British Journal of Nutrition

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The British Journal of Nutrition (BJN) is a leading international, peer-reviewed journal of nutritional science. Established by the Nutrition Society in 1947, it publishes mainly primary research, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and short, topical reviews across the range of nutrition disciplines.

The BJN encompasses the full spectrum of nutritional science – epidemiology, dietary surveys, nutritional requirements and behaviour, metabolic studies, body composition, energetics, appetite, obesity, ageing, endocrinology, immunology, neuroscience, microbiology, genetics and molecular and cell biology. Submissions addressing the new frontiers of the subject, including the rapidly emerging area of nutritional genomics, are especially encouraged.

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Professor Graham C. Burdge
Institute of Human Nutrition, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

The Nutrition Society is delighted to note that Professor Burdge is included in the 2014 Thomson-Reuters world-wide list of Highly Cited Researchers - as are his two immediate predecessors as Editor-in-Chief, Professor Philip Calder and Professor Paul Trayhurn.

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The BJN has 26,011 citations since inception in 1947.

The BJN offers:

  • Online manuscript submission and reviewing
  • No submission or page charges
  • Authors retain the full copyright of their material
  • Provision of colour figures
  • Authors receive free reprints and a PDF file of their article

The BJN publishes original papers, technical notes, review articles and commentaries on human and animal nutrition and on basic sciences as applied to nutritional problems.

Debate on key issues is encouraged through 'Letters to the Editor' and the 'Nutrition Discussion Forum'. A recent innovation is the 'Horizons in Nutritional Science' series, highlighting significant recent key developments in nutrition.

The journal also publishes book reviews and Supplements on selective topics of particular interest.  

The BJN is published twice monthly, in two volumes a year. New articles are published online ahead of print. Throughout over 60 years of existence, the journal has presented many influential and highly cited studies in nutritional science. 

The BJN has an international authorship and a worldwide readership. Free online access is available to all after 1 year; the complete archive of the journal, back to volume 1 1947, is now online.  

The BJN is published for the Nutrition Society by Cambridge University Press. Sign up to 'Table of Contents' alert to receive regular updates.

This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics.


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