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.

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 nature.com 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.

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 metrics* for International Journal of Obesity are as follows:

2-year Impact Factor: 4.419
5-year Impact Factor: 5.336
Immediacy index: 1.467
Eigenfactor® score: 0.02478
Article influence score: 1.609
SNIP: 1.428
SJR: 1.922

*2019 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2020)

Frequency
12 issues per year

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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