ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition
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ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition


Editor
Linda Heller, MS, RD, CSP, CLE Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, USA

eISSN: 19414072| ISSN: 19414064|Current volume: 7|Current issue: 4 Frequency: Not Yet Specified


ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition is a bimonthly journal that launched in January 2009 that serves as a resource and forum for health care professionals involved in the nutritional care of children from birth through adolescence, providing practical information derived from research and practice. ICAN publishes articles translating original basic and clinical nutrition research for clinicians, evidence-based practice innovations, research reviews, commentaries relating to pediatric nutrition and eating behavior, case reports, roundtable discussions, practice tips, media reviews, and alerts to new sources of information for clinicians.

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ICAN is a must-read for:

Dietitians and nutritionists in children’s and general hospitals, outpatient facilities, schools, and consulting practices

Nurses, including pediatric nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, children’s hospital staff, home practice nurses, pediatric acute and critical care nurses, and school nurses

Physicians, including pediatricians, pediatric specialists in gastroenterology, endocrinology, pulmonology, nephrology, and cardiology, and general and primary care practitioners


Pharmacists

Allied Health Professionals,
including physician assistants, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, speech and language specialists, health psychologists, and family therapists, social workers, and psychologists

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition is a bimonthly journal that serves as a resource and forum for health care professionals involved in the nutritional care of children from birth through adolescence, providing practical information derived from research and practice. ICAN publishes articles translating original basic and clinical nutrition research for clinicians, evidence-based practice innovations, research reviews, commentaries relating to pediatric nutrition and eating behavior, case reports, roundtable discussions, practice tips, media reviews, and alerts to new sources of information for clinicians.

Editor
Linda Heller, MS, RD, CSP, CLE Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, USA
Roundtable Editor
Hope Wills, MA, RD, CSP Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Editorial Board
Joan Arvedson, PhD, BC-NCD Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Keith-Thomas Ayoob, EdD, RD, FADA Albert Einstein College of Medicine
David Balfe Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Kevin Browne Memorial Sloan Kettering
Walter J. Chwals, MD, FACS, FAAP, FCCM Tufts University School of Medicine
Leon Fine Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Kathleen Gura, PharmD, BCNSP, FASHP Boston Children's Hospital
Elaine M. Gustafson, MSN, APRN, PNP-BC Yale School of Nursing
Sue Kern, MSN, RNC, CNP Children’s Medical Center of Dayton
Keith Killu Henry Ford Health System
Susan Konek, MA, RD, CSP, CNSD, LDN Children’s Hospital Philadelphia
Marion Taylor-Baer, PhD, RD UCLA School of Public Health
Maria Mascarenhas, MBBS Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Aida Miles, MMSc, RD, CSP, LD, CNSD Project Nutritionist, Study of Latinos, University of Minnesota, and Epidemiology and Community Health
Jessica Setnick, MS, RD/LD Chair, Behavioral Health Nutrition DPG, and Leader, Eating Disorders Boot Camp
Jamie Stang, PhD, MPH, RD, LN University of Minnesota, USA
Kelly R. Walsh, PhD, MBA, RD, CD, FAND Associate Director, Nutrition Science, Mead Johnson Nutrition
Jacqueline Wessel, RD, MEd, CNSD, CSP, CLE, LDN Cincinnati, OH
Hope Wills, MA, RD, CSP Children's Hospital Los Angeles
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  • ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition will be a bimonthly journal that serves as a resource and forum for health care professionals involved in the nutritional care of children from birth through adolescence, providing practical information derived from research and practice. ICAN publishes articles translating original basic and clinical nutrition research for clinicians, evidence-based practice innovations, research reviews, commentaries relating to pediatric nutrition and eating behavior, case reports, roundtable discussions, practice tips, media reviews, and alerts to new sources of information for clinicians.

    MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION
    Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ican where authors will be required to set up an online account on the SageTrack system powered by ScholarOne. Questions for the editor can be directed to:

    Linda Heller, MS, RD, CSP, CLE
    Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
    lheller@chla.usc.edu
    (323) 361-2179

    The Journal welcomes manuscripts in the following areas of interest:

    DEPARTMENT ARTICLES

    Guest Editorial: 1 to 3 pages, 500 words minimum

    Commentary on topical issues in pediatric nutrition

    Notes from the Field: 1 paragraph to 2 pages, 100 words minimum

    Brief observations of practice enhancements or suggestions for research

    Topical Departments: 1 to 3 pages, 500 words minimum

    Clinical observations, practice updates, conference notes

    • Preterm and Term Infant Feeding
    • Toddler and Preschooler Nutrition
    • School Age Nutrition
    • Adolescent Nutrition
    • Role Model (Feature Clinician)
    • Critical Care Update
    • Chronic Disease Care/Long-term Care Update
    • Nutrition for Children With Special Needs
    • Family – Community – Public Health Nutrition
    • The Business of Pediatric Nutrition (Practice Management)

    Calendar:

    Upcoming conferences, symposia, and continuing education opportunities

    FEATURE ARTICLES

    Practice Roundtable: 2 to 5 pages, 1,200 words minimum

    Transcription of clinical discussion or practice focus group

    Evidence-Based Practice Reports: 2 to 3 pages, 1,200 words minimum

    Technical Articles, Case Studies, Practice-based, Treatment Dilemmas ("How I fixed...")

