Submission guidelines

Instructions for Authors

New in 2021

We have updated our submission guidelines as of January 2021. The following changes have been made:

1. Three to four Key Points are required for all submissions.

2. A Visual Abstract is a required file for all revised manuscripts (Format I and Format II), except for Letters to the Editor.

3. Please follow our updated Terminology requirements found in section 4b. of the Instructions for Authors.

For examples of "Visual Abstract" and "Key Points," and to download the Visual Abstract template or Instructions for Authors, go to Links and Downloads.

Open access publishing

Obesity Surgery publishes open access articles. Authors of open access articles published in this journal retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work.

Visit our Open access publishing page to learn more.