We are delighted to announce that the latest Impact Factor for JHND is 38.97 marking a significant increase from the 1.78 of last year. The journal now has greater impact than Nature and is set for great things.
JHND launches a new virtual issue this week, entitled Qualitative methodology: obesity prevention and weight loss interventions. All articles in the issue, edited by Judy Swift and Simon Langley-Evans, will be free access from 1st April.
We place great faith in peer review as a control over what is published and what is not. I have been extensively involved in the whole peer-review experience as an author, as a reviewer and more latterly as an editor. Being an editor opens a window on the process that very few get to see. … Continue reading Peer review part two: Editors be very careful…
Since becoming Editor of JHND I have been quite surprised by the amount of correspondence I get from authors (usually, "why did you reject my manuscript; if I revise it will you reconsider?") and reviewers. The latter often want to pass on additional comment about the paper they have been reviewing, or to give some … Continue reading Peer Review part one- open or blind?
Living with coeliac disease: a grounded theory studyC. Rose and R. HowardBackgroundCoeliac disease can be controlled only through adherence to a gluten-free diet. This diet is highly restrictive and can be challenging to maintain. It has been linked with elevated levels of psychological distress, including depression, anxiety and social phobia.MethodsNarratives on living with coeliac disease were … Continue reading Early View- Living with coeliac disease: a grounded theory study
Merging dietary assessment with the adolescent lifestyleT. E. Schap, F. Zhu, E. J. Delp, C. J. BousheyThe use of image-based dietary assessment methods shows promise for improving dietary self-report among children. The Technology Assisted Dietary Assessment (TADA) food record application is a self-administered food record specifically designed to address the burden and human error associated with conventional methods … Continue reading Early View- Merging dietary assessment with the adolescent lifestyle
Health professionals', expert patients' and dieters' beliefs and attitudes about obesityA. McConnon, R. Gribble, M. M. Raats, J. Stubbs, R ShepherdBackgroundResearch has suggested that patients and treatment providers hold different beliefs and models of obesity. This could impact upon the consistency and quality of interventions for weight management. The present study investigated the attitudes and beliefs of health … Continue reading Early View- Health professionals’, expert patients’ and dieters’ beliefs and attitudes about obesity
Avoidance of meat and poultry decreases intakes of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc in young womenF. Fayet, V. Flood, P. Petocz, S. SammanBackgroundInadequate nutrient intake and physical inactivity may have adverse health consequences. The present study aimed to describe young female students' dietary intake, food choices and physical activity (PA) patterns, and also to … Continue reading Early View- Avoidance of meat and poultry decreases intakes of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc in young women
JHND has not always had a reputation for processing manuscript submissions quickly. One of my key targets as the new Editor was to address this issue as soon as possible. The big news is that we are getting there. Since January 2013 we have brought our time to first decision on manuscripts down from an … Continue reading It’s official- we are a fast turnaround journal!
Assisted-living elderly and the mealtime experience M. Mahadevan, H. J. Hartwell, C. H. Feldman, J. A. Ruzsilla, E. R. Raines Background Although there is increasing evidence of barriers to nutritional health among elderly assisted-living residents, there has not been the same emphasis when examining the ways in which these individuals experience their mealtimes, as well as … Continue reading New on Early View: Assisted-living elderly and the mealtime experience