Nutrition and Healthy Aging

CiteScore
2022
10.7

Volume

7, 4 issues

Latest issue

6:4 online 15 April 2022

Next issue

7:1 scheduled for July 2022

Back volumes

From volume 4, 2016

ISSN print

2451-9502

ISSN online

2451-9480

Aims & Scope

Nutrition and Healthy Aging is an international forum for research on nutrition as a means of promoting healthy aging. It is particularly concerned with the impact of nutritional interventions on the metabolic and molecular mechanisms which modulate aging and age-associated diseases, including both biological responses on the part of the organism itself and its micro biome. Results emanating from both model organisms and clinical trials will be considered. With regards to the latter, the journal will be rigorous in only accepting for publication well controlled, randomized human intervention trials that conform broadly with the current EFSA and US FDA guidelines for nutritional clinical studies. The journal will publish research articles, short communications, critical reviews and conference summaries, whilst open peer commentaries will be welcomed.

Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief

Luigi Fontana, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Nutrition
Leonard P Ullmann Chair in Translational Metabolic Health
The University of Sydney

Australia

Email: editorial@iospress.nl

Prof. Dr. Jeremy P.E. Spencer
Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences
Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics
University of Reading

Berkshire, UK

Email: j.p.e.spencer@reading.ac.uk

Britt Burton-Freeman, PhD, MS
Director, Center for Nutrition Research
Institute for Food Safety and Health
Illinois Institute of Technology

6502 South Archer Rd.
Bedford Park, IL 60501-1957, USA

Email: bburton@iit.edu

and
Associate Research Nutritionist
Department of Nutrition
University of California

Davis, CA, USA

Email: bbfreeman@ucdavis.edu

Associate Editors

Michael Fenech, PhD
Adelaide, Australia

Chris Gill (Reviews Editor)
University of Ulster
Northern Ireland

Rozalyn Anderson, PhD
University of Wisconsin
Madison, USA

Holly M. Brown-Borg, PhD
Grand Forks
USA

Sean P. Curran, PhD
University of Southern California
Los Angelos, USA

Sarah A. Johnson, PhD, RDN
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
USA

Dudley Lamming, PhD (Reviews Editor)
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
USA

Dan Lamport, PhD
School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading
UK

Anis Larbı, PhD
Aging Program (SIgN), Agency for Science, Technology and Research  (A*STAR)
Singapore

Mary Ann Lila, PhD
Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC
USA

James Mitchell, PhD
Harvard, Boston
USA

Catarina Rendeiro
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Federico E. Rey
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin
USA

Barbara Shukitt-Hale, PhD
USDA, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
Tufts University, Boston, USA

Sandrine Thuret, PhD
Kings College London, London
UK

David Vauzour, PhD
University of East Anglia
UK

Meng Wang, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, USA

Editor Clinical Trials Corner

Leonie K. Heilbronn, PhD
SAHMRI, Adelaide
SA, Australia

Social Media Editor

Gunter G.C. Kuhnle, PhD
University of Reading
UK

Editorial Board

Bahram Arjmandi, PhD, RD
Florida State University, Florida
USA

Andrzej Bartke, PhD
SIU Springfield
USA

Nir Barzilai, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
USA

Maurizio Battino, PhD
Marche Polytechnic University
Italy 

Maria Blasco, PhD
CNIO, Madrid
Spain

Anne Brunet, PhD
Stanford School of Medicine, San Francisco
USA

Rafael de Cabo, PhD
NIA, Bethesda
USA

Vishwa Deep Dixit, DVM, PhD
Yale University, New Haven
USA

David Gems, PhD
Institute of Healthy Ageing, University College London, London
UK

