CDN Supplements

Publishing Journal Supplements in Current Developments in Nutrition

A multi-authored and multi-perspective workshop or group review may be submitted as single-manuscript report. All other supplement publications are expected to contain a minimum of 3 articles that either address a topic from different viewpoints or subdivide a complex topic into component parts. Please note that an abstract within an abstract section will not have an individual journal citation but will be a component of the citable abstract section. Single-manuscript reviews that do not originate from a workshop should be submitted as Reviews rather than supplements.

Multi-manuscript supplements may include a brief introductory article: an Introduction, Foreword, or Executive Summary. The introductory article should be no longer than 1-2 published pages in length (~1200-1500 words, title page through references). It may not include data, tables, or figures. The introductory article must have a title page with the following title format: “Introduction (or Foreword for/Executive Summary of) to [name of supplement]”).

Acceptable Content

Materials appropriate for Supplements to Current Developments in Nutrition (CDN) include:

  • Proceedings of symposia and workshops
  • Results of working groups; and Meeting Abstracts

Supplement Proposals

Supplement publication proposals must be approved by the CDN Editor. Approval of the supplement proposal indicates only a willingness to review the proposed supplement. Our willingness to review your manuscripts should, in no way, imply a guarantee of eventual acceptance, which will be determined by the outcome of the review and editorial process. Supplement papers must be comprehensive, balanced, well organized, and well written. Supplement papers are intended to report balanced reviews of the subject.  Inclusion of unpublished data is discouraged and should be minimized. Papers reporting large amounts of original data will not be considered for publication in supplements. However, papers reporting formal systematic reviews and meta-analyses (where appropriate), with the methods described thoroughly, are encouraged with supplement submissions.

Proposals for the publication of meeting proceedings must be submitted within 2 months of the date on which the meeting was held. However, organizers are strongly encouraged to submit proposals well in advance of the meeting to allow time for organizers and authors to receive information on publication requirements and for authors to submit manuscripts in a timely manner. To expedite the publication process, it is recommended that authors be asked to provide organizers with a copy of the completed manuscript at the time of the meeting and to submit the manuscript to the Journalimmediately after the meeting.

Approval of Supplement Publication Proposals. 

Organizers seeking to publish material in a supplement to CDN should provide the following information:

  1. A description of the proposed supplement publication, including a list of articles to be included in the supplement publication
  2. Information on the length of each article and of the full supplement publication. An approximate word count per article is satisfactory, or an approximate number of printed pages (estimated at about 750 words/page).
  3. The name of the individual(s) who will serve as the supplement coordinator. The supplement coordinator will serve as a liaison between the publisher and authors and the publisher and organizing groups. The supplement coordinator will ensure publication requirements and deadlines are met.
  4. A completed Conflict of Interest Disclosure form from the supplement coordinator(s).
  5. Sources of funding for the symposia presentation and/or manuscript preparation and publication.

This information will be reviewed by the Editor of CDN and supplement organizers will be notified of the Editor’s decision. Supplement proposals may be sent to Corrie Williams-Klamborowski (

Responsibilities of supplement publication coordinator.

  1. Provide manuscript preparation and submission information to authors, including the supplement identifier.
  2. Ensure that authors submit to the editorial office ( the Assignment of Copyright form and copies of permissions received to reproduce tables or figures from original sources to the editorial office.
  3. Provide the following materials prior to manuscript submission:

a. A completed Supplement Notification and Checklist for the Production Editor. Checklist will be provided by OUP after Editorial approval of the supplement and after the financial contract is signed.

b. A list of all manuscripts included in the publication and format of the table of contents for the publication (showing subheads, if any)

c. A completed Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form

Peer Review

The deadline for submission of manuscripts is 4 months after the date of the meeting. If a supplement will not include manuscripts resulting from or summarizing presentations given at a meeting, conference or workshop, the deadline for the submission of manuscripts is 4 months after the date the supplement is approved, unless another deadline is agreed upon.

Supplement publications will be assessed page charges to help offset the costs of editorial review and publication. CDN editors reserve the right to reject or request  revisions to manuscripts in a supplement.  Note that articles will usually be published online as soon as they are accepted and will be made immediately available to the global research community. However, if CDN staff need to contact authors or organizers regarding missing information or improperly formatted manuscripts or figures, publication could be delayed.

Manuscript Preparation and Submission. Information on manuscript preparation is available on the journal site. Supplement manuscripts must be submitted using the CDN online submission system. Each supplement publication will be assigned a unique identifier, which will be used throughout peer review and production to link associated manuscripts.

Manuscript review. Once we receive the Supplement Notification and Checklist for the Production Editor, we will send manuscript proposal letters for each of the planned submissions. Depending on your preferences about who will submit the manuscripts, the proposals will be sent either to you or to the corresponding author. This will help us track your supplement from this time up until final decision on each manuscript.

After submission to the editorial office, the Journaleditor will appoint a Deputy Editor, who will in turn appoint 1 or more Academic Editors to manage peer review of all supplement manuscripts. The CDN Editor retains the right to return manuscripts to authors for revision and may refuse to accept any manuscript not considered suitable for publication in CDN. In addition to this review process, the organizing group may elect to conduct a review of manuscripts before they are submitted to the CDN editorial office. This is not required and will not replace the review by the CDN editorial office, but in some instances it could help to expedite the overall review and publication process.

Publication Upon Acceptance. The editorial policy of CDN is to immediately make content available to the global research community by publishing papers following acceptance, prior to copy-editing. This applies to supplement manuscripts as well. Following publication of the final paper in the supplement (and after copy-editing is complete), the collection of papers will be bundled together under the title chosen for the supplement.

Costs of Publication. Organizers should contact OUP (Gina Farago, for information on supplement publication charges. Supplement organizers are charged nominal rates for additional copies of supplements or reprints of articles within a sponsored supplement. Rates are dependent on the length of each copy and the number of copies ordered. Rates for additional copies will be quoted upon request.

Additional Information. For additional information, contact Gina Farago (

The following statement will appear in the front of all supplement publications:

The material presented in this supplement does not necessarily represent the opinions of the Editor or Editorial Board of Current Developments in Nutrition, or the officers or members of the American Society for Nutrition. The costs of publication of this supplement were defrayed in part by the payment of page charges. This publication must therefore be hereby marked “advertisement” in accordance with 18 U.S.C. Section 1734 solely to indicate this fact.

Conflict of Interest Form