About the Journal

Aims and Scope
The International Journal of Obesity is a multi-disciplinary forum for research describing basic, clinical and applied studies in biochemistry, physiology, genetics and nutrition, molecular, metabolic, psychological and epidemiological aspects of obesity and related disorders.

We publish a range of content types including original research articles, technical reports, reviews, correspondence and brief communications that elaborate on significant advances in the field and cover topical issues.

Frequency
12 issues per year

Journal Metrics
Article metrics such as number of downloads, citations and online attention are available from each article page, and provide an overview of the attention received by a paper.

The 2018 peer review performance metrics for the International Journal of Obesity are shown below:

  • Average time to decision without external review - 10 days
  • Average time to decision following external review - 55 days
  • Articles published online within approximately 21 days and in print within 3 months.
  • Over 53,000 recipients in receipt of the monthly electronic table of contents alert.
  • Over 2 million views of the journal website per year.

The 2018 journal metrics* for the International Journal of Obesity are as follows:

  • 2-year Impact Factor: 5.159
  • Journal Rank:10/81 Nutrition & Dietetics;  23/143 Endocrinology & Metabolism; 
  • 5-year Impact Factor: 5.544
  • Immediacy index: 1.103
  • Eigenfactor® score: 0.0320
  • Article Influence Score: 1.946

*2017 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2018)

Abstracted/indexed in:
BIOSIS
EBSCO Discovery Service
Google Scholar
Medline
OCLC
Science Citation Index
Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
Current Contents/Clinical Medicine
Current Contents/Life Sciences
Summon by ProQuest
SCOPUS
EBSCO Academic Search
EBSCO Advanced Placement Source
EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
EBSCO Agriculture Plus
EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
EBSCO CINAHL
EBSCO Family & Society Studies Worldwide
EBSCO Food Science Source
EBSCO STM Source
EBSCO TOC Premier
EBSCO STM Source
EBSCO TOC Premier

ISSN and eISSN
International standard serial number (ISSN): 0307-0565
Electronic international standard serial number (eISSN): 1476-54.

Newsfeeds
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