Editorial Policies

The Journal of Exercise and Nutrition (JEN) is a peer-reviewed journal. Each manuscript published in JEN undergoes a rigorous peer review by two professionals or experts in the field. JEN uses a single blind peer review process. Once a manuscript is submitted for publication, the editor of the journal will read and review the manuscript, then seek qualified reviews, if the editor deems the works fits the aims and scope of the journal. The editor, reserves the right to reject a manuscript prior to peer review for various reason that deal with quality, aims and scope, attention to detail using the template, etc. A final decision is made about a manuscript after two reviewers have provided the editor with a recommendation. The editor is granted the final accept or reject decision, primarily when there is a split decision between two reviewers.

Clinical Trials

JEN requires clinical trials to be registered in an approved public trials registry. The trial registry name and URL and the registration number must be included at the end of the abstract.

Manuscript Preparation

When submitting your manuscript to JEN, be sure to type and submit the manuscript using the template and be sure to indicate the manuscript type (Original Research, Case Study, Brief Review, etc.) on the template. The submitted manuscript must include all tables, figures, and properly formatted references as they will be presented for the final copy of the manuscript. Please refer to the Author Guidelines page for detailed information. Manuscript are subject to rejection if not formatted with the JEN template. 

Article Retraction Policy

A retraction is utilized to prevent misguided, faulty, biased, and erroneous data from skewing research. A retraction is not the same as a withdrawal, which would occur prior to publication and would be initiated by the author or the editor of the journal.

A retraction of an article may occur for the following reasons, but other reasons not stated may also apply.

  • Unauthorized identical publication
  • Plagiarism
  • Misconduct
  • Unreliable and misguided findings
  • Prior publication in another journal
  • Undisclosed conflicts of interest
  • Disputed authorship

If a retraction has been granted/warranted to an article published with JEN, the original article will be altered to state the word “RETRACTED” with a watermark on every page, however, the article will remain available on the JEN website for reference. The process for initiating a retraction would begin with contacting the editor of the journal and writing a description why the article should be considered for retraction. Then the editorial board of the journal and editor-in-chief would review the article in questions and make a decision regarding the retraction. This decision would then be final.