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Special Announcement

A New Chapter for the American Society for Nutrition’s Journal Portfolio 
An editorial from the American Society for Nutrition’s Board of Directors describes a recent strategic planning effort to ensure ASN’s publishing program remains vibrant and ready to meet members’ needs. Read the editorial and learn more about this effort at www.nutrition.org/strategic-planning-for-journals-and-education/. We know you weigh many factors when choosing where to submit your research, including speed, impact factor, and cost. We aim to be your first choice, as well as your best choice.

The Journal of Nutrition
Volume 152, Issue 2, February 2022

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume 115, Issue 2, February 2022

Advances in Nutrition
Volume 13, Issue 1, January 2022

Current Developments in Nutrition
Volume 6, Issue 2, February 2022

  • Little is known about how the level of program participation affects child nutrition in rural interventions. In response, the authors of “Maternal Participation Level in a Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Intervention Matters for Child Diet and Growth Outcomes in Rural Ghana” conducted a 12-month-randomized controlled trial among 233 mothers in rural Ghana to determine the association between the mothers’ level of participation in a community-based, nutrition-sensitive agricultural intervention and their children’s dietary and anthropometric outcomes. Results of their study “showed that mothers’ high participation level was associated with a higher likelihood of child egg consumption, while high and medium participation levels similarly increased children’s linear growth compared to the control.” The authors noted, “to our surprise, wealth was inversely associated with participation in our sample.” Overall, the results of this study suggest that “if higher participation levels are reached, nutrition-sensitive agricultural interventions could double their effects in child nutritional outcomes, independently of the baseline characteristics of the children’s mothers.” The authors call for further studies: “With standardized instruments to monitor and evaluate participation levels in different interventions, future studies could examine the determinants of participation levels to address and improve it as well as estimate thresholds in participation levels needed to maximize nutrition outcomes.”

Reviewer Recognition

2021 Top Reviewers
Every year, the four American Society for Nutrition journals identify up to five ad hoc reviewers to be named a Top Reviewer from the previous year. Selections are based on the quality, number, and timeliness of manuscript reviews completed.

The ASN editors are grateful for the support of our many reviewers, and especially grateful to those who go above and beyond by providing multiple well-written and punctual reviews in a single year. Anonymous, conscientious, fair, and timely peer review is the lifeblood of our journals. Top 2021 Reviewers for Advances in Nutrition are listed below.

Publons Reviewer Recognition
Advances in NutritionThe American Journal of Clinical NutritionCurrent Developments in Nutrition, and The Journal of Nutrition have now integrated with Publons’ Reviewer Recognition service to give reviewers official recognition for their peer review contributions in the journals. Publons allows reviewers to add reviews performed for journals or conferences to a public profile and have them verified to be used in promotion and funding applications. Learn more about the process here.

Authors’ Corner

Publish Open Access in ASN’s Journals at No Charge to You
Last year authors from JISC affiliated UK-based institutions utilized an OUP Read and Publish agreement to publish 23 Open Access articles in ASN’s hybrid journals!  Read and Publish agreements allow authors from participating institutions to publish Open Access, and the institution may pay the charge. Does your institution participate? Find out here!

Reader Specials

For Fans of Great Debates in Nutrition
For those who enjoy our Great Debates in Nutrition, you may enjoy the ongoing conversation about the etiology of obesity in the journal: The energy balance model of obesity from Kevin Hall et al…

The energy balance model of obesity: beyond calories in, calories out

…in response to the carbohydrate-insulin model from David Ludwig et al…

The carbohydrate-insulin model: a physiological perspective on the obesity pandemic

ASN’s Journals Influencing Public Policy
WHO research, Unequal coverage of nutrition and health interventions for women and children in seven countries, released on January 1, 2022, cites JN research.

Identifying Potential Programs and Platforms to Deliver Multiple Micronutrient Interventions

The Journal of Nutrition, November 2011

Nutrient Information Update
Nutrient Information Brief – Copper
Jason L Burkhead, James F Collins

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News from the ASN

NUTRITION 2022: NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE + Year-Round Events
Mark your calendars for NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE – June 14-16, 2022 – ASN’s flexible, convenient virtual annual event that gathers the global nutrition community and get ready for more year-round opportunities for learning through standalone activities, professional development workshops and more. 

Deadline for abstract submissions: February 14, 2022. Learn more.