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Nutrition: Other Considerations

This guide was created by your librarian to help you get started on your nutrition research

Open Access Journals and Predatory Journals

Open access is an important step forward in the evolution of scholarly scientific communication.

As with most things, a number of people are using this positive development for their own self-interested purposes.  In the realm of open access journals, this comes in the form of "predatory" publishers of open access journals.  

Explore some of the more egregious examples of articles published in predatory journals:

A Scholarly Sting Operation Shines a Light on ‘Predatory’ Journals   |  Predatory Journals Recruit Fake Editor

Predatory Journals Hit by "Star Wars" Sting

Opinion: Why I published in a Predatory Journal


Think Check Submit Checklist

Beall's List (archived)

Directory of Open Access Journals

Thirteen Ways to Spot a Predatory Journal

Infographic (below)




Articles from potentially predatory nutrition journal found in Google Scholar


Pareek, P., & Choudhry, M. (2013). Management of type 2 Diabetics by Indian Gum Arabic (Acacia nilotica) Pods PowderInternational Journal of Food and Nutritional Sciences2(2), 77-83. (link to journal website)


Kumar, K., & Kumar, S. (2015). Role of nutraceuticals in health and disease prevention: a review. South Asian J Food Technol Environ, 1, 116-121. (link to journal website)


Nutrition Research Funding

These articles can be used to explore issues related to funding of nutrition research:

Resources to Explore:

Nestle, M. (2016). Corporate funding of food and nutrition research: science or marketing?JAMA internal medicine176(1), 13-14.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition review article re: correlation of funding source on outcome of research
Nestle, M. (2002). Food politics: How the food industry influences nutrition and health. Berkeley: University of California Press. (Pepperdine Libraries has this book - print and ebook)