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Food Science and Technology International

2014 Impact Factor: 1.222
2014 Ranking: 62/123 in Food Science & Technology | 40/70 in Chemistry, Applied
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editor in Chief
Antonio Martínez López IATA-CSIC, Spain
Associate Editors
Jose Javier Benedito Universtiat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain
Concha Collar IATA-CSIC, Spain
Gunter Klein TiHo Hannover, Germany
Tatiana Koutchma Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada
Vicente Monedero IATA-CSIC, Spain
Remedios Melero IATA-CSIC, Spain
Teresa Sanz Taberner IATA-CSIC, Spain
Lorenzo Zacarías IATA-CSIC, Spain

eISSN: 15321738| ISSN: 10820132|Current volume: 21|Current issue: 6 Frequency: 8 Times/Year

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Food Science and Technology International (FSTI) is a highly ranked, peer-reviewed scholarly journal publishing high-quality articles by leading researchers of food science and technology, covering:

  • food processing and engineering
  • food safety and preservation
  • food biotechnology
  • chemical, physical and sensory properties of foods

Published eight times per year with additional features such as critical reviews and brief scientific notes that provide essential information from food scientists throughout the world.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)


Electronic access:

Food Science & Technology is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://fst.sagepub.com

Food Science and Technology International (FSTI) is a highly ranked, peer reviewed scholarly journal publishing high-quality articles by leading researchers of food science and technology, covering:

  • food processing and engineering
  • food safety and preservation
  • food biotechnology
  • chemical, physical and sensory properties of foods

Published with additional features such as critical reviews, brief scientific notes, that provide essential information from food scientists throughout the world.

 

Editorial Board
Jose Miguel Aguilera Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Chile
Stella Maris Alzamora Universidad De Buenos Aires, Argentina
Gustavo V Barbosa-Canovas Washington State University, USA
Elvira Costell Instituto de Agroqummica y Tecnologma de Alimentos, Spain
T.Romen Gormley The National Food Centre Dunsinea, Ireland
Jean Xavier Guinard University of California Davis, USA
Richard W. Hartel University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Manuela Juárez Instituto del Frio, (CSIC), Spain
Franco M.Lajolo Universidad de São Paolo, Brazil
Michele Marcotte Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Food Res. & Dev. Center, Canada
Wenceslao Moreda Martino Instituto de la Grasa. CSIC, Spain
Antonio Mulet Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Octavio Paredes-López Centro de Investigacion y de Estodies Avanzados del IPN, Mexico
Micha Peleg University of Massachusetts, USA
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    1. Article types
    2. Editorial policies
          2.1) Peer review policy
          2.2) Authorship
          2.3) Acknowledgements
          2.4) Funding
          2.5) Declaration of conflicting interests
          2.6) Research ethics and patient consent
          2.7) Clinical trials
          2.8) Reporting guidelines
          2.9) Data
    3. Publishing Policies
          3.1) Publication ethics
          3.2) Contributor’s publishing agreement
          3.3) Open access and author archiving
          3.4) Permissions
    4. Preparing your manuscript
          4.1) Word processing formats
          4.2) Artwork, figures and other graphics
          4.3) Supplementary material
          4.4) Journal layout
          4.5) Reference style
          4.6) English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
          5.1) How to submit your manuscript
          5.2) Title, keywords and abstracts
          5.3) Corresponding author contact details
    6. On acceptance and publication
          6.1) SAGE Production
          6.2) Access to your published article
          6.3) Online First publication
    7. Further information

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics
    This Journal recommends that authors follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/fsti to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Food Science and Technology International will be reviewed.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    Published six times a year, Food Science and Technology International is a highly ranked, peer reviewed scholarly journal publishing high-quality articles by leading researchers of food science and technology, covering:

    food processing engineering · composition · safety · nutritional quality · biotechnology · quality · physical properties · microstructure · microbiology · packaging · sensory analysis, bioprocessing · postharvest technology. publishes peer-reviewed high-quality articles by leading researchers of food science and technology that provide essential information for food scientists throughout the world.

    In addition, the journal publishes critical reviews, book reviews, brief scientific notes, and coverage of international congresses

    Manuscripts dealing with science and technology of food and beverages will be considered for publication in Food Science and Technology International, on the strict understanding that the material in whole or in part has not been, nor is being considered for publication elsewhere.

    Papers accepted become the copyright of the journal, and may not be published elsewhere in whole or in part without the Editor's permission in writing. Authors will be asked to confirm this in writing and transfer copyright to the journal as well as disclosing conflicts of interest.

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    1. Article types

    Manuscripts are considered for publication with the understanding that they have not been published previously and are not under consideration by another publication.

