Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism

Impact Factor


16, 4 issues

Latest issue

17:1 online 22 March 2024

Next issue

17:2 scheduled for June 2024

Back volumes

From volume 1, 2008

ISSN print


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Online Only

Aims & Scope

The Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism publishes original scientific papers on metabolism, including diabesity and eating disorders; nutrition (epidemiological, basic, clinical and artificial); dietary and nutritional practices and management and their impact on health from prevention to treatment. The journal hosts the proceedings of relevant congresses and presents shorter notices focused on the original character of the Mediterranean nutritional civilization. In addition, this journal is intended as a platform for scientific debate and knowledge-sharing among students and clinical practitioners, and between them and the broader scientific community, and finally as a tool for promoting and enhancing scientific cooperation.

Editorial Board


Maurizio Battino, PhD, DSc, MD (Hon)  (Nutritional Biochemistry) Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher
Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche Specialistiche ed Odontostomatologiche
Sez. Biochimica Facoltà di Medicina
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Ancona, Italy

Associate Editors

Giuseppe Carruba, MD PhD. (Cancer and Nutrition)
Division of Internationalization and Health Research (SIRS)
ARNAS Civico Hospital
Palermo, Italy

Rachele De Giuseppe, PhD. (Public Health Nutrition)
Laboratory of Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition
Department of Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine
University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy

T. Forbes, PhD. (Bioactive Compounds, Obesity and Cancer)
Department of Physiology, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology
José Mataix Verdú, Center for Biomedical Research
University of Granada, Armilla, Spain

Francesca Giampieri, PhD. (Research Group on Foods, Nutritional Biochemistry and Health)
Universidad Europea del Atlántico
Isabel Torres, Santander, Spain (Highly Cited Researcher)

Justyna Godos, PhD. (Human Nutrition/Clinical Nutrition)
Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Catania
Catantia, Italy (Highly Cited Researcher)

Giuseppe Grosso, MD, PhD. (Nutrition & Dietetics)
Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences,
University of Catania, Catania, Italy (Highly Cited Researcher)

E. Espinosa, MD, PhD. (Internal Medicine)
Faculty of Medicine
Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy

Dr. Farheen Badrealam Khan, 
Department of Biological Sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, 
Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, PO Box 127788,  United Arab Emirates

Agnieszka Micek, MD (Statistics & Epidemiology)
Statistical Laboratory, Faculty of Health Sciences
Jagiellonian University Medical College 
Kraków, Poland

Martina Petrolo, PhD. (Dietetics)
Karolinska University Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden

Dr. Letizia Petroni (Obesity Studies)
University of Bologna
Bologna, Italy

Sara Tagliaferrii, MD, PhD. (Nutrition and Biostatistics)
Department of Medicine, University of Parma
Parma, Italy


Enrico Bertoli, PhD. (Biochemistry)
Istituto di Biochimica, Marche Polytechnic University
Ancona, Italy

Carl Keen, MD. (Nutrition)
Department of Nutrition, University of California
Davis, CA, USA

Editorial Committee

Antonio Caretto, MD. (Clinical Nutrition & Diabetology)
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition, U.O. of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Azienda Ospedaliera di Summa
Brindisi, Italy

Eugenio Del Toma, MD. (Nutrition)
Scienza dell´Alimentazione, Ospedale S. Camillo Forlanini, Campus Bio Medico University of Rome
Rome, Italy

Nicoletta Facchin, MD. (Clinical Nutrition & Diabetology)
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Service, Ospedale di Bolzano
Bolzano, Italy

Giuseppe Fatati, MD. (Clinical Nutrition & Diabetology)
Italian Association for Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition
Diabetes, Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition, Azienda Ospedaliera Santa Maria Terni
Terni, Italy

Maria Antonia Fusco, MD. (Clinical Nutrition)
Division of Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition, Ospedale S. Camillo-Forlanini,
Rome, Italy

Maria Gabriella Gentile, MD. (Clinical Nutrition)
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Service, Azienda Ospedaliera Niguarda
Milan, Italy

Lucio Lucchin, MD. (Clinical Nutrition)
Dietetics and clinical nutrition service, Ospedale S. Maurizio,
Bolzano, Italy

F. Muratori, MD. (Endocrinology & Pharmacology)
Struttura Complessa di Endocrinologia, Ospedale Niguarda Ca’ Granda,
Milan, Italy

