Current Developments in Nutrition Debuts Strong with Its First Impact Factor

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The American Society for Nutrition’s journal portfolio continues to lead the field of nutrition science to improve health around the world through evidence-based nutrition 

Rockville, MD (June 28, 2023) – The latest journal impact factors and rankings reflect the high-quality research that is published each year by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). 

Scopus recently ranked Advances in Nutrition the number one journal in the Nutrition and Dietetics field. The Society’s newest journal, Current Developments in Nutrition, surpassed expectations with an excellent inaugural impact factor of 4.8 confirming its promising future.

“I am delighted to receive such a superb first impact factor,” stated Jack Odle, PhD, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University and Editor-in-Chief of Current Developments in Nutrition. “I am especially proud of the American Society for Nutrition which supported the bold and risky decision to launch Current Developments in Nutrition.  Everyone, including readers, authors, reviewers, editors, and journal staff share in this success, and collectively I ask you to join me in celebrating the advancement in nutrition scholarship embodied in our journal’s success.” 

Both the Clarivate Impact Factors and Scopus CiteScores are widely regarded as the benchmark for assessing the impact and influence of scholarly journals worldwide. 

Since 1928, ASN’s journals have been a resource and home for scientists doing work in the ever-expanding, interdisciplinary field of nutrition science. The portfolio is renowned for publishing articles of highest relevance and impact in both open access and hybrid formats. 

ASN’s journals feature no-cost publishing options for its hybrid journals, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and The Journal of Nutrition, and prominent open access opportunities in all four journals allowing readers to have free, immediate access to content. 

Authors recently surveyed expressed high levels of satisfaction with the quality of peer review received from all four ASN journals and valued the subsequent improvements to their manuscripts. 

“The Society remains committed to providing the highest quality platform for scholarly discourse in the interdisciplinary field of nutrition,” stated Martha A. Belury, PhD, RD, President, American Society for Nutrition. “We thank our editorial boards, as well as our authors and reviewers, for their commitment to rigor and their dedication to advancing the science and practice of nutrition.” 

Current Developments in Nutrition’s First Impact Factor 
Launched in 2017, Current Developments in Nutrition is known for efficient publishing and a broad scope that covers related fields of study. It’s popular among authors, too. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of Current Developments in Nutrition authors recently surveyed rated the overall time from submission to publication as faster than other journals within the field. It also exceeded one million article downloads in 2022, demonstrating strong demand from readers. Access the journal at and follow on Twitter @jnutritionorg#CurrDevNutr

Advances in Nutrition 
Currently in its 14th year, Advances in Nutrition, ASN’s reviews journals, has had a quick ascent to the top of journal rankings. In addition to its 1st place ranking by Scopus, the Clarivate 2023 Journal Citation Reports placed it as third out of eighty-eight journals. Advances recently became a gold open access journal in response to author and funder demand. Access the journal at and follow on Twitter @jnutritionorg#AdvNutr

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) 
Scopus ranked The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in the 95th percentile of Nutrition & Dietetics. Clarivate placed its impact factor at 7.1, ninth in a field of eighty-eight, with 60,841 total citations. AJCN is the top ranked journal for new research in the field of clinical nutrition. Access the journal at and follow on Twitter @AJCNutrition#AJCN

The Journal of Nutrition (JN) 
The Journal of Nutrition ranks 4th in the field of Nutrition & Dietetics by total citations and received an impact factor of 4.2. Author satisfaction has been steadily increasing since 2018. The latest survey of JN authors found that 100% of responding authors reported to be satisfied with their author experience and likely to submit again. Access the journal at and follow on Twitter @jnutritionorg#JNutr

About the American Society for Nutrition
The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is the preeminent professional organization for scientists and clinicians around the world. Founded in 1928, the society brings together the top nutrition researchers, medical practitioners, policy makers and industry leaders to advance the science, education, and practice of nutrition, reaching more than 55 million people annually. ASN publishes four peer-reviewed journals and provides education and professional development opportunities year-round. Since 2018, the American Society of Nutrition has presented NUTRITION, the leading global annual meeting for nutrition professionals. Visit us at

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