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Instructions to Author’s

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Instructions for Authors

Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science Journal is an international research journal of food and nutrition science published biyearly with sole aim of rapid dissemination of scientific knowledge among scientists, technocrats, planner and elite citizens for a better life supporting system and to promote the cause for food and nutrition science.

All articles submitted to Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science are reviewed on following points:

  • Originality of work
  • Relevance to scope of journal
  • Importance of topic
  • Exclusivity and clarity of presentation
  • Confirming to the guidelines mentioned below

Pre Submission Information for Authors

Processing Charges:

Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science is an open access journal. Full articles are available to all subscribers and other readers as pdf and html. The author(s) are charged an article processing fee:

India:  Rs.4000/-( upto 10 pages) Every additional page Rs. 250/-
Foreign:   Click here to check the Article processing charges for different countries group

 

Licensing Policy:

As open access journal Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science follows the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Copyright :

The author(s) reserve(s) all proprietary rights such as patent rights and the right to use all or part of the article in future works of their own such as lectures, press releases, and reviews of textbooks. In the case of republication of the whole, part, or parts thereof, in periodicals or reprint publications by a third party, written permission must be obtained from the Editor‐in‐Chief Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science Journal.

Statement of Informed Consent

All individuals have individual rights that are not to be infringed. Individual participants in studies have, for example, the right to decide what happens to the (identifiable) personal data gathered, to what they have said during a study or an interview, as well as to any photograph that was taken.
The manuscripts that include details, images, or videos relating to individual participants, written informed consent for the publication of these must be obtained from the participants (or their parent or legal guardian in the case of children under 16) and a statement to this effect should appear in the manuscript. If the participant has died, then consent for publication must be sought from the next of kin of the participant. Documentation showing consent for publication must be made available to the Editor on request. In cases where images are entirely unidentifiable and there are no details on individuals reported within the manuscript, consent for publication of images may not be required. The final decision on whether consent to publish is required lies with the Editor.

Ethics in publishing

Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science’s Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement is based, in large part, on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Please see http://www.foodandnutritionjournal.org/submission/publication-ethics-and-malpractice-statement/

Submission and Copyright declaration

Submission of a manuscript to Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science for publication implies that the same work has not been either published or under consideration for publication in another Journal.

Copyright form can be downloaded at: http://www.foodandnutritionjournal.org/pdf/NFSJ_Copy_right_form.pdf

This form duly completed and signed should be submitted online while submitting manuscript.

Conflict of interest

All authors are requested to disclose any conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations that can influence their work.

Declaration of Funding Sources:

Please provide the source of financial support if any.

Plagiarism

By submitting articles to Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science the author attest the following:

  • None of the part of manuscript is plagiarized from other sources
  • Proper reference is provided for all contents extracted from other sources

Strong action will be taken against cases of plagiarism, Read the Journal’s Plagiarism policy by clicking here.

Manuscript Submission:

Manuscript can be submitted online at

http://www.foodandnutritionjournal.org/submission/online-submission/

Correction and Retraction Policy

Corrections

Corrections are published if the publication record is seriously affected with regard to the accuracy of published information. Corrections are published in the subsequent issue under Corrections and addendum.

Retractions

Retractions are done when the main conclusion of the paper is seriously undermined.

Readers should first contact the authors of the original paper and then write to the journal, including copies of the correspondence with the authors. The editors will consult reviewers for their comments. The article will be retracted in cases such as multiple submission, plagiarism or fraudulent use of data.

Changes in authors

Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Editor from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include:

  • Reason why the name should be added or removed
  • Emailed confirmation from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement.
  • A corrigendum will be issued if the author names are added, deleted, or rearranged in an article published online in coming issue

Ghostwriting Firewall

A declaration of contributions from individual coauthors in the preparation of the article should be submitted

Refund policy:

Once the paper is accepted for publication and the payment is provided by the author. No refund will be granted due to any reason whatsoever.

Refund can only be provided if the journal failed to publish the article due to some unavoidable circumstances. This refund will exclude the banking processing charges.

