Journal of

Community Nutrition and Health

                                                                                  pISSN  2278 - 7542        eISSN   2278 - 571X

Journal of

Community Nutrition and Health



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  The Journal of Community Nutrition & Health (JCNH) welcomes manuscripts on all aspects of community health, community nutrition, primary health care, nutritional care, epidemiology, health promotion, health care delivery system, social and preventive medicine, medical sociology, nutraceuticals, nutritional management, phytotherapy etc. in the form of Original Articles, Review Articles, Case-reports, Short Communications, Book Reviews and Letters to the Editor. The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to our readership.

All manuscripts submitted must be original and may be submitted electronically to the Editor ( / Hard copies (original plus 2 copies) of the manuscript along with softcopy may be posted to the mailing address of the Editor.

Preparation of the Manuscripts

Manuscripts in incorrect format will be returned to authors. The manuscript must not exceed 10-12 pages typed in double space (including 15-20 references) in Times New Roman with a front size of 12. Number of all pages in sequence beginning with the title page. Submit one electronic copy of all elements arranged as follows:

Title Page: This should contain the title of the manuscript, the names of all authors, and their affiliations, a short title (not more than 20 letters) and at the bottom of the page, institution where the work has been carried out, and the address for all correspondence and reprints, including Fax, Phone and e-mail.

General Instruction: Short title at the header of the left side page and first author at the right side page along with title of the journal in the form of Journal of Community Nutrition & Health at the footer of all pages.

Abstract: The abstract should consist of 250 words for original article and 150 words for short article. Abstract should be a factual condensation of the entire work with objective, methods, results and conclusion. The abstract should be in one paragraph. It should emphasize new and important aspects of the study or observations. 5-8 keywords on the subject matter of the article at the end of the abstract.

Text: It must be concised and should follow the IMRAD format: Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion.

The matter must be written in a manner which is easy to understand and should be restricted to the topic discussed.

Acknowledgments: Should be consist of 150 words or less and placed as the last element of the text before references.

Contributors: Briefly mention (i) each author's contribution (ii) conflict of interest (iii) role of funding source if any.

References: In citing other work, only references consulted in the original should be included. If it is against citation by others this should also be stated.

Use the sequential numbering system. Arrange the reference list in the sequence in which the references are first cited. In the text, references cited should be within first bracket before the punctuation. Responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of references lies with the author.

References should not exceed 15-20 in number.

The journal follows the Vancouver system of references. References should be numbered and listed consecutively in the order in which they are first cited in the text. Tables should be identified in the text by superior Arabic numerals. The full list of references at the end of the paper should include: names and initials of all authors. Only the first 3 are given followed by et al where authors more than 6); the title of the paper; the journal title abbreviated according to the style of Index Medicus; year of publication; volume number; first and last page numbers. References of books should give the book title, place of publication, publisher and year; those of multiple authorship should also include the chapter title, first and last page numbers, and names and initials of editors.

Journal article

Anand K, Kant S and Kapoor SK. Nutritional status of adolescent school children in rural north India. Indian Pediatr. 2002; 39: 449-52.


Weiner JS and Lourie JA. Practical human biology. London: Academic Press, 1981.

Chapter in a book

Willett WC. The use of biomarkers in nutritional epidemiology. In: Kok FJ, Veer PV, editors. Biomarkers of dietary exposure. London: Smith-Gordon; 1991. p. 914.


World Health Organization. Physical status: the use and interpretation of anthropometry. Report of a WHO Expert Committee, Technical Series 954. Geneva: World Health Organization, 1995; 270-6, 445.

Papers accepted but not yet published should be included in the references followed by �In press�. Those in preparation, personal communications and unpublished observations should be referred to as such in the text only.

Legends: A descriptive legend must accompany each illustration and must define all abbreviations used therein.

Illustrations and graphs: Submit glossy black and white photographs. The cost for reproduction of colour photographs will be borne entirely by the author. Number all illustrations with Arabic numericals (1, 2�.).

Tables: These must be self-explanatory and must not duplicate information in the text. Vertical lines should not be used. Presentation of statistical material must be satisfactory. Each table must have a title and should be numbered with Arabic numericals (1, 2�).

Manuscript processing and publication charges:

The manuscripts received are reviewed by our panel of experts. Articles are selected on the basis of uniqueness, originality and quality of data. The editors and the publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for statements and opinions expressed in review articles, original papers, short communications, letter to editor, published in the Journal of Community Nutrition & Health. The editorial board keeps the right to regret publication of any article recommended by the referee.

All manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Community Nutrition & Health should not have been published in any form in any other publication, and become the property of the publishers. All manuscripts must be accompanied by the following written statement signed by all the authors.

�The undersigned author (s) certify (ies) that the article is original, is not under consideration by any other journal, and has not been previously published. All copyright ownership of the manuscript entitled (title of article) is hereby transferred to the publishers of the Journal of Community Nutrition & Health.

On receipt of the acceptance of the articles, as per decision of the publishers of JCNH, author(s) will have to pay Rs. 2000.00 (50 USD for foreign authors) Amount paid by account payee cheque (for local authors) / demand draft ( for outstation authors) in favour of �Rural Research Institute of Physiology & Applied Nutrition (RRIPAN)� payable at Midnapore, West Bengal, India as processing charges for the articles. All charges are subject to periodic revision by the Publishers. Authors will also have to pay charges fixed for each page of the manuscript exceeding the limits set for each type of article.


Editorial correspondence and submission of manuscript should be addressed to:



Journal of Community Nutrition & Health

Rural Research Institute of Physiology & Applied Nutrition (RRIPAN)

'Gitanjali', Dr. Nilay Paul Road, Midnapore 721 101, Paschim Medinipur,

West Bengal, India.



Executive Editor

Journal of Community Nutrition & Health

Dept. of Bio-Medical Laboratory Science & Management,

Nutrition & Dietetics Unit

Vidyasagar University, Midnapore - 211 102, West Bengal, India


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