    The journal publishes original papers, research correspondence and scientific clinical reviews.

    The maximum article word length is 5000 words, though review articles that are longer than 5000 words will still be considered for publication.

    All submissions should be written in a clear and succinct manner, following the style of the journal.

    Title should be centred and brief, followed by centred name, affiliation, address, country, and postal code (zip) of author(s). Indicate to whom correspondence and proofs should be sent, including a telephone number, fax number and e-mail address.

    Research Papers include a 200-word abstract, keywords, an Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion and References.

    Reviews of a scientific or applied field should include all major findings and bring together reports from a number of sources. A brief extract (about 200 words) should be given and references must be in the form shown below.

    Notes should be used to report either important preliminary findings or results that do not require a full research article. An abstract of about 100 words or less is required.

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    2. Editorial policies

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    2.1 Peer review policy

    The journal's policy is to obtain at least two independent reviews of each article. It operates a double-blind reviewing policy in which the reviewer’s name is always concealed from the submitting author; authors may choose to reveal their name but the journal otherwise leaves the article anonymous. Referees will be encouraged to provide substantive, constructive reviews that provide suggestions for improving the work and distinguish between mandatory and non-mandatory recommendations.

    All manuscripts accepted for publication are subject to editing for presentation, style and grammar. Any major redrafting is agreed with the author but the Editor's decision on the text is final.

    As part of the submission process you may be asked to provide the names of peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below: 

    • The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
    • The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
    • Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

    Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

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    2.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    • Made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data,
    • Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    • Approved the version to be published.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
    When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

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    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance
    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance”).
    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

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    2.4 Funding

    Food Science and Technology International requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

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    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of Food Science and Technology International to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.
    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

    For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here

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    2.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki

    Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, and all papers reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the approval number.

    For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.

    Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally authorized representative.

    Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants

    All research involving animals submitted for publication must be approved by an ethics committee with oversight of the facility in which the studies were conducted. The journal has adopted the Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare for Veterinary Journals published by the International Association of Veterinary Editors [OR AS PER YOUR JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES].

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    2.7 Clinical trials

    Food Science and Technology International conforms to the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are registered in a WHO-approved public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrolment as a condition of consideration for publication. The trial registry name and URL, and registration number must be included at the end of the abstract.]

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    2.8 Reporting guidelines

    The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include a completed Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) flow chart as a cited figure, and a completed CONSORT checklist as a supplementary file.

    Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives

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    2.9 Data

    SAGE acknowledges the importance of research data availability as an integral part of the research and verification process for academic journal articles.

    Food Science and Technology International requests all authors submitting any primary data used in their research articles to be published in the online version of the journal, or provide detailed information in their articles on how the data can be obtained. This information should include links to third-party data repositories or detailed contact information for third-party data sources. Data available only on an author-maintained website will need to be loaded onto either the journal’s platform or a third-party platform to ensure continuing accessibility. Examples of data types include but are not limited to statistical data files, replication code, text files, audio files, images, videos, appendices, and additional charts and graphs necessary to understand the original research. The editor may consider limited embargoes on proprietary data. The editor can also grant exceptions for data that cannot legally or ethically be released. All data submitted should comply with Institutional or Ethical Review Board requirements and applicable government regulations. For further information, please contact the Publishing Editor, Gabriella Anderson gabriella.anderson@sagepub.co.uk

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    3. Publishing Policies

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    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism
    Food Science and Technology International and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

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    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Food Science and Technology International offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    3.4 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    4. Preparing your manuscript

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    4.1 Word processing formats

    Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

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    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  
    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

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    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. These will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article.  For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files, which can be found within our Manuscript Submission Guidelines page.

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    4.4 Journal layout

    Food Science and Technology International conforms to the SAGE house style.  Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

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    4.5 Reference style

    Food Science and Technology International adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard output file here and the SAGE Vancouver output file here

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    4.6 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

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    5.1 How to submit your manuscript

    Food Science and Technology International is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/fsti to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

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    5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

    Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for guidelines onHow to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

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    5.3 Corresponding author contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

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    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.

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    6.2 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

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    6.3 Online First publication

    Online First allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a final journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time betweensubmission and publication. For more information please visit our Online First Fact Sheet

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    US/Canada Gustavo V. Barbosa-Canovas, Washington State University Food Engineering Program, Pullman, WA 99164-6120, USA. Email: barbosa@mail.wsu.edu

    Europe Remedios Melero, Managing Editor, Food Science and Technology International, PO Box 73, 46100 Burjasot, Valencia, Spain. Email: rmelero@iata.csic.es

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