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Call for Papers: Postprandial Physiology

Genes & Nutrition is calling for submissions to our Collection on Postprandial Physiology. This Collection invites papers discussing physiological adaptations observed in the postprandial state and their association with the genetic background or changes in the pattern of gene expression.

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!

NuGO week 2023

New Content ItemImpact of nutrition during different life stages – tracing the impact of diet on human health

Date: from 5th to 8th of September 2023

Venue: Senigallia, Italy

For updates and more information please check the webpage of NuGO here.

World Biological Science and Technology Conference 2022 (BioST 2022)

Biost 22BioST 2022 will be held during July 20-22, 2022 in Osaka, Japan and includes a plenary forum, 20 breakout sessions, as well as poster exhibition in the three-day scientific program. The topics will focus on Breakthrough in Biology and Biotechnology Research, Medical Biotechnology and Biomedicine and Latest Research in Plant, Animal and Microbes etc.

Considering the impact that the current COVID-19 pandemic has on travel and event restrictions, BioST 2022 is planned as a hybrid event. We will hold the conference as a face-to-face meeting, while providing opportunities for participants who can only join in online.

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

View all article collections

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.3
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.8
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.644
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.838

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 12
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 182

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 471,411
    Altmetric mentions: 131