Journal Information

Aims and scope
The European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (EJCN) is an international, peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of human and clinical nutrition. The journal welcomes original research, reviews, case reports and brief communications based on clinical, metabolic and epidemiological studies that describe methodologies, mechanisms, associations and benefits of nutritional interventions for clinical disease and health promotion.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Nutrition and Health (including climate and ecological aspects)
  • Metabolism & Metabolomics
  • Genomics and personalized strategies in nutrition
  • Nutrition during the early life cycle
  • Health issues and nutrition in the elderly
  • Phenotyping in clinical nutrition
  • Nutrition in acute and chronic diseases
  • The double burden of 'malnutrition': Under-nutrition and Obesity
  • Prevention of Non Communicable Diseases (NCD)

The European Journal of Clinical Nutrition covers a range of subject areas. To read content across the scope of the journal view the journal's subjects page here.

Please Note: Manuscripts based on animal nutrition and in vitro studies will not be considered.

Why publish in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition?

  • First published in 1947, we are an international, peer-reviewed journal addressing all global human nutritional issues.
  • We are ranked in the top quartile of Nutrition and Dietetics journals, offering highly competitive journal metrics.
  • We do not apply submission fees, and we provide high levels of author satisfaction, with 94% of our published authors reporting that they would definitely or probably publish with us again.
  • Wide exposure and article visibility via, plus authors can share their article using Springer Natures sharing initiative SharedIt
  • Funder compliant open access options available

12 issues per year

Journal Metrics

Article metrics such as number of downloads, citations and online attention are available from each article page, and provide an overview of the attention received by a paper.

2022 Citation Metrics

2-year Impact Factor*: 4.7
5-year Impact Factor*: 4.5
Immediacy index*: 0.9
Eigenfactor® score*: 0.01032
Article influence score*: 1.0
Journal Citation Indicator*: 0.81

SNIP**: 1.493
SJR***: 1.073

*2022 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2023)
**Source-normalized Impact per Paper (Scopus)
***SCImago Journal Rank (Scopus)

2023 Peer Review Metrics

Submission to first editorial decision: 25 days
Submission to Accept: 214 days

2023 Usage Metrics

Downloads: 1,058,809
Altmetric mentions: 5,947

Abstracted/indexed in

EBSCO Discovery Service
Google Scholar
Current Contents Clinical Medicine
Current Contents Life Sciences
Science Citation Index
Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
Summon by ProQuest
EBSCO Academic Search
EBSCO Advanced Placement Source
EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection


International standard serial number (ISSN): 0954-3007
Electronic international standard serial number (eISSN): 1476-5640.


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