Instructions for handling and drafting the proceedings of the NUTS2020 in Nutrients’ journal


Nutrients special issue (ISSN 2072-6643) which belongs to the section "Nutritional Epidemiology".

Please, beware of the “Instructions for Authors” ( Briefly, use the Microsoft Word template (click to download). Note that Nutrients has no restrictions on the length of manuscripts, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive.



  1. One manuscript should be written for each NUTS2020 topic/session (circa 10 in total).
  2. Expenses for publication will be fully covered by the NUTS2020 budget.
  3. Moderators of the different sessions will be in charge of contacting the Speakers and define/reach consensus for a tentative index for each manuscript.

    1. NUTS2020 will facilitate the contact information of the speakers to the moderators ahead of time.
    2. As soon as the preliminary index is drafted it will be notified to the Editors via e-mail: (deadline 31 July 2020)

  4. The Speakers and Moderators of a specific topic will establish manuscript authorship according to the amount of work spent in drafting by his/her collaborators. Please note that, in case there is no consensus, the Editors will take part in the decision.

    1. First authorship may be shared.
    2. Up to two corresponding authors can be included and the last author will be the senior one if appropriate.
    3. Other co-authors may be invited to participate up to a total number of 8-10 authors for each manuscript.

Remember that the aim of the manuscripts is to summarize the latest evidence on the salutary effects of nuts, but also to define new topics, needs and opportunities in nut research for the future.

Deadline for manuscript submissions to the journal is 31 October 2020. Therefore, manuscripts should be sent to the Editors ( no later than 15 September 2020 for revision prior submission to the journal.

If a NUTS2020 speaker or moderator plans to submit to this Special Issue of Nutrients an original article, please first notify the Editors.

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Over the last few weeks, we have been following the evolution of the growing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak both locally and internationally closely. Due to the increased spread worldwide, and because our first priority is to ensure the health and well-being of all the attendees to this event, we, the Organizing Committee of the NUTS 2021 have decided to postpone the meeting For the mentioned above, we would like to announce that the Conference will be held next year, 2022. We will inform you of the changes related to this postponement. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience it may cause, but we hope you will understand our decision considering the exceptionality of the pandemia. We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your continued support and understanding during these difficult times. We look forward to seeing you!