Journal of Advances in Food Science & Technology
 

Editorial Policy

Journal of Advances in Food Science & Technology (ISSN: 2454-4213) aims to publish high quality papers in all areas of ‘Food Science & Technology’. This journal considers following types of papers (Link).

Scope of this journal includes (but not limited to): Food technology; Consumer understanding of nutrition and food safety; Food reformulation; Integrated benefit-risk (risk-benefit) assessment; Health claims; Functional foods; Food supplements; Food fortification; Food toxicants; food pathogens; food contaminants and their effects on nutrition; Microbial food safety; mycotoxins; Toxicological risk assessment; Safety evaluation of novel foods and biotechnologically derived products and inter-relationships between nutrition and toxicology; Food consumption data; Dietary intake; Dietary exposure assessment; Nutritional status; Dietary patterns; Clinical studies that report scientific mechanisms, effects, biomarkers, and safety of dietary interventions; epidemiological studies relevant to nutrition, and innovative investigations (including the use of biomarkers) of nutritional questions that employ established, traditional approaches as well as epigenetic, nutrigenomic, metabolomic and proteomic approaches; public health issues related to nutrition around the world; Food policy related codes of practice; legislation and international harmonization; Consumer issues; Education, training and research needs, burden of food-related diseases, basic clinical and applied research on different aspects of diet-related diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and related disorders involving biochemistry, physiology, genetics and nutrition as well as other molecular, metabolic, psychological and epidemiological related disorders; hidden hunger, micronutrient fortification, approaches to overcome quantitative and qualitative nutritional insufficiencies, public-private partnerships; intervention strategies, etc.

 

The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a peer reviewed, subscription based INTERNATIONAL journal. This journal will have 4 issues per year.

 

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Editorial General Guidelines

 

Editorial Process

This journal follows strict double blind fold review policy to ensure neutral evaluation. During this review process identity of both the authors and reviewers are kept hidden to ensure unbiased evaluation. All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. Submissions will be considered by an editor and “if not rejected right away” by peer-reviewers. High quality manuscripts are peer-reviewed by minimum two peers of the same field.

The reviewers submit their reports on the manuscripts along with their recommendation of one of the following actions to the Editor:

Publish "As it is"
Consider after Minor Changes
Consider after Major Changes
Reject: Manuscript is flawed.

When all reviewers have submitted their reports, the Editor can make one of the following editorial recommendations:

Publish "As it is"
Consider after Minor Changes
Consider after Major Changes
Reject

If the Editor recommends “Publish "As it is",” the manuscript is accepted for publication.

If the Editor recommends “Consider after Minor Changes,” the authors are notified to prepare and submit a final copy of their manuscript with the required minor changes suggested. The Editor reviews the revised manuscript after the minor changes have been made by the authors. Once the Editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript can be accepted.

If the Editor recommends “Consider after Major Changes,” the recommendation is communicated to the authors. The authors are expected to revise their manuscripts in accordance with the changes recommended by the reviewers and to submit their revised manuscript in a timely manner. Once the revised manuscript is submitted, the Editor can then make an editorial recommendation which can be “Publish "As it is",” “Consider after Minor Changes,” or “Reject.”

If the Editor recommends rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate. Also, if the majority of the reviewers recommend rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate.

 

The editorial workflow gives the Editors the authority to reject any manuscript because of inappropriateness of its subject, lack of quality, or incorrectness of its results. The Editor cannot assign himself/herself as an external reviewer of the manuscript. This is to ensure a high-quality, fair, and unbiased peer-review process of every manuscript submitted to the journal, since any manuscript must be recommended by one or more (usually two or more) external reviewers along with the Editor in charge of the manuscript in order for it to be accepted for publication in the journal.

 

This journal believes that no manuscript should be rejected only on the basis of ‘lack of Novelty’, provided the manuscript is sufficiently robust and technically sound. Too often a journal's decision to publish a paper is dominated by what the Editor/reviewer think is interesting and will gain greater readership - both of which are subjective judgments and lead to decisions which are frustrating and delay the publication. This journal will rigorously peer-review your submissions and publish all papers that are judged to be technically sound.

 

Plagiarism Policy

This journal aims to publish original high quality research work. Submission of manuscript to this journal indicates that the study has not been published anywhere or not been submitted elsewhere for publication. If author(s) are using any part of published paper (in English or any other language), they should give proper reference or in any case, if required they should get permission from the previous publisher or copyright holder (whichever is suitable). Plagiarized manuscripts would not be considered for publication. If plagiarism is found in any published paper after internal investigation, a letter would be immediately sent to all the authors, their affiliated institutes and funding agency, if applied and subsequently the paper will be retracted.