Recent Progress in Nutrition 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, study protocol, 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.


Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2022): Submission to First Decision: 6 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 11 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 6 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021

Special Issue

Nutrition and Nutritional Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Andrew S Day, MB, ChB, MD, FRACP, AGAF. Professor

Department of Paediatrics, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Research interests: inflammatory bowel disease; Crohn’s disease; ulcerative colitis, Coeliac disease; biomarkers; nutrition; paediatrics

Angharad Vernon-Roberts, PhD. Research Fellow

Department of Paediatrics, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Research interests: inflammatory bowel disease; children/paediatrics; vitamin D; nutrition; self-management; functional GI disorders

Stephanie Brown, MSc. Dietitian

Department of Paediatrics, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Research interests: inflammatory bowel disease; enteral nutrition; nutrition; FODMAP; functional GI disorders; micronutrient status

About This Topic

For children and adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) nutrition is playing an increasingly important role in factors such as induction and maintenance of remission, pathogenesis, and the association between sub-optimal nutritional status and disease outcomes. Nutrition management and monitoring should be an integral part of IBD clinical care in order to optimise outcomes such as growth, disease activity, and disease progression. Dietary interventions through the exclusion or inclusion of specific foods, or the use of enteral feeds, have been shown to be acceptable to patients as well as effective at reducing gastrointestinal symptoms and improving non-clinical factors such as quality of life. The aim of this Special Issue is to further explore the role that nutrition and dietary management have for children and adults with IBD, and to identify future directions for clinical and research endeavours. The Special Issue will be accepting original research and reviews.


Open Access Review

Inclusion of Dietary-Fibers in Nutrition Provides Prebiotic Substrates to Probiotics for the Synthesis of Beneficial Metabolites SCFA to Sustain Gut Health Minimizing Risk of IBS, IBD, CRC

Received: 19 July 2023;  Published: 14 September 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2303017


Usually, everyday meals constitute materials and ingredients for food preparation derived from different agricultural sources. Although most customers are aware of the benefits of a balanced diet, they mainly focus on a diet based on the daily requirements of protein, fat, and carbohydrates in their meals. However, the vital aspect of the [...]
Open Access Case Report

The Low FODMAP Diet for Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Overlapping Functional Gastrointestinal Symptoms – a Case Series

Received: 11 February 2023;  Published: 29 June 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2302009


The low FODMAP diet (LFD) is a dietary intervention developed for and used particularly for the management of functional GI symptoms (FGIS) in adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It has also been proposed to improve coinc [...]