Obesity Journal Symposium at ObesityWeek


2nd Annual Obesity Symposium

Highlighting the Journal's Top Papers at ObesityWeekSM 2014

The Editorial Team of Obesity seeks submission of high quality manuscripts for the 2nd Annual Obesity Symposium to be presented at ObesityWeek 2014 in Boston, MA, Nov. 2 - 7, 2014 (exact date/time is to be determined). The Editors will select 6 winning papers to present and the session will be promoted to the obesity research community and to the press. In addition, the papers will be published in a special section of the November 2014 issue of Obesity.

Obesity Symposium presentations: Authors (or representatives) of the winning papers will make a 10-minute oral presentation followed by a 5-minute discussion.

Obesity publication: A special section at the front of the November 2014 issue of Obesity is reserved for the 6 winning submissions.

Criteria for selection of winners.

  • An author must be a current member of The Obesity Society. Find out how to join here.
  • An author must agree to attend the Obesity Symposium to present the paper. Please note that travel funds are not available from Obesity.
  • For paper scoring, highest priority will be given to novel studies that expand scientific knowledge of:
    • the mechanisms underlying obesity;
    • prevention and treatment of obesity, and;
    • the translation of findings from the lab to the clinic, and from the clinic to the community.
  • We seek state-of-the-art papers dealing with the mechanisms of the control of energy balance, innovative clinical or translational studies that challenge current paradigms and novel “proof of concepts” studies.
  • At submission, authors must mention the 2nd Annual Obesity Symposium in the online Cover Letter.
  • Authors must abide by the instructions for authors available at the Obesity submission site here. When submitting your manuscript, follow the instructions for Original Articles, but select “Obesity Symposium” as the Manuscript Type.
  • Authors who enter the competition must agree to continue consideration for publication in Obesity if their paper is not selected for the Symposium, but still acceptable for publication.
  • The deadline for online manuscript submission is June 1, 2014.

To be considered for the Obesity Symposium, please submit your manuscript online on or before June 1, 2014 here.

Winners will be announced by September 1, 2014.


Frequently Asked Questions

When will I know my paper has been selected for presentation at the Obesity Symposium?
For papers entering the competition and submitted by June 1, 2014, this subset of papers will be fast-track reviewed, with the six winners announced by September 1, 2014.

What happens to my paper if it is not selected for the Obesity Symposium?
The papers not selected for fast-track review will be reviewed through the normal process for the Journal. The papers that were selected for fast-track review, but not for Symposium presentation, will continue through the review process.

Does submission of a manuscript mean that I can’t submit a poster or oral presentation of the work at ObesityWeek?
You may still submit your abstract to The Obesity Society’s ObesityWeek Conference, keeping it in the running for an oral or poster presentation, in the event the paper is not selected for the Obesity Symposium.

If my manuscript is selected for the Obesity Symposium, will my travel be paid by The Obesity Society or by Obesity? Will I receive an honorarium? Will I get free registration?
Your travel expenses cannot be paid by the Journal or the Society. You will not receive an honorarium. Please note that authors are responsible for their own conference expenses.


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