How to Prepare Manuscript

Preparing manuscript according to following instructions will ensure:

  • Fast and efficient processing of the article
  • Avoid unnecessary communication back and forth for repeated corrections
  • Avoid error free publication

General Instructions

Use MS word to prepare manuscript. Other open source word-processing software can also be used. Keep the format as per following instructions:

  • Keep the text in single column, normal font size 12, 1.5 line space.
  • Keep the text left aligned, do not justify the paragraph.
  • Use the spell check and grammar check of your word processor program.
  • Use a single grid for each table.
  • Check the quality of scanned figures. The legends should be clearly visible.
  • Place the tables and figures in the appropriate places

Title

Title is important as it shows what your work is all about. Title should be:

  • Brief and concise
  • Title should be in running text, bold, font size 14
  • Do not use ‘&’ symbol and avoid using abbreviations

Authors Name and affiliations

Authors name should follow the Title. Name should be as:

  • Running text, normal font size 12, line spacing 1.5
  • First Name Middle Name Last Name
  • Names should not include titles
  • Full names should be mentioned
  • Affiliation should be mentioned as superscript numbers
  • Multiple affiliation should be mentioned as superscript multiple numbers corresponding to institutions
  • Corresponding author should be marked as superscript *
  • Email and corresponding authors address should be mentioned following the names
  • Address should follow the names
  • Affiliation numbers should prefix the address as superscript
  • Make sure the names and address are correctly spelled

Example for title, names and affiliation

 

Guidelines to authors for preparing manuscript

Marsha Clark Mellow1, Minnie Van Ryder2* and Ivana Ben Withew3

1Dept. of Nutrition Science, City1, Country1

2Dept. of Dietetics, City2, Country1

3Dept. of Food Science, City2, Country1

Example for multiple affiliations

Marsha Clark Mellow1, Minnie Van Ryder2* and Ivana Ben Withew3

1Dept. of Nutrition Science, City1, Country1

2Dept. of Dietetics, City2, Country1

3Dept. of Food Science, City2, Country1

Corresponding Author Email: ______________________

Corresponding Author Address: ______________________________________________

Abstract

Abstracts should briefly reflect all aspects of the study, as most databases list mainly abstracts. Short Communications as well as Review Articles should have an Abstract.

Keywords

Provide four to eight appropriate key words after abstract. Each keyword should be separated by “,” (Comma) or “;” (semicolon)

Introduction

Start immediately after the keywords, as the next paragraph.

  • The Introduction should lead the reader to the importance of the study
  • Should tie-up published literature with the aims of the study and clearly states the rationale behind the investigation.

Materials and Methods

Start as a continuation to introduction on the same page.

  • All important materials used along with their source shall be mentioned.
  • The main methods used shall be briefly described, citing references. Trivial details may be avoided.
  • New methods or substantially modified methods may be described in sufficient detail.
  • The statistical method and the level of significance chosen shall be clearly stated.
  • Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science prefers to publish work that has been subjected to an appropriate statistical test at one level of significance.

Results

All findings presented in tabular or graphical form shall be described in this section.

  • The data should be statistically analyzed and the level of significance stated.
  • Data that is not statistically significant need only to be mentioned in the text – no illustration is necessary.
  • All Tables and figures must have a title or caption and a legend to make them self-explanatory.
  • Results section shall start after materials and methods section on the same page.

Discussion

This section should follow results, deal with the interpretation of results, convey how they help increase current understanding of the problem and should be logical.

  • Unsupported hypothesis should be avoided.
  • The Discussion should state the possibilities the results uncover, that need to be further explored.
  • There is no need to include another title such as “Conclusions” at the end of Discussion.
  • Results and discussion of results can also be combined under one section, Results and Discussion.

Acknowledgements

Should be given after the text and not in the form of foot-notes.

References

References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text (not in alphabetic order). Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in superscript. References cited only in tables or figure legends should be numbered in accordance with the sequence established by the first identification in the text of the particular table or figure. Use the style of the examples below

Name of author(s), the title, the journal, volume, number, page nos. and the year.

Example

Godhia M. L, Naik N. Altered Lipid Responses to Dietary Interventions in Obesity. Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science; 3(1): 01-11: (2015)

Citation Style

Illustrations

Tables

Should be typed on separate sheets of paper and should not preferably contain any molecular structures.

