Wiley Journals

About the journal

Wiley’s Lifestyle Medicine journal is the official journal of the SLSLM. Lifestyle Medicine is a peer-reviewed open access title providing rapid publication across the breadth of the rapidly developing specialty of lifestyle medicine. The journal considers articles and reviews which focus on the clinical and scientific aspects of lifestyle medicine and its incorporation into clinical practice.

Aim and Scope

Lifestyle Medicine aims to foster inclusive research that reflects the disciplinary, human, and geographic diversity of scientists, clinicians and other health professionals working in this area. Submissions are welcomed from authors of all ethnicities, races, colours, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, disabilities, ages, or other individual status.

Topics covered in the journal include, but are not limited to: cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease, respiratory medicine, allergy & immunology, diabetes, obesity, oncology, geriatrics & gerontology, renal medicine, hepatology, internal medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, pharmacology & pharmacy, sleep science, and medical technology. We also welcome research from the areas of public health, healthy ageing (from birth to old age), smoking & vaping, alcohol, nutrition, food science, microbiome, group consultations, shared decision making, behaviour change, holistic care, anxiety and depression, chronic pain, and sports science.

Manuscript Categories 

Original Research: Article reports of new research findings or conceptual analyses that make a significant contribution to knowledge.

Review: Critical reviews of the literature, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Editorials: Usually commissioned but unsolicited material may be considered.

Registered Reports: Designed to eliminate publication bias and incentivize best scientific practice. Registered Reports are a form of empirical article in which the methods and proposed analyses are pre-registered and reviewed prior to research being conducted. This format is designed to minimize bias, while also allowing complete flexibility to conduct exploratory (unregistered) analyses and report serendipitous findings. The cornerstone of the Registered Reports format is that authors submit as a Stage 1 manuscript an introduction, complete and transparent methods and the results of any pilot experiments (where applicable) that motivate the research proposal, written in the future tense. These proposals will include a description of the key research question and background literature, hypotheses, experimental design and procedures, analysis pipeline, a statistical power analysis and full description of planned comparisons. Submissions, which are reviewed by editors, peer reviewers, and our statistical editor, meeting the rigorous and transparent requirements for conducting the research proposed, are offered an in-principle acceptance, meaning that the journal guarantees publication if the authors conduct the experiment in accordance with their approved protocol.

Following data collection, authors prepare and resubmit a Stage 2 manuscript that includes the introduction and methods from the original submission plus their obtained results and discussion. The manuscript will undergo full review; referees will consider whether the data test the authors’ proposed hypotheses by satisfying the approved outcome-neutral conditions, will ensure authors adhered precisely to the registered experimental procedures, and will review any unregistered post hoc analyses added by the authors to confirm they are justified, methodologically sound and informative. At this stage, authors must also share their data (see also Wiley’s Wiley’s Data Sharing and Citation Policy) and analysis scripts on a public and freely accessible archive such as Figshare or Dryad. There is no word limit for Registered Reports, but we encourage authors to be as concise and focused as possible. We ask authors to remember that good science and great ideas are both simple and clear. Our editors and reviewers value all these characteristics and will give appropriate feedback where articles are longer or less accessible than necessary. Additional details, including template reviewer and author guidelines can be found by clicking the link to the Open Science Framework from the Center for Open Science (see also Chambers et al. 2014) or in our Registered Reports Author Guidelines. Please approach the Editor-in-Chief before submitting this material (Email to: 

Case Reports and clinical observations: Case Reports and clinical observations are rarely published and will only be considered if they are of educational interest or value. They should not exceed 1,500 words, and are limited to 1 table, 1 figure, and 5 references. No abstract or keywords are required, and text should be formatted in one continuous section.

Commentaries: Commentaries are evidence-based opinion pieces involving areas of broad interest (1500 word limit) and invited commentaries (1000 word limit).

Letters to the Editor and Replies: Letters to the Editor and Replies are welcomed (1000 word limit).  One must email the editorial office requesting to submit.

Submission Guidelines 

Lifestyle Medicine now offers Free Format submission for a simplified and streamlined submission process. 

Your manuscript should be an editable file including text, figures, and tables, or separate files – whichever you prefer. All required sections should be contained in your manuscript, including abstract, introduction, methods, results, and conclusions. Figures and tables should have legends. Figures should be uploaded in the highest resolution possible. References may be submitted in any style or format, as long as it is consistent throughout the manuscript. Supporting information should be submitted in separate files. If the manuscript, figures or tables are difficult for you to read, they will also be difficult for the editors and reviewers, and the editorial office will send it back to you for revision.

The title page of the manuscript, including statements relating to our ethics and integrity policies:

  • data availability statement
  • funding statement
  • conflict of interest disclosure
  • ethics approval statement
  • patient consent statement
  • permission to reproduce material from other sources
  • clinical trial registration

To submit, login at and create a new submission. Follow the submission steps as required and submit the manuscript.

For more information please visit the journal website:

SLSLM E- Newsletter

The Sri Lankan Society of Lifestyle Medicine (SLSLM) is committed to promoting healthy living and preventing disease through lifestyle changes. As part of this mission, the SLSLM produces a quarterly lifestyle medicine journal that serves as a valuable resource for healthcare professionals around the world. The journal covers the latest research, evidence-based best practices, healthy habits, and tips that are relevant to the field of lifestyle medicine.

The SLSLM welcomes contributions from healthcare professionals in the field of lifestyle medicine. If you have research, best practices, or insights that you would like to share with the healthcare community, please get in touch with the SLSLM at to learn more about how you can contribute to the journal. By sharing your knowledge, you can help others improve their health and well-being through lifestyle changes.

SLSLM Feature Articles

An article by the SLSLM was featured in the E- newsletter of the Sri Lankan Medical Association (SLMA) in January 2023. To read more visit:

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