About the Journal
Focus and Scope
International Journal of Child Health and Nutrition is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes papers dealing with all aspects of child health and defining the nutritional needs of children, from conception through adolescence. The Journal is designed to disseminate research findings and to attract quantitative and qualitative research papers relevant to individuals and institutions from all disciplines working in child health and nutrition including researchers, policymakers, sponsors, healthcare providers and non-governmental organizations. International Journal of Child Health and Nutrition intends to bring together scientists and implementing bodies to discuss the current evidence and future requirements for global, regional and national child health and nutrition.
The journal publishes review articles that highlight the significance of recent research in nutrition and illustrate the central role of nutrition in the promotion of health and prevention of nutrition-related diseases in children like osteoporosis, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, HIV and other chronic diseases. It also focuses on studies of nutrient - gene interactions, bioavailability of minerals, malnutrition, health, diet & nutrition, nutritional status and general nutrition & dietetics in children.
Peer Review Process
All submitted manuscripts are read by the members of editorial office. To save time for authors and peer-reviewers, only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal peer review. Those papers judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise inappropriate are rejected promptly without external review.
Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent for formal review, typically to two or three reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' advice, from among several possibilities:
- Accept as it is
- Accept with minor changes
- Accept with major changes, inviting the authors toÂ revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before a final decision is reached