• Table of content
  • Editorial Board
  • Review Process
  • Author Guidelines
  • Manuscript Publication Charges
  • Indexing and Abstracting

David J. A. Jenkins, University of Toronto, Canada
Takayuki Fujita, Nihon University, Japan
Mahinda Abeywardena, CSIRO – Animal, Food & Health Sciences, Australia
Qiuyin Cai, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA
Takuji Tanaka, Tohkai Cytopathology Institute, Japan
Beat Knechtle, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Pantelis Theodoros Nikolaidis, University of Athens, Greece 
Achim Elfering, University of Bern, Switzerland
T.L. Lakshmi, Saveetha Dental college, Saveetha University, India
Virginia Quick, National Institutes of Health, USA
Karin Bammann, University of Bremen, Germany
Andréa Ramalho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Inas A. Mazen, Cairo University, Egypt
John Monro, New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited, New Zealand  
Giorgio Bedogni, University of Trieste, Italy
Cristina Padez, University of Coimbra, Coimbra
Abdulla Alhamaq, Qatar  Diabetes Association — Qatar Foundation, Qatar
Moncef Feki, Tunis El Manar University, Tunisia
Tomoo Okada, Nihon University School of Medicine, Japan
Ewa Malecka-Tendera, Medical University of Silesia, Poland

Manuscripts will be evaluated for significance, clarity, and contribution.  Submitted manuscript must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

All submissions will go through centralized database for classification and internal administration purposes.  Once classified, papers will be directed to the appropriate Editor.  All submissions are read by at least one of the Editors. Every effort is made to judge the merits of manuscripts.  Editor will refer the manuscript to 2-3 external reviewers in a full double-blind peer review process and will send a summary of review back to the author(s).

Editors have full authority to make one of the following decisions:

– Publish without modification
– Accept with revision
– Accept with major revision
– Reject

Please note: An invitation to accept with major revision does not imply a promise of subsequent publication, however, it is an indication of a positive reaction from reviewers and there is a possibility of publication. Editors may take note of comments and advice made by reviewers that are not intended to be shared with authors.  For all accept with revision, only editor in chief will review the revised manuscript before giving the final accept/reject decision. 

Important Disclaimer

Neither this Journal nor IBIMA Publishing accepts any liability whatsoever for the consequences of any such inaccurate, misleading data, opinions, or statements. Although every effort is made by the journal and the editorial board of this open access journal to see that no inaccurate, misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in the published article.  It has to be clear that the data,  opinions, and statements appearing in the articles are the sole responsibility of the author(s).

Manuscript Submission 

Manuscript submission should be submitted to the link above “Submit a Manuscript.” Indicate the journal to which you want to submit the manuscript. Use a major word processing software such as Microsoft word, open office word,…etc. to write and submit your manuscript.  PDF submission are also allowed.

Manuscript Title

Manuscript title should be clear and provide an overall idea of the research.

Author(s) information

The manuscript should include on the first page:

– Full author(s) names
– Complete affiliation names and addresses
– E-mail addresses for all authors
– Contact author (if available)

Author(s) information should not be available anywhere else in the paper.  Do not include author information in the header/footer of the paper.


Use the word “Abstract” as the title for the abstract section.   The abstract should be no more than 250 words. It should capture research motivation, research design/methodology, and main findings and implications.  The abstract should provide an excellent summary of the paper.

Keywords: 3-4 keywords that highlight the topic in the paper.  


This section should follow keywords.  This section should provide background of the study and highlight research motivation. 

The main body of the paper 

Two categories of heading are defined: ‘Heading’ (Bold, Left, 12 pt) with 10 point space before paragraph for the first level headings and ‘Subheading’ (Italic, Left) for the subsidiary level.  

The main body of the paper can include titles and subtitles followed by discussion to address: literature review, research question, research design and methodology, result, discussion, study limitations and conclusion.
Body text is set in ‘Text’ style (Justified). Paragraphs are separated by a separate line.

