Ecology of Food and Nutrition Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

Ecology of Food and Nutrition is an international journal of the nutritional sciences in the broadest sense. It emphasizes foods and food systems and their utilization to satisfy human nutritional needs, but it also examines nonfood factors that contribute to the spectrum of nutritional conditions, such as obesity and leanness, malnutrition vitamin requirements and mineral needs. The content scope is thus wide; articles may consider dietary and nutritional status issues arising from cultural prohibitions, traditional usages, and problems of marketing and transportation. Food nutrients and toxicants, additives and food quality are also topics considered, as are ethnobotany, agriculture and development. Many of the journal's contributors are trained in nutrition, nutritional science and food technology, but the behavioral and social sciences, including psychology, geography and economics, are also represented, as are the food industry and its critics. The perspective of the journal is ecological and holistic in its treatment of food and nutrition issues, and represents a wide range of disciplines, separately or combined. The Institute of Scientific Information Journal Citations Report for 2002 ranks Ecology of Food and Nutrition 45th out of 50 journals in Nutrition & Dietetics (Social Science), with an impact factor of 0.215.

Current impact factor: 0.81

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 0.807
2013 Impact Factor 0.78
2012 Impact Factor 0.8
2011 Impact Factor 0.765
2010 Impact Factor 0.577
2009 Impact Factor 0.184
2008 Impact Factor 0.311
2007 Impact Factor 0.383
2006 Impact Factor 0.481
2005 Impact Factor 0.213
2004 Impact Factor 0.159
2003 Impact Factor 0.15
2002 Impact Factor 0.215
2001 Impact Factor 0.222
2000 Impact Factor 0.375
1999 Impact Factor 0.477
1998 Impact Factor 0.039
1997 Impact Factor 0.455

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 0.99
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.05
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.24
Website Ecology of Food and Nutrition website
Other titles Ecology of food and nutrition
ISSN 0367-0244
OCLC 1285522
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

