Journal Information

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Aims and scope of journal

Nutrition & Diabetes is a peer-reviewed, open access online journal publishing clinical, metabolic, genetic and epidemiological studies that describe methodologies, mechanisms, and associations in relation to diabetes and nutrition-related diseases. The journal will also publish papers concerned with the benefits of nutrition and lifestyle interventions and therapeutic trials in diabetes or related diseases for both clinical disease management and health promotion.

Nutrition & Diabetes brings to the fore outstanding research that is novel and of interest to researchers, clinicians, epidemiologists, psychologists, diabetes educators, and other health professionals working in these fields.

Contributions of broad biological interest and impact are especially encouraged. Topics of particular interest within the journal's scope include those listed below:

Basic science

  • molecular biology of adipose tissue, muscle and liver
  • molecular basis of macronutrient metabolism and inflammation
  • genetics - tissue gene expression; genotypes, SNPs and phenotypic variability
  • epigenetics

Experimental medicine

  • food intake regulation
  • fat, carbohydrate and energy metabolism
  • body composition with focus on the assessment of individual fat depots and ectopic fat
  • animal models of overweight and nutrition-related diseases

Metabolic Syndrome

  • aetiological factors
  • ethnic differences
  • relationship with disease outcomes
  • novel therapies

Dietary interventions

  • reduction of cardiovascular disease risk factors
  • reduction in overweight and its metabolic sequelae
  • randomised controlled trials of dietary/lifestyle interventions in diabetes
  • randomised, controlled trials of major dietary intervention studies e.g. fruit and vegetable/whole grains, Mediterranean diet studies on health risks
  • use of functional food in prevention and treatment of NCDs
  • personalized nutrition


  • prospective cohort studies of links between nutrition and lifestyle on NCDs
  • population studies of associations between nutritional factors and NCDs, with particular emphasis on regional/international variations
  • longitudinal studies addressing critical life periods and their long-term effect on NCDs

Journal metrics

The 2021 journal citation metrics for Nutrition & Diabetes are as follows:

2-year Impact Factor* (2021): 4.725
5-year Impact Factor* (2021): 5.735
Immediacy index*: 1
Eigenfactor® score*: 0.003
Article influence score*: 1.227
Journal Citation Score*: 1.04

SNIP: 1.601
SJR: 1.403

The 2021 peer review performance metrics for Nutrition & Diabetes are shown below:

15 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
Article page views - 208,316
Altmetric mentions - 2,149

410,905 Downloads (in 2021)
1,036 Altmetric mentions (2021)

*2020 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2021)

Abstracted/indexed in

  • Biological Abstracts
  • Biosis Previews
  • Chemical Abstracts
  • Current Contents-Life Sciences
  • DOAJ
  • Google Scholar
  • ISI Web of Science
  • Journal Citation Index-Science
  • PubMed / PubMed Central
  • Science Citation Index-Expanded
  • Scopus


The ISSN (online) number for Nutrition & Diabetes is 2044-4052.