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Obesity Science & Practice

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Editor-in-Chief David B. Sarwer

Online ISSN: 2055-2238

Associated Title(s): Clinical Obesity, Obesity, Obesity Reviews, Pediatric Obesity

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Obesity Science & Practice, an official journal of World Obesity (WO) and The Obesity Society (TOS) is a peer reviewed, online-only open access journal for rapid dissemination of high quality research related to all aspects of obesity and its comorbidities. The journal publishes papers of interest to researchers in academic, clinical, governmental and industry roles working to develop, test and refine new medical, behavioral, dietary. pharmalogic and surgical approaches to treat obesity. The journal also publishes papers of interest to professionals engaged in the clinical management of obesity and its related comorbidities as well as individuals actively involved in the prevention of obesity at the local, regional, national and international level.

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David SarwerDavid B. Sarwer, Ph.D. is Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education at the College of Public Health at Temple University. Prior to moving to Temple in the fall of 2015, Dr. Sarwer was a Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and was a faculty member the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders. His research and clinical interests focused on the psychosocial and behavioral aspects of bariatric surgery as well as the treatment of obesity in other medical specialties. Dr. Sarwer also served as a consultant to the Center for Human Appearance at the University of Pennsylvania and held an appointment at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In these roles, he directed a program of research on the psychological aspects of physical appearance. Dr. Sarwer has edited three books, contributed to dozens of book chapters, and published well over 150 papers on obesity, eating disorders, and the psychological aspects of plastic surgery.

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Supporter journals

Good news! Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism has just joined the list of Obesity Science & Practice supporter journals!

Obesity Science & Practice is supported by other journals published by World Obesity, The Obesity Society and Wiley. The journals below support Obesity Science & Practice and participate in the Manuscript Transfer Program by referring articles and offering authors the option to have their paper, along with any peer review reports, automatically transferred to Obesity Science & Practice.

 Clinical Obesity Obesity Reviews
 Clinical Obesity Obesity Reviews
 Pediatric Obesity Obesity
 Pediatric Obesity Obesity
 Diabetes, Obesity and MetabolismEuropean Eating Disorders Review
 Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism European Eating Disorders Review

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