NCP Author Instructions

General Information

Nutrition in Clinical Practice (NCP) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that is dedicated to publishing articles about the scientific basis and clinical application of nutrition and nutrition support. NCP is published bi-monthly and is an official journal of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN).

The aims of NCP are to disseminate current research on clinical nutrition and nutrition support from a interdisciplinary viewpoint and bridge the gap between research and practice. NCP contains comprehensive reviews, clinical research, case observations, and other types of papers written by experts in the field of nutrition and health care practitioners involved in the delivery of specialized nutrition support.

NCP Editors determine specific nutrition themes for each issue and solicit articles for those themes.  Unsolicited articles based on the identified themes or any other topic related to clinical nutrition and nutrition support are also welcome. In addition, NCP publishes ASPEN Standards of Practice and Position Papers

The editorial board for NCP is led by Dr. Jeanette Hasse; she is supported by esteemed Associate Editors and Editorial Board Members recognized for their research and experience in specialized nutrition support.

Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts must be submitted online. There is no submission fee. Author instructions and forms are available at this site. Please note that your author account will be the same for NCP as for the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN), since authors submitting manuscripts for publication in NCP are submitting their manuscript to the ASPEN journals’ office database, accessible to the Editors of both ASPEN journals.

Manuscripts are considered with the understanding that they have not been published previously, except in abstract form or as preliminary observations, and are not under consideration by another publication. Each submission is given unbiased consideration and evaluated without regard to the race, gender, ethnic origin or citizenship of the author(s). We treat all articles as confidential until they are published in the journal.

When reporting studies on human subjects (whether prospective or retrospective), indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation. All authors should report any real or potential conflict of interest that may influence the readers’ perception of the work. Articles will be subject to peer review and revision and to the rules governing the Copyright Act of 1978.

View complete manuscript submission guidelines.