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PLOS Medicine Special Issue: Determinants, Consequences and Management of Obesity

PLOS ONE & PLOS MEDICINE

This is a paired Special Issue with PLOS ONE. PLOS Medicine is committed to publishing the highest caliber medical research and getting your work in front of the medical community. The resulting paired PLOS Medicine Special Issue and PLOS ONE Collection will be widely promoted to our millions of readers. The submission deadline has been extended to February 14, 2020

This call for papers is closed.

Dec 14 2020
SCOPE

Worldwide obesity has tripled since 1975 and is projected to rise by 2030 resulting in an increased burden of ill health. Our goal is to bring together researchers and clinicians devoted to caring for people with obesity and its multiple co-morbidities. Submissions should be of broad interest to health practitioners and present research that helps to advance clinical practice or health policy. Areas of focus include: genetic, socioeconomic, cultural and lifestyle determinants of obesity as well as risk factors for obesity at the individual and population level including nutrition, economic deprivation, genetic predisposition and physical activity.

Additional areas of focus are: the metabolic consequences of obesity including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, understanding the burden of obesity and co-morbidities to inform patient management and epidemiology of disease burden in minority populations or low-middle income countries. This Special Issue will also highlight strategies to prevent, manage or treat obesity along with its related co-morbidities: behavioural interventions to assist weight loss, population-based interventions such as food or sugary drinks taxation and surgical/pharmacological interventions to treat obesity.

RESEARCH TOPICS

* For example, food taxation.

The World Obesity Federation has estimated that 250 million children will be obese by 2030. As the prevalence of obesity continues to sharply increase at a global level, it has never been more crucial for scientists and policymakers to develop strategies to prevent this chronic condition at a population level and at the individual level. The topic of this special issue is timely and will allow us to develop solutions to the growing obesity crisis. PLOS Medicine is committed to publishing high quality articles that address the prevention of obesity.
Sanjay Basu
Guest Editor
GUEST EDITORS

Karine Clément
Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, France
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Sanjay Basu
Harvard Medical School, USA
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Ronald CW MA
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
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Nick Wareham
University of Cambridge, UK
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I published with PLOS Medicine (i) to reach a broad audience of health professionals, and (ii) due to extremely high reputation of the journal among the researchers (including my colleagues and co-authors). The whole process from submission to publication was time-efficient, transparent, and, on each stage, well-supported by the PLOS Medicine editorial office.
PLOS Medicine author
Sweden
OBESITY RESEARCH AT PLOS MEDICINE

Over 300 PLOS Medicine papers have been published related to obesity research.

40

Days to first decision on average

800+

Mentions of our authors’ obesity research in the news this year

23,000+

Citations of PLOS Medicine obesity papers

350k

Monthly site visitors

97

Countries represented by obesity Research authors from 1,300+ institutions

15

Years of publishing impactful medical research

76

Citations on average per obesity research article

JOURNAL INFORMATION

PLOS Medicine publishes impactful articles on medical, clinical, environmental, social and political determinants of health and associated outcomes. Submissions should directly and substantially inform clinical practice or health policy, and be relevant to a broad international audience.

Email questions to plosmedicine@plos.org

TOP CITED ARTICLE
READY TO SUBMIT?

Submit your paper to PLOS ONE to be considered for this Collection.

Mention the Obesity Special Issue in your cover letter. The paired Special Issue will publish Summer 2020.

This call for papers is closed.

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IS PLOS MEDICINE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This is a paired Special Issue with PLOS ONE. PLOS ONE’s inclusive publication criteria and global audience of more than 200 disciplines enable us to publish the complete canon of research, including validation studies, negative results studies, interdisciplinary studies and more.

Our editorial teams work together to find the best home for your research. Work submitted to but not in scope for PLOS Medicine will have the opportunity to easily transfer to PLOS ONE.

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