The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Revision Checklist
Below are items REQUIRED AT REVISION. Please ensure your submission meets ALL journal format requirements at this stage in peer review or it will be returned to your Author Center for corrections. See additional information in our Guide for Authors.
- Clearly show all edits with a “tracked changes” function. Do not use highlighted or colored text in place of tracked-changes.
- Manuscript is uploaded as a Word file (.doc).
- Lines are numbered continuously (not per page) beginning with abstract. Do not number lines of tables, figures or references.
- Define all nonstandard abbreviations and group designations (e.g. CON, HP) used at first mention in the abstract and text. Alphabetically list and define them on the title page.
- Include a statement in Methods concerning the ethical treatment of animals or participants. Specify the committee and institution that granted ethical approval.
- Verify that data are consistently reported across abstract, manuscript text, tables, figures, and supplementary material.
- The title in the Word file matches exactly what is entered into the Editorial Manager System.
- All Author names and affiliations match exactly what is entered into the Editorial Manager System.
- A corresponding author is identified by name with an email address included.
- If this a Commentary, Letter, or Editorial, include a true title that does not contain statements such as “Commentary on.” or “Editorial on….” or “Letter on…” Reply Letters may be titled “Reply to [AUTHOR NAME(S)].”
- Sources of Support. If support is from non-governmental entities, the role of these funders in the design, implementation, analysis and interpretation of the data should be identified.
- Research Articles must have a structured abstract with the following headings: Background, Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusions and, if applicable, registry number/website (for trials) and registry/registry number (for systematic reviews/meta-analysis). More details.
- Review Articles must have an unstructured abstract and registry/registry number (for systematic reviews/meta-analysis).
- Abstracts are not needed with Editorials/Commentaries/Book Reviews/Biographies.
- Include 5-10 key words below the abstract.
- Move any embedded tables to after references. Tables should not be added to the Word files as images but should be made using the Insert Table function in Word.
- Tables should be sequentially numbered.
- Tables should have a title at the top and any definitions/notes/abbreviations below the table body.
- For any tables that are adapted or reproduced from a published source, include (Adapted with permission from reference #) or (Reproduced with permission from reference #) in a table footnote (not e.g. at the end of the title). Obtain written permission from the copyright bearer; upload a copy into the manuscript’s queue.
- Alphabetically define nonstandard abbreviations used in a footnote.
- Figures should not be embedded in the manuscript text. Please upload figures as separate high-resolution image files. Acceptable files include Excel, Word, and PowerPoint files, as well as .tiff, .eps, .pdf, .pptx, and .jpg.
- Make sure that any multi-panel figures (i.e., figures with parts labeled A, B, C, D, etc.) are assembled into one file. Rather than sending four files (Figure 1A, Figure 1B, Figure 1C, Figure 1D), the four parts should be assembled into one piece and supplied as one file. Label each panel in the upper left corner, near the graph, using A, B, C, etc. Do not use periods, parentheses, or boxes around the letters.
- For any figures that are adapted or reproduced from a published source, include (Adapted with permission from reference #) or (Reproduced with permission from reference #) at the end of the figure legend (not e.g. at the end of the title). Obtain written permission from the copyright bearer; upload a copy into the manuscript’s queue.
- Figure legends should be included after references in the Word file. Please do not add figure legends to the figure files themselves. For accessibility reasons, please try to draft figure legends without reference to colors.
- Alphabetically define non-standard abbreviations used at the end of the legend.
- An acknowledgments section should contain a statement of authors’ contributions to the manuscript. All manuscripts, including reviews, must indicate who is responsible for design, writing, and final content and must include a statement affirming that all authors have read and approved the manuscript. The initials of all authors must be included. State that all authors read and approved the final version.
- Authors of research articles and systematic reviews must include a data sharing statement. More information can be found in the Guide for Authors under the Acknowledgements section.
- References should be listed in citation order with a corresponding in-text Arabic number in parentheses.
- List 6 authors before using et al.
- The first page of the supporting material should have a header which includes the Title and 1st author
- Supplementary data should be uploaded in as few files as possible.
- Supplementary data can be referenced in the main text as “Supplementary” or “Supplemental”. Ex. Supplementary Figure 1 or Supplemental Figure 1, Supplementary Table 1 or Supplementary Table 1. However please ensure it is consistent throughout.
Updated January 26, 2023