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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.


Aims and scope

Thyroid Research is an online journal that aims to present the newest knowledge related to thyroid hormones, thyroid diseases and any related fields. The journal’s regular readership includes researchers, clinicians and healthcare providers across the world.

Thyroid Research encompasses a wide range of thyroidology topics including, diagnosis, pharmacological and other treatment methods, invasive treatment, physiological mechanisms of thyroid hormone action and regulation, immunological aspects, genetics, new guidelines in disease management, thyroid related diseases and complications.

Featured article: Should radioiodine now be first line treatment for Graves’ disease?

In this commentary by Onyebuchi E. Okosieme, Peter N. Taylor and Colin M. Dayan, the authors examine evidence from treatment related mortality studies in hyperthyroidism and discuss their implications for future Graves’ disease treatment strategies.

Editors' profiles

Prof Andrzej Lewinski, Editor-in-Chief

Andrzej Lewinski is a Professor of Endocrinology at Medical University of Lodz and is Head of the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases in the Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital – Research Institute, Lodz, Poland. He gained his MD and PhD at the Medical University of Lodz. In 2013 Prof. Lewinski obtained the title of Doctor Honoris Causa at the St. Elizabeth University of Health and Social Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia. Earlier, he was trained in endocrinology in the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He also served as an officer of the Executive Committee of the European Federation of Endocrine Societies (1994–2001).

His research interests primarily focus on growth processes in the thyroid gland and other endocrine organs, and on issues of optimizing preoperative diagnostics of thyroid cancers with use of FNAB and ultrasound examination. He also conducts genetic studies of some selected oncogenes involved in the thyroid carcinogenesis and of melatonin antioxidant and antitumour activity. 

Prof Lewinski has been an author or co-author over 400 original papers. 

Prof Bijay Vaidya, Editor-in-Chief

Bijay Vaidya is Consultant Endocrinologist at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, and Honorary Clinical Professor at the University of Exeter Medical School, United Kingdom. He obtained his MBBS degree from the Darbhanga Medical College, Darbhanga, India and a PhD from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

He has clinical and research interest in thyroid diseases, particularly thyroid disorders in pregnancy. He has served as Treasurer and an Executive Committee Member of the British Thyroid Association, and is a member of the Clinical Committeee of the UK Society for Endocrinology and the Thyroid Eye Disease Amsterdam Declaration Implementation Group UK (TEAMeD UK). He has served on the ETA Guidelines Task Forces for ‘Non-autoimmune hyperthyroidism due to TSHR mutations’ and ‘Subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnant women and children’ and the Royal College of Physicians Guidelines Task Force for ‘Management of Thyroid Eye Disease’.

Prof Vaidya has co-authored over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals.  


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