The Journal publishes original and review articles on most topics in food science and related areas.
Before submitting your manuscript, please read about our publishing policy and ethics, submission requirements, and review procedure.
Authors shall guarantee that the submitted manuscript contains authentic results that have never been published and are not being reviewed by other journals.
Deliberately erroneous or forged data and conclusions are unacceptable.
Authors are free to post the initial draft of their manuscript on such public preprint servers as bioRxiv, arXiv, or in the related repository. In this case they should inform the Journal about it and provide a link to the preprint. However, they cannot post their article on preprint servers if it has already been published by the Journal or improved to meet the requirements of the editorial board or reviewers, as it might be regarded as a duplicate publication. When citing an article published in the Journal, please make sure that the link leads to the official page of the article on the Journal's website.
A manuscript to be submitted to the Journal for publication should meet its profile and formatting standards. Papers that do not meet these standards will be rejected.
Manuscripts submitted to the editorial board are checked for borrowings from open sources (plagiarism). The check is carried out through the Internet resources (www.antiplagiat.ru and https://crosscheck.ithenticate.com). Should multiple unauthorized borrowings be detected, the editorial office follows the COPE algorithm. If a manuscript proves to be at least 85% original, it is registered by the editor, who then contacts the author within 10 days.
To be published, a manuscript has to be recommended by two independent reviewers appointed by the editor-in-chief. The double blind peer review can be conducted by the members of the editorial board or by acknowledged academic experts (doctors, professors) in the area of research who have recent publications on the related topic.
The reviewers are aware that the copyright for the manuscripts belongs solely to their authors and that the articles under review cannot be shared or copied.
Reviewing is strictly confidential. A breach of confidentiality is unacceptable unless the reviewer reports unreliability or counterfeiting of the material.
The reviewer defines the type and content of the article; evaluates whether the manuscript is relevant for the scientific community, possesses scientific novelty and practical significance, corresponds to the profile of the Journal; checks the text for consistency and reliability of research results; decides if the title corresponds to the content; and assesses the quality of the abstract, illustrative material, and the list of references.
Based on the results, the reviewer produces a reasoned opinion:
Reviewer undertakes to conduct peer review of the manuscript objectively. All the conclusions of the reviewer should be strictly provided with links to authoritative sources. Personal criticism of author by the reviewer is unacceptable. In such cases, the Editors follow the COPE protocole.
The original reviews are kept in the editorial office for at least 5 years to be submitted to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation upon request.
We will necessarily notify you of acceptance, rejection, or the need for revisions within 3 months of receipt of the manuscript. If the reviewer claims that the article has to undergo a considerable revision, it will be returned to the same reviewer for the second check-up after it has been improved by the author.
Should the author be unable or unwilling to take into account the reviewer's recommendations, the editorial office reserves the right to reject the article.
A manuscript can be rejected after two negative reviews or one negative review of its revised variant. In this case, the author receives a substantiated written refusal and a copy of the reviews. The reviewer's name may be reported to the author only if the reviewer gives consent to it.
After the peer review stage, the manuscript receives a final approval from the editor-in-chief (in his absence – deputy editor-in-chief). In exceptional circumstances, the decision can be made at the meeting of the editorial board.
The editor-in-chief approves the content of the Issue. The manuscript undergoes stylistic and grammatical editing. The layout of the manuscript is e-mailed to the author for approval.
The publication is free of charge. The Journal neither pays royalties nor provides free copies to the authors.
We do not retain copies of rejected articles. Nor do we return accepted or rejected manuscripts.
Papers accepted for publication are published in priority sequence, according to the acceptance date. In exceptional circumstances, the editorial office retain the right to change the publication order.
Should the editorial opinion differ from that of the author, the article in question may be published with a corresponding footnote.