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The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Aims and scope

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition publishes the latest worldwide basic and clinical studies relevant to human nutrition in topics such as obesity, vitamins and minerals, nutrition and disease, and energy metabolism.


Responsiveness Average
Time from submission to first decision after peer review 6 weeks
Time to immediate reject Not Provided
Publication speed Very slow
Time from acceptance to print 10 weeks
Total time to publication Not Provided
Time from submission to acceptance 18 weeks
Time from acceptance to online 8 weeks


Submission fees $75

There is a $75 fee for manuscripts submitted to the AJCN. The fee is refunded if the manuscript is not sent for outside review and is not assessed to ASN members or on a few article types.

Publication or page charges $

None listed

Color charges

Additional charges are assessed for color figures. Authors will be charged the subsidized rate of $400 per color figure. If color is deemed to be nonessential by the AJCN editors, the cost for color will be $800/figure.

Open Access Policy

Open access available Yes

Articles are freely available online 12 months after publication. In addition, authors of accepted original research manuscripts can choose to pay a free access fee (typically $3000) to allow their articles to become freely accessible on the journal website immediately upon publication.

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General information

Publisher American Society for Nutrition
  • Published by the American Society for Nutrition
Imprint Journal of Clinical Nutrition
ISSN 0002-9165
eISSN 1938-3207
SNIP 2.355
Acceptance rate 20%
Publication Frequency Not provided
Publication Languages
  • English
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