The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

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The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition  
Am. J. Clin. Nutr.
Discipline Nutrition
Language English
Edited by Dennis M. Bier
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
ISSN 0002-9165 (print)
1938-3207 (web)
LCCN 56032466
OCLC no. 01480127

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is a monthly peer-reviewed biomedical journal in the field of clinical nutrition.[1]

The journal was established in 1952 as the Journal of Clinical Nutrition, edited by S.O. Waife and published by the Nutrition Press.[2] It was continued in series under the present title from 1954 and was published by the American Society for Clinical Nutrition (ASCN).[3] It is now published by the American Society for Nutrition.[4] As of June 2009, the journal's editor-in-chief is Dr. Dennis M. Bier (Baylor College of Medicine).[5]

In issue 3 the journal's first guest editorial was written by the cardiologist William Dock, entitled "The reluctance of physicians to admit that chronic disease may be due to faulty diet". In it, he predicted "Since two centuries of practical and experimental study have failed to convince some physicians that diets of salt pork, beans, and flour may be inadequate for maintaining health, it probably will take a long time to convince the profession that diets rich in eggs, butter, and cream cause the disease which now kills nearly one out of every three physicians."[6]

A poll conducted in 2009 by the Biomedical and Life Sciences Division of the Special Libraries Association identified the journal as among the "100 most influential journals ... over the last 100 years" in the fields of biology and medicine.[4]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2016 impact factor of 6.926.


  1. ^ "About The American Society for Nutrition and The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition". Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  2. ^ Issue 1, front matter
  3. ^ Catalog entry at the National Library of Medicine.
  4. ^ a b "Top 100 Journals in Biology and Medicine". SLA Biomedical and Life Sciences Division. April 2009. Retrieved June 18, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Offices, Editors, and Staff". Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  6. ^ Dock W. Editorial J Clin Nutr 1(3):247-9