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Towards healthy eating: BioMed Central announce launch of Journal of Eating Disorders

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Open access publisher BioMed Central is proud to announce the launch of the Journal of Eating Disorders. This journal launch marks a significant development in this area of research; as it is the first open access journal of its kind. Journal of Eating Disorders is co-edited by Prof Phillipa Hay, University of Western Sydney and Prof Stephen Touyz, University of Sydney together with an editorial board of prominent experts.

Deborah Kahn, BioMed Central's Publishing Director says, "The Journal of Eating Disorders is led by a team of over 50 internationally renowned scientists and clinicians in the field. BioMed Central is delighted to have the opportunity to publish this new open access title, and we look forward to helping this important journal make a global impact in advancing the understanding of eating disorders."

Journal of Eating Disorders aims to disseminate research that provides answers to the important issues and key challenges in the field and to facilitate translation of evidence into practice.

The first papers published reflect the breadth diversity and scope of this journal. One study examines the relationship between internalized weight bias and quality of life relating to both physical and mental health in 120 overweight or obese participants. Another investigates the role of perfectionism in body dissatisfaction in a large sample of adult women. A systematic review point to the urgent need for more research in eating disorders from other cultures.

Co Editor-in-Chief Stephen Touyz, comments "A new era of open access publishing in eating disorders has arrived. The way we communicate our scientific findings is undergoing a metamorphosis and science has to adapt to meet these challenges. We have undoubtedly 'crossed the Rubicon' and science as an open enterprise is now upon us."


Ramsey Mental Health has generously sponsored prizes for accepted papers in the inaugural year (details to be announced). The journal is available at

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Notes to Editors

1. Health and health-related quality of life among treatment-seeking overweight and obese adults: associations with internalized weight bias
Janet D Latner, Laura E Durso, Jonathan M Mond
Journal of Eating Disorders (in press)

The role of perfectionism in body dissatisfaction
Tracey D Wade, Marika Tiggemann1
Journal of Eating Disorders (in press)

Publications on cross-cultural aspects of eating disorders
Nerissa Li-Wey Soh, Garry Walter
Journal of Eating Disorders (in press)

Please name the journal in any story you write. If you are writing for the web, please link to the article. All articles are available free of charge, according to BioMed Central's open access policy.

Article citation and URL available on request on the day of publication.

2. Journal of Eating Disorders is an open access, peer-reviewed journal with a global reach of leading research in the science and clinical practice of eating disorders. @JEatDisord

3. BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher which has pioneered the open access publishing model. All peer-reviewed research articles published by BioMed Central are made immediately and freely accessible online, and are licensed to allow redistribution and reuse. BioMed Central is part of Springer Science+Business Media, a leading global publisher in the STM sector. @BioMedCentral

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