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Call-for-papers: Cross journal collection on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging

The topic of aging has attracted a significant volume of research throughout the years, inspiring studies across all disciplines. To embrace the advance of aging research, we announce a cross journal collection themed Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging. Participating journals include Nutrition JournalNutrition & MetabolismEuropean Review of Aging and Physical Activity, and BMC Geriatrics

The collection is calling for papers investigating the two major areas of aging, nutrition and physical activity, and welcomes population-level, clinical as well as cellular aging research looking at but not limited to the below topics:

  • Caloric restriction
  • Fasting regimens
  • Dietary patterns and nutrition quality
  • Food security 
  • Physical activity and rehabilitation, as well as exercise
  • Combination of dietary intervention and exercise, with or without sleep 
  • Circadian aspects of physical activity and food intake 
  • Patterns of physical activity and sedentariness
  • Neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia (cognitive impairment) and Parkinson’s disease
  • Daily living, sarcopenia, fractures and falls

Authors who are interested in submitting should first choose their target journal from the participating journals and make the submission via the journal’s online submission system. Authors will be asked to choose which collection they are submitting to during submission, and they should choose the collection on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging. Papers submitted to the collection will be handled by the editorial team at each participating journal and will be subject to the publishing criteria of the journal. For pre-submission inquiries, please contact the editorial team via the 'Contact us' button in the online submission system.

There are a limited number of waivers available to support authors who struggle with funding. The waivers will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis before the end of 2021. Authors who would like to request a waiver should send over a pre-submission inquiry along with the abstract of their paper. The editors will evaluate the request case-by-case. For some authors, the APC for OA publishing may be covered by institutional OA agreements. Alternatively, authors can go to our OA funding policy page for more support.

Published articles

  1. Chronic inflammation and malnutrition play important roles in muscle loss. Although albumin, globulin and albumin to globulin ratio (AGR) are considered to be useful inflammatory-nutritional biomarkers, their ...

    Authors: Zhi Chen, Chenyang Song, Zhipeng Yao, Jun Sun and Wenge Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:383
  2. Physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) are not stable conditions but change over time and among individuals, and both could have deleterious effects on health-related outcomes among older adults. T...

    Authors: Aarón Salinas-Rodríguez, Betty Manrique-Espinoza, Rosa Palazuelos-González, Ana Rivera-Almaraz and Alejandra Jáuregui
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2022 19:13
  3. Being overweight or obese may be associated with lower physical and cognitive function, but in late-adulthood (≥ 65 years) evidence is mixed. This study aimed to investigate how being overweight or obese affec...

    Authors: Niamh L. Mundell, Parneet Sethi, Kaarin J. Anstey, Helen Macpherson, David W. Dunstan, Steve F. Fraser and Robin M. Daly
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:357
  4. Standard modalities recommended for sarcopenia diagnosis may be unavailable in primary care settings. We aimed to comprehensively evaluate and compare associations of some better popularized nutritional risk-r...

    Authors: Qiao Xiang, Yuxiao Li, Xin Xia, Chuanyao Deng, Xiaochu Wu, Lisha Hou, Jirong Yue and Birong Dong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:327
  5. Inactivity is frequent among older patients during hospitalization. It is unknown how patients' daily activity pattern (diurnal profile) vary between hospitalization and after discharge. This study aims to des...

    Authors: Baker Nawfal Jawad, Janne Petersen, Ove Andersen and Mette Merete Pedersen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:209
  6. Midlife physical capability (PC) is associated with developmental factors in the populations of economically developed countries. As far as we know, there is no information for rural populations of low- and mi...

    Authors: Pedro Arroyo, Marcelino Esparza-Aguilar, Verónica Martín-Martín, Juan Carlos Gomez-Verjan, Lorena Parra-Rodríguez, Cinthya Cadena-Trejo, Cecilia Salazar-Pérez and Luis Miguel Gutiérrez-Robledo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:113
  7. To examine the associations between BMI categories and subsequent 3-year cognitive decline among older adults, and to test whether physical activity modifies the associations.

    Authors: Isabelle Pitrou, Helen-Maria Vasiliadis and Carol Hudon
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2022 19:3
  8. Loss of hand strength is a predictor of mortality in aging populations. Despite reliance on the hands to participate in equestrian driving activity, no existing studies focus on associations of hand strength t...

    Authors: Michaela M. Keener, Kimberly I. Tumlin and Nicholas R. Heebner
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2022 19:2
  9. During geriatric rehabilitation, attempts are made to increase the patients’ health and functional capacity. In order to maintain these improvements in the medium- and long-term, behavioural changes regarding ...

    Authors: Lisa Happe, Andreas Hein and Rebecca Diekmann
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:712
  10. This study was sought to report the prevalence of malnutrition in elderly patients with cancer. Validate the predictive value of the nutritional assessment tool (Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment ...

    Authors: Qi Zhang, Xiang-Rui Li, Xi Zhang, Jia-Shan Ding, Tong Liu, Liang Qian, Meng-Meng Song, Chun-Hua Song, Rocco Barazzoni, Meng Tang, Kun-Hua Wang, Hong-Xia Xu and Han-Ping Shi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:687
  11. Health-promoting interventions are important for preventing frailty and sarcopenia in older adults. However, there is limited evidence that nutritional interventions yield additional effects when combined with...

    Authors: MoonKi Choi, Hayeon Kim and Juyeon Bae
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:639
  12. Frailty is a kind of geriatric syndrome, which is very common in the elderly. Patients with malnutrition are at higher risk of frailty. This study explored the correlation between nutrition and frailty and com...

    Authors: Hong Liang, Xiaoping Li, Xiaoye Lin, Yanmin Ju and Jiyan Leng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:619
  13. Resistance training with pneumatic machines attenuates the age-associated loss in muscle strength and function in older adults. However, effectiveness of scaled-up pneumatic machine resistance training in the ...

    Authors: Shuen Yee Lee, Alycia Goh, Ken Tan, Pei Ling Choo, Peck Hoon Ong, Wai Pong Wong and Shiou-Liang Wee
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2021 18:21
  14. Although there have been studies on the association between nutritional status and functional limitations, there were few studies on Asian centenarians in community. Therefore, this study aims to identify asso...

    Authors: Yang Song, Miao Liu, Wang-ping Jia, Ke Han, Sheng-shu Wang and Yao He
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:376
  15. Anabolic steroid has been suggested as a supplement during hip fracture rehabilitation and a Cochrane Review recommended further trials. The aim was to determine feasibility and preliminary effect of a 12-week...

    Authors: Signe Hulsbæk, Thomas Bandholm, Ilija Ban, Nicolai Bang Foss, Jens-Erik Beck Jensen, Henrik Kehlet and Morten Tange Kristensen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:323

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