Figures and Tables

Include figures and tables within the body of your paper.  DO NOT design your figures using Microsoft word in bits and pieces.  This will cause the figure to be distorted duOBESg formatting and production.   You have to use a drawing tool and import the figure to word.  

Figures titles should be under the figure.  Table title should be above the table.

Make sure you have permission of any previously published figure or table from publishers and/or authors.   This is the sole responsibility of the author(s).       


Include any acknowledgement right before the references section (if applicable)

Referencing published research within text

References to previously published research studies must in Harvard style.  Author(s) should make every effort to ensure completeness, accuracy and consistency of each reference.


– In a research study by ackoff (1961) …..
– Gibberd et al (1991) mentioned……
– In the book by Dunlop and Williams (1989) …… 


References section should be at the end of the manuscript.  References to previously published research studies must in Harvard style.  References should be arranged alphabetically without numbers.  Keep one black line between each two references.  Please follow the examples below.  

Journal Articles

Last name, initials. (year) ‘Article title with only first letter upper case,’ Journal name, vol (issue no.), pages.

Example: Articles with one author

Goodwin, G. M. (2009) “Evidence-based guidelines for treating bipolar disorder: revised second edition-recommendations from the British association for psychopharmacology,” Journal of Psychopharmacology, 23 (4) 346—388.

Example: Articles with two authors

Y. Q. Liang, Y. Q. and Tang, X. C. (2006) “Comparative studies of huperzine A, donepezil, and rivastigmine on brain acetylcholine, dopamine, norepinephOBESe, and 5-hydroxytryptamine levels in freely-moving rats,” Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, 27 (9) 1127—1136.

Example: Articles with more than two authors

Kountouras, J, Billing, B. H. and Scheuer, P. J. (1984) “Prolonged bile duct obstruction: a new experimental model for cirrhosis in the rat,” British Journal of Experimental Pathology, 65 (3) 305—311.


Paxinos, G. and Franklin, K. B. J. (2001) The Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, Academic Press, San Diego, Calif, USA.

Conference Paper

Zhou, M. Ciobanu, Pavon-Djavid, G., Gueguen, V., and Migonney, V.  (2007) “Morphology and adhesion of human fibroblast cells cultured on bioactive polymer grafted ligament prosthesis,” Conference Proceedings of  IEEE EngineeOBESg in Medicine and Biology Society, (2007), 5115—5118.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish in any IBIMA Publishing open access journal retain the copyright of their work under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, which allows the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.  No permission is required from the authors or the publishers.  While authors retain copyright of their work with first publication rights granted to IBIMA Publishing, authors are required to transfer copyrights associated with commercial use to this Publisher. Revenues produced from commercial sales and distribution of published articles are used to maintain reduced publication fees and charges.

Manuscript Charges

Journal of Research in Obesity is an open access Journal.  Open access journals are those that provide immediate and free access of all published full-text articles to interested readers around the world.   Open access provide readers with the ability to view, save, print, copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt any published article without fee-based subscriptions.

Open access publishing (OAP) can provide several benefits to participating authors.  It helps in maximizing the dissemination and impact of research by making it available to all readers worldwide.  Further, recently published literature suggest that OAP increases the chance of more citations of the published work, which in turn can be translated into more recognition of research.  More importantly, OAP promotes and encourages cumulative research and knowledge building worldwide by providing easy, enhanced, and accelerated access to research.

Publishing an article in Journal of Research in Obesity requires payment of the manuscript processing charges once the manuscript accepted for publication.  The payment is to be made by one of the authors, their university/organization, or funding entity.  The manuscript processing charges are designed to allow publishers to recover manuscript processing expenses and the cost of making the full-text available on the Internet to all interested researchers.

Manuscript Charges:

Manuscript Type Charges

 Research Article, Clinical Study, or Review Article                                                            US $195 117      (40% off for limited time)


Authors who publish in any IBIMA Publishing open access journal retain the copyright of their work under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, which allows the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited. 

The Journal of Research in Obesity is indexed and/or abstracted in the following databases/resources:

  • MediaFinder
  • Airiti Library
  • CNKI Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • WorldCat