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Aims and scope

Nutrition Journal publishes novel surveillance, epidemiologic, and intervention research that sheds light on i) influences (e.g., familial, environmental) on eating patterns; ii) associations between eating patterns and health, and iii) strategies to improve eating patterns among populations. The journal also welcomes manuscripts reporting on the psychometric properties (e.g., validity, reliability) and feasibility of methods (e.g., for assessing dietary intake) for human nutrition research. In addition, study protocols for controlled trials and cohort studies, with an emphasis on methods for assessing dietary exposures and outcomes as well as intervention components, will be considered. The journal does not consider animal studies.

Featured article

Advancing the evidence to improve the nutrition of populations: a refreshed vision and scope for Nutrition Journal

The editorial is co-authored by the two Editors-in-Chief to detail the changes to the journal scope and other important updates that authors should know.

A blog has also been posted to highlight the refreshed journal scope and the Editors' vision for the journal.


About the Editors

Clare Collins, Editor-in-Chief

Clare Collins is a Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Director of Research for the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine and Deputy Director of the Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. She currently holds a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellowship. Professor Collins is a Fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australian (DAA). She worked as a clinical paediatric dietitian at John Hunter Children’s Hospital, Newcastle, NSW for over 20 years. Professor Collins' current research focus include the conduct of systematic reviews and studies using smart technologies to assess of dietary intake, evaluate the impact of nutrition interventions on eating patterns, weight and health across key life stages and chronic health conditions.


Sharon Kirkpatrick, Editor-in-Chief

Sharon Kirkpatrick is a registered dietitian and faculty member in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. She is currently funded by a Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute Capacity Development Award. Dr. Kirkpatrick has prior experience working in policy and research at Health Canada and the U.S. National Cancer Institute. Her research interests include advancing and evaluating methodologies for dietary assessment including technology-based approaches, statistical methods to mitigate error in dietary intake data, as well as surveillance of dietary patterns among populations. Additionally, she is interested in systems approaches to understand possible unintended consequences of population interventions, and has long-standing interests in health equity and food security.


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