Authors who wish to submit an article to the FNB for consideration should first read the FNB Editorial Policy and the Content and Style Guidelines prior to submission. Please note that articles that do not meet the content and formatting guidelines outlined below will be returned.
Editorial PolicyDownload PDF (35kb)
The Food and Nutrition Bulletin is published quarterly by the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation in association with United Nations University. All correspondence concerning the content of the Bulletin, comments, news, and notices, as well as requests for reprint permission should be sent to the Managing Editor at the email address given above.
The Food and Nutrition Bulletin also serves as a principal outlet for the publication of reports of working groups and other activities of the SCN. The SCN itself is a focal point for coordinating activities of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations University (UNU), the World Bank, the World Food Programme (WFP), and other bodies of the United Nations system that have an interest in food and nutrition. The Bulletin also publishes reports of working groups and tasks forces operating under the IUNS, a collaborating institution.
Also of interest are “Short Communications,” defined as papers that explore a topic with the customary scientific rigor but that do not need extensive analysis and discussion of the data or that have useful information that is not sufficient for a full article. These would be identified as such at the beginning of each article.
Once the FNB receives the comments from peer reviewers, the FNB editors and editor-in-chief make a final decision regarding publication. At this stage, the corresponding author may be asked to make certain revisions based on peer reviewer suggestions to be accepted for publication. If a manuscript is not accepted for publication, the corresponding author will receive a letter from the editor which will include an explanation for the decision.
Page charges do not apply to solicited articles. Authors contributing to special issues and supplements are not responsible for page charges.
Content and Style GuidelinesDownload PDF (47kb)
The editors of the Food and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB) welcome contributions relating to nutrition in the developing world (please see Content guidelines below.) Submission of an article does not guarantee publication; acceptance depends on the judgment of the editors and reviewers as to its relevance and quality. Contributors should examine recent issues of the Bulletin for content and style, and should also review the FNB Editorial Policy prior to submitting an article.
The following is an outline of the content and style guidelines and formatting required for all FNB submissions. Please review carefully, and prepare your manuscript according to these guidelines. Manuscripts that do not conform to these guidelines will be returned to the author for correction.
The Food and Nutrition Bulletin accepts policy analyses, state-of-the-art summaries, and original scientific articles relating to multidisciplinary efforts to alleviate the problems of world hunger and malnutrition in the developing world. All potentially acceptable manuscripts are peer-reviewed.
Articles published in the FNB must be broadly applicable; scientific articles of interest only to individuals in a single discipline or within a single country or region will not be accepted.
Other Content: In addition to the types of articles outlined above, Letters to the Editor are encouraged and will be printed if judged to have an adequate basis and to be of sufficient general interest. Also of interest are “Short Communications,” defined as papers that explore a topic with the customary scientific rigor but that do not need extensive analysis and discussion of the data or that have useful information that is not sufficient for a full article. These would be identified as such at the beginning of each article.
Language. All submissions must be in English.
Format. Manuscripts should be prepared on a computer in MS Word, double-spaced, with ample margins, and submitted electronically via email directly to the Managing Editor (FNBsubmissions@inffoundation.org).
Abstract. An abstract of not more than 250 words should be included at the beginning of the manuscript, in the following format:
Emphasize new and important aspects of the study or observations. Do not include any information that is not given in the body of the article. Do not cite references or use abbreviations or acronyms in the abstract.
Key words. Authors should provide a minimum of four key words for the article.
Ethical approval of studies and informed consent. For investigations of human subjects, authors should state in the Methods section the manner in which informed consent was obtained from the study participants (i.e., oral or written), and describe how the study investigators protected the rights of participants as described in the Declaration of Helsinki.
Conflicts of interest and other disclosures. Authors must confirm upon submission that the manuscript is an original work, and has not been submitted for publication elsewhere. Additionally, authors must explicitly state any potential financial or other conflicts of interest in a cover letter accompanying submission of their manuscript. Finally, the corresponding author will need to verify that each author listed has seen and approved the form and content of the submitted article.
Tables and Figures. Tables and figures should be placed on separate pages at the end of the manuscript file. Footnotes should be keyed to the relevant data points by letters or symbols. The original data files for figures that use bar graphs, scatterplots, or other graphic representations of data must be included as part of the initial submission. Please double-check your data for accuracy and consistency with the text.
Photographs. Photographs should be submitted electronically in jpg., tiff. or bmp. format. If used, photographs will be published only in black and white.
Units of measure. All measurements should be expressed in metric units. If other units are used, their metric equivalent should be indicated.
Abbreviations. Please spell out all abbreviations used on the first reference.
Text of manuscript:
Footnotes: If possible, please try to keep footnotes concise and to a minimum. Remember that FNB pages are slightly smaller, and long footnotes will extend to subsequent pages.
References in the text should be numbered in consecutive order, and should be enclosed in square brackets. (eg, “…better than that of the population of Nepal .” )
For more detailed information on references, please see References section below.
Title in 14 point bold
First and last name of all authors – please do NOT use superscript
Description of affiliations - please do NOT use superscript or titles (eg., Dr., Professor, job titles, etc.). Affiliations should include just the name of the organization, city and state and/or country. University departments, etc. should not be included.
Corresponding author information – include name, mailing address, and email.
Running head: Dietary intervention and iron status of adolescents
Please review these examples of reference formatting:
—Standard journal article (list all authors – do not use “et al.”):
Book or other monograph reference
—editor, compiler, chairman as author:
—chapter in book:
Please read all instructions before submission.
Send all contributions via email to:
Michelle Badash, Managing Editor