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As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Featured series: Sprouts, a valuable functional food in search of evaluation

New Content Item (1)Genes and Nutrition is proud to share our latest thematic series, the scope of which links plant biologists and food chemists with cell biology and clinical researchers to develop a scientific understanding of how sprouts consumption may improve diets and how sprouts fortification can help to maintain health, reduce the risk of chronic disease, and lead to healthy ageing. For more information, please click here

Featured series: Neuroprotection by Nutraceuticals and Physical Activity

New Content Item (1)Genes & Nutrition is proud to open this thematic series, guest edited by John Lodge. We will collect topic reviews and researches by leaders in the field, which focus on the ability of nutraceuticals and physical activity to modulate recognized and novel cellular and molecular targets for preventing neurodegeneration. Click here for more information. 

Notes on what makes a good peer-review report

New Content Item (1)Recently, some Genes and Nutrition editors took place in a webinar about peer review. In an effort to bring some uniformity to the peer-review process, we have put together this page of suggestions to reviewers with regard to what makes a good peer-review report (pease note- this list represents recommendations not requirements).

Featured article: to drink or not to drink?

New Content Item (1)We are proud to present a new Debate article in Genes and Nutrition “Will guidelines on alcohol consumption be personalized by a genetic approach?” Our co-Editor-in-Chief Fabio Virgili moderates a discussion between Simona Costanzo aand Salvatore Panico, stems from the recent “shift” of several nutritional guidelines from the previous suggested/recommended low-to-moderate alcohol consumption to advised against at any level. Read here!

eNuGOweek 2021- Immuno-nutrigenomics: How to feed the immune system

New Content Item (1)The 17th edition of NuGOweek will be held online from 6-8 September 2021. In those 3 (half) days the following thematic sessions will be organised: Impact of nutrition and food patterns on our immune system and its functions; Interaction of immune and metabolic regulation in health and disease; Opportunities for precision / personalized nutrition to improve immune function and to ameliorate or resolve (chronic) inflammation. For more, please read here.

Featured content: Publishing with our journal

If you are submitting work to Genes and Nutrition, in addition to reviewing the Submission Guidelines for the relevant article type, we ask that you also read our 2017 Editorial ("Propelling the paradigm shift from reductionism to systems nutrition") on the journal's publication guidelines (and if you are submitting a manuscript related to an epidemiological study, please be sure to review our 2019 Editorial on STROBE-nut, discussing our recommendations and policies).


Thematic series
Alternative models in nutrigenomics
Edited by Uwe Wenzel and Fabio Virgili

Thematic series  
Biomarkers in food and nutrition research
Edited by Lars Ove Dragsted and Giuditta Perozzi

Thematic series
Genes and Nutrition at the crossroad of obesity and metabolic disease
Edited by Alessandro Bartolomucci and Fabio Virgili

Thematic series
Edited by Kendal D. Hirschi
Thematic series  
Systems Nutrition and Health
Edited by Jim Kaput, Martin Kussmann, and Marijana Radonjic

Thematic series

Aims and scope

Genes & Nutrition is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-review journal for research on the relationship between nutrition and genomes, with the ultimate goal of improving human health and performance.

The journal publishes original research articles, reviews, commentaries, opinion pieces, study design papers, and special articles in the format of interviews.

This journal also serves as a forum for nutritionists, healthcare providers, and all those interested in diet and disease prevention or management.

For examples of the specific areas that may be covered by the journal, read more here.

Article collections

Thematic series
Alternative models in nutrigenomics
Edited by Prof Dr Uwe Wenzel and Dr Fabio Virgili

Thematic series
Biomarkers in Food and Nutrition Research
Edited by Prof Lars Ove Dragsted and Dr Giuditta Perozzi

Thematic series
Genes and Nutrition at the crossroads of obesity and metabolic disease
Edited by Prof Alessandro Bartolomucci and Dr Fabio Virgili

Thematic series
Edited by Prof Kendal D Hirschi

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