Journal-Based Learning

Please visit our journal-based learning portal to undertake educational activities on selected articles published in Journal of Endocrinology. To begin, please register.

This online-only service is free to use (at least for an initial trial period) following registration. Once you have registered, please log in to the portal where you can browse activities across all Bioscientifica publications by subject area, keep track of progress, and download certificates for all your completed activities. The programme is not currently formally accredited.


The primary audience for these activities is clinicians-in-training and early career scientists (completing PhDs and above) working in endocrinology and in all endocrine-related disciplines. The activities will also be of interest to any clinician, scientist, researcher and/or other healthcare professional working in endocrinology or in any of its related disciplines.


A selection of Journal of Endocrinology articles that have associated educational activities on our portal are listed below. Sign up to receive the journal's newsletter to be informed when new activities are available.

  • Alex Rafacho, Henrik Ortsäter, Angel Nadal, and Ivan Quesada
  • Glucocorticoid treatment and endocrine pancreas function: implications for glucose homeostasis, insulin resistance and diabetes
  • Journal of Endocrinology 223 R49–R62.
  • Morag J Young and Amanda J Rickard
  • Mineralocorticoid receptors in the heart: lessons from cell-selective transgenic animals
  • Journal of Endocrinology 224 R1–R13.
  • Maria-Christina Zennaro, Sheerazed Boulkroun and Fabio Fernandes-Rosa
  • An update on novel mechanisms of primary aldosteronism
  • Journal of Endocrinology 224 R63–R77.
  • K J Oldknow, V E MacRae and C Farquharson
  • Endocrine role of bone: recent and emerging perspectives beyond osteocalcin
  • Journal of Endocrinology 225 R1–R19.
  • F Wahab, M Shahab1 and R Behr
  • The involvement of gonadotropin inhibitory hormone and kisspeptin in the metabolic regulation of reproduction
  • Journal of Endocrinology 225 R49–R66.
  • Bo Chen, Yanrong Lu, Younan Chen and Jingqiu Cheng
  • The role of Nrf2 in oxidative stress-induced endothelial injuries
  • Journal of Endocrinology 225 R83–R99.

How to participate

First, visit our journal-based learning portal registration page. Following free registration, log in to the portal at any time to complete unlimited activities for free (at least for an initial trial period). Having read and reflected upon a given journal article, participants will need to answer all multiple-choice questions correctly before being able to download their certificate of completion (multiple attempts are permitted). The latest browser versions supported by our portal are Internet Explorer 9, Safari 5, Firefox 15 and Chrome 22. The site is mobile-compatible for devices with at least iOS 4 or Android 2.3.


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Disclosure policy

Any person involved in the journal-based learning programme is required to disclose any potential conflict of interest, including current or recent financial relationships with any commercial entity whose products or services are contained in the content.

Bioscientifica staff and freelancers working on the journal-based learning programme reported no conflict of interest. Article authors' declarations are stated in each journal article and journal editors' declarations are listed in the journal's Disclosure Policy

The programme does not receive any financial support from any commercial organisation. Freelance costs associated with the programme are funded by the Society for Endocrinology.

Privacy policy

Individual participants' registration information and activity data will NOT be shared with any third party.