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 Health of Marine Plants

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Leonel Pereira, PhD, Associate Professor with Habilitation

University of Coimbra, Marine and Environmental Sciences Center, Department of Life Sciences, Coimbra, Portugal

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Research interests: Ecology; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; FTIR-ATR; Nutrition; Taxonomy; Biodiversity; Invasive Species; Biodiversity & Conservation Marine Ecology; Marine Biodiversity; Marine Environment

About This Topic

We are pleased to present a special issue of "Recent Progress in Nutrition" dedicated to exploring the crucial topic of Nutrition and Health of Marine Plants. Marine plants, including algae, seagrasses, and phytoplankton, are the cornerstone of marine ecosystems, playing a fundamental role in supporting biodiversity, sustaining fisheries, and maintaining overall environmental balance. This special issue compiles cutting-edge research from leading experts in the field, focusing on the intricate relationship between marine plant nutrition and ecosystem health. The articles featured in this issue delve into the essential macro and micronutrients that influence marine plant growth, physiology, and response to environmental stressors. Furthermore, the collection showcases novel methodologies and technologies utilized to study marine plant nutrition, highlighting advancements in the field.

The effects of climate change, ocean acidification, and human-induced pollution on marine plant health and nutritional status are also addressed in this compilation, emphasizing the urgent need for conservation efforts to safeguard these vital habitats. This special issue aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of marine plant nutrition, emphasizing its significance in preserving marine biodiversity and ecological balance. It is our hope that the research presented herein will inspire further investigations and foster collaborative efforts to ensure the sustainable future of marine plants and the ecosystems they support.