Manuscripts submitted to “Food & Health” journal will go through a double-blind peer-review process. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two external, independent peer reviewers who are experts in their fields in order to ensure an unbiased evaluation process. The editorial board will invite an external and independent editor to manage the evaluation processes of manuscripts submitted by editors or by the editorial board members of the journal. The Editor in Chief is the final authority in the decision-making process for all submissions.

“Food & Health” journal requires and encourages the authors and the individuals involved in the evaluation process of submitted manuscripts to disclose any existing or potential conflicts of interests, including financial, consultant, and institutional, that might lead to potential bias or a conflict of interest. Any financial grants or other support received for a submitted study from individuals or institutions should be disclosed to the Editorial Board. To disclose a potential conflict of interest, the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form should be filled in and submitted by all contributing authors. Cases of a potential conflict of interest of the editors, authors, or reviewers are resolved by the journal’s Editorial Board within the scope of COPE guidelines. The Editorial Board of the journal handles all appeal and complaint cases within the scope of COPE guidelines. In such cases, authors should get in direct contact with the editorial office regarding their appeals and complaints. When needed, an ombudsperson may be assigned to resolve cases that cannot be resolved internally. The Editor in Chief is the final authority in the decision-making process for all appeals and complaints. Statements or opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in “Food & Health” journal reflect the views of the author(s) and not the opinions of the editors, the editorial board, or the publisher; the editors, the editorial board, and the publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials. The final responsibility in regard to the published content rests with the authors.

Manuscripts can only be submitted through the journal’s online manuscript submission and evaluation system, available at .Manuscripts submitted via any other medium will not be processed.

Manuscripts submitted to the journal will first go through a technical evaluation process where the editorial office staff will ensure that the manuscript has been prepared and submitted in accordance with the journal’s guidelines. Submissions that do not conform to the journal’s guidelines will be returned to the submitting author with technical correction requests.


Types of contribution

   -Original Article papers (Full Paper and Short Communication)

   -Review Articles

Article types accepted are: Original Article (Full paper or Short Communication), Review Article. Page limits are as follows: Full or review papers no limited; Short Communication 7 page plus no more than 5 figures/tables in total. If the Editor feels that a paper submitted as a Full Paper would be more appropriate for the Short Communications section, then a shortened version will be requested.


Submission of manuscripts

Submission of an article is understood to imply that the article is original and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Submission also implies that all authors have approved the paper for release and are in agreement with its content. Upon acceptance of the article by the journal, the author(s) will be asked to transfer the copyright of the article to the publisher. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information.


Preparation of manuscripts

  1. Manuscripts should be written in English.
  2. Manuscripts should be prepared with numbered lines, and double space throughout, i.e. also for abstracts, footnotes and references. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc. should be numbered. However, in the text no reference should be made to page numbers; if necessary, one may refer to sections. Underline words that should be in italics, and do not underline any other words. Avoid excessive use of italics to emphasize part of the text.

3.Manuscripts in general should be organized in the following order:

  • Title (should be clear, descriptive and not too long)
  • Full Name(s) and Surname (s) of author(s)
  • Address (es) of affiliations and e-mail (s)
  • Complete correspondence address and e-mail
  • Abstract
  • Key words (indexing terms), normally 3-6 items
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements and any additional information concerning research grants, etc.
  • References
  • Tables
  • Figures
  • Graphical Abstracts / Highlights files (where applicable)




  1. In typing the manuscript, titles and subtitles should not be run within the text. They should be typed on a separate line, without indentation. Use lower-case letter type.
  2. Units and abbreviations
  3. In principle SI units should be used except where they conflict with current practise or are confusing. Other equivalent units may be given in parentheses.
  4. Units and their abbreviations should be those approved by ISO (International Standard 1000:92
  5. SI units and recommendations for the use of their multiples and of certain other units). Abbreviate units of measure only when used with numerals.
  6. If a special instruction to the copy editor or typesetter is written on the copy it should be encircled. The typesetter will then know that the enclosed matter is not to be set in type. When a typewritten character may have more than one meaning (e.g. the lower case letter l may be confused with the numeral 1), a note should be inserted in a circle in the margin to make the meaning clear to the typesetter. If Greek letters or uncommon symbols are used in the manuscript, they should be written very clearly, and if necessary a note such as "Greek lower-case chi" should be put in the margin and encircled.



The English abstract should be clear, descriptive and not longer than 250 words.



  1. Authors should take notice of the limitations set by the size and lay-out of the journal. Large tables should be avoided. Reversing columns and rows will often reduce the dimensions of a table.
  2. If many data are to be presented, an attempt should be made to divide them over two or more tables.
  3. Drawn tables, from which prints need to be made, should not be folded.
  4. Tables should be numbered according to their sequence in the text. The text should include references to all tables.
  5. Each table should be typewritten on a separate page of the manuscript. Tables should never be included in the text.
  6. Each table should have a brief and self-explanatory title.
  7. Column headings should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory. Standard abbreviations of units of measurement should be added between parentheses.
  8. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space between the columns instead.
  9. Any explanation essential to the understanding of the table should be given as a footnote at the bottom of the table.