Barry Halliwell, D.Phil, D.Sc
National University of Singapore
Singapore

Malene Hansen, PhD
Sanford Burnham Research Institute, San Diego
USA

John O. Holloszy, MD
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis
USA

Tamas L. Horvath, DVM, PhD
Yale University, New Haven
USA

Donald K. Ingram, PhD
Louisiana State University
USA

Matt Kaeberlein, PhD
University of Washington, Seattle
USA

Cynthia Kenyon, PhD
UCSF and Calico Life Sciences, San Francisco
USA

Samuel Klein, MD
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis
USA

John J. Kopchick, PhD
Ohio University, Athens
USA

Bruce S. Kristal, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
USA

Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, PhD
University of Florida, Gainsville
USA

Valter D. Longo, PhD
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
USA

Hildegard Mack
Institute for Biomedical Aging Research, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck
Austria

Frank Madeo, PhD
University of Graz, Graz, Austria

William Mair, PhD
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston
USA

John C. Mathers, PhD
Newcastle University, Newcastle
UK

Mark Mattson, PhD
NIH, Baltimore
USA

Dragan Milenkovic, PhD
INRA
France

Christine Morand, PhD
INRA
France

James F. Nelson, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
USA

Janko Nikolich-Žugich, MD, PhD
University of Arizona, Tucson
USA

Susan Ozanne, PhD
University of Cambridge, Cambridge
UK

Linda Partridge, D.Phil
UCL, London
UK

Graham Pawelec, PhD
University of Tübingen
Germany

Pier Giuseppe Pelicci, MD, PhD
IFOM, Milan
Italy

Matthew Piper
School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne
Australia

Thomas Rando, MD, PhD
Stanford University, San Francisco
USA

Eric Ravussin, PhD
Pennington Biomedical, Louisiana State University System, Baton Rouge
USA

Holly van Remmen, PhD
OMRF, Oklahoma
USA

Lothar Rink, PhD
Institute of Immunology, Aachen
Germany

Ana Rodriguez-Mateos, PhD
King's College London, London
United Kingdom

Paolo Sassone-Corsi, PhD
University of California Irvine, Irvine
USA

Augustin Scalbert, PhD
IARC
France

Douglas R. Seals, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder
USA

Stephen Simpson, PhD
University of Sydney, Sydney
Australia

David Sinclair, PhD
Harvard Medical School, Boston
USA

Eline Slagboom, PhD
Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden
The Netherlands

John R. Speakman, PhD, DSc
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK; Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
China

Yousin Suh, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
USA

Nektarios Tavernarakis, PhD
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Heraklion
Greece

Junji Terao, PhD
University of Tokushima
Japan

Takanori Tsuda, PhD
College of Bioscience and Technology Chubu University, Aichi
Japan

Krista A. Varady, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
USA

Eric Verdin, MD
Gladstone Institutes/UCSF, San Francisco, CA
USA

Nicola Veronese, MD
Azienda ULSS 3, Venice
Italy

Richard Weindruch, PhD
University of Wisconsin, Madison
USA

D. Craig Willcox, PhD
Okinawa International University, Okinawa
Japan

Robert J. Williams, PhD
University of Bath
UK

Lin Yang, PhD
Alberta Health Services, Edmonton
Canada

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Preparation of manuscripts

Organization and style of presentation
Manuscripts must be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are recommended to seek the advice of a native English speaker, if possible, before submitting their manuscripts. 

Manuscripts should be double spaced throughout with wide margins (2.5cm or 1in), including the abstract and references. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should include a page number centered at the bottom.

Manuscripts should be organized in the following order with headings and subheadings typed on a separate line, without indentation. 

Title Page

  1. Title (should be clear, descriptive and concise).
  2. Full name(s) of author(s).
    All authors should meet the following 4 criteria: (a) have made substantial contributions to the work, (conception, performance or interpretation of data); (b) writing the article; (c) approve the final version to be published; (d) agreed to be accountable for the accuracy and integrity of the work. 
    Authors are encouraged to include their ORCID identifiers.
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  4. Present address of author(s), if different from affiliation.
  5. Running title (45 characters or less, including spaces).
  6. Complete correspondence address, including telephone number and email address.

Leave the author information blank if double-blind peer review is wished for, but do include the information in the submission letter to the editor.

