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Journal of Integrative Nutrition

Aim and Scope

Integrative Nutrition is a review of nutrition across various facets. Our primary goal is the publication of scholarly articles that investigate endocrine, autoimmune, and mental health diseases; or cerebral, neurochemical, or neurological impairments, and its metabolic implications in high-risk populations that have significant life challenges. Such challenges are eating disorders and poor lifestyle habits in those who face extreme stress and trauma. Medical and living conditions that are common among this population autoimmune diseases, mental health illnesses, addiction, abuse, and homelessness. Our coverage extends to this population because they are under-represented in scientific literature. 

Contribution Biomedicine

Integrative Nutrition is of interest to community nutrition and dietetics researchers, but also to community specialists in other disciplinary areas including faith-based counselors and pastors, sociologists and psychologists, mental health counselors, and other trauma specialists. This scope is reflected in the credentials of the journal’s Editorial Board and its readership.

 

The Journal of Integrative Nutrition contributes to the field of biomedicine by bridging the gap between nutrition science and faith-based approaches to serve the health of high risk populations in our community. We aim to utilize the branch of medicine interested in the prevention of disease through the promotion and preservation of health. Our journal investigates the influence of nutrition processes (food, their actions, and interactions), while considering the contemporary or historical religious beliefs and practices on individual health for the

the overall impact on the body as a whole. This may include the study of the environment, psychological processes, and behavior associated with food consumption, lifestyle choices, and how these factors play a role in metabolic, cerebral, and neurological nutritional statuses.

Publication Information

Indexing

Integrative Nutrition plans to index in Medline (PubMed) and CrossRef, a collaborator of Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

Impact Factor

Due to being a new journal, Integrative Nutrition has not been considered for an impact factor yet.

Digital Object Identifiers (DOI)

A DOI is a unique alphanumeric string assigned to a digital object. Integrative Nutrition is an online journal with digital research publications. DOIs are utilized to provide a persistent link to the final content and ensure its accessibility overtime. All final manuscripts receive a DOI for reference.

Frequency

The journal will be published 2 times per year (April and September), under the leadership of Jasmine B. Hollywood, primary editor, founder and president of True Paleo Inc, and founder of the EatitUP Research League an online research institution.

Publication Focus

Our focus is to publish articles on Lifestyle Recovery in the scope of:

  • Human Nutrition

  • Community Nutrition

  • Food Nutrition

  • Biblical Nutrition

  • Faith-Based Practices

Journal Goals

  • Explore the impact of spiritual well-being on metabolic health.

  • Investigate historical (paleolithic, natural, and biblical) dietary practices against modern-day habits.

  • Gain insights into the neurological aspects of nutrient-dense foods.

  • Provide a practical and comprehensive approach to creating educational curriculum high-risk populations and provide optimal integrative resources for socio-economic disparities across all scopes.

  • Research the role of faith-based practices in maintaining healthy eating habits and peer-led exhortation in sustaining lifestyle recovery.

  • Present the “current day issues” such as nutritional debates, assessments of therapies, and clinical protocols for autoimmune diseases, mental health illnesses, addiction, abuse, and homelessness and its relation to trauma.​


Research We Welcome

Integrative Nutrition welcomes all research reviewing of nutrition for trauma. We encourage cross-disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and multi-disciplinary studies and submissions from disciplines with which nutrition for trauma interacts. Research is published from a wide array of integrative theories and reflecting the journal’s ecumenical stance. ​

  • Case Studies

  • Clinical Protocols and Guidelines

  • Debates and Perspectives on Current Issues

  • Educational Materials and Curriculum Resources

  • Original Research Articles

  • Systematic Reviews

  • Therapeutic Assessments and Treatment Strategies


Peer Review

All research articles in this journal undergo rigorous double-blinded peer review, based on initial editor screening. Reviewers are asked to evaluate a series of questions about the manuscript:

  • Does the abstract provide a complete and accurate description of the content of the article?

  • Is the research original?

  • Is the rationale or justification for conducting the study clear and concise?

  • Are study aims, objectives, and gap clearly stated and logical?

  • What is the methodology of the research and is it described in sufficient detail so that the experiment could be reproduced?

  • Has the results or findings of the research been clearly presented?

  • Is the discussion section critical and comprehensive?

  • Does the conclusion support the findings?

  • Are statements supported appropriately by referenced citations and the references appropriate in number and up-to-date.

Editorial Review

Editors are expected to focus on aspects related to the overall structure, clarity, and language of the manuscript. Editors are asked to:

  • Correct or copyedit manuscripts language.

  • Determine study design, robustness, and appropriateness to the stated aim.

  • Determine if significant errors exceed revision requirements. 

  • Ensure contents are reported in a manner consistent with ethical guidelines and reporting guidelines for the article or study type. 

  • Ensure geographical diversity among authors. 

  • Readability of articles.

Journal Editorial Board

Our Editors are doctors of nutrition, licensed to practice medical nutrition therapy in the US, scholarly professors at US universities that specialize in alternative medicine and research, and are spread across the US for proper geographical distribution.

