Cárdenas D. Rev. Nutr. Clin. Metab. 2020;3(2):10.

Indexing of the Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism

La indexación de la Revista de Nutrición Clínica y Metabolismo

Indexação da Revista de Nutrición Clínica y Metabolismo

Diana Cárdenas, MD, PhD*



For the Board of Directors of the Colombian Association of Clinical Nutrition (Asociación Colombiana de Nutrición Clínica, ACNC) and the Editorial Commitee of Revista de Nutrición Clínica y Metabolismo, it is very gratifying to inform our readers that the Journal is now indexed. This process began in May of this year, when the new journal completed two years of having been published in this new phase. The journal sought to be included in the Indexing and Summary Systems (Sistemas de Indexación y Resumen, SIR), and got accepted in the Ibero-American Network of Innovation and Scientific Knowledge (Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico, REDIB), the Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR) and Google Scholar. The process for inclusion in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), which is one of the most important open access databases, is currently underway. In addition, during the month of August we participated in the call for inclusion in the Colombian National Bibliographic Index, Publindex Publindex, from the Ministry of Science and Technology of Colombia (Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología de Colombia, Minciencias). The results will be known at the end of the year, and if our submission is accepted, it will ensure greater visibility and impact, and a validation of the journal’s quality.

Getting indexed is the result of a joint effort between the editorial committee and the Board of Directors of the ACNC who set out to produce a Journal that met the rigorous scientific and editorial standards and quality. It was not an easy task, as the requirements and conditions to achieve these first indexations have been extremely demanding. However, the hard work and commitment of the journal’s team paid off.

Three aspects have been fundamental for the highest editorial standards to be met today. First, the need to have a Spanish language, Latin American academic and scientific space with high international projection to disseminate science in clinical nutrition. Second, the support of authors and peer reviewers who during the first two years of the Journal’s existence regarded it as a suitable space to communicate their research results. And third, the development and respect for a rigorous editorial process requiring blind peer review in compliance with the ethical principles of science.

The near future is promising. We aspire to be indexed in additional SIR, and over time, we will seek classification and an impact factor that embodies our scientific quality. The objective is clear, to promote the advancement of the science of clinical nutrition to improve our understanding of the relationship between nutrition and disease, and consequently, to provide adequate nutritional care to patients.

I thank the readers, authors, peer reviewers, and everyone involved for having made possible the dream of a Latin American journal of the highest scientific and ethical quality and recognized in international databases.

Diana Cárdenas, MD, PhD.

Editor of Revista de Nutrición Clínica y Metabolismo, ACNC. Professor and researcher at the Institute of Nutrition, Genetics and Metabolism, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad El Bosque, Bogotá, D.C, Colombia.