The journal’s language is English. British English or American English spelling and terminology may be used, but either one should be followed consistently throughout the article. Poorly written articles will be given to "Authors Advisory Board" which will help authors in the preparation of the manuscript.
Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities - tacitly or explicitly - at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
How to Submit?
Authors can submit the cover letter, title file, manuscript text file (including article title and manuscript text) and figures/images via Manucsript Communicator
. As "Journal of Nutrition Research" is a rapid publication journal, we print directly from the electronic files submitted by authors. It is therefore imperative that authors ensure their papers are accurate and comply with the following instructions as closely as possible.
Prepare your error-free manuscript in Word format, as well as a covering letter indicating the novelty, urgency or timeliness of your communication. Include copies of any papers referred to as ‘in press’ or which may have appeared recently and are relevant to the paper under consideration.
Short reviews, or mini-reviews, are also published. These should be prepared according to the general instructions given below.
The title page should include:
- The name(s) of the author(s)
- A concise and informative title
- The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author
Please provide an abstract of 100 to 150 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
Text formatting for submission in Word
• Use a normal, plain font for text.
• Use italics for emphasis.
• Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
• Do not use field functions.
• Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar.
• Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables.
• Use the equation editor or MathType for equations.
Note: If you use Word 2007, do not create the equations with the default equation editor but use MathType instead.
Save your file in two formats: doc and rtf. Do not submit docx files.
Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.
Abbreviations and acronyms
Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
SI units, numbers
Please always use internationally accepted signs and symbols for units, SI units.
Genus and species names should be in italics. Common names of animals should not be capitalized.
Footnotes on the title page are not given reference symbols. Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data).
Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.
The list of References should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list.
Citation in text
Cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:
• Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Thompson 1990).
• This result was later contradicted (Becker and Seligman 1996).
• This effect has been widely studied (Abbott 1991; Barakat et al. 1995; Kelso and Smith 1998; Medvec et al. 1993).
Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.
Smith J, Jones M Jr, Houghton L et al (1999) Future of health insurance. N Engl J Med 965:325–329
South J, Blass B (2001) The future of modern genomics. Blackwell, London
Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York
Article by DOI
Slifka MK, Whitton JL (2000) Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. J Mol Med. doi:10.1007/s001090000086
Doe J (1999) Title of subordinate document. In: The dictionary of substances and their effects. Royal Society of Chemistry. Available via DIALOG. http://www.rsc.org/dose/title of subordinate document. Cited 15 Jan 1999
Always use the standard abbreviation of a journal name according to the ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations, see http://www.issn.org/en/node/344
• All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
• Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
• For each table, please supply a table heading. The table title should explain clearly and concisely the components of the table.
• Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table heading.
Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.
• All figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals.
• Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters.
• Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
• For each figure, please supply a figure caption.
• Make sure to identify all elements found in the figure in the caption.
• Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the caption.
The manuscript copyrights will be automatically transferred to the publisher immediately after mailing the final submission. This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.
The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail. Paper offprints will not be provided by IAPEN or Journal of Nutrition Research.
Color in print
No special charges for color print. Authors can submit as many diagrams as possible.
Proofs are issued to authors before publication. It is therefore imperative that the text of a submitted paper be thoroughly checked before submission. Proofs are, however, checked by the publisher and editors.
Submission Preparation Checklist