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Call for papers: Eating Disorders, Emotions and Mood Disorders

New Content ItemCentral to an eating disorder are people’s emotions and emotional responses to eating, food and body, and high rates of anxiety and mood disorders are known. However, diagnostic conceptualisations and treatment may often focus on behaviours and  cognitions  to the neglect of mood states and concurrent illness. We call for papers for this Special Issue that further understanding of the relationships between mood states or specific disorders and the aetiology, assessment, diagnosis, management or outcomes for people with eating disorders. Papers that explore novel approaches to the management of emotion dysregulation as well as specific mood disorders as experienced by those with eating disorders will be particularly encouraged.

Edited by: Prof Phillipa Hay and Prof Stephen Touyz
Submission deadline: 1 November 2019


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Thematic series

Nutritional rehabilitation/ refeeding in people with anorexia nervosa (Edited by Prof. Daniel Le Grange)

Diabetes and Eating Disorders – a complex co-morbidity (Edited by Prof. Paul Copeland)

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Aims and scope

Journal of Eating Disorders is the first open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing leading research in the science and clinical practice of eating disorders. It disseminates research that provides answers to the important issues and key challenges in the field of eating disorders and to facilitate translation of evidence into practice.


Winner of the Journal of Eating Disorders Award for Best Poster from a Young Investigator at the Eating Disorder Research Society (EDRS) Conference, Oct 25-27, 2018 Sydney is:

Andrea Phillipou, Larry A Abel, David J Castle, Caroline Gurvich & Susan L Rossell for their poster entitled "A Biomarker for Anorexia Nervosa".

2018 Editor’s Award winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Journal of Eating Disorders Paper of the Year awards, whose publications were judged both on scientific merit and impact on the field of eating disorders:

Best Review paper

Jan Alexander de Vos 
University of Twente; Enschede, The Netherlands; Human Concern Foundation, Center for Eating Disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Identifying fundamental criteria for eating disorder recovery: a systematic review and qualitative meta-analysis

Best Research paper

​​​​​​​Gina Dimitropoulos
University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada 

Family-based treatment for transition age youth: parental self-efficacy and caregiver accommodation

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