  • Only MS word table format should be used for preparing tables.
  • Tables should show lines separating columns but not those separating rows except for the top row that shows column captions.
  • Tables should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and bear a brief title in capital letters bold face.
  • Units of measurement should be abbreviated and placed below the column headings. Column headings or captions hall be in bold face.
  • It is essential that all tables have legends, which explain the contents of the table.
  • Tables should not be very large that they run more than one A4 sized page.

Example for table

Table 1: Brief title for the table

Heading 1

Heading 2

Heading 3

Heading 4

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Figures

Figures and scanned images should be of good quality and placed on appropriate places in the article.

  • Figures should be numbered consecutively in numerals and bear a brief title in lower case bold face letters below the figure.
  • Graphs and bar graphs should preferably be prepared using Microsoft Excel and submitted as Excel graph pasted in Word.
  • These graphs and illustrations should be drawn to approximately twice the printed size to obtain satisfactory reproduction.
  • Mention and properly cite the source of figure, if extracted from other source.

 

Example for images and illustrations

Good quality

Good quality Graph with clear legends

 

Bad quality Graph

Bad quality Graph with unreadable data

 

Chemical terminology

The chemical nomenclature used must be in accordance with that used in the Chemical Abstracts.

Math formulae

  • Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images.
  • Present simple formulae with normal text where possible and use the division slash (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms

Symbols and abbreviations

  • Unless specified otherwise, all temperatures are understood to be in degrees centigrade and need not be followed by the letter ‘C’.
  • Abbreviations should be those well known in scientific literature. In vitro, in vivo, in situ, ex vivo, ad libitum, et al. and so on are two words each and should be written in italics. None of the above is a hyphenated word.
  • All foreign language (other than English) names and words shall be in italics as a general rule.
  • Words such as carrageenan-induced inflammation, paracetamol-induced hepatotoxicity, isoproterenol-induced myocardial necrosis, dose-dependent manner are all hyphenated.

Biological nomenclature

Names of plants, animals and bacteria should be in italics.

Enzyme nomenclature

The trivial names recommended by the IUPAC-IUB Commission should be used. When the enzyme is the main subject of a paper, its code number and systematic name should be stated at its first citation in the paper.

Spelling

These should be as in the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English.

Ethics of human and animal experimentation

Papers describing any experimental work with humans should include a statement that the Ethical Committee of the institution in which the work was done has approved it, and that the subjects gave informed consent to the work.
Experiments with animals should be done in accordance with the legal requirements of the relevant local or national authority. Procedures should be such that experimental animals do not suffer unnecessarily. Papers should include details of the procedures and of anaesthetics used. The Editors will not accept papers where the ethical aspects are, in their opinion, open to doubt.

Proof Correction

Once the article is accepted after successful peer review, the article is published online and a pdf in journal format is prepared.

  • A copy of this PDF file is emailed to corresponding author for proof check.
  • Make sure to proof read and make the correction diligently.
  • Any proofing changes should be marked by the corresponding author and emailed back to managing editor.
  • Ensure that all corrections are done in this proof as subsequent changes after this communication cannot be  guaranteed
  • The changes will be incorporated in the final version.

AFTER ACCEPTANCE

Use of the Digital Object Identifier

A digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by a registration agency (the International DOI Foundation) to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet. The assigned DOI is never subjected to changes. Hence, it is an ideal medium for citing a document, particularly ‘Articles in press’ as their full bibliographic information is not received by them. Example of a correctly given DOI (Godhia M. L, Naik N. Altered Lipid Responses to Dietary Interventions in Obesity. Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science 2015; 3(1). doi :  http://dx.doi.org/10.12944/CRNFSJ.3.1.01).

 

Checklist before Submission

Read the general information for authors

Title doesn’t have “&” and other non standard abbreviations

Author names confirms to journal requirement

Corresponding author is marked

Corresponding authors email and address is included

Author affiliation are checked

Key words are added

Tables are properly numbered and title added

Figures are properly numbered

Quality of figure is checked

References are in proper format as shown in reference section

Article is spell and grammar checked

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