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Hellenic Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics 2013, 4 (1):51-52

Instructions for authors

Aim of the “Hellenic Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics” is to provide scientific information on issues regarding Nutrition and Health for Dieticians, Physicians, Epidemiologists and many other scientists studying the science of food, nutrition, and dietetics. Before acceptance for publication in the Journal, all manuscripts will be sent for peer review.

Article categories:

  • Original articles (up to 3500 words, 35 references maximum).
  • Reviews (up to 4500 words, 70 references maximum).
  • Editorials (upon invitation).
  • Letters to the Editor (up to 500 words, 10 references maximum, move after word editor). Language of submission is Greek or English. Use double space, 2,5 cm margins and preferable word processing software 2003-2007. All pages and lines should be numbered.

Original articles

Each article should be structured as follows:

  • Title page (Title, authors’ names, affiliations, full name and complete postal address of the corresponding author).
  • Abstract (Greek and English).
  • Text
    – Introduction
    – Methods
    – Results
    – Discussion.
  • Acknowledgments/Conflict of interest
  • References
  • Tables
  • Figures

The words Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References should be written in lower case letters, 12 point size and bold.

Title page

  • Title: in capital and bold letters, center alignment and 16 point size
  • Names of all authors: (First name, Last name) center alignment, after the Title in 14 point size, bold
  • Name of the research centers and institutions of the authors in 12 point size. Present which authors are associated with which institutions with numerical indications 1, 2 etc
  • Corresponding author contact information: name, postal address, telephone and fax numbers and email address.

Second page

  • Abstract, structured in one page under the following headings: Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusions. The abstract should not exceed 250 words
  • Key words: please provide up to 5 words.

Third page

  • Abstract in Greek or in English, depending of the language of submission. If the submission language is Greek, a translation of the abstract, the authors’ names and the key words in English is obligatory.

Main text

  • Main text should be written in Times New Roman, 12 point size.
  • Main text should be structured in the following sections bold, 12 point size, lower case letters: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion. If sub-sections under the main sections are necessary, they should be written in italics
  • Please live a single space after punctuation marks. Include page numbers in the bottom right corner of the page and continuous line numbers in the left margin. Preparation of the manuscript should follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (i.e., Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, N Engl J Med 1991, 324:424–428).

Acknowledgements/Conflict of interest

  • Acknowledgements should be addressed only for investigators with significant contribution to the study
  • Authors should declare whether or not there are any competing financial or other interests in relation to the work described.


  • References should follow the Vancouver style, all authors names should be mentioned, while in the text they should be presented numerically according to their order of appearance in exponential form. References should be presented in a new page after the Acknowledgements section.

Tables, Figures

  • Authors are encouraged to use the word processing software for the creation of Tables. Each table should be presented in a separate page, be self-explanatory with a title and legend (under the table) of the data presented. Data presented in tables should not be repeated in the text. Please avoid to use vertical lines to separate columns. Indicate the place of the tables and figures in the Main text. Tables and Figures should be presented after the References section.


Every article should be divided in the following sections:

  • First page (Title, authors’ names, affiliations, full name and complete postal address of the corresponding author)
  • Abstract (Greek and English)
  • Text
  • Acknowledgments/Conflict of interest
  • References
  • Tables
  • Figures

The titles of each review section as well as the words Abstract, Acknowledgments and References should be written in lower case letters, 12 point size and bold. If sub-sections under the main sections are necessary, they should be written in italics.

Title page (like Original Articles).

Second page.

  • Abstract. Should not exceed 250 words.
  • Key words: provide up to 5 words

Third page (like Original Articles).

Text (like Original articles)

  • The number of articles studied, the bibliographic databases that have been searched, as well as the time period in which the articles included in the review were published, should be mentioned.

Acknowledgments/Conflict of interest, References (like Original Articles).

Tables, Figures (like Original Articles)

  • It would be preferable if the information discussed in the reviews would also be depicted in table/s in order to be presented in a more homogeneous and organized form.

Manuscript submission

  • Articles to be submitted, electronically by the electroni platform of the journal (www.hjnutrdiet.com). The corresponding author will receive a letter from the Editorial Board of the Journal upon receipt of the article, as well as upon possible acceptance or rejection.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

  • The Hellenic Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics is committed to maintain the highest ethical standards. Therefore, it is mandatory to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the journal editor, the reviewer, the author and the publisher, is necessary.

For editors

  • The editors of the journal are responsible for the evaluation of the submitted manuscripts and the making a fair decision of which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
  • The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by the legal requirements in force including libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
  • Confidentiality of the submitted works until they are published must be ensured by the editors, except in the case of suspicion of double submission.
  • In case the editors decide not to publish a material, the manuscript should not be used for other purposes without the express written consent of the author.
  • Information about a submitted manuscript should be disclosed only to the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, and no other party. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.

For reviewers

  • The role of the reviewers of the journal is to contribute to the Editorial Decision of publishing a submitted manuscript.
  • The reviewers must treat the manuscript received for peer reviewing with objectivity and confidentiality. Reviewers must not use any information obtained through peer review for personal advantage, show or discuss the manuscripts’ contents with others.
  • The reviewers should not agree to review manuscripts in cases conflict of interest exists, resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

For authors

  • Submission of an article to the Hellenic Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics implies that the work described is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, publication of the article is approved by all authors and if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere by the authors, including electronically in the same form, in Greek, English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
  • Original research articles should present an accurate description of the work performed and an objective presentation of the findings. The manuscript should include sufficient detail and references in order to permit others to replicate the work. Knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior. Review articles should be accurate and objective, as well; editorial “opinion” works should be identified as such.
  • Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. In case other individuals have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
  • The authors should make sure that their manuscripts are entirely original. In case they have used the work and/or words of others, they should ensure that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
  • Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given, through citation of publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
  • Studies on humans (patients or volunteers) that are submitted to the Hellenic Journal of Nutrition and Dieteticsshould comply with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki; Recommendations guiding physicians in biomedical research involving human subjects. Adopted by the 18th World Medical Assembly, Helsinki, Finland, June 1964, amended by the 29th World Medical Assembly, Tokyo, Japan, October 1975, the 35th World Medical Assembly, Venice, Italy, October 1983, and the 41st World Medical Assembly, Hong Kong, September 1989. The manuscript should include a statement that the work has been approved by the appropriate ethical committees related to the institution(s) in which it was performed and that subjects gave informed consent to the work. Patients’ and volunteers’ names, initials, and hospital numbers should not be included in the manuscript. Studies involving experiments with animals must state that their care was in accordance with institution guidelines.
  • The authors must disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work.
  • All sources of financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article should be disclosed in the manuscript. The role of the sponsor(s), if any, should be briefly described (i.e., in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication).
  • If an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it his/hers responsibility to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
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