Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

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 (https://www.iseki-food.net/general/code_of_ethics).

 

TYPES OF PAPERS

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.


AUDIENCE

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


INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING AN ARTICLE TO THIS JOURNAL?

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.


ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGES

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.

 

Section Policies

- Education methods

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

- Research and application

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

- Critical reviews of scientific literature

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

- Exchange of views and opinions of a scientific nature

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to the International Journal of Food Studies are subjected to rigorous peer review by the responsible editor and at least two anonymous and experienced referees selected by the Editorial Board.

Manuscripts are sent out for review electronically, and all correspondence takes place via e-mail, through the website.

Peer reviewers are asked to complete the review form, where they report their opinion on a number of evaluation criteria pertinent to the scientific and formal aspects of the manuscript. Reviewers’ comments and the completed review form will then be analysed by the assigned editor.All relevant information will be forwarded to the corresponding author to consider the required modifications and responses. The revised manuscript will then be re-evaluated by the editor, and the final decision will be communicated to the corresponding author.

Manuscripts may be rejected directly by the Chief Editor if considered to be out of scope or scientifically below the quality standards required by the journal. Poor English is also a reason for an instant reject.

Authors are given a maximum of four weeks for revision.

 

Publication Frequency

The International Journal of Food Studies is published twice per year, since 2011. All articles are assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby they become searchable and citable.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

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.