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Author Guidelines

“Progress in Nutrition” publishes reviews, original scientific articles and letters to the Editor. The contributions should not have been published or submitted to other journals. The Journal publishes only in English.

The publication of the afore mentioned documents is not remunerated.

The manuscripts should be submitted using the journal’s website:

For submitting manuscripts to click on “Submission”  in the homepage of the website.
Remember that to be able to submit articles you have to log in as “Author” by clicking on “Register”.

Authors should suggest, in the "COMMENTS FOR THE EDITOR", at least 2 names (with their email address and affiliation) of potential Reviewers. The suggested Reviewers must have no conflict of interest with the proposal research.

The journal cannot be held responsible for the material sent to other addresses. The acceptance of the manuscripts for publication is subject to the judgement of the referees designated for such task.
All manuscripts that do not meet the following rules will be returned to the authors.

Required data
Submitted articles have to be complete of:
1) the title of the manuscript.
2) the full names of all the authors.
3) the affiliations of all the authors.
4) the abstract in English.
5) the key words in English.
6) the complete list of references (authors, titles, journal or article, year of publication, volume or issue, page number) and their number references within the text.
References must be numbered consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text. The list of references should be typed in the end of article and numbered following the citation order, in accordance with the examples hereunder reported.
Sheibani K, Battifora H, Burke J. Antigenic phenotype of malignant mesotheliomas and pulmonary adenocarcinomas. Am J Pathol 1986; 123: 212-9.
Number references consecutively, in the order in which they are mentioned in the text; do not alphabetize. The list of references should be typed in numerical order of authors’names (all authors when six or less; whenseven or more list only the first three and add et al.); article title, name of the Journal (abbreviated as in Index Medicus), publication year, volume and first and last page numbers.
7) figures and tables must be titled and numbered, in the order of their citation in the text. Legends are required whenever needed.
8) the figures can be embedded in the manuscript and should be placed at the end, after the tables, along with their legends. If Figures are prepared in jpeg or tiff (or high resolution pdf ) format, they should be loaded separately as supplementary files. Photographs, drawings, graphs, diagrams must have a minimum size of 10x15 cm. A minimum resolution of 300 dpi is required.
9) the author’s complete mailing address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail.
10) manuscripts should be written using Microsoft Word for Windows or Macintosh

Clear and complete texts, tables and illustrations helps to speed up the time for publication.

For info:
Dr.ssa Valeria Ceci
Mattioli 1885 - Casa Editrice
Strada di Lodesana 649/sx, loc. Vaio
43036 Fidenza (PR) - Italy
Tel. 0524-530383 - Fax. 0524-82537

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Papers have not already been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

    Papers must follow the instruction to Authors  in About the Journal

  2. Authors should suggest, in the "REVIEWER SUGGESTION", at least 2 full names (with their email address and affiliation) of potential Reviewers. The suggested Reviewers must have no conflict of interest with the proposal research.
  3. The submission form have to fill in with the full names and last names of all authors, and not only of the corresponding author, and using capital letters only for the first letter of authors’ names.

    The missing author's names in the manuscript submitted on the website will be missing also in the PubMed Database because the Journal is indexed electronically, using the website


  5. Publication fee: 250,00 Euros.

    Please note that starting from next issue (Volume 19 n.3 September 2017) and for articles submitted from January 2017, the publisher decided to introduce an article processing fee. All articles in Progress in Nutrition, like in all our journals, are open access immediately after their publication. This is thanks to an article processing fee that allows us to cover a series of publishing services we provide, such as online tools for authors, article production and hosting, direct relation with indexing services and customer services. This fee (of 250,00 Euros) is to pay as soon as your manuscript is editorially accepted and before publication and it is charged to you or to your institution (or funder). The corresponding authors are responsible for making the payment or arranging it through their institutions. After that payment we proceed with the publication.

  6. The manuscript should contains the names and surnames of all authors and their affiliations, the e-mail address of the corresponding author, the title in english of the article, the abstract in english, at least 3 key words in english, legends for figures and tables, tables and figures (only if prepared in Microsoft Word format). Figures prepared in jpeg/tiff format (or high resolution pdf) have been uploaded individually as supplementary files after uploading the manuscript.

  7. Provide to insert in TITLE box the title of the article
  8. Provide to insert in ABSTRACT box the summary of the article
  9. Provide to insert in KEY WORD box 3-10 key words
  10. the corresponding author, also on behalf of all the other authors, should declare the existence or otherwise of financial connections (consultancies, ownership of shares, patents, etc.) that might constitute a potential conflict of interest in relation to the subject matter of the article. In the case of existence of any such financial connections, the authors concerned must declare them in a brief but complete definition. On the web site the possible presence of conflict of interest must be declared in the space provided. If no conflict of interest exists type: NONE.

Copyright Notice

In consideration of the publication of my manuscript or other written work, I hereby transfer to MATTIOLI 1885 the sole and exclusive worldwide rights,

  1. to secure copyright;
  2. to produce preprints or reprints for sale or free distribution;
  3. to republish the article in a collection of articles or any other format related to the Journal.

Furthermore, I affirm that this article (text, illustrations, and/or tables) is original, unpublished, not under consideration by another journal, and not subject to copyright or any other of the rights that are hereby assigned to MATTIOLI 1885.

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