Guide for Authors
The editors of The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry (JNB) welcome the submission of original manuscripts on experimental and clinical nutrition as it interfaces with biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, and toxicology. The scope of the journal includes the broad area of in vitro and in vivo studies of mechanistic aspects of nutritional sciences. The criteria for acceptance of papers submitted for publication are originality, quality and clarity of the content. Each manuscript is internally reviewed and prioritized before a full external review takes place. All contributions must be based on original, unpublished research and will be peer reviewed. All authors bear responsibility for ensuring the integrity and quality of their reported research. It is the author's responsibility to secure permission to use figures or tables that have been published elsewhere.
Contributions may be classified as original research or review articles. Most review articles are invited by the editor. Authors interested in submitting a review article should contact the editorial office. The rapid publication of original manuscripts is a goal of the journal. Manuscripts must be written in English. Each manuscript is considered for publication with the understanding that it has not been submitted to any other journal. Upon acceptance for publication, papers are subject to editorial review and revision.
All manuscripts submitted to JNB are checked for plagiarism. Any suspect of plagiarism or data manipulation will result in automatic rejection of a manuscript, independent of stage of review or publication process.
Contact Address:Dr. Bernhard Hennig, Editor-in-Chief
The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
University of Kentucky
900 Limestone Street
Rm. 599 Wethington Health Sciences Building
Lexington, KY 40536-0200
E-mail address: JNB@uky.edu
Submission GuidelinesAll manuscripts must be submitted via the Elsevier Editorial System (EES) at http://ees.elsevier.com/jnb/. Authors may send queries concerning the submission process, manuscript status or journal procedures to the Editorial Office (JNB@uky.edu). All correspondence regarding submitted manuscripts will be through e-mail. Authors who are unable to provide an electronic version or have other circumstances that prevent online submission must contact the Editorial Office prior to submission to discuss alternate options.
A manuscript submission through EES consists of a minimum of three distinct files: a cover letter; 3-5 suggested reviewers; and the manuscript. EES accepts files from a broad range ofword processing applications. All three files must be typed in 12-point type, double-spaced with one-inch margins, and all pages should be numbered consecutively. The file should follow the general instructions on style/arrangement, and, in particular, the reference style. The file should use the wrap-around end-of-line feature, i.e., returns at the end of paragraphs only. Place two returns after every element, such as title, headings, and paragraphs.In addition, Tables and Figures should be included as separate, individual files.
Revised manuscripts should also be accompanied by a file (separate from the cover letter) with responses to reviewers' comments. All files should be labeled with appropriate and descriptive file names (e.g., SmithText.doc, Fig1.eps, Table3.doc). The text, tables and graphics must be submitted as separate files. Complete instructions for electronic artwork submission are accessible via the JNB home page (http://journals.elsevierhealth.com/periodicals/jnb/). The web site guides authors through the creation and uploading of the various files. The preferred file format is Microsoft Word. Please note that PDF files are not allowed for submission. When the submission files are uploaded, the system automatically generates an electronic (PDF) proof whichis then used for review.Cover Letter
Provide a cover letter indicating the name, mailing address, telephone, fax number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author. The cover letter must state that: all authors listed have contributed to the work, all authors have read, approved and agreed to submit the manuscript to JNB, no part of the work has been published before, except in abstract form, and all human and animal studies have been reviewed by the appropriate ethics committees. All authors listed in a manuscript submitted to JNB must have contributed substantially to the work, participated in the writing of the manuscript, and seen and approved the submitted version. All individuals who have contributed to the writing of the manuscript must be listed as authors. The editor reserves the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements.Suggested Reviewers
Provide a list of 3 to 5 suggested reviewers for your manuscript. Please be sure to give complete contact information with the e-mail address being the most important.Manuscript Outline
The manuscript should include the text, references, and figure/table legends. Do not include the figures or tables in this file.Title page
