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.


Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals 2019

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals 2019

The Endocrine Society is committed to raising awareness of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), a class of health hazards that can interfere with the body’s hormonal signaling. EDCs are present in many environmental items, including children’s products, food containers, personal care products, pesticides, and furniture, and exposure to these endocrine disruptors poses a threat to the health of current and future generations. This special collection of journal articles, published in 2015–2019, focuses on recent clinical and fundamental research into the mechanisms and effects of EDCs. Curation of the collection was guided by Altmetric Attention Scores and Featured Article designations.

Clinical studies look at the effects of early-life phthalate exposure, the impact of phthalates and bisphenol on time to pregnancy, the consequences of bisphenol exposure on glucose levels and insulin response, and much more.

Basic science articles include studies that demonstrate that fracking uses EDCs that affect mammary gland development, investigate how bisphenol A causes transgenerational effects, and identify an emerging role for the immune system in mediating the harmful effects of EDCs, among others.

The Endocrine Society’s second comprehensive Scientific Statement on EDCs is included, as well as a recent review that examines how EDCs impact reproduction through transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.

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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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