Abstract and Keywords
The abstract for research papers should follow the “structured abstract” format:
BACKGROUND:
OBJECTIVE:
METHODS:
RESULTS:
CONCLUSIONS:
The abstract should try to be no longer than 250 words. 
For other papers such as Reviews, the abstract should be clear, descriptive, and self-explanatory, and no longer than 250 words.
Include a list of 4-10 keywords. These keywords should be terms from the 
MeSH database.
The abstract should make clear the context and aims for the study.  It should also state how it was conducted, the main findings and conclusions drawn. Clinical trials should list the NCT number, and include in the abstract items deemed essential by the CONSORT group.

Introduction
This should outline the context for and purpose of the study.

Materials and Methods
There is no word limit to the materials and methods section, as the journal’s policy is that methodological rigor and reproducibility is of great importance. This section should aim to be sufficiently detailed to enable others with access to the data to reproduce the results.

Informed consent
For research involving human subjects, including registry reviews and retrospective cohort studies for example, authors must state that informed signed consent has been obtained from all subjects or provide an explanation as to why consent was waived. However, because of the legacy pipeline after introduction of this policy.

Ethical considerations, compliance and protocol approval
Compliance with guidelines on human experimentation as well as protocol approval by a local Institutional Review Board should be stated and the approval number should be provided.

Compliance with guidelines on animal experimentation as well as protocol approval by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee should be stated and the approval number should be provided.

Clinical trials should include the full protocol as a supplement. Studies involving human subjects that are exempt from approval by an Institutional Review Board and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee should mention this in an Ethical Considerations Statement. 

Guidelines

Where applicable, include a statement of compliance with guidelines, and a flow chart, for respectively

Cell line identity 
In keeping with scientific consensus guidelines, Nutrition and Healthy Aging considers it to be good practice for cultured cell lines to be authenticated. For each cell line, authors should include in the Methods section a statement that specifies:

  1. Source of the cell lines
  2. Are any cell lines used in this paper listed in the database of commonly misidentified cell lines maintained by the International Cell Line Authentication Committee (ICLAC)? If yes, include in the Methods section a scientific justification of their use
  3. If the cell lines been authenticated and by which method
  4. If the cell lines been tested for mycoplasma contamination and if so, date last tested.

Microarray Data
The Journal has adopted the microarray data standard developed by the Microarray Gene Expression Data Society (MGED), requiring that all authors using microarray data analysis in their research submit a complete data set to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Gene Expression Omnibus database (GEO; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/) prior to manuscript submission. Papers submitted to the Journal that use microarray data analysis must comply with the “minimum information about microarray experiments” (MIAME) standard. Access to the GEO database is free and open for all, and the database is maintained by NCBI (Cheadle C, Cho-Chung YS, Becker KG, and Vawter MP. Application of z-score transformation to Affymetrix data. Appl Bioinformatics. 2003; 2(4): 209-217.)

Results
These should be presented in a logical order and summarize the salient findings.

Discussion
This should link the conclusions with the aims of the study but avoid conclusions not adequately supported by the data.

Acknowledgments
If there are none, do still include this section and insert "The authors have no acknowledgments".
Authors acknowledging individuals should include a letter from the individual(s) providing written permission for this acknowledgment.

Funding
Specify sources of funding.
If there are none, do still include this section and insert "The authors report no funding".

Author Contributions
For every author, his or her contribution to the manuscript needs to be provided using the following categories: conception; performance of work; or interpretation of data; writing the article. All authors should also state whether they had access to the data.

Conflict of Interest
If there is no conflict of interest to declare, do still include this section and insert "The authors have no conflict of interest to report". If an author is also on the Editorial Board of this journal, the following statement should be included in this section: “<AUTHOR> is an Editorial Board Member of this journal, but was not involved in the peer-review process nor had access to any information regarding its peer-review.’’