Please provide the following:Abstract
• The first name, middle initial, and the last name of all authors
• The name and address of the corresponding author to who reprint requests should be sent
• Each author's institutional affiliation(s)
• A running title of up to 50 characters;
• Grants, sponsors, and funding sources
• Up to six key words
• Provide an abstract of a single paragraph with up to 250 words summarizing the hypothesis tested, experimental design, results, and conclusions. Do not cite references and avoid abbreviations.Text
• Start the text on a new page. Arrange the text into four parts: Introduction, Methods and Materials, Results, and Discussion.SI Units
• All laboratory data should be presented in SI units. See Young, DS. Implementation of SI units for clinical laboratory data. J Nutr Biochem 1990; 1: 599-633.References
• References should follow the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals". References should be numbered sequentially in the order of their citation in the text, e.g., [1, 2], and appear at the end of the main text. Style references as follows:For journal articles:
Brown M, Evans M, McIntosh M. Linoleic acid partially restores the triglyceride content of conjugated linoleic acid-treated cultures of 3T3-L1 preadipocytes. J Nutr Biochem. 2001;12:381-7.For article or chapter in edited book:
Hennig B, Toborek M, Boissonneault GA. Lipids inflammatory cytokines, and endothelial cell injury. In: Gershwin ME, German JB, Keen CL, editors. Nutrition and Immunology: Principles andPractice. New Jersey: Humana Press Inc.; 2000. pp. 203-20.For books:
Abbas AK, Lichtman AH, Pober JS. Cellular and molecular immunology. 4th ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 2000 [chapter 11].Illustrations
To properly submit digital artwork, please see "Artwork Instructions" on http://ees.elsevier.com/jnb/ or http://authors.elsevier.com for details on image formats, sizing, naming conventions, preparation,and file delivery of your digital artwork. Digital artwork that does not conform to these instructions will be rejected.Supplemental Data
Supplemental data will include parts of the manuscript that are not essential for the hard-copy version of JNB, but will be available with the electronic version of the manuscript. This may include microarray data, large or oversize figures and extensive tables. Authors are encouraged to designate material for on-line use only; in communication with the authors, the Editors also reserve the right to suggest and decide what parts of the manuscript can be online-only.Revised Manuscripts
Please provide a separate file that clearly addresses the reviewersconcerns. In the letter that describes the responses to the reviewers' comments, changes made in the revised manuscript must be clearly identified with page and line numbers. Once a revised manuscript is accepted for publication, a proof is prepared and submitted for final review to the corresponding author. Subsequently, the corrected proof will be published in JNBonline as an 'article-in-press' available for immediate citation. The authors are solely responsible for the accuracy of their articles. Once a manuscript is selected for inclusion in an issue, the article will be updated with volume, issue, and page information.Scientific Correspondence
Letters to the Editor will be considered for publication at the discretion of the editor. Submission of a letter constitutes permission for publication. Letters are subject to editing and abridgement.Reprints
An order form will be sent to the corresponding author from the publisher at the time your manuscript begins production.Conflict of Interest Policy
Authors are required to disclose commercial or similar relationships to products or companies mentioned in or related to the subject matter of the article being submitted. Sources of funding for the article should be acknowledged in a footnote on the title page. Affiliations of authors should include corporate appointments relating to or in connection with products or companies mentioned in the article,or otherwise bearing on the subject matter thereof. Other pertinentfinancial relationships, such as consultancies, stock ownership or other equity interests or patent-licensing arrangements, should be disclosed to the Editor-in-Chief in the cover letter at the time of submission. Such relationships may be disclosed in the Journal at the discretionof the Editor-in-Chief in footnotes appearing on the title page.Copyright
All manuscripts accepted for publication become the sole property of the Publisher. Before publication authors are requested to assign copyright to Elsevier. As an author, you retain rights for large number of author uses, including use by your employing institute or company. These rights are retained and permitted without the need to obtain specific permission from Elsevier. For more information, please visit http://www.elsevier.com/authors/author-rights-and-responsibilities. The copyright transfer form is sent to authors with proofs.Open Access:
This journal offers authors two choices to publish their research;1. Open Access
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