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Guest Editors:
Tonia Vassilakou: University of West Attica, Greece
Maria Grammatikopoulou: University of Thessaly, Greece

Submission Status: Open until 31 May 2024

Call for papers: Cross journal collection on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging

Nutrition Journal is calling for papers as part of a cross journal collection themed on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging. Participating journals include Nutrition Journal, Nutrition & Metabolism, European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, Journal of Activity, Sedentary and Sleep Behaviors and BMC Geriatrics. The submission deadline is 31 Aug 2022. 

Announcing the launch of In Review

Nutrition Journal, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 


Featured Article: Effect of omega-3 supplementation on lipid profile in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials

Figure 7Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is known as one of the major causes of death worldwide, and is estimated to be on the rise. Dyslipidemia is a known risk factor for CVD, with the prevalence of dyslipidemia in adolescents reported as high. Many drugs and food supplements, such as omega-3, have been utilized to improve dyslipidemia in children. However, consistent evidence of the effect of omega-3 supplementation on the lipid profile of children and adolescents is lacking, where various trials on adult and child/adolescent participants with wide-ranging doses and durations report contradictory results. 

Therefore, researchers for this study undertook a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) - totalling 14 RCTs and 15 data sets - to determine whether omega-3 supplementation can affect lipid profile in children and adolescents.

Featured collections

Special issue on sex and gender differences

Nutrition Journal has published a special issue on sex and gender differences on dietary intake and other dietary behaviors across the life course. The special issue is guest-edited by Professor Clare Collins from the University of Newcastle in Australia.

Special issue on food, health, and environmental sustainability 

The special issue is co-guest-edited by Dr. Sharon Kirkpatrick at University of Waterloo in Canada and Dr. Camille Lassale at Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) in Spain.

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.

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Meet the Co-Editors-in-Chief

Xiang Gao, MD, PhD, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, Fudan University School of Public Health

Xiang GaoDr Gao is the Professor and Chair of Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene , Fudan University since 2022.  Formerly, he was Assistant Professor (2010-2014) at Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor (2014-2020) and Full Professor (2020-2022) at the Penn State University.  His research interests include nutritional epidemiology, neurological diseases (eg, Parkinson disease, cognitive function, and sleep disorders), and global health. He has served as the Principal Investigator of several NIH-funded R01/R21/R03 projects since 2009. He has published more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals and served on several national committees, including Institute of Medicine, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and Parkinson Study Group.  

Dr. Gao won the Irwin H. Rosenberg Pre-doctoral Award from the Jean Mayor USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts(2006), the Wayne A. Hening Sleep Medicine Investigator Award from the American Academy of Neurology (2011), the Leadership/Expertise Alumni Award from the Tufts Nutrition School (2012), and the Samuel Fomon Young Physician Investigator Award from American Society for Nutrition(2015). He was selected into the Tufts Honorable Alumni Registry in 2015.   

Dr. Gao received his M.S. in Epidemiology from Peking Union Medical College and his M.D. from Shanghai Second Medical University. He received his Ph.D. in nutritional epidemiology from Tufts University. 

Qi Sun, MD, Sc.D., Co-Editor-in-Chief

Associate Professor of Medicine in Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolNew Content Item

Dr. Qi Sun is Associate Professor of Medicine in Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is also Associate Professor in the Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Sun’s primary research interests include identifying and examining biomedical risk factors, particularly dietary biomarkers, in relation to type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease through epidemiological investigations. His research is primarily based on several large-scale cohort studies including the Nurses’ Health Studies and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. Dr. Sun is also interested in understanding the role of environmental pollutants, such as perfluoroalkyl substances and legacy persistent organic pollutants, in the etiology of weight change and type 2 diabetes. In the era of precision nutrition, Dr. Sun develops a new research interest of understanding the role of microbiome in mediating and modulating diet-health associations. Dr. Sun is currently leading a few NIH-funded projects that focus on food biomarker discovery and validation, diet-microbiome-health inter-relationships, as well as associations between obesogens and weight change in human populations.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    5.4 - 2-year Impact Factor
    5.3 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.507 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.136 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    16 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    240 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    31,178 Altmetric mentions