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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 preparation of manuscript.

Legal requirements

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 send the cover letter, manuscript text file (including title page and manuscript text) and figures/images as email attachments to 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 as an e-mail attachment in Word or Wordperfect (not Mac), 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.      

Manuscript preparation 

Title page

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).

List style

Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.

Journal article

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

Book chapter

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

Online document

Doe J (1999) Title of subordinate document. In: The dictionary of substances and their effects. Royal Society of Chemistry. Available via DIALOG. 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


• 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.

Offprints/Reprints charges
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. 

Proof reading

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

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  1. References and citation in text were according to author instructions.
  2. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor). The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is spaced according to the author instructions.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following condition:
  1. IAPEN retains copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. After finishing the last step of the publication processes the manuscript copyrights will be automatically transferred to the IAPEN. The author has to pay a fine of 1000 USD, if he/she withdraw the manuscript after receiving the acceptance letter.

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