References
Place citations as numbers in square brackets in the text. All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. Only articles published or accepted for publication should be listed in the reference list. Submitted articles can be listed in the text as (author(s), unpublished data).
- All authors should be listed in the reference list.
- References must be listed in Vancouver style:
[1] Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, Kochanek PM, Graham SH. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002; 935(12): 406.
[2] Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
[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.
[5] Canadian Cancer Society [homepage on the Internet]. Toronto: The Society; 2006 [updated 2006 May 12; cited 2006 Oct 17]. Available from: 
https://www.cancer.ca/.

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- Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space between the columns instead.

Figure Legends

Figures
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Supplementary Data.

We encourage authors to make their data publicly available. Supplementary data can be submitted with the manuscript, included within the manuscript after the Figures and Tables (or otherwise after the References). Each supplementary item should have a legend and should not exceed the file size of 10 MB. Supplemental videos can be submitted separately (see top of page for submission guidelines of videos). A short description of the supplementary items should be included under the header of “Supplementary Material” within the manuscript before the “References”. Large datasets should be hosted on the author’s own or institute’s website or in an appropriate database, and should be properly cited within the manuscript.

Reviews

Reviews should be authoritative and topical and provide comprehensive and balanced coverage of a timely and/or controversial issue. Reviews should be prepared as detailed above for a Research Report, omitting Introduction through Discussion, and include a conclusion. When possible, systematic reviews are strongly encouraged and will be given stronger consideration for publication. For systematic reviews, authors should consult PRISMA and prepare their reviews as per the "PRISMA 2009 Checklist document" at this site and this compliance stated in the manuscript. Title of the review should be in the following format "SYSTEMATIC REVIEW: full article title.

Short Communications

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Hypotheses

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Book Reviews

Book reviews should be 750 words or less and without sections. While most reviews are commissioned, suggestions can be proposed to the Editor-in-Chief.

Letters to the Editor

Authors can submit comments of 1000 words or less to the Editor-in-Chief.

Commentaries 

Commentaries are usually commissioned and of at least 1000 words with an abstract and no other subdivisions.

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In cover letter:
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- Name of an Associate Editor with expertise in the area of the study (if no Associate Editor is suitable, the Editorial Office will handle the submission).
- Statement that all authors have contributed to the work, agree with the presented findings, and that the work has not been published before nor is being considered for publication in another journal.
- A list of at least 4-6 potential reviewers knowledgeable in the area of the study and potential reviewer conflicts.
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- Statement that procedures involving experimentation on animal subjects are done in accord with either the guide of the institution in which the experiments were done, or with the National Research Council's guide for the care and use of laboratory animals.
- Statement of all financial and material support for this research and any potential conflicts.

In manuscript:
Compliance with guidelines on human experimentation as well as protocol approval by a local Institutional Review Board should be specified.
- Compliance with guidelines of animal experimentation as well as protocol approval by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee should be specified.
- Statement of all financial and material support for this research and any potential conflicts should also be clearly identified in the acknowledgement section.
- Manuscripts should be double spaced with 1" margins on all sides, including the abstract and references. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should include a page number centered at the bottom.
- Manuscripts must have an abstract (250 words or less) and 4-10 keywords.
- References should be cited in order of appearance with numbers between square brackets. All publications cited in the text should be presented in order of appearance in a list of references following the acknowledgments section of the manuscript and before the tables and/or figure legends.

Resubmissions

Resubmissions should include the manuscript number and a point-by-point response to the previous reviews in the cover letter. The point-by-point response can also be included at the beginning of the manuscript to maintain formatting.

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Policy on Ethics

Nutrition and Healthy Aging is committed to the highest ethical standards and best practices in publishing and follows the code of conduct for Committee on Publication Ethics/DOAJ and the ICMJE. Any possible conflict of interest, financial or otherwise, of perceived relevance to the submitted work must be clearly indicated in the manuscript (for further details see http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf). 

