IJFNPH intends to contribute to the improvement of public health, nationally and internationally, through quality research and a better understanding of the science involved in food, dietetics, nutrition and public health. This unique initiative aims to integrate the study of these various disciplines to promote better health for all sections of society. Today, in recognition of the fundamental importance of food and nutrition to human life and wellbeing, there is a growing demand for knowledge transfer, in order to inform skilled public health professionals, nutritionists, food professionals on key issues regarding the pivotal role of food and nutrition in influencing the health outcomes in a given population.
IJFNPH is published in the United Kingdom -2 issues per year in partnership with Inderscience Publishers (2008-2009)
ISSN: 2042-5988 (Print); 2042-5996 (Online)
IJFNPH is abstracted and indexed by: ABI/Inform (ProQuest); Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities; UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE); British Library; Crossref. IJFNPH has already been submitted for possible inclusion by Scopus and we currently waiting for the review process to be completed.
The objectives of IJFNPH are to establish an effective channel of communication between food scientists, nutritionists, public health professionals, policy makers, governmental and non-governmental agencies, and others concerned the food, nutrition and public health dimensions. It aims at “Balanced Nutrition for Healthier Populations” which will consequently promote public health and combat diseases.
IJFNPH publishes peer reviewed original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, book reviews, commentaries, and news. Special Issues devoted to important topics in food sciences, nutrition and interventions and public health will occasionally be published.
IJFNPH provides a vehicle to help public health professionals, academics, researchers and food scientists working in the fields of food science, nutrition, diseases prevention, health sector and governmental bodies to disseminate information and to learn from and discuss each other’s work.
Although the general theme and target will be food, nutrition and public health, there is no limitation to the articles that will be considered by IJFNPH.
Food sciences in general (safety, hygiene, technology, management, allergy, policies, security, poisoning, habits, choice, etc.)
Nutrient requirements and nutritive value of food
Bioavailability of nutrients
Healthy eating initiatives and behaviours modifications
Nutrition and diet therapies
Human nutrition and health sciences
Dietary surveys and interventions
Diet selection and control of intake
Nutritional energetic and metabolism
Nutritional epidemiology; studies relating nutrition to health or diseases risk
Nutrition and health promotion
Nutrition intervention in high-risk and vulnerable groups
Physical activity, exercise and sport nutrition
Trace elements, functional foods and nutraceuticals
Public health nutrition: practice and impact
Public health and primary prevention of illness
Micronutrients through the life-cycle
Obesity, diabetes mellitus, coronary vascular diseases and public health challenges and consequences
Epidemiology and public health
Public health and nutrition in emergency
Health protection; control of communicable and non-communicable diseases
Public health, health promotion and diseases prevention
Evaluation of effectiveness of public health programmes or interventions
Public health governance, audit and quality
Public health policy and comparisons
Development of research methods, validation of measures and calibration
Health service effectiveness, management and re-design
Issues of sustainable environment
Impacts and challenges of AIDS, malaria and other chronic problems
All members of our editorial committee are truly international in terms of their interests and range of specialisation. The validated academic background that they bring to bear on the quality of the review as well as their geographic areas of interest foster a uniquely different editorial experience. WASD is very grateful for all our distinguished Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) which include distinguished international academic and professional experts in the different subject areas of the different journals. All our EAB members graciously offering their invaluable comments that have enriched the quality of the papers in all our publications and also for making available to us their valuable time and efforts.