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Original manuscripts are accepted by the secretary from authors provided that they follow the conditions of the Journal of Nutrition and Health (EJNH)

 Submission checklist

You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review. Please check the relevant section in this Guide for Authors for more details.

Ensure that the following items are present:

One or more authors have been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:

• E-mail address

• Full postal address

All necessary files have been uploaded:


• Include keywords

• All figures (include relevant captions)

• All tables (including titles, description, footnotes)

• Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided

• Indicate clearly if color should be used for any figures in print

Further considerations

• The manuscript has been 'spell-checked' and 'grammar-checked'

• All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa

Ethics in publishing

  • The author should download the author agreement form. It is mandatory to submit the author agreement to complete the submission process. Authors are requested to print the form and sign at the appropriate place provided. The scanned copy of this signed form should be uploaded to confirm the agreement.
  • Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis in any other language.
  • The statement that all authors have approved the final article should be true and included in the disclosure.

Changes to authorship

Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal,this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, publication of the manuscript will be suspended. If the manuscript has already been published in an online issue, any requests approved by the Editor will result in a corrigendum.


Peer review

This journal operates a double-blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Peer review time will take two weeks.

Submission of Manuscripts:

Manuscripts are accepted in English Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these)] or Arabic language and should be accompanied by a brief summary in the other language in a separate sheet. It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. The text should be in single-column format. Manuscripts should be typewritten double spaced in the regular style on one side only of papers size A4. Margins should be 3 cm on each side. Text should only be left sided justified, with font (Times New Roman) and size (14). The paper has been correctly set up in type Corrected proofs should be returned within one week either by mail

The layout of Manuscripts:  

Manuscripts should be arranged as follows:

  1. The title of the article up to 20 words. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae.
  2. Authors' names and institutional affiliations.
  3. Corresponding author. The name, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence about the manuscript with a clear indication whether his or her e-mail address is to be published.

Subdivision - numbered sections

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2 ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.


 Should be brief (200-250 words at most). It should briefly describe the background for the study, purpose or objective, subjects, methods, main results, findings, conclusion.

Keywords: up to 3-6 words. Avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes


Background including nature and extent of the problem, research purpose, objective or tested hypothesis

Subjects or Materials and Methods:

  • Should be described clearly precisely to enable others to repeat the study experiment.
  • The study should be in accordance with ethical standards of research. 
  • Selection methods/ criteria and exclusion criteria should be described clearly.
  • Statistical methods should be briefly and clearly described. 


  • Should be represented precisely, usually avoiding repetition and supported by appropriate evidence/ statistics.
  • Contents of tables should be described in summary but not repeated in the text.


  • Should contain interpretation of results neither summary nor repetition of previous results. Results and discussion should be presented separately or together.


  • The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.


  • Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.


  • Collate acknowledgments in a separate section at the end of the article before the references. List those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.)

Formatting of funding sources

  • List funding sources in this standard way to facilitate compliance to funder's requirements:

Funding: This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy];the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA [grant number zzzz]; and the United States Institutes of Peace [grant number aaaa]. Institution, submit the name of the institute or organization that provided the funding.

  • If no funding has been provided for the research, please include the following sentence:

This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

Illustration and Tables:

  • Three copies of all figures or photographs should be submitted.

  • Photos must be high contrast, glossy, black and white or colored of appropriate visible size (10 x 13 cm) with name of author and title of article on back.

  • Figure captions appear below the figure, are flush left, and are in lower case letters. When referring to a figure in the body of the text, the abbreviation "Fig." is used. Figures should be numbered in the order they appear in the text.

  • Written consent should be submitted with photos showing identifiable subjects.

  • All illustrations should be numbered according to citation in text.

  • Table titles should be written above tables and numbered according to citation in text.

  • Table captions appear centered above the table in upper and lower case letters. When referring to a table in the text, no abbreviation is used and "Table" is capitalized.


1) Citation in text:

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa)

   Should follow the following order:

1. Single author: the author's name and the year of publication e.g. (Dudec 2014)

2. Two authors: both authors' names and the year of publication e.g. Alan and Gaby (2005)

3. Three or more authors: first author's name followed by 'et al.' and the year of publication. e.g. (Adams et al., 2011).

Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically). Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically. Examples: 'as demonstrated (Allan, 2000a, 2000b, 1999; Allan and Jones, 1999).

2) Reference List:

References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication


  • Reference to a journal publication

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J.A.J., Lupton, R.A., 2010. The art of writing a scientific article. J. SciCommun. 163, 51–59.

  • Reference to a book:

Strunk Jr., W., White, E.B., 2000. The Elements of Style, fourth ed. Longman, New York.

  • Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B., 2009. How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B.SSmith , R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281–304.

  • Reference to a website:

Cancer Research UK, 1975. Cancer statistics reports for the UK. (accessed 13 March 2003).

  • Reference to a dataset:

[dataset] Oguro, M., Imahiro, S., Saito, S., Nakashizuka, T., 2015.Mortality data for Japanese oakwilt disease and surrounding forest compositions.Mendeley Data, v1.

  • For Theses:

Chan, D.S. (1978): Theory and implementation of multidimensional discrete systems for signal processing, doctoral diss., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA,

  • Note that thesis title is set in italics and the university that granted the degree is listed along with location information

Revised manuscripts should also be accompanied by a file (separate from the cover letter) with responses to reviewers' comments. All files should be labeled with appropriate and descriptive file names. The text, tables and graphics must be submitted as separate files. Complete instructions for electronic artwork submission are accessible via the EJNH home page ( The web site guides authors through the creation and uploading of the various files. The preferred file format is Microsoft Word. Please note that PDF files are not allowed for submission. When the submission files are uploaded, the system automatically generates an electronic (PDF) proof which is then used for review.

Responsibilities of Authors:

  • Accuracy of all statements and data in manuscript.
  • Accuracy of all references.
  • Patients consent and all ethical considerations in the study.
  • Obtaining permission from authors/ publishers of any previously published material included in the manuscript.
  • All correspondence about the manuscript is the responsibility of the corresponding author.
  • Informed consent from identifiable photos.

Authors should submit:

  • 3 copies of manuscript in paper form as well as 2 copies electronic version on CD or floppy disk or e-mail attachments.
  • 3 sets of original illustrations clearly labeled.
  • Signed manuscript form confirming that the work is original, the manuscript is neither under consideration for publication nor has it been published elsewhere until the decision of its acceptance by the Editors of the Journal, nor will it be submitted to any other publisher.
  • Authors should also identify 3-6 keywords or short phrases that capture the main topics, ideas or content of the article.

Advertising rates and information:                 

  • Contact Journal Secretarial.

Subscription rates for individuals or Organizations Institutes:

  •  Contact Journal Secretarial.

Publishing rates:

  • Contact Journal Secretarial. (without colored illustration).

Submission for publication:

  • Implies that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not been published before in any form.
  • Once the articles have been accepted for publication they become the sole property of the publisher and any other party should obtain clear written consent from the publisher before publishing them. 

Publication Charges

Page (A4) charges 50EgP for Egyptian researchers or 30$ USA for foreign. Half of the cost is paid first and the remainder is paid after approval of the publication.


Copyright policy

The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright, and to retain publishing rights without any restrictions.



The corresponding author will receive the PDF of the article.


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  • World and Health Organization (WHO)
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