Mario Parillo, MD. (Clinical Nutrition & Diabetology)
UOSD Diabetologia, Malattie del Metabolismo e Nutrizione Clinica, Azienda Ospedaliera S. Sebastiano
Caserta, Italy

M. Petrelli, MD. (Endocrinology & Metabolic Diseases)
SOD Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria "Ospedali Riuniti" di Ancona,
Ancona, Italy

Andrea Pezzana, MD. (Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics)
Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica, Ospedale S. Giovanni Battista,
Turin, Italy

G. Pipicelli, MD. (Diabetology & Dietetics)
U.O.C. di Diabetologia e Dietologia Territoriale, Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale di Catanzaro,
Catanzaro, Italy

Giuseppe Rovera, MD. (Clinical Nutrition)
Dietologia Clinica, Ospedale San Luca, Turin, Italy and Scuola di Specialità, Università degli Studi di Pavia
Pavia, Italy

Massimo Vincenzi, MD. (Clinical Nutrition)
San Pier Damiano Hospital
Faenza, Italy

Editorial Board

Adriana Albini, MD. (Oncology)
Ricerca Oncologica, Polo Scientifico e Tecnologico, IRRCS Multimedica,
Milan, Italy

Jose Miguel Alvarez-Suárez, PhD. (Nutrtional Biochemistry)
Grupo de Biotecnología Aplicada a Biomedicina (BIOMED), Universidad de Las Américas, Quito, Ecuador
King Fahd Medical Research Center, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabi

M. Arc, MD. (Internal Medicine)
Dip. di Clinica e Terapia Medica, Università di Roma La Sapienza,
Rome, Italy

Josep Maria Argilés, MD. (Oncology)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Atanas G. Atanasov, PhD. (Biotechnology)
Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding of the Polish Academy of Sciences 
Garbatka, Poland

Rekia Belahsen, PhD. (Nutrition)
Training and Research Unit on Nutrition and Food Sciences, Chouaib Doukkali University, School of Sciences
El Jadida, Morocco

Gianni Biolo, MD. (Internal Medicine)
Clinica Medica, Ospedale di Cattinara
Trieste, Italy

György Bodoky, MD. (Oncology)
Department of Oncology, St. Laszlo Hospital
Budapest, Hungary

Mahmoud Bozo, MD. (Pediatric Gastroenterology)
Syrian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Ministry of Health
Damascus, Syria

Luca Busetto, MD. (Clinical Medicine)
Clinica Medica, Policlinico Universitario
Padua, Italy

Esra Çapanoğlu Güven, PhD. (Food Technology)
Food Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical University
Istanbul, Turkey

Lorenza Caregaro, MD. (Nutrition)
Scuola di Specializzazione in Scienza dell’Alimentazione, Università degli Studi di Padova
Padua, Italy

Marta Cascante, MD. (Biochemistry)
Departament de Bioquimica i Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Jose S. Castillo Hernández, ASN. (Nutrition)
Facultad de Nutrición, Universidad Veracruzana
Xalapa, Mexico

Gavino Casu, MD. (Cardiology)
Head of cardiology department, San Francesco Hospital
Nuoro, Italy

Maria Gabriella Ceravolo, MD. (Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine)
Clinica di Neuroriabilitazione, Marche Polytechnic University, Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona
Ancona, Italy

Benvenuto Cestaro, MD. (Clinical Medicine)
Dipartimento Scienze Precliniche "Lita Vialba", Facoltà di Medicina, Università di Milano
Milan, Italy

Carlo Chiarla, MD. (Physiology)
CNR – I.A.S.I. – Fisiopatologia dello Shock, Policlinico Agostino Gemelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 
Rome, Italy

Stefano Coaccioli, MD. (Internal Medicine)
UNIPG, Medicina Interna, Università di Perugia
Perugia, Italy

Silvio De Flora, MD. (Clinical Medicine)
Department of Health Sciences, Genoa University
Genoa, Italy

Patricia de Gortari Gallardo, MD. (Nutrition & Dietetics)
Neurobiología, Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría
Pueblo de San Pable Tepetlapa, Mexico

Giovanni De Pergola, MD. (Internal Medicine)
Sez. di Medicina Interna, Endocrinologia e Malattie Metaboliche, Università degli Studi di Bari
Bari, Italy

Dragan M. Djuric, PhD. (Physiology)
Institute of Medical Physiology “Richard Burian”, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade
Belgrade, Serbia

