clinical Practice Guideline on the treatment of gender-incongruent individuals.

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Past Thematic Issues


Women in Endocrinology 2019

Women in Endocrinology 2019

Endocrinology combines fundamental scientific discovery and medical care that greatly influence human health. Publication of research is necessary to advance our understanding of endocrine science; however, women remain a minority as first and senior authors in endocrinology publications. This special thematic issue focuses on recent research performed and published by women in endocrinology and highlights the influence that their work has had on fellow scientists and clinicians today. We hope you enjoy this collection of papers celebrating female researchers and their achievements in endocrinology.

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Stina Rikke Jensen and the Intestinal Insulin Receptor

In this Endocrine News Podcast episode we talk with Stina Rikke Jensen, PhD, a researcher at Novozymes in Denmark. Her 2017 Endocrinology paper, on biological roles of insulin and its receptor in murine intestinal growth and function, is part of a special thematic collection of these 12 influential papers.

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