Nutrition and Healthy Aging affirms that misconduct, in the form of fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism, jeopardizes the success of the entire scientific endeavor. However, the primary responsibility for considering and resolving allegations of scientific misconduct must be pursued within the individual academic communities and institutions where the scientific work is carried out. Every author of articles or abstracts submitted for publication assumes full responsibility, within the limits of his or her professional competence, for the accuracy of the report. In the case of multiple-authored papers, each author should have made a significant intellectual or practical contribution to the scientific work. Authors submit articles with the understanding that reports must not have been submitted elsewhere.

Questions raised about the conduct of experiments or their presentation will be evaluated preliminarily by the Editors-in-Chief and, if appropriate, in consultation with the Associate Editor handling the review of the manuscript. If deemed appropriate, the matter will be referred to the institution where the scientific work in question was performed. The Journal expects that the matter would be reviewed in accordance with institutional procedures for handling allegations of misconduct. At all stages, every effort should be made to ensure that the process is fair and just, both for those who are accused of misconduct and for those who have raised the issue of scientific misconduct.

In the event that a published article or abstract is to be retracted, a statement of retraction will be published in Nutrition and Healthy Aging.

Policy on Use of Animals

Nutrition and Healthy Aging supports the appropriate and responsible use of animals as experimental subjects.

The U.S. Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHS Policy) and the National Institutes of Health Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (NIH Guide) should guide all animal research. Compliance with guidelines on animal experimentation as well as protocol approval by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee should be stated and the approval number must be provided in the Methods section of the article. 

We recommend following the ARRIVE reporting guidelines when documenting animal studies (PLoS Bio 8(6), e1000412, 2010).

Further guidance on animal research ethics is available from the International Association of Veterinary Editors’ Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare (http://veteditors.org/consensus-author-guidelines-on-animal-ethics-and-welfare-for-editors).

Policy on Use of Human Subjects

Experiments involving human subjects must conform with the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (United States Office of Science and Technology Policy) and in the Declaration of Helsinki and be approved by a local Institutional Review Board. Compliance with the former and approval by the latter must be stated in the cover letter and the approval number must be provided in the Methods section of the article.

Informed consent
For research involving human subjects, including registry reviews and retrospective cohort studies for example, authors must state that informed signed consent has been obtained from all subjects or provide an explanation as to why consent was waived.

Policy on Conflicts of Interest

For Authors
Nutrition and Healthy Aging requires authors to declare all conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise, of relevance to the particular manuscript. All authors must separately be named in the Conflicts of Interest statement. If an author has no conflict of interest to declare, include this section with the statement “(Name) has no conflict of interest to report”.

We require that authors use the Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Form from the ICMJE is included in the submission (download it from the ICMJE website at: icmje.org/disclosure-of-interest) and that a section mentioning Conflicts of Interest per individual author is included in the submitted manuscript.

For Referees
Nutrition and Healthy Aging requires that referees with conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise, declare them when submitting their report and recuse themselves when there is a conflict that may impact a fair and impartial review.

Examples
Financial conflicts of interest:
These can include any financial relationship between the authors and any organization that may have a financial interest in their research or financial interests on the part of the authors themselves. This can include, but is not limited to, employment, stocks or shares, patents, research funding, travel or other expenses, lecture fees, or goods or services. Authors should disclose any such relationships: past 3 years, present or anticipated along with any role these organizations may have had in the design, execution or presentation of the study. These can also include financial interests on the part of the authors themselves, such as stocks or shares, patents, or other forms of financial gain.

Non-financial conflicts of interest:
These can include any relationship between the authors and any person or organization that could reasonably be seen to compromise (or impact) the impartiality of the authors of an article. This can include, but is not limited to benefits to relatives, close friends or associates, or organizations that the author has an unpaid relationship with (such as consulting or advisory roles, or providing administrative assistance).

Ethical considerations, compliance and protocol approval
Compliance with guidelines on human experimentation as well as protocol approval by a local Institutional Review Board should be stated and the approval number should be provided.