Asim K. Duttaroy, MD. (Clinical Nutrition)
Department of Clinical Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo
Oslo, Norway

Tamara Yulliett Forbes-Hernandez, PhD. (Food Technology)
Nutrition and Food Science Group, Dept. of Analytical and Food Chemistry, CITACA, CACTI, University of Vigo
Vigo, Spain

Antonio Vittorino Gaddi, MD. (Geriatry)
Eurogenlab Clinical Lab
Bologna, Italy

Massimiliano Gasparrini, PhD. (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences,
Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy

M. Eric Gershwin, PhD. (Rheumatology)
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of California at Davis
Davis, CA, USA

Barry Halliwell, PhD. (Biochemistry)
NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering, National University of Singapore
Singapore, Singapore

Laila Hussein, PhD. (Nutrition)    
Nutrition Department, National Research Center
Giza-Dokki, Egypt

Nahla Hwalla, PhD. (Food Technology)
Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut,
Beirut, Lebanon

Vladimir Jakovljevic, PhD. (Physiology)
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kragujevac
Kragujevac, Serbia 

Artemis Karaali, PhD. (Food Technology)
Food Engineering Department, Yeditepe University
Istanbul, Turkey

Alessandro Laviano, MD. (Clinical Medicine)
Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, Università "La Sapienza"
Rome, Italy

E. R. López, PhD. (Public Health Nutrition)
Facultad de Salud Pública y Nutrición, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
San Nicolás de los Garza, Mexico

Henry C. Lukaski, PhD. (Nutrition)
USDA, ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center,
Grand Forks, ND, USA

A. Martinez, MD. (Public Health Nutrition)
Dipartimento Fisiologia y Nutricion, Universidad de Navarra
Pamplona, Spain

Luca Mazzoni, PhD. (Food Technology)
Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Marche Polytechnic University
Ancona, Italy

Silvio Monfardini, MD. (Oncology)
Oncologia Medica, Azienda Ospedaliera e Università di Padova
Padua, Italy

Beraat Özçelik, PhD. (Food Technology)
Food Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical University,  
Istanbul, Turkey

‪Maria Letizia Petroni‬, MD. (Nutrition)‬
Laboratorio Sperimentale di Ricerche Nutrizionali, IRCCS Istituto Auxologixo Italiano
Piancavallo, Italy

Filippo Rossi Fanelli, MD. (Internal Medicine)
Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Università La Sapienza,
Rome, Italy

Geila Rozen, PhD. (Clinical Nutrition)
Clinical Nutrition Department, Rambam Hospital,
Haifa, Israel

Kazim Sahin, PhD. (Nutrition)
Department of Nutrition, Veterinary Faculty, Firat University
Elazig, Turkey

Samim Saner, PhD. (Food Technology)
Turkish Food Safety Association
Istanbul, Turkey

Luca Scalfi, PhD. (Nutrition)
Dipartimento di Scienza degli Alimenti, Università di Napoli
Naples, Italy

Stéphane Schneider, PhD. (Clinical Medicine)
USNGI - 3B, Gut Microbiota for Health, Hopital de l'Archet
Nice, France

Ram Badan Singh, PhD. (Nutrition)
Department of Science and Technology, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
New Delhi, India

Yehuda Shoenfeld, PhD. (Immunology)
Department of Medicine "B" and Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Aviv University
Tel-Hashomer, Israel

Thomas Szekeres, PhD. (Clinical Biochemistry)
Clinical Institute for Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics, General Hospital of Vienna, Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Antonia Trichopoulou, MD. (Public Health Nutrition)
Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens
Athens, Greece

Alfonso Varela-López, PhD. (Nutrition)
Biomedical Research Center, University of Granada,
Granada, Spain

Francesco Visioli, MD. (Physiology)
Laboratory of Functional Foods, IMDEA-Food
Madrid, Spain

Sevinç Yucecan, PhD. (Food Technology)
Yakin Dogu Bulvari, Near East University Turkey
Nicosia, Cyprus

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    [3] Berkow R, Fletcher AJ, editors. The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy. 16th ed. Rahway (NJ): Merck Research Laboratories; 1992. 
    [4] Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGrawHill; 2002. p. 93113. 
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    By default, articles published in the Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism are available only to institutions and individuals with access rights. However, the journal offers all authors the option to purchase open access publication for their article as part of the IOS Press Open Library. This means that the final published version will be freely available to anyone worldwide, indefinitely, under a Creative Commons license and without the need to purchase access to the article. This is also referred to as “gold” open access.

