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Author Guidelines

LEGAL ASPECTS

The final manuscript should be approved by all authors and has not been published, or under the consideration by another journal. The following written statement must accompany all manuscripts at the time of submission and must be signed by all authors: “The undersigned authors transfer all copyright ownership of the manuscript to World Nutrition Journal in the event the work is published. The undersigned authors warrant that the article is original, and is not under consideration by another journal and has not been published previously.”

Manuscripts submitted must contain a statement that all human studies have been approved by the appropiate ethics commitee and have therefore been performed in accordance with the ethical standards by 1964 Declaration of Helsinki. It should be also stated clearly that all persons gave their informed consent prior to their inclusion in the study. Details that might disclose the identity of the subjects under study should be omitted.

Reports of animal experiments must state that the “Principles of laboratory animal care” were followed, as well as specific national laws where applicable.

The Editor-in-Chief has the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements. The author will be held responsible for false statement or failure to fulfill these requirements.

 

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Manuscripts should be submitted to World Nutrition Journal by log in to the website: www.worldnutrijournal.org and click the online submission OR email to worldnutritionjournal@gmail.com. Authors should submit completed manuscript using .doc or .docx file type for text, and .jpg for figures.

 

A cover letter should be sent along with the manuscripts designating one corresponding author including an address, telephone/fax number(s), and an email address. The international authors are advised to include country and city codes.

The number of authors should be restricted to only those people who have truly participated in the conception, design and execution, and writing of the manuscripts.

 

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

All manuscripts must be written in English and in Microsoft Word format. Font style used must be Times New Roman, with double spacing and single column, with font size 12. This applies to all parts of the manuscript, including tables, diagrams, references, legends, etc. All manuscript pages must be continuously numbered. Abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and must be explained when they first appear. Figures should be uploaded as a separate files in .jpg format with resolution 600 DPI or higher. Manuscripts submitted in other than Microsoft Word format are not acceptable.

 

TITLE PAGE AND RUNNING TEXT

The title page of each manuscript should include (i) article title; (ii) authors names (including first and middle names and degrees); (iii) name and address of the institution(s) from which the work originated, including relevant information that includes city and state of foundations, funds, and institutions; (iv) name, address, telephone/fax number(s) and email address of person to whom proofs and reprints requests should be addressed; and (v) a running title, not exceeding 45 letters and spaces.

 

ABSTRACT AND KEYWORDS

Abstract should not exceed 250 words. For original paper and article review, abstract must be divided into the following sections:

  • Introduction: the exact question(s) addressed by the article.
  • Methods: the design of the study. Including:
    • Setting: the location and level of the clinical care.
    • Patients/participants/subjects: method of selection and number of patients/participants/subjects who entered and completed the study.
    • Measurements: the methods of assessing patients
  • Results:  key results.
  • Conclusions: key conclusions including direct clinical applications.

 

MAIN TEXT

The text should begin on a new page, as should references, tables, and figures/diagrams. Metrics units and Celsius temperatures should be used, and standard abbreviations should be used for all measurements (i.e cm for centimeters, g for grams, kg for kilograms, etc). Heading levels should be clearly indicated. We suggest the following format: 1. Main heading, 1.1. Subheading, and 1.1.1. Sub-subheading (maximum 3 subheading). The main text should be divided into following sections:

  • Introduction should explain the rationale of the study through a short review of the relevant literature and state the purpose of the research.
  • Methods should follow after the Introduction and should provide enough information including the design, setting, subjects/participants, measurements, and data analysis method of the study.
  • Results section should describe the outcome of the study. Data should be presented as concisely as possible, if appropiate in tables and/or figures. Very large tables should be avoided.
  • Discussion should be an interpretation of the results, their significance with references and works by other authors, and their limitation. Discussion should be ended with conclusions.
  • References should be cited in numerical order, in Vancouver style. The numbers should be in superscript. Citations of personal communications and unpublished data should be avoided unless they are necessary. When used, such citations should appear in the text only, e.g. ‘(E.D. Smith, personal communication)’, and not in the reference list.
  • List of References should be numbered in order in which they appear in the text. Abbreviate titles of periodicals according to the style of Index Medicus. Please follow the format below:

 

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Single author:

  1. Mizock BA. Alterations in fuel metabolism in critical illness: hyperglycaemia. Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab 2001;15:533–51.

 

More than 6 authors:

  1. Van den Berghe G, Wouters P, Weekers F, Verwaest C, Bruyninckx F, Schetz M, et al. Intensive insulin therapy in critically ill patients. N Engl J Med 2001;345:1359–67.

 

BOOKS

Single author and editor:

  1. Sherwood, L. Human physiology from cells to systems. 7th edition. Canada: Brooks/Cole, Cengange Learning; 2010.

 

Book chapter

  1. Gallagher M. Chapter 3: The nutrients and their metabolism. In: Mahan L, Escott-Stump S, editors. Krause’s Food and Nutrition Therapy. 13th edition. Missouri: Saunders Elsevier; 2012. p. 52–3.

 

Type of manuscripts should follow these instructions:

  • Article review must not exceed of 4,000 words and 75 references.
  • Original Papers must not exceed 3,000 words and 40 references.
  • Case reports should not exceed 1,500 words and up to 10 references are permitted.

 

 

 

FIGURES AND TABLES

Figures must have resolution of 600 DPI or higher and must be in .jpg format. Each figure should have a separate, explicit legend, typed double-space on a sheet separated from the main text. Figure should be numbered accordingly to the order in which they are presented in the text. Identify all abbreviations appearing on the figure in alphabetical order at the end of each legend.

 

Tables must have table-title and be numbered accordingly to the order in which they are presented in the text. They should be doubled-spaced, each on a separate sheet. Any table footnote or additional information should be typed below the corresponding table. All abbreviations should be explained. Do not give the same information in tables and figures. Authors must obtain permission to use all tables and figures that have already been published.

 

FINAL MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Authors should make their proof corrections, checking that the text is complete and that all figures and tables are included. After publication, further changes can be made only in the form of an Erratum. Substantial changes in content are not allowed without the approval of the responsible editor.

 

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. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses Times New Roman with font size 12 ; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  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.
 

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