An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity Obesity Reviews is a new journal that will be an obvious benefit to subscribers and authors. It is first and foremost a vehicle for publishing updated reviews in all disciplines related to obesity. It should therefore appeal to all professionals with an interest in obesity most particularly to endocrinologists cardiologists gastroenterologists obstetricians but also rheumatologists as well as health professionals working in general medicine and surgery. Furthermore the journal will contribute to education and inter-professional developments by planning pro et con reviews on current controversies. Obesity Reviews is a official review journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity which has over 6 000 members in 32 countries with a rapidly increasing membership status. A special subscription rate is available for individuals who are members of the national associations under the umbrella of the International Association for the Study of Obesity. The journal will be launched in summer 2000 with two issues and four issues per year thereafter. The Editorial policy will be to minimise the period between submission and publication of reviews while retaining high standards of quality exercised by peer review.