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Spotlight on Nutrients

We are pleased to announce our spotlight this time will be shining brightly on Nutrients. Let’s take a moment to dive into this fascinating journal and go over its history.

Nutrients: a brief history

Our third highest ranking journal (just behind Antioxidants and the focus of October 2022’s Spotlight on, Cells), with an Impact Factor of 6.706, was launched in 2009 with Prof. Dr. Peter Howe at the helm. The journal quickly went from quarterly publication to monthly, and indexed in SCOPUS the following year, in 2010. Nutrients was indexed in Web of Knowledge (ISI) and Madeline and Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) in 2011 and received it’s first Impact Factor (0.676) the following year.

In a truly spectacular year, 2018, Nutrients achieved an Impact Factor of 4.196. That same year, the journal published its 5000th paper and was ranked 18/81 (Q1) in the Category “Nutrition & Dietetics” in SCIE. Two societies, The Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) and The International Chair for Advanced Studies on Hydration (CIEAH) joined The Italian Society for Pediatric Nutrition and Gastroenterology (SIGENP), The Asia Pacific Nutrigenomics Nutrigenetics Organisation (APNNO), The Nutrition Society of New Zealand (NSNZ) and The Australasian Section—American Oil Chemists Society (AAOCS).

Nutrients held its first international conference, Nutrients 2019—Nutritional Advances in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease, in Barcelona, Spain, September 25‒27, 2019. This was followed by its first electronic international conference: Nutritional and Microbiota Effects on Chronic Disease, November 2‒15, 2020.

Prof. Dr. Lluís Serra-Majem and Prof. Dr. Maria Luz Fernandez serve as the Editors-in-Chief of the journal, following Prof. Dr. Jonathan Buckley (2013–2018) who served with Prof. Dr. Peter Howe (2009–2017). Their expert leadership has been pivotal in the direction and many successes of the journal over the years.

Want to learn more about Nutrients?

Nutrients is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes studies related to human nutrition. Our goal is to provide rigorous peer review and enable rapid publication of cutting-edge research to educate and inspire the scientific community worldwide. We encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. And there is no restriction on the length of the papers. Full experimental details must be provided. This is so that results can be reproduced. If you want to learn more about MDPI’s open access policies, please visit our site for details.

Thinking of submitting your manuscript to Nutrients?

Manuscripts should be submitted online at susy.mdpi.com. The submitting author is generally the corresponding author and is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. To submit your manuscript, register and log in to the submission website. Once you have registered, click here to go to the submission form for Nutrients. All co-authors can see the manuscript details in the submission system. To do so, they must register and log in using the e-mail address provided during manuscript submission.

Successes and what’s next

Nutrients is always looking for interesting research on macronutrients, micronutrients, essential nutrients, bioactive nutrients, and nutrient requirements. In addition to these topics, areas of further interest include nutrient sources, human nutrition aspects, functional foods, nutraceuticals and health claims. Public health, diet-related disorders, metabolic syndrome, malnutrition, nutritional supplements, and sport nutrition are also of great interest. Prospective authors are encouraged to reach out to the editorial office or read the journal’s homepage to learn more.

As with other MDPI journals, Nutrients has a number of Special Issues that focus on more specific areas of the field.

Since 2018, Nutrients has offered several rewards. Ranging from Travel Awards to Best Paper Awards, the journal aims to recognized notable contributions to the field. For further information about past rewards, or to apply, we encourage interested academics and researchers to take a look at our page.

Because of the active and growing field, there are always exciting conferences on the horizon. The Nutrients journal website provides a list of upcoming conferences all around the world. We’ll see you there!

This article was originally published by Bianca Sylvester on 5 October, 2017. It has been completely rewritten to reflect the current state of the journal.