International Journal of Food Studies

The International Journal of Food Studies (IJFS), a journal of the ISEKI_Food Association, is an international peer-reviewed open-access journal featuring scientific articles on the world of Food in Education, Research and Industry. This journal is a forum created specifically to improve the international dissemination of Food Science and Technology knowledge between Education, Research and Industry stakeholders. 

Original contributions relevant to the following topics will be considered for publication:

  • Education methods, including Life Long Learning and e-learning;
  • Research and application in academia, research, industry;
  • Critical reviews of scientific literature by researchers, students, invited authors;
  • Exchange of views and opinions of a scientific nature including testimonies on career experiences in Food Industry/Research/Education (required skills, challenges and successes).

Manuscripts focusing on Food related Education topics are particularly welcome.


The IJFS also accepts original research works dealing with food processing, design, storage and distribution, including effects on product’s safety and quality, and food chain sustainability. The journal is also open to other food-related topics such as food security and food policy.

We support the scientific moral and ethics of the scientific community, in particular, the code of ethics for Food Science and Technology professionals (



Original research, reviews, opinions, testimonies and best practices coming from professionals either from the sectors of Education, Research or Industry are welcome to be published in this journal.

Authors must ensure that the submission has not been previously published, nor is submitted to another journal for consideration.

Papers accepted for publication become the copyright of the Journal.


The International Journal of Food Studies is mainly directed to scientists, technologists, researchers, teachers and students working in the food sector.


We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting, or if already registered can simply log in and begin the 5 step process. Please see the Submission Circuit for more details.

You can download the template (compatible with Mac and Windows Word 97/98/2000/2003/2007) for your article at Manuscript template.


The International Journal of Food Studies is an open access journal, offering authors the possibility to have their paper freely available to everyone, including those who do not subscribe. To cover part of the costs of this service, authors are required to pay an article publication charge (APC) of 400 Euros. A special APC price of 350 euros is available to ISEKI_Food Association members.

Every attempt is made to secure publication of an approved paper within 12 months – Annual reports of IJFS are available here.

Vol 11, No 2 (2022): International Journal of Food Studies

 This issue of the International Food Studies Journal is dedicated to Prof Fabio Napolitano – 1963-2022 


Fabio Napolitano was full Professor at the School of Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Environmental Sciences (University of Basilicata, Italy) since December 2021 and Coordinator of the PhD course in Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences. At the same University, Fabio started his academic career as researcher in 1995. He was involved in several projects concerning animal behaviour (regional and national level) and animal welfare (national and international level), and in particular on Mediterranean Italian buffaloes.  

He was nominated member of the scientific committee of external reviewers by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for the period 2009-2011 and contributed to draft the external reviews of the quality of the scientific outputs of EFSA. He was a nominated member of the working group on sheep welfare by EFSA in 2013 and contributed to draft and publish a “Scientific Opinion on the welfare risks related to the farming of sheep for wool, meat and milk production” and a Technical Report titled: “Outcome of a public consultation on the Draft Scientific Opinion of the EFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare on the welfare risks related to the farming of sheep for wool, meat and milk production”. He was a nominated member of the working group on Animal-based measures (ABMs) gap analysis and contributed to draft and publish a Technical Report titled: “The use of animal-based measures to assess animal welfare in EU - state of the art of 10 years of activities and analysis of gaps. 

He was a nominated expert evaluator for thecalls of the Societal Challenge of Horizon 2020. 

He was member of the editorial board of the journals “Animals” (MDPI), “Journal of Food Quality” (Hindawi), and “International Journal of Food Studies” (ISEKI_Food Association), and editor in chief of the “Journal of Buffalo Science” (LifeScience Global). 

In 2021 he was included in the "career" and "single year" categories of the "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators", published by Stanford University. He was author of 150 indexed scientific articles, with 3,150 citations and an h-index of 33. 

Fabio was a recognized an expert on animal welfare and behaviour, as well as, in sensory sciences. He had the gift of conversing to everyone as an equal, Fabio was not a man who put on airs or thought he was superior to others.We will miss his smiles, cheerful advices, availability and scientific expertise. His way of approaching life will be impressed in our minds for ever.  


We will miss you, 


Colleagues from University of Basilicata and the Editorial Team of IJFS 


Table of Contents

- Research and application

Didik J. Pursito, Eko H. Purnomo, Dedi Fardiaz, Purwiyatno Hariyadi
Wijitra Liaotrakoon, Vachiraya Liaotrakoon, Wanpa Wongsaengthama
Siti Susanti, Heni Rizqiati, Ivana F. Lisandi, . Nuryanto, Fahmi Arifan
Fernande G. Honfo, Mênouwesso H. Hounhouigan, D. Sylvain Dabade, Mathias Hounsou, Barbara Gotz, Antonia Albrecht, Judith Kreyenschmidt, D. Joseph Hounhouigan
Cheng-Chih Tsai, Kuan-Jung Huang, Pei-Pei Lin
. Suharyanto, Henny Nuraini, Tuti Suryati, Irma Isnafia Arief, Dondin Sajuthi
Aggeliki Konstantoglou, Naoum Tsolakis, Dimitris Folinas, Thomas Fotiadis
Hamza Alrawashdeh, Khaled Abu-Alruz
I Gede Pasek Mangku, Luh Suriati, Dewa Gede Yudi Ardana, Wayan Widiantara Putra

- Critical reviews of scientific literature

Sheba R. David, Raheela Dilfer Zahir Hussain, Ihsan Nazurah Zulkipli, Rajan Rajabalaya