Clinical trials should include the full protocol as a supplement. Studies involving human subjects that are exempt from approval by an Institutional Review Board should mention this in an Ethical Considerations Statement. 

Policy on Data Sharing

We encourage authors to make their data publicly available. Supplementary data can be submitted with the manuscript, included within the manuscript after the Figures and Tables (or otherwise after the References). Each supplementary item should have a legend and should not exceed the file size of 10 MB. Supplemental videos can be submitted separately (see top of this page for submission guidelines of videos). A short description of the supplementary items should be included under the header of “Supplementary Material” within the manuscript before the “References”. Large datasets should be hosted on the author’s own or institute’s website or in an appropriate database, and should be properly cited within the manuscript.

Advertising Policy

Nutrition and Healthy Aging accepts digital and print advertisements for meetings, services and events of interest to the community. Pharmaceutical advertising is accepted.

Digital Advertising
Banner advertising is accepted for placement on https://www.iospress.nl/journal/nutrition-and-healthy-aging/  Multiple positions are available, and banners may appear in rotation with others running at the same time. Pricing is based on length of time, rather than number of impressions served.

Print Advertising
Display and classified advertising of scientific interest to Nutrition and Healthy Aging’s intended readership are accepted with full- and half-page black & white options available. Premium positions accommodating color advertisements are offered.

Discounts for placement of combined print and online advertising are available. 

The Nutrition and Healthy Aging Editorial Office reserves the right to reject advertising that is judged to be incompatible with the mission of the journal or in poor taste in general.

Please contact market@iospress.nl to discuss readership and reach, advertising opportunities, rates and specifications.

Please visit the IOS Press Authors page for further information.

Abstracted/Indexed in

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PubsHub
Scopus 

Open Access

By default, articles published in Nutrition and Healthy Aging 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 € 1250 / US$ 1450 for publication under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license or € 1850 / US$ 2080 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.

Green open access
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.

PubMedCentral deposits
This journal deposits open access articles in PubMedCentral (PMC) as part of the IOS Press Open Library but can only do so if the article received NIH funding or if any of the authors are NIH, or associated partners, employees. Please refer to the PMC Funder Deposit List at the NIH Public Access Policy for details.

Peer Review

Peer Review Process and Process for Appeals
Nutrition and Healthy Aging operates a rigorous, timely, blinded peer review process (with an option for double-blind if requested) by experts in the field. Please visit our reviewer guidelines for further information about how to conduct a review.

Manuscripts submitted to Nutrition and Healthy Aging will be assessed for suitability for publication in the journal by the Editors-in-Chief. Manuscripts that are deemed unsuitable may be rejected without peer review by the Editors-in-Chief and/or the Associate Editors, and the author will be informed as soon as possible. Manuscripts that are deemed suitable for peer review are forwarded to an Associate Editor with expertise in that area who then recruits appropriate anonymous referees (a minimum of two) for confidential review.

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. Referee reports are then assessed by the Associate Editor, who makes a decision which is then subject to approval of the Editors-in-Chief. Once approved this decision is then conveyed to the author along with the referee’s anonymized reports. The initial decision will be one of the following: rejection, acceptance without revision, or potentially acceptable after minor or major revisions. Revised manuscripts will be appraised by the Associate Editor, who may seek the opinion of referees (prior or new) before making a decision, which again is subject to approval of the Editors-in-Chief. Once approved, this decision is then conveyed to the author along with the anonymized referee’s reports.

Once accepted, manuscripts are normally published on-line without delay and appear in the next available print issue (published quarterly). The Editors-in-Chief have ultimate responsibility for what is published in the journal. Authors may appeal decisions by contacting the Editors-in-Chief (at editorial@iospress.com). Authors will be informed in writing of the result of their appeal.

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This journal is published Open Access.

Currently we are waiving all Open Access fees (normally $1250). Accepted papers will be published with an OA license by default, papers from NIH funded authors will appear in PubMed Central.

Volumes 1-3 of Nutrition and Healthy Aging were published as Nutrition and Aging.

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