Journal Information

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.

Why Publish in the International Journal of Obesity?

  • We rank in the top quartile of Endocrinology & Metabolism and Nutrition & Dietetics journals worldwide
  • We provide wide exposure and high visibility for your publication through our platform. We also offer funder-compliant open access options.
  • We publish high quality, peer reviewed original research and reviews that address issues related to the development and treatment of obesity, and the functional impairments associated with the obese state.
  • Our international editorial team provides a swift and professional service in support of our submitting authors, and is composed of some of the world's leading voices in the field.

Our publishing models   

International Journal of Obesity is a Transformative Journal (TJ). When research is accepted for publication, authors can choose to publish using either the traditional publishing route OR via immediate gold Open Access. 

International Journal of Obesity is actively committed to becoming a fully Open Access journal. We will increase the number of articles we publish OA, with the eventual goal of becoming a fully Open Access journal. A journal that commits to this process is known as a Transformative Journal. 

Find out more about Transformative Journals

Authors may need to take specific actions to achieve compliance with funder and institutional open access mandates. If your research is supported by a funder that requires immediate open access (e.g. according to Plan S principles) then you should select the gold OA route, and we will direct you to the compliant route where possible. For authors selecting the subscription publication route our standard licensing terms will need to be accepted including our self-archiving policies. Those standard licensing terms will supersede any other terms that the author or any third party may assert apply to any version of the manuscript.

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 2020 peer review performance metrics for International Journal of Obesity are shown below:

Average time to decision without external review - 14 days
Average time to decision following external review - 59 days
Average time from submission to acceptance - 189 days
Average time from acceptance to publication - 17 days
Article page views - 1,095,358
Altmetric mentions - 4,068

The 2020 journal citation metrics for International Journal of Obesity are as follows:

2-year Impact Factor*: 5.095
5-year Impact Factor*: 5.804
Immediacy index*: 1.795
Eigenfactor® score*: 0.02073
Article influence score*: 1.64
Journal Citation Score*: 1.19

SNIP: 1.398
SJR: 1.663

*2020 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2021)

12 issues per year

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EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
EBSCO Family & Society Studies Worldwide
EBSCO Food Science Source

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

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