The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) is a monthly peer-reviewed academic journal in the fields of nutrition and dietetics. With an impact factor of 6.6, it is the highest-ranked journal in ISI's nutrition category.
The journal was established in 1952 and is published by the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and electronically by HighWire Press. According to the ASN, as of 2009[update] the journal had a circulation of 3,700 and its online version received, on average, more than 3 million hits per month. As of June 2009[update], the journal's editor in chief was Dennis M. Bier, Professor of Pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine and Director of the Children's Nutrition Research Center.
A poll conducted in 2009 by the Biomedical and Life Sciences Division (DBIO) of the Special Libraries Association identified the AJCN as among the "100 most influential journals ... over the last 100 years" in the fields of biology and medicine.
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