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The purpose of this section is deepen our understanding of non-clinical and clinical aspects of eating behavior. As eating behavior is central to human existence, the types of research included and methods used are diverse. This section focuses on psychological, physiological, neurocognitive, and social aspects of human eating behavior. Other areas bidirectionally associated with eating behavior (e.g., physical activity, energy expenditure, body composition, or body image) are also appropriate for this section. While the scope of the section is broad, the overarching commonality is a methodologically rigorous approach to study design and hypothesis testing. We strongly encourage preregistration of study hypotheses and we invite open data and open materials. Sample sizes should be appropriate for the question being asked and in-line with a-priori power analyses. Studies with a single observation (e.g. cross-sectional questionnaire studies), qualitative studies, and studies with a focus one specific cultural phenomenon will be given particular scrutiny as to their generalization and contribution to the field as a whole.
Articles that focus on the following are particularly relevant to the scope of this section:
In addition to the standard article types The following types of articles are particularly welcome
Studies focusing on sensory aspects of food (food technology), functional foods, or nutritional composition of food are not appropriate for this section.
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Eating Behavior welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Brief Research Report, Clinical Trial, Conceptual Analysis, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Registered Report, Review, Systematic Review and Technology and Code.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Eating Behavior, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Eating Behavior 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 Psychology and Nutrition.
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