Call for Papers: 2nd Annual Obesity Symposium
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. 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.
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.
Winners will be announced by September 1, 2014.