Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism
Published since 1983, this monthly journal focuses on the application of physiology, nutrition, and metabolism to the study of human health, physical activity, and fitness.
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Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism publishes original research articles, reviews, and commentaries that focus on the application of physiology, nutrition, and metabolism to the study of human health, physical activity, and fitness.
- Exercise physiologists
- Physical fitness specialists
- Exercise rehabilitation specialists
- Public health professionals
- Health-care professionals
- Basic and applied nutritionists
Manuscripts are selected for publication according to the extent and significance of new knowledge or ideas presented. Preference will be given to manuscripts that emphasize understanding of observed phenomena and interpretation of experimental results.
We encourage papers that lead from a clearly stated purpose or rationale, and from testable hypotheses, concepts, or questions, to identifiable conclusions or syntheses. Such papers may amplify, modify, question, or redirect accumulated knowledge. Rationale for the study and interpretation of the results should be set in a broad disciplinary or, ideally, interdisciplinary context. Methodological and modeling papers should include applications and provide verification of enhanced performance. Manuscripts dealing with unique pedagogical tools or approaches to the transmission of knowledge in fields covered by the Journal are also encouraged.
We discourage papers that are essentially descriptive, except in emerging disciplines; confirm only previously established principles; or apply standard techniques without breaking new methodological ground. Studies that are clearly preliminary or fragmentary, or whose relevance to broader issues is not demonstrated, and interpretations solely of an unsupported speculative nature will not be entertained. Manuscripts submitted should be as comprehensive as possible; if a single paper cannot be produced, then closely related papers should be cross-referenced and submitted together.
Concise, efficiently written papers are encouraged. Longer manuscripts will be considered for publication if their significance and interpretation of the new knowledge are commensurate with their length.
APNM publishes reports of original research in French or English in the following categories:
- Article: A completed definitive study.
- Brief communication: A completed project of a smaller scope; a short case study or pilot research that is novel and can direct follow-up research may be submitted as a brief communication; case reports are under Brief Communications. The case report should outline a clinical situation that illustrates unique or atypical features or provides a lesson to be learned.
- Technical note: Describes a new technique or methodology and is based on original research.
- Systematic reviews are designed to provide an analysis of randomised trials and other studies. Upon submission, please include a PRISMA checklist (https://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/prisma/) and flowchart and use the PRISMA abstract checklist when writing the abstract. Moreover, please ensure your systematic review is registered with the PROSPERO database (https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/) by including the registration number with the submission in the abstract.
- Abstracts: only published from the annual meetings of affiliated societies (i.e., Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, Canadian Nutrition Society) and abstracts of Ph.D. theses are only accepted from students whose advisor is a member of an affiliated society. The abstract must be identical to that in the thesis and it should begin with the title followed by the date of the acceptance of the thesis, the author of the thesis, the advisor’s name and department, and the present affiliation of the author. Following the abstract, please include a brief statement about your current assignment and (or) research.
- Current opinions: Mini-reviews, presenting a critical perspective on a topic of current interest. Normally submission of current opinions is by invitation, but potential authors may contact the Editor with proposed topics.
- Clinical Corner: Provides pertinent research findings in the fields of nutritional sciences or exercise physiology in a condensed format. The work needs to be succinct and focused and provide a clear message about how this work applies to professionals such as medical doctors, registered dietitians, nutritionists and health and fitness practitioners. Topics that would be considered:
- contemporary research and its applications
- comparison of two methods or treatments, new programs, services or tool
- insights or practical approaches; if describing a program, service or tool, authors are encouraged to provide specifics regarding how it was developed, evaluated and (or) disseminated in addition to its description
- Authors must include up to five “take home” points at the end of the article.
- Invited reviews and symposia: Please contact the Editor-in-Chief to establish the suitability and timeliness of the topic for publication. APNM publishes Horizons within both the Clinical Corner and Invited Reviews article types.
- Discussions of papers in recent issues of the journal may be accepted for publication, if they are brief and of a technical or interpretative nature.