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  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: This study investigated the relationship between eating behaviors (Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire-DEBQ), self-esteem (Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale-RSES), and body mass index (BMI) in university students. A total of 503 students (129 men and 374 women), 18-23 years of age were included in the study. According to BMI, 8.3% of students were underweight; 47.3% were overweight; and 74.4% were of healthy weight. The level of self-esteem of 86.5% of young people was high, 13.5% moderate. The mean score (33.3 ± 11.8) of emotional-eating behavior was higher for women than for men (27.9 ± 10.1) . Recommendations include assessing eating behaviors via longitudinal studies with large samples, and identifying at-risk groups, as useful approaches for informing prevention.
    Ecology of Food and Nutrition 12/2014; 54(2):1-11. DOI:10.1080/03670244.2014.896798
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    ABSTRACT: Fortified blended foods (FBFs) are widely used to prevent undernutrition in early childhood in food-insecure settings. We field tested enhanced Wheat Soy Blend (WSB++)-a FBF fortified with micronutrients, milk powder, sugar, and oil-in preparation for a complementary food supplement (CFS) trial in rural northwestern Bangladesh. Formative work was conducted to determine the optimal delivery method (cooked vs. not) for this CFS, to examine mothers' child feeding practices with and acceptance of the WSB++, and to identify potential barriers to adherence. Our results suggest WSB++ is an acceptable CFS in rural Bangladesh and the requirement for mothers to cook WSB++ at home is unlikely to be a barrier to its daily use as a CFS in this population.
    Ecology of Food and Nutrition 11/2014; 54(1):1-19. DOI:10.1080/03670244.2014.930030
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    ABSTRACT: This study examines the role of food and foodways in identity maintenance and formation for Latino individuals in Ithaca, New York. Preliminary results indicate that food provides a physical link that connects individuals to their heritage culture and local communities. Despite variability in the importance that immigrants attribute to food, it remains one of the most resilient tools that informants identified as central to identity formation and maintenance. Food can therefore be a useful tool for examining the degree to which immigrants are maintaining their cultural identity and connectedness with their community.
    Ecology of Food and Nutrition 11/2014; DOI:10.1080/03670244.2014.922071
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    ABSTRACT: The relationship of diet and physical activity with metabolic syndrome (MS) was studied among 60 male and female (40-60 y) urban Indian MS patients. Intake of green leafy vegetables, other vegetables, fruits and milk were significantly (p ≤ .01) associated with reduced fat mass and waist circumference and increased lean body mass. Energy, carbohydrates, and fat intakes were significantly (p ≤ .01) correlated with increased body fat and waist circumference and reduced lean body mass. Energy, total and saturated fat intake were positively and significantly (p ≤ .05; .01) correlated with total cholesterol. Total fat was also significantly (p ≤ .05; .01) correlated with increased systolic blood pressure (r = 0.33), serum triglycerides (r = 0.33), LDL-C (r = 0.29) and VLDL-C (r = 0.28). Increased TDEE was significantly (p ≤ .01) associated with decreased body fat and waist circumference (r = 0.53 and 0.60) and increased lean body mass (r = 0.68).
    Ecology of Food and Nutrition 11/2014; 54(1):1-14. DOI:10.1080/03670244.2014.947403
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    ABSTRACT: The use of insects as food for humans has the potential to substantially reduce undernutrition worldwide. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that 805 million people are undernourished, with a total food energy deficit of 67.6 billion kcal/day (84 kcal/day/person). Calculations in this article suggest that this deficit could theoretically be reduced or eliminated through edible insect rearing, utilizing organic side streams as feed, on 15,586 to 92,976 ha.
    Ecology of Food and Nutrition 11/2014; 54(3):1-9. DOI:10.1080/03670244.2014.930032
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between food security, social capital, and social support among urban food pantry users in Cincinnati. In-person interviews with 53 participants were completed using the U.S. Household Food Security Survey Module, Social Capital questionnaire, and Social Support questionnaire. Social capital was assessed through four subscales using a Likert scale, with a response range 1 to 4, and social support was measured by rating significant others’ emotional, informational, and instrumental support as well as companionship (ranged from 0 to 4). The findings suggested that there were no significant associations among them. This may be due to a small sample size. Thus, the associations need to be examined with a larger sample. Further, a qualitative approach may be necessary to explore the contextual nature of social capital and social support related to food security.
    Ecology of Food and Nutrition 11/2014; 53(6). DOI:10.1080/03670244.2014.933737
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    ABSTRACT: This article assesses the gravity of the “double burden of malnutrition” across 21 states of India, through a comparative analysis of traditional and Asian population-specific BMI categorizations for overweight and obesity. This study analyzes data on ever-married women (15–49 years) from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-2, 1998–1999; NFHS-3, 2005–2006). Findings depict that Indian women tilt toward high BMI resulting in a co-existence of under- and overweight populations, which portray a regional pattern. With Asian population-specific cut-offs, 11 states can be classified as “double burden states”; however, following traditional categorization, only 4 states face such dual pressure.
    Ecology of Food and Nutrition 11/2014; 53(6). DOI:10.1080/03670244.2014.891994
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    ABSTRACT: This study examined the prevalence, patterns, and health associations of consumer participation in different stages of the food system using a survey of 663 adults in one U.S. county. Consumer food system participation by stage was 43% in food production, 47% in food processing, 65% in food distribution, 62% in food acquisition, 61% in food preparation, and 100% in food consumption. Consumers participated in an average of 3.7 of these 6 possible stages. Women and unmarried people participated in more stages. Food system participation was associated with few health problems, although people reporting some illnesses had higher food system participation.
    Ecology of Food and Nutrition 10/2014; 53(6):579-95. DOI:10.1080/03670244.2014.891992
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    ABSTRACT: This study was conducted to explore the perceptions of 20 South Indian Hindu Brahmin women on the factors influencing their food habits upon immigrating to America. The competing demands of juggling a new career and managing their family's nutritional needs at the same time, all without the support of extended family members, played an important role in steering these women away from cooking traditional healthy meals, and resorting to fast foods instead. Intervention strategies should be directed toward improving the barriers to eating healthy that were specifically identified within the confines of shifting gender roles and limited family support networks.
    Ecology of Food and Nutrition 10/2014; 53(6):596-617. DOI:10.1080/03670244.2014.891993
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    ABSTRACT: Data from a nationally representative survey of Ecuadorian households with reproductive-aged women (n = 10,784) were used to analyze the prevalence of household food insufficiency (HFI) and its association with sociodemographic characteristics, food acquisition and expenditure patterns, dietary diversity, and anthropometric indicators. Fifteen percent of households had food insufficiency and 15% had marginal food sufficiency. HFI was associated with poverty-linked indicators. Marginally food sufficient households reported social and economic capital than food which appeared protective against HFI. Food insufficiency was associated with reduced household acquisition/expenditures on high quality protein and micronutrient-rich food sources. HFI was not associated with adult or adolescent female overweight/obesity but was associated with short adult stature (< 1.45 m). The ongoing nutrition transition in Ecuador is expected to continue to modify population food security, diet, and nutrition. Systematic surveillance of household level food security is needed to inform recent food-related policies and programs implemented by the Ecuadorian government.
    Ecology of Food and Nutrition 10/2014; 54(1):1-23. DOI:10.1080/03670244.2014.953249