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Author Guide

Author Guide

Author Guide for Nutrition Remarks All articles to be considered for publication in Nutrition Remarks should be submitted as E-mail attachments to editor@nutritionremarks.com. For further information and queries, contact our editorial office at editor@nutritionremarks.com.The key aims of Nutrition Remarks are to(1) Publish reliable health and nutrition information based entirely on scientific evidence aiming general public audience and other non-technical professionals who need reliable background information;

(2) Update our audience with nutritional and health-related innovations in an easy-to-understand terminology;

(3) Bridge scientists and experts in the health and nutrition field with our audience who are interested to be updated with reliable health and nutrition information.

Compulsory guide for all Nutrition Remarks authors

  1. Writing style should be simple and attractive for a non-scientific general public.
  2. Writing should be informative with the most up-to-date scientific evidence available.
  3. When technical terms are not avoidable, those terms should be clearly explained to the audience in the article itself.
  4. Regular articles to Nutrition Remarks and invited review articles should be not more than 1,000 words, excluding references.
  5. Creative figures and tables are encouraged to provide clarity and better understanding. Regular articles and invited review articles should have no more than two total figures or tables.
  6. Authors are fully responsible for all the information provided in an article they submit.
  7. Authors may use only published, peer-reviewed, journal articles, books and information provided by reliable institutes/associations/societies (e.g. American Society of Nutrition). Also authors can use their own unpublished data as reference material.
  8. All references should be clearly cited in the text and the reference list; authors are responsible for following copyright laws and avoiding conflicts of interests of any type.
  9. Articles should be typed in Microsoft Word: double-spaced; top, bottom, left, and right page-margins 1-inch each; Times New Roman size 12 font.
  10. Authors have the freedom to write in their own creative writing styles exactly following the above requirements.

Regular articles to Nutrition Remarks

Open to all authors who are experts under the scope of Nutrition Remarks. Articles should be no longer than 1,000 words and should exactly follow the above compulsory guide. Articles did not meet Nutrition Remarks author guides will be returned without review.

Invited review articles

The Nutrition Remarks section editors regularly review scientific publications related to nutrients and health. Eminent scientists with the potential to make valued contributions will be invited by the Editor-in-Chief to make a submission to Nutrition Remarks. Such invited review articles will be reviewed for content and writing style by scientific and non-scientific technical writing reviewers, respectively. The reviewers’ comments will be forwarded to the authors for corrections before final formatting for publication in Nutrition Remarks.

Detailed review articles

This article type is open to all authors in the field of nutrition. Detailed review articles must include the following, in this order: Title page, general audience summary, keywords, introduction, general discussion, acknowledgements, references, tables, figures or photographs, and legends to figures or photographs. The above manuscript components should not exceed 4,000 words, excluding references, tables, figures or photographs, and legends to figures or photographs. A total combination of six or fewer tables, figures, and photographs is encouraged, unless additional items are extremely important and relevant to the manuscript. The general audience summary should be limited to 300 words, and most relevant references should be used. Manuscripts with significant deviations from these guidelines may not be considered for reviewing.
Supplementary information and updates

If additional supplementary information is important for online publications, all relevant information should be submitted as separate attachments at the same time as manuscript submission. If the information needs to be updated, authors should contact editor@nutritionremarks.comwith a summary of the information to be updated.


As an ethical approach, Nutrition Remarks encourages authors to acknowledge all involved institutions, personnel, and communities in this section. If further information are required we recommend to follow the instructions provided at http://www.icmje.org/ethical_1author.html by International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.


Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references, which should be cited as follows.

Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Siriwardhana N, Lee KW, Kim SH, et. al. (2003). Antioxidant activity of Hizikia fusiformis on reactive oxygen species scavenging and lipid peroxidation inhibition. Food Science and Technology International 9: 339-346.

Book Chapters

  1. Davis TA, Fiorotto ML. 2005. Regulation of skeletal muscle protein metabolism in growing animals. In: Burrin DG, Mersmann HJ, Salek E, editors. Biology of Metabolism in Growing Animals. Biology of Growing Animals Series, Volume 3. London, United Kingdom:Elsevier Limited. Part II: Protein Metabolism, Chapter 2, p. 37-68.

Web-based information

  1. Main link ( http://www.nutrition.org/), Information link ( http://www.nutrition.org/media/news/fact-sheets-and-position-papers//Waist%20Circumference%20paper%20AJCN.pdf), date accessed 10-26-2008. Also, authors should maintain an electronic or a printed copy of the web based reference in case if verification is required in future.

Tables and Figures

A single table should not exceed A4 sized-paper. Font should be Times New Roman, font size 12. All figures should be exported to Microsoft Word or should be sent separately as individual JEPG or PDF files consistent with figure legends in the main article. Figures should be labeled in the main article and same should be used as the file name (e.g. Fig 1).


Photographs should be submitted as JEPG or PNG files. Photographs should be clear, and the author is fully responsible for complying with copyright laws regarding the photographs. Authors should maintain the documents as evidence for following copyrights when using photographs or figures that does not belongs to the author/authors.

Technical terms and abbreviations

All technical terms that are not familiar to general public and abbreviations should be clearly defined before they are used in the article.

After Submission

In the case of uninvited open articles, the Editor-in-Chief for Nutrition Remarks will initially review the article to determine its potential for publication in Nutrition Remarks. If the article is within the scope of Nutrition Remarks, the corresponding author will be notified by Editor-in-Chief to proceed for review. Considering the comments by the reviewers, the Editor-in-Chief will decide final acceptance, request a revised manuscript according to the reviewers’ comments, or reject the article. Once a manuscript is accepted for online publication, entire manuscript becomes a property of Nutrition Remarks and cannot be fully or partially reproduced elsewhere without permission from the editor-in chief.


Thank you for your interest in publishing with Nutrition Remarks.

Author instructions for Nutrition Remarks were prepared by

Nalin Siriwardhana, PhD

Sean Perera, PhD

Misty R. Bailey, MA, ELS



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