Aims and Scope

Food & Nutrition Research is a peer-reviewed journal that presents the latest scientific research in various fields focusing on human nutrition. The journal publishes both quantitative and qualitative research papers.

Through an Open Access publishing model, Food & Nutrition Research opens an important forum for researchers from academic and private arenas to exchange the latest results from research on human nutrition in a broad sense, both original papers and reviews, including:

  • Associations and effects of foods and nutrients on health
  • Dietary patterns and health
  • Molecular nutrition
  • Health claims on foods
  • Nutrition and cognitive functions
  • Nutritional effects of food composition and processing
  • Nutrition in developing countries
  • Animal and in vitro models with clear relevance for human nutrition
  • Nutrition and the Environment
  • Food and Nutrition Education
  • Nutrition and Economics

Research papers on food chemistry (focus on chemical composition and analysis of foods) are generally not considered eligible, unless the results have a clear impact on human nutrition. 

The journal focuses on the different aspects of nutrition for people involved in nutrition research such as Dentists, Dieticians, Medical doctors, Nutritionists, Teachers, Journalists and Manufacturers in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Peer Review Process

Papers submitted to Food & Nutrition Research are subject to rigorous peer review so as to ensure that the research published is 'good science'.

Manuscripts are sent out for review electronically, and all correspondence takes place via e-mail. Although the peer review process is accelerated by the use of electronic communication, traditional, high-quality peer-review standards are applied to all manuscripts submitted to the journal.

Food & Nutrition Research has a 'double blind' review process: Authors are not told who reviewed their paper. The peer referees’ identity remains unknown to the authors throughout the review process.

Peer reviewers are asked to give their opinion on a number of issues pertinent to the scientific and formal aspects of a paper, and to judge the papers on grounds of originality and urgency. All relevant information will be forwarded to the author(s).

Peer reviewers will have six possible options, for each article:

1. Accept Submission (i.e. no need for any revision)
2. Revisions Required (i.e. accepted if the author makes the requested revisions)
3. Resubmit for Review (i.e. accepted or rejected after revisions have been made - paper will be sent out for another peer review round)
4. Resubmit elsewhere (i.e. if the manuscript is better suited for another journal)
5. Decline Submission (i.e. if the manuscript is substandard)
6. See Comments (i.e. if the reviewer cannot choose from any of the above)

In addition, papers may be rejected directly by the Chief Editor if judged to be out of scope or if scientifically or formally sub-standard.

When asking for revisions, reviewers have two possible goals: to ask authors to tighten their arguments based on existing data or to identify areas where more data are needed. Even formal revision may be required if the language or style is sub-standard. To facilitate rapid publication, authors are given a maximum of 2 months for revision. After 2 months, revised manuscripts will be considered new submissions.

Publication Frequency

All articles to Food & Nutrition Research are posted online immediately as they are ready for publication. All articles will be assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby they become searchable and citeable without delay.

Open Access Policy

Food & Nutrition Research is published Open Access under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license. Authors retain full copyright. For more information see the copyright section.

Articles are published immediately upon the final corrections of the master proof having been made. All articles are assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier). 

Food & Nutrition Research is accessible via the journal’s website at www.foodandnutritionresearch.net/fnr as well as via international search engines such as Google Scholar. 

OAI metadata harvesting for this journal can be reached via the following link:

http://www.foodandnutritionresearch.net/index.php/fnr/oai

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

In addition, all files will be archived with PubMed Central (PMC)CLOCKSS and Portico.

Author Self-Archiving

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post any version of their manuscript to personal or institutional websites, in repositories and similar, prior to and after publication (while providing the bibliographic details of that publication).