Journal of the American Dietetic Association Officially Becomes the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Published on behalf of the Academy by Elsevier

Philadelphia, PA, January 25, 2011 – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics announce that the Journal of the American Dietetic Association has become the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, mirroring the name change of the association on behalf of which it is published.

"The new name, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, was chosen because it promotes the strong science background and academic expertise of our members, primarily registered dietitians. Nutrition science underpins wellness, prevention, and treatment," said registered dietitian and Academy President Sylvia Escott-Stump, MA, RD, LDN.

The journal, the world’s premier source of scholarly, peer-reviewed information relating to the practice and science of food, nutrition, and dietetics, serves the Academy membership as well as the global community of nutrition experts. It directly supports the Academy’s continuing goals of advancing professional knowledge across the range of research and practice issues such as: nutritional science, medical nutrition therapy, public health nutrition, food science and biotechnology, food service systems, leadership and management, and dietetics education.

“2012 marks a new year, a new name and new opportunities for the journal,” commented Editor-in-Chief Linda van Horn, PhD, RD. We strive for excellence in publishing research on nutrition and dietetics that will enhance the professional knowledge and clinical skills of our membership and readers in general in an ever-changing world.”

“Elsevier is particularly proud of its long-standing association with the Academy. The journal continues to flourish and provide groundbreaking research, practical tools and guidelines for professional advancement to its ever-expanding readership,” noted Anthony Trioli, MBA, Publisher, Elsevier Health Sciences.

New in 2012 is the journal’s participation in Elsevier’s Article in Press (AIP) program through which articles are published online ahead of their appearance in specific issues. This presents tangible benefits to both authors and readers because research findings become available and citable more quickly.

Via its robust online platform Elsevier offers an extensive Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics archive with complete availability of full-text articles from 1993 to the present.

The journal is the recipient of three prestigious publishing awards from the Hermes Creative Awards, the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors, and the Gold Circle Awards. The journal has a current Impact Factor of 3.244 in the Nutrition and Dietetics category of the Journal Citation Reports®, published by Thomson Reuters. 

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About the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The official journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (www.eatright.org), the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (www.andjrnl.org) is the premier source for the practice and science of food, nutrition, and dietetics. The monthly, peer-reviewed journal presents original articles prepared by scholars and practitioners and is the most widely read professional publication in the field. The journal focuses on advancing professional knowledge across the range of research and practice issues such as: nutritional science, medical nutrition therapy, public health nutrition, food science and biotechnology, food service systems, leadership and management, and dietetics education.

About the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (www.eatright.org), formerly the American Dietetic Association, is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

Media contacts
Francesca Costanzo
Elsevier
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Ryan O’Malley
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
+1 800 877 1600, ext. 4769
media@eatright.org