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

This collection is now closed for submissions:

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. Optimal composition of intestinal bacteria is an essential condition for good health. Excessive growth of these bacteria can cause various ailments. The aim of this study was to assess the mental state and gas...

    Authors: Cezary Chojnacki, Tomasz Popławski, Paulina Konrad, Michał Fila, Janusz Błasiak and Jan Chojnacki
    Citation: Nutrition & Metabolism 2022 19:66
  2. Postoperative delirium (POD) is a common complication among elderly patients after surgery. It is unclear whether the systemic immune-inflammation index (SII) can be a predictor of POD. We explored the prognos...

    Authors: Yuxiang Song, Yungen Luo, Faqiang Zhang, Yulong Ma, Jingsheng Lou, Hao Li, Yanhong Liu, Weidong Mi and Jiangbei Cao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:730
  3. Cognition and motor skills are interrelated throughout the aging process and often show simultaneous deterioration among older adults with cognitive impairment. Co-dependent training has the potential to ameli...

    Authors: Shiri Embon-Magal, Tal Krasovsky, Israel Doron, Kfir Asraf, Iris Haimov, Efrat Gil and Maayan Agmon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:720
  4. The activities of daily living (ADL) score is a widely used index to establish the degree of independence from any help in everyday life situations. Measuring ADL accurately is time-consuming and costly. This ...

    Authors: Cornelius Dzien, Petra Unterberger, Paul Hofmarcher, Hannes Winner and Monika Lechleitner
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:717
  5. Some studies associate frailty and postoperative mortality in hip or knee replacement patients, and others have explored the relationship between the frailty index and changes in postoperative mortality in hip...

    Authors: Yunfeng Bai, Xiao-Ming Zhang, Xiangyu Sun, Jiaming Li, Jing Cao and Xinjuan Wu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:702
  6. Frailty can be operationalized based on the accumulation of deficits using a frailty index (FI) and is associated with an increased risk of adverse health outcomes. Here, we aim to compare validity of a FI fro...

    Authors: Chunxiu Wang, Xianghua Fang, Zhe Tang, Yang Hua, Zhongying Zhang, Xiang Gu, Beibei Liu and Xunming Ji
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:679
  7. Handgrip strength (HGS), an indicator of overall muscle strength, is a key component in sarcopenia diagnosis. Although exercise is an effective strategy to prevent sarcopenia, the most appropriate exercise typ...

    Authors: Joo Hye Sung, Se Rhim Son, Seol-Hee Baek and Byung-Jo Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:676
  8. Good self-management behaviors in patients with knee osteoarthritis can improve disease awareness, treatment effectiveness, quality of life, and reduce medical costs. However, there is a paucity of studies foc...

    Authors: Yi-Yi Chen, Li-Chueh Weng, Yang-Tzu Li and Hsiu-Li Huang
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:635
  9. Existing evidence links hearing loss to depressive symptoms, with the extent of association and underlying mechanisms remaining inconclusive. We conducted a cross-sectional study to examine the association of ...

    Authors: Hao Huang, Jiao Wang, Chao Qiang Jiang, Feng Zhu, Ya Li Jin, Tong Zhu, Wei Sen Zhang and Lin Xu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:620
  10. To explore whether differences between men and women in the sensitivity to (strength of the association) and/or in the exposure to determinants (prevalence) contribute to the difference in physical functioning...

    Authors: Lena Dirkje Sialino, H. Susan J. Picavet, Hanneke A. H. Wijnhoven, Anne Loyen, W. M. Monique Verschuren, Marjolein Visser, Laura S. Schaap and Sandra H. van Oostrom
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:610
  11. The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been found to increase with age. This has resulted in an increase in the number of elderly patients undergoing renal replacement therapy. There is a significan...

    Authors: Magdalena Wisniewska and Stanislaw Niemczyk
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:583
  12. Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is one of the most prevalent chronic liver disease worldwide. Alcohol-induced alterations in hepatic lipids play an important role in ALD develpoment and progression. The present ...

    Authors: Fei Zhao, Jun Chen, Rui Guo, Jinyan Zhu, Weijia Gu, Songtao Li and Jiaomei Li
    Citation: Nutrition & Metabolism 2022 19:42
  13. Physical activity and a healthy diet are important in helping to maintain mobility with aging. This umbrella review aims to identify group-based physical activity and/or nutrition interventions for community-d...

    Authors: Sarah E. Neil-Sztramko, Kylie Teggart, Caroline Moore, Diana Sherifali, Donna Fitzpatrick-Lewis, Giulia Coletta, Stuart M. Phillips, K. Bruce Newbold, Elizabeth Alvarez, Ayse Kuspinar, Courtney C. Kennedy, Pasqualina L. Santaguida and Rebecca Ganann
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:539
  14. There is a lack of of cross-sectional research that has investigated muscle morphology, function, and functional capability in all age-bands of healthy adults. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate age...

    Authors: Isobel Jacob, Mark I. Johnson, Gareth Jones, Ashley Jones and Peter Francis
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:538
  15. Reduced cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is an independent risk factor for dependency, cognitive impairment and premature mortality. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a proven time-efficient stimulus f...

    Authors: Tanvir S Sian, Thomas B Inns, Amanda Gates, Brett Doleman, Joseph J Bass, Philip J Atherton, Jonathan N Lund and Bethan E Phillips
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:529
  16. Very few older adults meet current muscle strengthening exercise guidelines, and several barriers exist to supervised, community-based resistance exercise programs. Older adults therefore require access to fea...

    Authors: Jackson J. Fyfe, Jack Dalla Via, Paul Jansons, David Scott and Robin M. Daly
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:521
  17. This work aimed to describe the nutritional status of French older adults (age ≥ 90 years) and studied the association between oral health and nutritional status.

    Authors: Claudine Khoury, Johan Samot, Catherine Helmer, Rafael Weber Rosa, Aurore Georget, Jean-François Dartigues and Elise Arrivé
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:499
  18. This study examined older adults’ experiences of participating in the Ballistic Exercise of the Lower Limb (BELL) trial, involving 12-weeks of group-based hardstyle kettlebell training.

    Authors: Neil J. Meigh, Alexandra R. Davidson, Justin W. L. Keogh and Wayne Hing
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:481
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:531

  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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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