Editor

Jasmine B Hollywood, DCN, LDN, CNS, CRPS, ORDM

  • From: Florida, US

  • Everglades University | Health Sciences

  • Everglades University | Evidence-Based Nutritional Research

Associate Editors

Nicole Feheery-Alpuerto, MS, LN, CNS

  • From: Minnesota, US

  • Sonoran University | Evidence-Based Nutritional Research

Dr. Patricia Kaufman, PhD, MS, LDN, CNS, MBA

  • From: California US

  • American College of Health Science | Global Nutrition Politics

  • American College of Health Science | Food Insecurity/Sovereignty

  • Sonoran University | Evidence-Based Nutritional Research

  • Natural University of Natural Medicine | Sports Nutrition

Dr. Moon Twayana, PhD, B-Tech, AMWA, RAPS

  • From: Nepal

  • Phytochemical Research

  • Biogenetics

Dr. Miriam Whitfield, DCN, CPT

  • From: Texas, US

  • University of Western States | Nutritional Epidemiology 

  • University of Western States | Nutrigenomics

  • University of Western States | HN Functional Medicine

Karen Davis, MS, LN, CNS

  • From: North Carolina, US

  • Natural University of Natural Medicine | Nutrition

Information for Authors

Call for Papers

The edition of Integrative Nutrition invites authors to submit original papers, and have not been published or submitted elsewhere for consideration. Authors may not submit elsewhere while the manuscript is under consideration at the journal of Integrative Nutrition.

Author Guidelines

Papers may only be accepted for consideration which present the explicit scope and aim on the integration of nutrition, body-mind-spirit, biblical, or alternative therapies in supporting high-risk populations in lifestyle recovery from extreme stress or trauma. All other articles will be rejected. Articles that discuss supplements as a substitute for natural healing remedies will not be accepted. Integrative Nutrition is particularly interested in articles that focus on the use of nutrition in the form of food, botanicals, faith-based practices, exercise, mindful practices, and lifestyle for individuals who face significant life challenges. All papers are subject to peer review.

Word Count and References

  • Letter to the Editor should contain no more than 1,000 words.

  • Original Review manuscripts should contain between 2500 and 6500 words.

  • Systematic Reviews should contain no more than 8500 words.

  • Case reports should contain no more than 2500 words.

  • Original Reviews should contain no more than 30 references and case reports 15 references.

 

Editing Style

All accepted manuscripts are subject to editing to conform to the AMA Manual of Style, 10th edition. Manuscripts will also be reviewed  according to JIN standards. If significant editing is required authors may be asked to pay a small nominal fee or purchase professional editing elsewhere. Authors will be asked to review articles after editing and prior to publication.

Publishable Topics

Integrative Nutrition publishes research on endocrine, autoimmune, and mental health diseases; or cerebral, neurochemical, or neurological impairments. Publishable subjects include, but are not limited to:

  • Addiction medicine

  • Ancestral nutrition

  • Ayurveda

  • Biblical nutrition

  • Biofield therapy

  • Body-mind-spirit therapies

  • Botanical medicine

  • Dance therapies

  • Diet

  • Education 

  • Energy healing

  • Exercise and/or physical activity (non-sports related)

  • Faith-based therapies

  • Fasting

  • Food Insecurity

  • Health disparities

  • Health promotion 

  • Herbal therapies

  • Holistic therapies

  • Indigenous practices 

  • Lifestyle recovery

  • Meditation

  • Mindfulness

  • Nutrition

  • Paleolithic nutrition

  • Peer recovery

  • Prayer therapy

  • Reiki

  • Relaxation therapies

  • Spiritual healing

  • Stress reduction

  • Trauma therapies (holistic in nature)

  • Yoga 

 

Open Access Policy

Integrative Nutrition operates under a delayed open-access model. All articles are freely available to read, download, and share 12 months after their publication date. Prior to this period, articles are accessible through subscription or individual article purchase.

Author Agreements

All author must sign a conflict of interest, copyright transfer consent, or submit a statement stating they've obtained informed consent for patients, and where such documentation may be found.

Copyright Release

Authors will be asked to transfer copyright to Discover Your Greatest Self (the publisher of JIN) when their manuscript is accepted for publication. Accepted manuscripts become the property of Discover Your Greatest Self and will not be published or be made available online without its written consent.

Conflict of Interest

An author, the author's institution, reviewer, or editor may have a financial or personal conflict of interest if the relationship inappropriately influences bias or their actions, or that the relationship affects their scientific judgment. When writing for Integrative Nutrition, the author should be willing to report the following conflicts of interest:

  • Dual Commitments

  • Competing Interests

  • Competing Loyalties

  • Financial Interests (employment, consultancies, commercial interests, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, or any financial ties to the subject matter in which he/she is writing)

Listing Contributing Authors

100% contributions, to include the conception of the work, such as the drafting or editing of the entire manuscript and revisions are required to be considered a contributing author. Substantial contributions, at least 33% of the work, such as the design of tables, figures, drawings, the acquisition of research, analysis, extraction, screening, or interpretation of data are also considered works of a contributing author. The final approval of the version to be published by be authorized by all contributors. Anyone acknowledged, must give permission for you to use their name in the acknowledgements section. 

