Journal of Obesity & Metabolic Syndrome (J Obes Metab Syndr; herein abbreviated JOMES) is a peer-reviewed research journal published by the Korean Society for the Study of Obesity in order to present relevant academic research and the newest medical information on obesity. JOMES is published quarterly on March 30th, June 30th, September 30th, and December 30th.
The articles of JOMES include research papers on basic and clinical medicine of obesity and obesity-related diseases, as well as the specific applications of biochemistry, physiology, genetics, and metabolic study. Nutritional, psychological, and epidemiological aspects are also included in the scope of JOMES. The types of articles published include original article, review, short communication, editorial, and letter to the editor.
Manuscripts for submission to JOMES should be prepared according to the following instructions: JOMES follows the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf) from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
JOMES adheres to the guidelines and best practices published by professional organizations, including the ICMJE Recommendations and the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (joint statement by the Committee on Publication Ethics, COPE; the Directory of Open Access Journals, DOAJ; the World Association of Medical Editors, WAME; and the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, OASPA; https://doaj.org/bestpractice). Furthermore, all processes of handling research and publication misconduct shall follow the applicable COPE flowchart (https://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). JOMES requests that all authors comply with research and publication ethics policies.
|Article type||Abstract||Word count||References||Tables/Figures|
|Editorial||No abstract required||Maximum of 1,500 words excluding references, figures, and tables||Maximum of 15||Maximum of 2|
maximum 250 words
|Maximum of 5,000 words excluding abstract, references, figures, and tables||Maximum of 120||Minimum of 2 and
maximum of 8
maximum 250 words
|Maximum of 4,000 words excluding abstract, references, figures, and tables||Maximum of 40
(Maximum 80 in the case of meta-analysis)
|Maximum of 6|
maximum 150 words
|Maximum of 1,000 words excluding abstract, references, figures, and tables||Maximum of 20||Maximum of 2|
|Letter to the
|No abstract required||Maximum of 1,000 words excluding references||Maximum of 10||No tables or figures required|
JOMES will consider for publication of articles previously available as preprints. At the time of submission, authors should disclose whether the manuscript has been posted on a preprint server and should provide the specific DOI for the preprint. Authors should disclose details of preprint posting including DOI and licensing terms both in the cover letter and in the Acknowledgments. Otherwise, it may be screened from the plagiarism check program. Authors are requested to continually update any pre-publication versions; especially immediately after submission to JOMES, authors should update the record in the preprint server to avoid issues on duplicate publication. Once the preprint is published, it is the author’s responsibility to ensure that the record is updated with a publication reference, including the DOI and a URL link to the published version of the article on the journal website. It is strongly recommended that authors cite the article in JOMES instead of the preprint.
As the decision to reject a manuscript for publication will often involve the Editor’s judgment of priority/ importance, the authors are strongly advised to submit to another journal after getting a rejection. Authors may appeal a rejection by sending an e-mail to the Editorial Office of the journal. The appeal must provide a detailed justification, including point-by-point responses to the reviewers' and/or Editor's comments. The manuscript and related information (including the identities of the referees) will be forwarded to the Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor, or Editorial Board member. A reject decision after the appeal process is final and cannot be reversed. Manuscripts cannot be submitted elsewhere while an appeal is being considered.
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