BMJ to launch new nutrition journal

Healthcare knowledge provider BMJ will launch BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health later this year in July 2018 at the 4th NNEdPro International Summit in Cambridge.

BMJ to launch new nutrition journal

Co-owned with the NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health, the journal is dedicated to publishing high quality, peer reviewed articles that focus on diet, exercise and healthcare technology on health and wellbeing.

NNEdPro Founding Chair and Executive Director, Prof Sumantra Ray, who is based in Cambridge, UK, says: “The creation of this landmark journal - BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health - comes at a pivotal time, particularly as the NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health have been working for the past decade to strengthen the translation potential of nutrition science for best practice.”

He adds: “This journal will give nutrition and public health researchers the opportunity to ensure that a dynamic evidence base reaches both policy makers and practitioners. This will give patients and the wider public, the best possible chance of receiving quality-assured nutritional solutions to prevent and manage disease, as well as to improve health outcomes.”

Editor-in-Chief, Prof Martin Kohlmeier, is the director of the Human Research Core and the Nutrigenetics Laboratory at the University of North Carolina Nutrition Research Institute. He says the journal “will value contributions that advance practical and evidence-supported nutrition solutions for urgent health challenges.”

He adds: “We want to hear what would be most useful for those that can translate new knowledge into better health for their communities. This will help to then engage with researchers and seek high-quality contributions responsive to the recognised priorities. We will not shy away from difficult topics, but will work hard to avoid the fad of the day.”

Allison Lang, Publishing Director at BMJ, says: “We look forward to working with NNEdPro Global Centre and Prof Kohlmeier and the nutrition community. As part of our commitment to helping make a healthier world, BMJ wants to bring its world-renowned focus on excellence in publication to this field of science in general.”