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Stigma and Eating Disorders and Body Image: Impact and Solutions

Edited by:
Denise Wilfley: Scott Rudolph University, USA
S. Bryn Austin: Harvard Medical School, USA
Hiba Jebeile: The University of Sydney, Australia
Rebecca Pearl: University of Florida, USA
Laura D’Adamo: Drexel University, USA

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 28 February 2024


Journal of Eating Disorders is calling for submissions to our Collection on Stigma and Eating Disorders and Body Image: Impact and solutions.

About the Collection

We have launched this article Collection in response to the recognized harms of structural, interpersonal, and intrapersonal levels of stigma and need for more ideas and evidence in this important area. 

We encourage papers that enhance understanding of stigma in relation to eating disorders, weight, or body image, with strong interest in studies that include diverse samples, examine intersecting forms of stigma, or analyze stigma at multiple levels. We also invite papers that contribute new knowledge of how stigma affects health and well-being, and that move toward developing and implementing innovative interventions to prevent and reduce stigma for people with eating disorders and body image concerns.

Further invited areas include: intervention comparisons of single-level versus multi-level stigma-reducing interventions, identification of mechanisms of change of effective stigma reduction interventions, psychometric studies identifying reliable and valid measures of outcomes and change processes of stigma reduction programs, delineation of theoretical frameworks for topic-specific and/or general approaches to understand and reduce stigma, and implementation studies of evidence-based stigma reduction interventions.

  1. Weight based stigma might drive the development of both higher weight and binge eating disorder (BED). To improve treatment and outcomes, a deeper understanding of how stigma and shame are correlated in clinic...

    Authors: Kjersti Hognes Berg, Eli Natvik and Trine Tetlie Eik-Nes
    Citation: Journal of Eating Disorders 2023 11:228

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of all types of articles. 

Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Stigma and Eating Disorders and Body Image: Impact and solutions" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer-review process. The peer-review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.