As ASN approaches 100 years as a leading advocate for nutrition scientists and the advancement of nutrition, we are committed to our vision for the future that builds on current strengths as we seek new opportunities. One such opportunity is strengthening and innovating our role as the leading provider of science-based nutrition information.

A new ASN Publishing and Education Strategic Planning Task Force will explore how ASN can expand its role in the creation, translation, and dissemination of high-quality nutrition science through publications and educational initiatives.

Like many areas today, scholarly publishing is changing. New technologies, learning trends, and demand for open access are impacting how journals will be written, published, and consumed in the future. This task force will evaluate how ASN can leverage new opportunities in publishing to better serve the nutrition science community.

Marta Van Loan, Chair, Publications Committee, and co-chair of the task force.

Reaching 50 million researchers, policy makers, and practitioners around the globe, ASN’s four leading journals in nutrition science — The Journal of Nutrition, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Advances in Nutrition, and Current Developments in Nutrition publish cutting-edge research that reflects the direction and shapes the future of global nutrition.

ASN is ideally positioned to lead the nutrition community into new models for distributing science-based information. The work of the task force will be an open, inclusive process and we encourage members to share their input, feedback, and comments about the future of ASN’s knowledge initiatives.

Sarah Booth, ASN Treasurer and Chair, Finance Committee, and co-chair of the task force

The ASN Publishing and Education Strategic Planning Task Force is co-led by Marta Van Loan, PhD (Chair, Publications Committee) and Sarah Booth, PhD (ASN Treasurer and Chair, Finance Committee) and includes Robert Bertolo, PhD, MSc, Stuart Phillips, PhD, and Emily Smith, ScD, MPH.  The entire task force will work collaboratively with ASN journals’ Editors-in-Chief: Teresa A. Davis, PhD, The Journal of Nutrition (JN); Christopher Duggan, MD, MPH, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN); Katherine L. Tucker, PhD, Advances in Nutrition (AN); and Jack Odle, PhD, Current Developments in Nutrition (CDN). 

The task force will explore:

  1. Respond to current and imminent disruptions impacting scholarly publishing;
  2. Increase the impact of ASN’s publications;
  3. Develop consensus statements and evidence-based guidelines;
  4. Optimize editorial operations to improve author satisfaction; and
  5. Broaden knowledge initiatives.

Visit this dedicated page to learn more details and stay up to date on the progress of the task force. Updates will be shared through various communication channels, including the ASN member e-newsletter and