a. Submit a manuscript

Submit manuscripts as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at: After submission you will receive an acknowledgement email with an assigned manuscript number.

Electronic submission of manuscripts Efforts are being made to facilitate this form of submission.

b. Author guidelines

The Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics (JND) (ISSN 2415-5195) is PRINT journal that provides rapid publication bi-annually of scientific articles in all subject areas of the subject of Nutrition and Dietetics. JND welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence.

Language: All manuscripts should be written in British English.

Article length: The number of words should be <2,500 for short communication, 4000-6000 for original articles and 6000-8,000 for review articles. Tables and figure should be kept to a minimum. Both figures and tables should not exceed five.


The Title Page: Should contain a brief title that (Max. 20 words) describes the contents of the paper. The Title Page should include the authors’ full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding first author along with e-mail and phone number.


The Abstract: Should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments or study other designs, indicate significant data, and pointing out major findings and conclusions. The abstract should be 250 words in length. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited. All abstracts should be detailed and follow the sequence background, objective, results, and conclusion continuous pros and one paragraphs.

Keywords Following the abstract, about 5 key words that will provide indexing references should be listed.

The Introduction: Should provide a clear background statement of the problem, supported by relevant literature on the subject highlighting gaps in knowledge and justification of the study. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Materials and Methods: Should be complete enough to allow experiments and other study designs to be reproduced. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be properly cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer’s name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.

Results: Should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the author(s)’s study designs. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature.

Discussion: Speculation, critique and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the results but should be put into the discussion section. The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in current and in past studies on this topic. Discussion section can include subheadings, and when appropriate, both sections can be combined.


Conclusion: The conclusion should include the most important findings of the study based on the set objectives and research questions/hypothesis, the author’s own findings, possible solutions to the problem, recommendations for further research, etc.

The Acknowledgments: People, grants, funds, etc. acknowledgements should be brief and should appear at the end of the paper just before references.

Conflict of interest Authors are responsible for disclosing any conflicts of interest that might bias the interpretation of results.

References: All references should use the Vancouver style of references. Articles should have a 15-40 reference, unless approved by the Editor.

Sample References

  1. O’Campo P, Dunn JR, editors. Rethinking social epidemiology: towards a science of change. Dordrecht: Springer; 2012. 348 p.
  2. Schiraldi GR. Post-traumatic stress disorder sourcebook: a guide to healing, recovery, and growth [Internet]. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2000 [cited 2006 Nov 6]. 446 p. Available from: DOI: 10.1036/0737302658
  3. Halpen-Felsher BL, Morrell HE. Preventing and reducing tobacco use. In: Berlan ED, Bravender T, editors. Adolescent medicine today: a guide to caring for the adolescent patient [Internet]. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co.; 2012 [cited 2012 Nov 3]. Chapter 18. Available from:​1142/9789814324496_0018
  4. Stockhausen L, Turale S. An explorative study of Australian nursing scholars and contemporary scholarship. J Nurs Scholarsh [Internet]. 2011 Mar [cited 2013 Feb 19];43(1):89-96. Available from:
  5. Kanneganti P, Harris JD, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Lattermann C, Flanigan DC. The effect of smoking on ligament and cartilage surgery in the knee: a systematic review. Am J Sports Med [Internet]. 2012 Dec [cited 2013 Feb 19];40(12):2872-8. Available from: DOI: 10.1177/0363546512458223
  6. Subbarao M. Tough cases in carotid stenting [DVD]. Woodbury (CT): Cine-Med, Inc.; 2003. 1 DVD: sound, color, 4 3/4 in.
  7. Stem cells in the brain [television broadcast]. Catalyst. Sydney: ABC; 2009 Jun 25.

Tables: Should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be typed one-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Each table should be included after references on a separate page. They should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading (and a legend where necessary). Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The details of the methods used in the study should preferably be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph forms or repeated in the text.

Figures should be kept to a minimum. Each should be included after the tables, each on its own page. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file.  Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper-case letters for their parts (Fig 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.

c. Article Processing Fee

JND is a self-supporting organization and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the management of the Journal is solely financed by the handling fees received from authors. The manuscript handling fees are required to meet operations expenses such as employees’ salaries, internet services, webhosting, application development and support, electricity etc. Authors are required to pay a manuscript-handling fee of USD 50 for the processing of their articles. Authors are required to make payment only after their manuscripts have been accepted for publication.

d. Peer Review Process

JND operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. Publication of research articles by JND is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers. They will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers comments to authors within 8 weeks. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.



For more information contact


Dr. David Okeyo. MSc, PhD, MPH.

Tel. +254780471371 or +254723471371



Editorial Secretary,

Umotho Kinya Mbae-Mugambi

Tel +254715497787