Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts must conform to the “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” Contributions and Manuscripts must be written in English and submitted exclusively to AJNFS. Manuscripts must be typewritten (single-spaced) with liberal margins and space at the top and bottom of the page.
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Preparation of Covering Letter

Disclose all possible conflicts of interest (e.g., funding sources for consultancies or studies of products). A brief indication of the importance of the paper to the field of Nutrition & Food Science is helpful in gaining appropriate peer review.

Preparation of Manuscript

  • Your Manuscript should be typed, single-spaced on standard-sized – paper (8.5″ x 11″) with 1″ margins on all sides. 
  • You should use 12-point Times New Roman font. 
  • Authors should take care over the fonts which are used in the document, including fonts within graphics and tables.

Title: Should be in Title Case; The first character in each word in the title have to be capitalized.

Structured Abstract – Limit of 300 Words

  • A brief summary of the research. 
  • The structured abstract  clearly mentioning these sub headings (background, methods/methodology, results, conclusion) should include a brief introduction, a description of the hypothesis tested or the research question addressed, the approach used to test the hypothesis or carry out the research, the results obtained and the conclusion of the work.

Key words

  • Please, write no less than four and no more than five keywords. 
  • Write specific keywords relevant to your manuscript. 
  • They should be written left aligned, arranged alphabetically in 12-point Times New Roman font, and the line must begin with the words Keywords boldfaced. 
  • A 12-point space should separate the keywords from the abstract.


  • Description of the research area, pertinent background information, and the hypotheses tested in the study should be included under this section. 
  • The introduction should provide sufficient background information such that a scientifically literate reader can understand and appreciate the experiments to be described. 
  • The introduction must include in-text citations including references to pertinent reviews and primary scientific literature. 
  • The specific aims of the project should be identified along with a rationale for the specific experiments and other work performed.

Materials and Methods

  • Materials and/or participants utilized in the study as well as the procedures undertaken to complete the work. 
  • The methods should be described in sufficient detail such that they could be repeated by a competent researcher. 
  • Please include the company sources for all uncommon reagents (kits, drugs, etc). 
  • Illustrations and/or tables may be helpful in describing complex equipment or elaborate procedures. 
  • The statistical tool used to analyze the data should be mentioned. 
  • All procedures involving experimental animals or human participants must accompany with statement on necessary ethical approval from appropriate ethics committee including the Approval Number or ID.

Results and Discussion

  • Data acquired from the research with appropriate statistical analysis described in the methods section should be included in this section. 
  • The results section should describe the rational for each experiment, the results obtained and its significance. 
  • Results should be organized into figures and tables with descriptive captions. 
  • The captions, although brief, should tell the reader the method used, explain any abbreviations included in the figure, and should end with a statement as to the conclusion of the figure. 
  • Qualitative as well as quantitative results should be included if applicable. 
  • This section should relate the results section to current understanding of the scientific problems being investigated in the field. 
  • Description of relevant references to other work/s in the field should be included here.

Conclusion and Recommendations for Future Research

  • This section allows you to discuss the significance of your results – i.e. does the data support the hypotheses you set out to test? 
  • This section should end with new answers/questions that arise as a result of your work. 
  • You can provide a few recommendations for research that can be carried out by competent researchers interested in this field of work.

Tables and Figures

  • Each table must start on a separate sheet. 
  • But a figure can be continuously included in the manuscript. 
  • They should be numbered with Roman numerals (e.g. 1,2,….) according to their sequence in the text, and have a short self-explanatory heading. 
  • Use SI units if necessary. 
  • Tables should include vertical rules, but horizontal rules should separate column headings from the content. 
  • Authors should keep in mind the page layout of the journal when designing tables. 
  • Tables that fit onto one printed page are preferred. 
  • Detailed explanations of symbols, units, and abbreviations should follow below the table.

Table and Figure captions

  • Figure and table captions should be included at the end of the manuscript. 
  • Figure captions/legends should include a statement at the end of each caption/legends about reproduction size (e.g. at full page width, at column width). 
  • They should be single spaced and typed in the journal format. 
  • Explanations should be brief and authors should keep in mind that captions/legends will be placed below figures and tables.

Credit Authorship Contribution Statement

  • Mention clear role discretion carried out by each author attributed in the manuscript. 
  • If all authors equally contributed, mention this statement “All authors equally contributed to Conceptualization, Methodology, Formal Analysis, Investigation, Writing and Visualization under supervision of the corresponding author”.

Acknowledgements – Limit of 100 Words

  • This is a brief section crediting the people who have helped make your manuscript possible and who aided you in your work but are not part of the authorship. 
  • Please mention all applicable grants and other funding that supported your work.


  •  Mention the funders associated in your work if applicable.
  • Otherwise mention this statement “This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors”.

Conflict of Interest

  •  Mention any conflicting interest of any author, funder or organization/ institute in publishing this paper.
  • If no conflict of interest is declared, mention this sentence “The authors declare that there was no conflict of interest from preparation to publication of this manuscript”.

Ethics Approval

  •  Mention the ethical clearance details along with the protocol number (if available).
  • If no ethics clearance is required, mention “This study does not require any ethical approval”.

Participant Consent

  •  Mention any and all details pertaining to participant consent in your study.
  • Also mention if any Clinical Trials Registration was done with the appropriate ID.
  • If consent is not applicable, mention “This study did not require any human participation for consent.

For Review Articles:

  • The prescribed word count is up to 5000 words excluding tables, references and abstract. 
  • The manuscript may have about 150 references. 
  • The manuscript should have an unstructured Abstract (300 words) representing an accurate summary of the article. 
  • The section titles would depend upon the topic reviewed. 
  • Authors submitting review article should include a section describing the methods used for locating, selecting, extracting, and synthesizing data. 
  • These methods should also be summarized in the abstract. 
  • The journal expects the contributors to give post-publication updates on the subject of review. 
  • The update should be brief, covering the advances in the field after the publication of the article and should be sent as a letter to editor, as and when major development occurs in the field.

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