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The main focus of this section lies on psychological aspects of human eating behavior, but physiological studies and animal models are not excluded. Methodologically, Eating Behavior covers research involving a large array of quantitative and qualitative methods and designs, e.g., self-report instruments, behavioral measures, physiological recordings and neuroimaging, surveys, interviews, experimental designs, and clinical trials. The Specialty Section welcomes studies on both non-clinical and clinical aspects of eating behavior. Research on basic mechanisms of eating behavior may include – but are not limited to – research on social and environmental influences on and individual differences in food choice, self-regulation of eating, dieting, information processing of food and food-related cues, developmental aspects, and many more. Other topics that are bidirectionally associated with eating behavior may include physical activity, energy expenditure, body composition, or body image. Research on clinical issues involves studies that contribute to the understanding of risk factors for and the development and maintenance of eating disorders (e.g. anorexia and bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder) and obesity, including prevention and intervention approaches.
Founding Editors: Adrian Meule (University of Salzburg) & Claus Vögele (University of Luxembourg)
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PMCID: all published articles receive a PMCID
Eating Behavior welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Brief Research Report, Conceptual Analysis, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Systematic Review and Technology Report.
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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