This page contains information for both authors of invited papers and Original Communications (Abstract) authors. Please use the links below to be taken to the information most relevant to you:
Invitations to present papers at symposia are issued on the understanding that the persons invited submit their papers for publication to PNS in the format outlined in the letter of invitation. Invited papers may be co-authored. Submitted papers should not be previously published elsewhere in the same form either in English or another language, without the consent of the Publications Officer. Please be aware that the remit of PNS is to publish invited review style manuscripts (not research papers), and equally papers should not include previously unpublished original data or material.
Authors are reminded that their papers will be read by a wide cross-section of the Society's members, many of whom were neither at the meeting nor are they specialists in the subject area. Authors should thus seek to provide an introduction and context to the subject and are encouraged to provide extensive references to allow the reader to further explore the subject, in addition to summarising the more recent findings, conclusions and hypotheses of their own and other research groups. Authors should avoid unnecessary use of 'jargon' and acronyms and ensure that as far as possible acronyms and abbreviations are defined and explained in the text. Please see previous examples of published papers here.
Submitting your paper
Authors will be emailed with instructions for submitting their manuscript online and a deadline shortly after the end of the relevant conference. Authors are normally asked to submit their manuscript within 6 weeks of the close of the conference; if the deadline is missed, the manuscript may not be published in the journal issue that is allocated to that conference.
Publication Agreement Form
Authors or their institutions retain copyright of papers published in PNS. The corresponding author should complete a Publication Agreement form
ORCID provides a unique identifier for researchers and through integration in key research workflows such as publication and grant applications, links your professional activities. We strongly encourage authors to link their ORCID identifier to their ScholarOne account. If you do not already have an ORCID identifier, registration is fast and free, and you can register directly from your ScholarOne account or at https://orcid.org/register. ORCID iDs provided in ScholarOne will be published in the final article.
If you already have an iD, please use this when submitting, either by linking it to your Scholar One account or supplying it during submission by using the “Associate your existing ORCID iD” button.
Original Communications (Abstracts)
Original Communications (abstracts) accepted for presentation and publication at meetings of the Society will be published online only in PNS in the form of an abstract not exceeding 450 words (excluding references). These abstracts should be submitted as stated in notices calling such meetings. The style of references, abbreviations, symbols and illustrations should be that of PNS. Full guidelines can be found on the Nutrition Society website here and more information, including conferences where you can submit your abstract, can be found here.