DAA’s Journal, Nutrition & Dietetics, has been undergoing a comprehensive strategic review over the past few years with the Journal’s editorial team and committee undertaking a number of steps to improve the Journal’s performance on the world stage. Two of the overarching goals of the review were to improve our Impact Factor and gain indexing in MEDLINE. This year, the Journal gained indexing with MEDLINE and our Impact Factor has increased to 1.089 – the highest ever in the Journal’s history!
Other recent achievements include the welcoming of a greater international presence with the establishment of our first International Editorial Board. The Journal is now represented by experts in the field from Asia, the United States, Europe and New Zealand. Our Editorial Board, also welcomed the introduction of specialised editors to support quality research in the Journal. A systematic literature review editor, statistics editor, qualitative research editor, clinical trials editor and supplement editor were successfully recruited.
We are pleased to be able to now offer Open Access to particular articles to help highlight pivotal research in the field. Increased journal access is now available through mobile devices and tablets, with the introduction of our app for Apple and Android. The Journal’s presence on social media has engaged people across the globe in the area of nutrition and dietetic research, with our Facebook and Twitter pages now attracting over 5,000 followers combined.
We plan to continue working towards further minimizing the time to publication, sharpening our publication processes, increasing our impact factor and attracting a greater international presence. We look forward to what’s afoot for the Journal, and we expect there are many more exciting things to come!
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