General guidelines
• Articles are accepted on the strict understanding that the material in whole or in part has not been, nor is being, considered for publication elsewhere
Ethical guidelines
Authorship consent: Corresponding / Submitting author is believed to have had taken prior consent from all authors before submitting a manuscript to the journal
Acknowledgements:  Under acknowledgements please mention contributors to the article other than the authors. Sources of research material should be named along with their location and duly credited
Conflict of Interest:  Authors are requested to disclose any possible / applicable conflict of interest that may or may not arise
Funding source:  Authors are requested to mention the source of funding for their research while submitting the manuscript
Appeal of Decision:  The Editor’s decision on a paper shall be final & binding to all and cannot be appealed
Permissions:  If all or parts of previously published illustrations are used, permission must be obtained from the concerned copyright holder(s)
Plagiarism Policy
• The journal may use plagiarism detection software to screen the submissions. If plagiarism is identified, the research article will be rejected
Editorial Review Process
• After a manuscript is received by the journal, it is scrutinized for the subject matter relevance as per the aim & scope of the journal. In case of going ahead for publication the manuscript is shared for peer review. On the basis of the peer review the manuscript gets revised and proceeded for publication. The editor-in-chief reserves the right to accept, make appropriate change(s) or decline the manuscript. The journal follows the double blind review process for peer review
Copyright and Licensing Policy
• Our license allows users to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to alter, transform, or build upon the material, including for commercial use, provided that the original author is credited
• Copyright on all the articles in our journal "International journal of Nutrition & Lifestyle" published by Research Thrive Publications is retained by the author(s)
• Authors grant Research Thrive Publications a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher
• If the manuscript is accepted, the corresponding / submitting author is required to email a copyright consent to the journal on behalf of all authors on the paper
Processing and Publication Charges
• The journal does not have any charge for manuscript submission to the authors. However, the authors are required to bear the manuscript processing charges of US$299/- (for the International authors) or INR1500/- (for Indian authors). The charges are non-refundable once received. However as per our journal's initial promotional policy, we have decided to waive off all the charges for initial period of 2 years for Indian authors from the beginning
Manuscript preparation guidelines
Type of Manuscript:  While preparing a manuscript, authors should refer to manuscript preparation guidelines. Generally, we need to adhere to the following guidelines:
a) Original Papers: The paper is generally about 5000 words including tables, figures, references. Typically a table or figure is equivalent to 150 words while a photograph is equivalent to 300 words. The Paper should include: Summary (fewer than 150 words) containing the main results and conclusions; up to 10 keywords that accurately identify the paper's subject, purpose and focus; an Introduction with clear objectives. Materials and Methods with experimental detail, sources of material must be given and statistical methods must be specified by reference, unless non-standard. Results should be presented properly using well-designed tables and/or figures; data should not be repeated in tables & figures, appropriate statistical data should be given. If the editor finds inadequate mathematical treatment of the data, the manuscript will be returned un-refereed. Discussion should cover the implications and consequences and the conclusions should be concise; brief Acknowledgements / References
b) Review Articles: (fewer than 5000 words) These are concise, critical but constructive and conclusive written for non-specialists
Manuscript format & structure
a) The language of publication is English.  Pls. ensure your paper is clearly written in standard, scientific English language appropriate to your discipline.
b) Standard Usage, Abbreviations and Units:  Spelling and hyphenation should conform to The Concise Oxford English Dictionary. Statistics and measurements should always be given in figures, e.g. 10 min., except when the number begins with a sentence. When the number does not refer to a unit of measurement it should be spelt in full unless it is 100 or greater. Abbreviations should be used sparingly and only if a lengthy name or expression is repeated throughout the manuscript, and never in the title. The abbreviated name or expression should be cited in full at first usage, followed by the accepted abbreviation in parentheses
c) Metric SI units should generally be used
d) Main Text: Text files should be formatted double-spaced with no hyphenation
e) Structure:  All manuscripts should include
• Title Page: The title page should carry an informative title that reflects the content, the names of the authors, and the place(s) where the work was carried out. The full postal address plus email address of the indicated corresponding author must be given. Up to 10 relevant keywords to aid data retrieval and indexing. Title should be in font Arial, size 16 bold. Author’s names should be in 14 bold with an asterisk on corresponding author’s name. Affiliation, address & email id should be written in Arial, 14 italics. Other parts of the manuscript should be in Arial 12 non-bold, just headings should be in 14 Arial, bold & subheadings in 12 Arial bold. References should be written in 10 Arial
• Summary (or Abstract), used in the Paper / Review: It should include an introduction of one or two sentences followed by comparative data between treatments where interesting effects were observed, followed by conclusion
• Statistical Methods: Statistical methods used should be defined well supported with references
• References: The journal follow the Harvard system. References in the text should be cited by the authors' names followed by year of publication, unless there are three or more authors when only the first author's name is quoted followed by et al. e.g. Smith et al. (1999) or Jones and Smith (2000). Add a, b, c etc. to distinguish between two or more references with the same author name and year date (e.g. Jones 1999a,b). At the end of the paper references should be listed in alphabetical order with the title of the article or book and the title of the journal given in full, as shown: Gupta, V. & Nagar. R. (2008). Physico - Chemical and acceptability of rabadi (a fermented soya flour product) as affected by cooking and fermentation time. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 49, 939 - 943. Hawk, B. P., Oser L. B. & Summerson, H.W. (1968). Physiological Chemistry. Pp. 644, 1214. NewYork, NY: McGraw Hill Book Co. Unpublished work must only be cited where necessary, and only in the text. It is essential that all citations and references are carefully checked before submission, as mistakes may cause delays
• Tables, Figures and Figure Legends: Each table & figure should have proper title & cited in the text with table no. & figure no. Axes on graphs should always be titled and include units where appropriate
• Ethical standards: Please give a statement describing any ethical guidelines under which your research was carried out. Where ethics approval was not required a simple statement that “Ethics approval was not required for this research” is sufficient. This should be placed below the Acknowledgements section
• Conflict of Interest: You must provide a brief statement describing any potential conflict of interest in the work you are reporting here. If there is no conflict of interest, a simple statement to that effect is sufficient
• Author's guidelines for resubmission: Please include a detailed point by point response in a highlighted form with line numbers to the decision letter with your re-submission to expedite the publication process
• Upon acceptance, the manuscript will be forwarded to the Production Editor who is responsible for the production of the journal
• Before publication, corresponding author will receive article for proof corrections
• Proofs must be returned to the Editor within three days of receipt
• Each article may be given a DOI at the time of publication