Regardless of the application used, when your electronic artwork is finalised, please "save as" or convert the images to one of the following formats (Note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below.):

JPEG or PNG: min. 300 dpi

EPS: Vector drawings. Embed the font or save the text as "graphics".

TIFF: Colour or greyscale photographs (halftones): always use a minimum of 300 dpi

TIFF: Bitmapped line drawings: use a minimum of 1000 dpi.

TIFF: Combinations bitmapped line/half-tone (colour or greyscale): a minimum of 500 dpi is required.

DOC, XLS or PPT: If your electronic artwork is created in any of these Microsoft Office applications please supply "as is".


Please do not:

•   Supply embedded graphics in your word processor (spreadsheet, presentation) document;

•   Supply files that are optimized for screen use (like GIF, BMP, PICT, WPG); the resolution is too low;

•   Supply files that are too low in resolution;

•   Submit graphics that are disproportionately large for the content.


Reference System is Nature Edition

In-text Citation with Vancouver Edition

References should be prepared according to the Vancouver style ( These may only contain citations and should list only one publication with each number.

HOW DO I WRITE CITATIONS USING THE VANCOUVER STYLE? Each piece of work which is cited in your text should have a unique number, assigned in the order of citation. If, in your text, you cite a piece of work more than once, the same citation number should be used. You can write the number in brackets or as superscript.


1. Citing one author recent research

1.1.Citing the author’s name in your text: You can use the author’s name in your text, but you must insert the citation number as well.


Undernutrition is one of the causes of morbidity and mortality among children under 5 in developing countries (1).

  • As emphasised by Watkins (2) carers of diabetes sufferers ‘require perseverance and an understanding of humanity…
  • Our results have a number of similarities with Smith (2) finding.

9. Smith K. Water and sanitation associated with improved child growth. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2003;57(12):1562-67.

1.2. Citing more than one piece of work at the same time If you want to cite several pieces of work in the same sentence, you will need to include the citation number for each piece of work. A hyphen should be used to link numbers which are inclusive, and a comma used where numbers are not consecutive.


Several studies (6–9,13,15) have examined the effect of vitamin D in atherosclerosis.


2. Citing two authors recent research

 A cohort study by Penders and Thijs (28) suggests that early colonisation by Escherichia coli increases the risk of developing eczema and colonisation with Clostridium difficile is associated with a higher risk of eczema, recurrent wheeze and allergic sensitisation.

 28. Penders J, Thijs C. Gut microbiota composition and development of atopic. Nutrition. 2018;127(1):152-57.


 3.Citing more than two author’s name in your text

 If a work has more than two author and you want to cite author names in your text, use ‘et al.’ after the first author.


Simons et al. (3) stated the association of severe acute malnutrition and sociodemographic factors among children aged 6 months–5 years in rural population of Northern India .

3. Simons AS, Kapil U, Bansal R, Pandey R, Pant B, Mohan AJ, et al. Prevalence of severe acute malnutrition and associated sociodemographic factors among children aged 6 months–5 years in rural population of Northern India: A population-based survey. 2017;6(2):380.


 4.Citing book and web references in your text


14. Simons NE, Menzies B, Matthews M. A short course in soil and rock slope engineering. London: Thomas Telford Publishing; 2001. p21-41.

8. WHO. Training course on child growth assessment, Geneva, 2008 [Available from:]



  1. Formula should be typewritten, if possible. Leave ample space around the formulae.
  2. Subscripts and superscripts should be clear.
  3. Greek letters and other non-Latin symbols should be explained in the margin where they are first used. Take special care to show clearly the difference between zero (0) and the letter O, and between one (1) and the letter l.
  4. Give the meaning of all symbols immediately after the equation in which they are first used.
  5. For simple fractions use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line.
  6. Equations should be numbered serially at the right-hand side in parentheses. In general, only equations explicitly referred to in the text need be numbered.
  7. The use of fractional powers instead of root signs is recommended. Also, powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp.
  8. Levels of statistical significance which can be mentioned without further explanation are *p<0.05, **p
  9. In chemical formulae, valence of ions should be given as, e.g., Ca2+ and not as Ca++.
  10. Isotope numbers should precede the symbols, e.g., 18O.
  11. The repeated writing of chemical formulae in the text is to be avoided where reasonably possible; instead, the name of the compound should be given in full. Exceptions may be made in the case of a very long name occurring very frequently or in the case of a compound being described as the end product of a gravimetric determination (e.g., phosphate as P2O5).



  1. Footnotes should be used only if absolutely essential. In most cases it should be possible to incorporate the information in normal text.
  2. If used, they should be numbered in the text, indicated by superscript numbers, and kept as short as possible.



 One set of proofs will be sent to the corresponding author as given on the title page of the manuscript. Only typesetter's errors may be corrected; no changes in, or additions to, the edited manuscript will be allowed. Subsequent corrections will not be possible, so please ensure your first sending is complete.