    State of the Art Research Reviews: 2 to 6 pages, 1,200 words minimum

    Advancements in infant, child, & adolescent nutritional care

    Clinical Research Reports: 2 to 6 pages, 1,200 words minimum

    Reports on research studies that have direct relevance on clinical practice

    MEDIA & INDUSTRY

    Books & DVDs: 1 to 3 pages, 500 words minimum

    Web sites: 1 paragraph to ½ page, 100 words minimum

    Equipment: 2-4 pages, 1200 words minimum

    Usage techniques, the latest and most effective products

    Product Reviews: 1-3 pages, 500 words minimum

    New products & services. Include product/service name, intended Purpose, primary features and benefits, user assessment, company/organization Web site or contact information, and a conflict of interest disclosure statement.

    EDITORIAL POLICIES

    Manuscripts will be critically reviewed by an editor with appropriate independent referees from the Editorial Board and other expert resources. Manuscripts are considered with the stipulation that they are submitted solely to ICAN and that no part of the submission has previously appeared elsewhere. Where questions exist, authors should submit copies of material that has appeared elsewhere. Statements and opinions expressed in the articles and communications appearing in the journal are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the editors and publisher. The editors and publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such material. Neither the editors nor the publisher guarantee, warrant, or endorse any product or service advertised in this publication, nor do they guarantee any claim made by the manufacturer of such product or service.

    MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

    • The manuscript should be submitted in Microsoft Word (use double spacing).
    • Text and references should follow the American Medical Association’s Manual of Style (10thedition).
    • Arrange the manuscript with the following sections and begin each section on a separate page: (1) title page, (2) abstract, (3) key words, (4) text, (5) conflict of interest or disclosure statements, (6) references, (7) glossary (if needed), (8) tables and table captions (each table on a separate page), (9) figures captions (figures should be submitted in separate files and not embedded in the manuscript).
    • Please do not number your pages and do not include author names on any pages of the manuscript, as the manuscript will be sent out for blind peer review. ICAN adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.
    • Abbreviated terms are spelled out at first use and followed with the abbreviation in parentheses. Avoid overuse of contrived abbreviations.
    • Written permission to use non-original material (quotations exceeding 100 words, any table or illustration) from both author and publisher of the original is included, and the source is credited in the manuscript. No article will be accepted as a submission without all required permissions.
    • Title page: Include (1) the full title of the paper—short, clear, and specific; (2) authors’ full names, (3) degrees and institutional affiliation of all authors; (4) name, address (including zip code), e-mail address, and phone number of all contributing authors; (5) a running title of 3 or 4 words; and (6) acknowledgments. Indicate the author to whom communications should go to regarding the manuscript and reprint requests.
    • Abstract: Provide an article summary of 200 words or less.
    • Key words: Include 4-5 key words.
    • Grant and other acknowledgments: Specify support of any work discussed, by a grant or otherwise, as well as the meeting, if any, at which the paper was presented (including place and date).
    • An exclusive license form is a condition of publication (authors will receive an exclusive license form prior to publication to allow Sage Publications the right to publish the article). Upon acceptance of manuscript, signed exclusive license forms must be submitted.

    TABLES

    Tables must be submitted in excel or word table format and not as images. They should appear at the end of the manuscript and not be embedded through the text. Table call outs should appear through the text. Each table should have a table caption and all symbols should be explained in the legend. Tables should not duplicate material text or illustrations. If a table is copied from previous publication, permission from the copyright owner must be submitted and the original source must be referenced in the table legend.

    FIGURES

    Figures should be submitted as high resolution figure files and not embedded in the manuscript. Figures should not be submitted in Microsoft Word. Credit for any previously published illustration must be given in the corresponding legend. Each figure should have a figure caption and figure call outs should appear in the text.

    Acceptable file formats:

    • TIFF (identified *.TIF) Tag Image File Format
    • EPS (identified *.EPS) Encapsulated Postscript File
    • JPEG (identified *.JPG) Joint Photographic Experts Group

    File Requirements:

    • Line art (black and white) should be scanned at 1200 dpi at 1 bit
    • Color and grayscale images should be scanned at 300 dpi at 8 bit
    • Save each figure as its own file and do not include any extra text (ie, figure captions)
    • Sizing: Save the image to the size of the final printed version with an allowance of not more than 10% larger

    REFERENCES

    Double-space references throughout, number them in the sequence in which they appear in the text, and identify them in text by superscript Arabic numerals. Accuracy and completeness of references are the author’s responsibility. References follow the American Medical Association’s Manual of Style. If there are more than 6 authors, the first 3 authors are used followed by “et al” including names and initials of all authors. Index Medicus abbreviations are used for journal titles, volume, inclusive page numbers, and year:

    Journal: Mazze RI, Cousins MJ, Kosek JC. Strain differences in metabolism and susceptibility to the nephrotoxic effects of methoxyflurane in rats. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1973;184:481-488.

    Book: Baston HC. An Introduction to Statistics in the Medical Services. Minneapolis, Minn: Burgess; 1956:110-114.

    Chapter: Cohen PJ, Marshall BE. Effects of halothane on respiratory control in rat liver mitochondria. In: Fink BR, ed. Toxicity of Anesthetics. Baltimore, Md: Williams and Wilkins; 1968:24-36.

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    SAGE Choice

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    AUTHORSHIP

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    (i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data,

    (ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,

    (iii) Approved the version to be published.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section.

    Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    DISCLOSURES

    ICAN requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. It is the policy of ICAN to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.

    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

    RESEARCH ETHICS AND INFORMED CONSENT

    Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki.

    Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the approval number.

    For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.

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    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

     

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