NFS Journal

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The society, in cooperation with Elsevier, publishes an open-access online journal entitled NFS Journal with cutting edge research in the fields of basic and applied nutrition and food science (Website:

Editor-in-chief: Professor Jan Frank, Ph.D.

Deputy Editor-in-chief: Professor Walter Vetter, Ph.D.

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Indexed in: Scopus, ScienceDirect

CiteScore: 4.29

Aims and scope

The NFS Journal publishes high-quality original research articles and methods papers presenting cutting-edge scientific advances as well as review articles on current topics in all areas of nutrition and food science. The journal particularly invites submission of articles that deal with subjects on the interface of nutrition and food research and thus connect both disciplines. The journal offers a new form of submission Registered Reports (see below). 

NFS Journal is a forum for research in the following areas:

  • Understanding the role of dietary factors (macronutrients and micronutrients, phytochemicals, bioactive lipids and peptides etc.) in disease prevention and maintenance of optimum health
  • Prevention of diet- and age-related pathologies by nutritional approaches
  • Advances in food technology and food formulation (e.g. novel strategies to reduce salt, sugar, or trans-fat contents etc.)
  • Nutrition and food genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics
  • Identification and characterization of food components
  • Dietary sources and intake of nutrients and bioactive compounds
  • Food authentication and quality
  • Nanotechnology in nutritional and food sciences
  • (Bio-) Functional properties of foods
  • Development and validation of novel analytical and research methods
  • Age- and gender-differences in biological activities and the bioavailability of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals and other dietary factors
  • Food safety and toxicology
  • Food and nutrition security
  • Sustainability of food production

Benefits to authors

Registered Reports: NFS Journal offers pre-registration of the study design, planned experiments, and hypothesis and, if these are deemed interesting and worth publishing by members of the editorial board and outside expert reviewers, researchers will be able to publish their pre-registered studies in the journal irrespective of the outcome of the experiments, as long as the experiments have been performed accurately and data analyses and interpretation are according to the highest scientific standards and follow the pre-registered procedures. In order for authors to react to unforeseen and exciting results, it will be possible to report additional exploratory analyses within a specific section of the Registered Reports.

We also provide many author benefits, such as unlimited space and no restrictions on the number of tables and figures that can be presented, free PDF files, a liberal copyright policy, and much more. 

Benefits to SNFS members

SNFS members who published an original or review article of outstanding quality in NFS Journal may apply (within 4 weeks after publishing) for a subsidy of up to 500 € towards the  Open Access Publishing Charge (OAPC). Applications should be sent by email to and include the published article and a brief text (max. 1 page) outlining the novelty and quality of the published work.