The 2nd most cited open-access journal in Endocrinology & Metabolism
Globally, obesity is at epidemic levels and threatens to undermine the major advances in human health and life expectancy that have occurred in the last century. The presence of obesity impacts on the development and progression of most diseases, not limited to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. It substantially impacts fertility, pregnancy and newborn outcomes, and early childhood health. It frequently affects some of the most vulnerable people in our community where disparities in access to health care exist: people with severe mental illness, intellectual disability and the poor. Those afflicted by obesity suffer not only poorer health outcomes, but social stigma that affects socioeconomic outcomes.
Obesity covers the broad scope of research fields, from basic molecular and cellular research through to clinical research, clinical care, research in best practice and obesity management, psychological determinants and psychological care, in addition to some of the most crucial public health issues. The journal, thus, welcomes outstanding contributions in any domain of obesity. Based on the publication of rigorous research, we thrive to achieve an impact on the global agenda of obesity.
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Obesity welcomes submissions of the following article types: Case Report, Clinical Study Protocol, Clinical Trial, Correction, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Policy and Practice Reviews, Protocols, Review and Systematic Review.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Obesity, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Obesity will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Endocrinology, Public Health and Nutrition.