Agreement for Accountability

The agreement statement to be held accountable for all aspects of the work is required. This ensures that questions related to the accuracy, integrity, or publication ethics of any part of the work are appropriately accounted for if investigated.

Ethics Policy

Publication Ethics

The publication of Integrative Nutrition involves a comprehensive processes by which the journal requires efficiency and competency in authoring research publications. To maintain high ethical standards of quality publications, the publisher strives to closely monitor journal editors, authors, and peer-reviewers at all times by aiming to reduce misconduct in data manipulation and errors of reproducing previously published works. Research misconduct is defined as the manipulation, fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism of research content. The produced works of research by authors, or the falsification in reporting research results will result in blacklisting. Our editorial board maintain ethical guidelines of the Committee of Publication Ethics, otherwise known as COPE, to assist in the case of suspected research misconduct, appeals, correction, retraction, or expression of concern. 

Review Policy of Articles Authored by Editors

Our editorial policy on conflict of interest disclosure adheres to the principles of transparency and integrity in scholarly publishing. While authors of editorials are encouraged to disclose any potential conflicts of interest voluntarily, it is not mandatory, recognizing that editorials primarily express opinions or viewpoints. However, the editorial board are advised to declare any interests that might be perceived to influence their editorial activities when authoring review articles. They may not handle manuscripts in cases where there is a conflict of interest or financial interest. This may include, but is not limited to, having previously published with one or more of the authors, and sharing the same institution as one or more of the authors. Anyone on the editorial board who are authors on a paper published by the journal of Integrative Nutrition are advised to declare their association in a competing and conflicts of interests statement, as follows:

 

"[First Name Last Name] was a member of the [Editorial Board or Collection Guest Editor] of the journal of Integrative Nutrition at the time of acceptance for publication. The manuscript was assessed in accordance with the journal’s standard editorial processes, including its policy on competing interests."

This policy promotes ethical publishing practices in line with the guidelines provided by COPE.

Peer Review Policy

All submissions are subject to peer review. Two or more peers will judge the originality, aim, scope, scientific validity, and significance of the work submitted to ensure it is coherently sound . After the manuscript has been reviewed, the author will be informed whether it has been accepted for publication, requires revision, has been declined, or should be submitted elsewhere. The study may be rejected at any time if the:

  • revisions are not up to Gold Standard

  • article does not fit the scope

  • article does not follow the rules of writing scientific papers

  • article does not follow the author's guidelines 

  • article has several fundamental methodological errors

  • author refuses to make suggestions for improvements provided by the reviewer without a logical basis

  • article has indications of plagiarism of more than 20%

Studies Involving Human Participants

Research involving human participants must identify the IRB committee that approved the research. All research performed must be in accordance with relevant guidelines, federal regulations, and include a statement at the end of the manuscript confirming that informed consent was obtained from all participants and/or their legal guardians for those under the age of 18 year old. Written informed consent must be obtained for the publication of any other information that could lead to identification of a participant (e.g. images and videos) along with a statement confirming that informed consent to publish identifying information/images was granted. This must be included in the methods section. Human participants' names and other HIPAA identifiers must be removed from all sections of the manuscript, supplementary tables and figures, and appendices. A statement. Please note that the use of coloured blocks, bars, or shapes to obscure the eyes or facial region of study participants is not an acceptable means of anonymisation.

Animal Studies

Indicate whether the federal guidelines for the use and care of laboratory animals was followed in your methods section.

Submission Checklist for Authors

All manuscripts should be submitted via email.

  1. Cover Letter

  2. Author Bio's: All submission require and author bio with author full name, ORCHiD #, current degrees and credentials and what they mean, speciality of interest.

  3. Cover Page: Must be submitted in a PDF document with the title of the study, authors names, affiliation of any universities, research institutions, or government agencies with addresses in which the work was performed, 5-10 key words, funding information, number or name of grant or information about other financial support used for the study, all conflicts of interest, acknowledgments, and word/reference count.

  4. Abstract Page: Must have a structured abstract with no more than 300 words.

  5. Manuscript: Original manuscript should be submitted via Word document with line numbers, double spaced, 12 pt font, first title Bold, sub-title Bold and italicized, subsequent titles italicized, etc...

  6. Tables and Figures:Tables and figures must be in a separate Word file and cannot be image files. Images within the Word file of Figures must 300-600 DPI. 

  7. Reference Page: Must be a separate Word document and follow reference standards.

 

Article Processing Charges

This journal charges the following fees:

  • Article Submission: USD $0.00

  • Article Editing (less than 2,500 word count): USD $52.00

  • Article Editing (more than 2,500 word count): USD $70.00

  • Article Plagiarism Check: USD $134.00

  • Article Publication Fee: USD $89.00 per author

If this article is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay the Article editing, plagiarism, and publication fees.

Inquiries

Send questions to: submissions@truepaleoinc.org

Subject Line: Attention Submissions

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