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BMJ NPH Collections

Our collections highlight some of the most innovative work published in the field of nutrition and lifestyle factors and are of significant relevance to everyone involved in nutrition research and clinical practice. All collections are open for submissions. You can find information on how to submit and the types of articles considered on each collection page.
BMJ NPH & NNEdPro Acknowledge Co-ordination of Submissions by the following individuals from 2020-23: Martin Kohlmeier, Bryndís Eva Birgisdóttir, Shane McAuliffe, Sumantra Ray, James Bradfield, Helena Trigueiro, Luke Buckner, Jorgen Johnsen, Lauren Ball, Celia Laur, Pauline Douglas, Kathy Martin, Elaine Macaninch, Minha Rajput-Ray, Juliet Burridge, Ally Jaffee.

Nutrition Interactions with COVID-19

FIND OUT MORE These articles provide information on what is currently known about the nutrition interactions with the virus and its effects on the human body. A strong focus is also to understand how nutritional circumstances or interventions might mitigate the infections’ harm, both acutely and in the long term.  The collection also showcases, and welcomes, good quality evidence studying the combination of diet and lifestyle factors that may strengthen immunity and susceptibility to the virus.

Diet Sustainability and Climate Change

FIND OUT MORE This collection encourages submissions covering how to plan, promote, and implement sustainable diet solutions on either a population, sub-group or individual level while maintaining nutritional adequacy.
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Global Food Security

FIND OUT MORE This collection aims to support the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger. The latter aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition; and promote sustainable agriculture. Thus, submissions to this collection should focus on addressing global policies linked to the topics mentioned above, including but not limited to:
  • The assessment of food security.
  • Proposed methods of tackling these problems in the light of the three decades (United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025, UN Decade of Action on Family Farming 2019-2028, and UN Decade of Action, 2020-2030).
  • Evaluation of current food production and distribution.
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Implementing Effective Interventions in Healthcare

FIND OUT MORE The focus of this collection is on how to implement effective interventions and practice changes to impact individual and population health.  We welcome submissions of articles focussed on prevention across all areas of health, from any settings (i.e. community, primary care, hospital), and any health-related topic area, as long as their focus is on prevention and changing practice.
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Nutrition Education

FIND OUT MORE The aim of the Nutrition Education collection is to provide practising physicians and other healthcare providers with reliable nutrition and lifestyle information. Its focus is on successful instruction, novel approaches, surveys of current nutrition knowledge, and proposals for better curriculum.
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Food, Mood and Mental Health

FIND OUT MORE Nutritional aspects of psychology, as well as psychiatry, are an emerging area and with an ever-expanding research base, it is beginning to gain the interest of important clinical and policy stakeholders. This series aims to compile, analyse and use the research in this field to develop practice guidelines and continue to better serve this often-overlooked area.
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Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Health

FIND OUT MORE The Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Health special collection aims to advance our understanding of how dietary patterns, macronutrient composition, micronutrient intake, and dietary supplements influence cardiometabolic risk factors. We welcome submissions that delve into various aspects of the relationship between nutrition and cardiometabolic health, including dietary patterns, macronutrient composition, micronutrient intake, and dietary supplements, with a focus on their impact on cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and related conditions.
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Precision Nutrition

FIND OUT MORE Precision nutrition makes use of genetic or other molecular markers for predicting the likely response to a nutrition intervention and for planning lifestyles and nutritional treatments accordingly. We invite submissions that elucidate the role of genetics, gut microbiome, metabolomic signatures, and other information to tailor recommendations for individuals based on their unique biological profiles.
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Nutrition, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

FIND OUT MORE The Nutrition, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence special collection aims to explore the intersection of nutrition science, data analytics, and AI. We invite submissions that leverage advanced computational techniques to analyse large-scale dietary data, predict nutritional outcomes, and develop innovative solutions for personalised dietary recommendations and dietary pattern analysis.
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Nutrition and Women’s Health

FIND OUT MORE The Nutrition and Women’s Health special collection aims to address the nutritional needs and challenges faced by women at different life stages. We welcome submissions that address various aspects of women’s nutrition, including reproductive health, pregnancy, menopause, and chronic disease prevention, with a focus on understanding the unique nutritional needs and challenges faced by women.
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Clinical Nutrition

FIND OUT MORE The Clinical Nutrition special collection aims to advance our understanding of the role of nutrition in clinical practice. We invite submissions that investigate the efficacy of nutritional interventions in improving clinical outcomes, optimising patient care, and enhancing quality of life for individuals with acute or chronic medical conditions.
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Public Health Nutrition

FIND OUT MORE The Public Health Nutrition special collection aims to address key public health challenges related to nutrition and food security. We welcome submissions that explore the determinants of dietary behaviours, interventions to promote healthy eating habits, and strategies to address nutritional disparities and improve population health outcomes.
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Behavioural Nutrition

FIND OUT MORE The Behavioural Nutrition special collection aims to explore the psychological, social, and environmental factors influencing dietary behaviours and food choices. We invite submissions that investigate the determinants of dietary behaviour change, interventions to promote healthy eating habits, and strategies to address barriers to adopting and maintaining a nutritious diet.
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The BMJ NPH collections are coordinated in partnership with NNEdPro Global Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health as well as its International Academy of Nutrition Educators.