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Evidencing the Impact of Diet on Sports Performance

Call for Papers

Collection Editor: Dr Fred DiMenna (Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, USA).


The impact of diet and nutrition in sports performance has long been recognized and is well studied. However, there is still a lack of evidence surrounding how the body harnesses nutrients and their usefulness in treating clinical populations. The role of nutrition for maximizing the performance of athletes with disease and disability therefore requires greater research attention. 

BMC Nutrition and BMC Sports Science, Medicine, and Rehabilitation are delighted to launch the collection 'Evidencing the impact of diet on sports performance'. This collection welcomes articles that provide new insights into how diet and nutrition impact on exercise and sports performance. Basic, translational, and epidemiological studies should be directed to BMC Nutrition. Clinical studies (e.g. trials, cross-sectional, and longitudinal studies) should be directed to BMC Sport Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, as part of the re-launching 'Diet and Nutrition' section edited by Drs Tom Clifford, Tara Coppinger, and Daniel Peart

To submit your manuscript, please use our online submission system at BMC Nutrition or BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation. Please indicate in your cover letter and in the submission questionnaire that you would like the article to be considered for the ‘Evidencing the impact of diet on sports performance' Collection. Your article will be assessed to ensure that it fits the scope of the two journals, as described above, at the discretion of the Editors of the journals. 

Articles will appear on this page upon publication. 

Deadline: 30th June 2021

Pre-submission enquires concerning BMC Nutrition should be directed to Anne Menard ( and those concerning BMC Sports Science, Medicine, and Rehabilitation should be directed to Ciarán Fitzpatrick (

There are currently no articles in this collection.