Recent Progress in Nutrition (ISSN 2771-9871) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of nutritional sciences. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics. Also, it aims to enhance the international exchange of scientific activities in nutritional science and human health.

Recent Progress in Nutrition publishes high quality intervention and observational studies in nutrition. High quality systematic reviews and meta-analyses are also welcome as are pilot studies with preliminary data and hypotheses generating studies. Emphasis is placed on understanding the relationship between nutrition and health and of the role of dietary patterns in health and disease.

Topics contain but are not limited to:

  • Macronutrients
  • Micronutrients
  • Essential nutrients
  • Bioactive nutrients
  • Nutrient requirements
  • Nutrient sources
  • Human nutrition aspects
  • Functional foods
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Health claims
  • Public health
  • Diet-related disorders
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Sport nutrition

It publishes a variety of article types: Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, etc.

There is no restriction on paper length, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 6.7 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 16.1 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 6 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2024  Archive: 2023 2022 2021

Special Issue

Bioactivity and Bioavailability of Functional Foods

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Antonios E. Koutelidakis, Assistant Prof, PhD

Dept of Food Science and Nutrition, University of the Aegean, Greece 

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Research Interests: Nutrition and Health, Bioactivity and bioavailability of functional foods.

About This Topic

Functional foods are considered as a food category with increased scientific interest, due to its possible beneficial effects on human health.  The aim of this special issue is to present recent studies about the role of functional foods and bioactive compounds on disease prevention and health promotion, and recent scientific evidence about the bioavailability of their bioactive compounds. We welcome papers reporting latest evidence-based results of the effect of functional foods bioactivity and bioavailability based on in vitro studies, animal experiments, nutritional interventions, epidemiological studies, and review articles. 

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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Sunflower Seeds (Helianthus Annuus) and Health Benefits: A Review

Received: 29 October 2022;  Published: 06 July 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2303010


A literature review was conducted to present an overview of sunflower seeds, nutritional value, and health benefits. Sunflower seeds are inexpensive, readily available, and nutritious all year long. Some of the most important nutrients for humans are found in them in particularly high concentrations. There are several vitamins in sunflower [...]
Open Access Review

From Bioactive Molecules to Their Nutritional Effect, Biodynamic Interpretation Between Productional and Functional Aspects of Nutrients

Received: 10 October 2022;  Published: 21 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2204023


In this article, the long journey from the production of food ingredients to their transformation into nutrients was described. The essential function of nutrients is to satisfy the primary needs of living organisms, namely energy, morphology and reproduction, through the consumption of food. Fulfilling its primary role, food must contain [...]