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September 22, 2016 
Journal of the American College of Nutrition: Official Publication of the American College of Nutrition 

Published eight times per year, and in its 35th volume year, the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN) continues to provide original and innovative research in nutrition with useful application for researchers, physicians, and other health care professionals.

Journal Citations Report® ranks Journal of the American College of Nutrition in the category of Nutrition & Dietetics (Science) with a 2015 Impact Factor of 2.245 and a 2.236 5-Year Impact Factor (© 2016 Thomson Reuters, 2015 Journal Citation Reports®).

The journal welcomes manuscripts of high scientific quality that are relevant to human nutrition and does not charge any author submission fees. Upon submission to JACN, manuscripts may not be submitted to another journal while under review, nor should they have been previously published.

All manuscripts are reviewed by a minimum of two referees with expertise in research relevant to the manuscript topic. Results of the review and consideration for decision (acceptance, suggestions for revision, or fully justified rejection) by the editorial board will be communicated rapidly to authors. Manuscripts deemed of too low priority may not be accepted for publication even if not rejected for flawed design or analysis.

Submissions will be considered in the following categories:

  • Original research – manuscripts that present innovative research of nutritional importance with useful application for researchers, physicians, and health care specialists and professionals. Clinical Trials are by far the most prevalent article type within this category.
  • Critical reviews – systematic or meta-analytic works that update the current status of research developments or present new concepts to unify relationships among nutrition, health maintenance, and pathogenesis and treatment of disease; key teaching points and nutritional relevance must be highlighted.
  • Commentary – a well-informed presentation that expounds, explains, or interprets topical subject matter.
  • Special reports – an article of general interest to the nutrition community, possibly an in-depth examination on a focused topic.
  • Letters to the Editor – meaningful commentary on nutrition topics; authors are given the opportunity to respond to letters that address their published work.
  • Book reviews – objective and authoritative critiques of published works on subject matter within the journal scope. Supplements representing symposia and workshops - the journal will also consider publishing thematic Special Issues and Supplements stemming from technical conferences, symposia, workshops, etc. Topic proposals should be presented first to the Editor-in-Chief and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Trending topics - Obesity and Weight Management; Type 2 Diabetes; Inflammation; Cardiovascular Function; Micronutrients; Vitamin D; Disease Prevention; Exercise Science; Government Regulations; and the theme of 2016 American College of Nutrition Conference: Personalized Nutrition.


  • Peer review online via ScholarOne Manuscript Central Rapid manuscript turn-around time Timely publication of eight issues yearly
  • Online access ahead of print publishing
  • Rapid posting to index services
  • Open Access options for authors
  • Fully searchable content back to Volume 1/ Issue 1
  • Editorial board reorganized by subject matter
  • On PUBMED and doi shortly after acceptance
  • Indexed in PubMed MEDLINE® and the ©Thomson Reuters, Journal Citation Reports®

The Journal of the American College of Nutrition receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscripts site located at ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, and facilitates the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne technical support can be accessed at

Please contact Greg Reed, Managing Editor, at Or review the complete Instructions for Authors page at

A cover letter must contain a statement that all coauthors accept responsibility for content of the manuscript. If there are no conflicts of interest listed on the title page, the letter must state this. Submit all elements of the manuscript as an electronic version. Manuscripts submitted to the Journal shall avoid gratuitous promotion of either companies or products. Specifically, company or product names should be confined to the methods section, acknowledgement section, or within footnote text.



  • Editor-in-Chief: William J. Kraemer, PhD, CSCS*D, FNSCA, FACSM, FACN, The Ohio State University,
  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Taylor C. Wallace, PhD, Senior Director of Science, Policy & Government Affairs, National Osteoporosis Foundation (