    Gold open access pricing
    Authors who choose gold open access publication will be subject to an article publication charge of € 1500 / US$ 1500 for publication under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license or € 2150 / US$ 2150 for publication under the CC BY 4.0 license. Pricing is exclusive of possible taxes. After an article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author will be informed regarding the open access option during the production stages, and will have the opportunity to purchase open access for their article. It could be that the open access fee of an article is waived completely due an institutional agreement IOS Press has with the corresponding authors' institution. Please check the institutional agreements page for details.

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    Authors who do not make use of the gold open access option may still make their article freely available using self-archiving, also referred to as green open access. Authors may make their final accepted manuscript available for free download from their personal or institutional website or institutional archive. This model is free for the author.

    Peer Review

    Peer Review Process and Process for Appeals
    The Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism is a peer-reviewed journal. Articles submitted to the journal undergo a single blind peer review process. This means that the identity of the authors is known to the reviewers but the identity of the reviewers is not communicated to the authors. Please visit our reviewer guidelines for further information about how to conduct a review.

    There is an option for double-blind if requested. After automatic plagiarism screening through iThenticate, all submitted manuscripts are subjected to initial appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief and, if found suitable for further consideration, to rigorous peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees.  Reasons to reject a paper in the pre-screening process could for example be that the work does not fall within the aims and scope, the writing is of poor quality, the instructions to authors were not followed or the presented work is not novel.

    Papers deemed suitable to be reviewed will be assigned to a handling editor. The handling editor will then invite reviewers to comment on the work. Editors and reviewers are asked to excuse themselves from reviewing a submission if a conflict makes them unable to make an impartial scientific judgment or evaluation. Conflicts of interest include but are not limited to: collaboration with the authors in the past three years; any professional or financial affiliations that may be perceived as a conflict of interest; a history of personal differences with the author(s). Where an Editorial Board Member is on the author list they must declare this in the competing interests section on the submitted manuscript. If they are an author, another editor will be assigned for overseeing peer review. These submissions are subject to the exact same review process as any other manuscript. As a standard policy, decisions are based on at least two reviews. The Editor-in-Chief strives to ensure a typical turnaround time of 3 months.

    Once approved this decision is then conveyed to the author along with the referee reports. Once accepted manuscripts are normally published on-line without delay and appear in the next available print issue. The Editor in-Chief has the ultimate responsibility for what is published in the journal. Authors may appeal decisions by contacting the Editor-in-Chief (at Authors will be informed in writing of the result of their appeal.

    We are delighted to announce that Maurizio Battino, Editor-in-Chief of Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, has been recognized for the seventh consecutive year as a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher.

    Delayed Free Access

    2 years after the publication date a Volume will become free to read online for non-subscribers. Read Volume 11 with Free Access.

    Latest Articles

    Discover the contents of the latest journal issue:

    Relation between dietary inflammatory potential and sleep features: Systematic review of observational studies
    Giuseppe Lanza, Justyna Godos, Raffaele Ferri, Filippo Caraci, Sandra Sumalla Cano, Iñaki Elio, Agnieszka Micek, Sabrina Castellano, Giuseppe Grosso

    Pollen profiles, physico-chemical parameters, in vitro antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of honeys and anti-browning effect of honeys on apple
    Zina Mouhoubi-Tafinine, Nawel Guenaoui, Nadia Amessis-Ouchemoukh, Meriem Saimi, Hakima Saidi, Rabha Ayad, Dyhia Sadou, Lynda Moumeni, Salim Ouchemoukh

    Investigation of the healthy nutrition attitude and nutritional literacy level of university students receiving health education
    Nesibe Yildiz, Hatice Iskender, Eda Dokumacioglu

    A close look at the nutritional status and mediterranean diet adherence in patients with behcet’s syndrome
    Ertuğrul Çağri Bölek, Nesli Ersoy, Bayram Farisoğullari, Nur Çinar, Gökçen Garipoğlu, Seda Çolak, Emre Tekgöz, Sedat Yilmaz, Ömer Karadağ, Taner Özgürtaş

    Plant-based diets: obesity prejudice and body self-perception relations in young females
    Gül Kızıltan, Aylar Kargar

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