Aims and scope
Genes & Nutrition is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-review journal for research on the relationship between genetics and nutrition, with the ultimate goal of improving human health. The journal publishes original research articles and two types of review articles. First, reviews of preclinical research data coming largely from animal, cell culture and other experimental models. Such data will provide the basis for future product development and/or human research initiatives. Secondly, critical evaluations of human experimental data to help deliver products with medically proven use.
This journal also serves as a forum for nutritionists, healthcare providers and all those interested in preventive medicine. The following are examples of the specific areas that may be covered by the journal.
• The study of individual genetic differences in response to dietary components.
• The development of safe and effective diet therapies for individuals or subgroups of the population on the basis of nutrigenomic data.
• Diet development and health outcomes from dietary patterns by defining specific sub-populations of patients.
• The development of models of disease mechanism based on understanding the genome.
• The study of physical and genetic linkage maps combined with techniques to catalog massive databases of genetic information, to uncover genes that may interact with diet to influence disease.
• Interactions of diet and nutrition with genetic susceptibility to cancer
• Gene–diet interactions in coronary heart disease
All articles published by Genes & Nutrition are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.
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Open access publishing is not without costs. Genes & Nutrition therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1370.00/$2145.00/€1745.00 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.
If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.
BMC provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.
All articles published in Genes & Nutrition are included in:
- Biological Abstracts
- Expanded Academic
- Food Science and Technology Abstracts
- Global Health
- Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
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- Science Citation Index
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Genes & Nutrition has an Impact Factor of 2.794.
Genes & Nutrition operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.
The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.
Genes & Nutrition considers the following types of article: Research paper, Commentary, Letter to the Editor, and Review. For more specific information, please take a look at our Submission Guidelines.
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Citing articles in Genes & Nutrition
Articles in Genes & Nutrition should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. Genes Nutr [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Genes Nutr 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
Appeals and complaints
If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure. For complaints that cannot be resolved with the Editor, the authors should contact the Publisher.
Why publish your article in Genes & Nutrition
Genes & Nutrition's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.
Speed of publication
Genes & Nutrition offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.
Online publication in Genes & Nutrition gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).
Promotion and press coverage
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Genes & Nutrition is affiliated with the European Nutrigenomics Organisation (NuGO). NuGO is an association of universities and research institutes focusing on the joint development of the research area of molecular nutrition, personalized nutrition, nutrigenomics and nutritional systems biology.
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2017 Journal Metrics
68.6 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
62.0 days to first decision for all manuscripts
115.0 days from submission to acceptance
32.6 days from acceptance to publication
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