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Requirements for the article formatting

Requirements for the article formatting
Vancouver Style
List of leading food science journals

This section provides detailed formatting requirements for manuscripts published in the Journal. We publish original, previously unpublished articles that possess scientific novelty in the field of food industry and related areas of science.

We welcome papers based on collaboration between Russian and foreign scientists.

The editors of the journal do not accept manuscripts that are fully or partially created or supplemented using artificial intelligence.

Articles are published in Russian; metadata, table headers, and figure captions are given in English.

The minimum volume is 35000 – 40000 characters, not including the Russian and English abstracts and references. Review articles can exceed the limit of 40000 characters.

A review article has an unlimited wordage.

Format instructions

  • Paper size A4 (210 x 297 mm).
  • Margins (all) 20 mm.
  • Times New Roman, size 10.
  • Single line spacing and interval between paragraphs, without automatic hyphenation.

Formulae and figures

Please, avoid overloading your text with unnecessary formulae or duplicating the same data in tables and graphs.

Mathematical equations (font size 10) and chemical formulae (font size 9) should be produced in the Equation (Math Type) formula editor or in MS Word as a whole unit. Each formula and equation should be paragraphed and numbered in brackets at the end of the line. It is necessary to maintain the standard style of symbols and indices: those in Roman type should be italicized, Russian and Greek characters should be in upright lettering, with lower-case and capital letters, upper and lower indices.

Figures and diagrams, preferably colored, should be made in Microsoft Office and Corel Draw. Please make sure the figures can be improved by the editors if necessary. 

Figures and tables are to be titled, numbered, and referred to in the text.

If necessary, use bold typeface to highlight important ideas in the tables.


Each article sent to the Journal should be structured as described below:

  1. UDC (Universal Decimal Classification) index is given in the top left corner of the first page. Below indicate the type of your manuscript (scientific article, review, report, letter to the editor, short scientific message, informational publication, etc.).
  2. Title (<10 words>) in Russian and English. It should be informative and reflect the main results of the research. Please avoid abbreviations.
  3. Initials and last names of the authors, separated by commas. In the Russian variant, please stick to the following order: Ivan Ivanovich Ivanov. In the English variant, follow the reverse pattern with abbreviated paternal name: Ivan I. Ivanov. Mind that you have to register in ORCID ( because the English spelling of your name should coincide with your ORCID profile. An ORCID ID is obligatory for each author. Please mark the name of the author responsible for correspondence with an asterisk (*).
  4. Affiliations: formal name of the institution in Russian and English, city, country. The names and locations of institutions or companies should be given for all the authors. Should there be several institutions, use corresponding superscript numbers to indicate with which department and institution each author is affiliated.
  5. E-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence.
  6. Abstract (300–400 words). The abstract should be original and completely reflect the main results and novelty of the article.
    The abstract should be structured as follows:
    а) Introduction: state your research problem, relevancy, and objectives;
    b) Study objects and methods: describe the objects and stages of your study;
    с) Results and discussion: describe the actual results achieved;
    d) Conclusion: state the practical relevance and prospects of your research.
    Please avoid meaningless introductory phrases and vague, general statements in the abstract.
    The subject, topic and objective may be omitted if they are clearly stated in the title. Methods and approaches are not compulsory unless they are innovative or of particular importance for the research. Concentrate mainly on the findings: mention the main theoretical and experimental results, actual data, interrelations and correlations found in the research. Give preference to new results and relevant data, important practical discoveries, and conclusions that refute existing theories. Your abstract may repeat conclusions, hypotheses and suggestions mentioned in the article. Please avoid historical perspective unless highly necessary.
  7. Keywords: provide 9–11 keywords that identify the subject of the manuscript. Please do not repeat the terms used in the title and in the abstract. The key words should define the field of study and other important notions that will facilitate computer-based search.
  8. Funding section is given in Russian and English: indicate how the research and the publication of this article were funded. In the case of grant, specify its number, as well as the official abbreviated name of the organization that issued the grant. State the official abbreviated name of your employer if the study was performed as part of your routine work and did not receive additional funding. The funding section is optional: feel free to omit it if your research had no financial support.
  9. The body of your article should contain the following sections: introduction, study objects and methods, results and discussion, conclusion. Please observe the following volume ratio: Introduction – 1/5 of the total article volume; Study objects and methods – 1/5, Results and discussion + Conclusion – 3/5.
    a) Introduction: this part gives a brief review of the publications related to your research and proves its relevance. In-text references should be given in square brackets and numbered [beginning with No. 1] in the order of their appearance in the text. Make sure your introduction reflects the objectives of your research.
    b) Study objects and methods:
    •  Experimental research papers should contain a full description of the study objects, consecutive stages of the experiment, equipment, and reagents, specifying the names of manufactures in brackets. If the method you use is not widely known or has been considerably modified, please provide a brief description;
    •  Theoretical research papers should specify objectives, approximations and assumptions, equations and conclusions. Please do not overload the section with intermediate data and descriptions of well-known methods unless you have modified them;
    •  Review studies should include a paragraph that specifies the selection algorithm for sources to be reviewed. The paragraph describes databases (Scopus, Web of Science, Elibrary; bibliographies, conferences, etc.), types of publications (articles, reviews, ports, books, etc.), publication sources (journals, books, conference proceedings, etc.), period when they were published, justification of the search strategy, exclusion criteria, etc. We recommend you to give preference to electronic databases (Scopus, Web of Science, Elibrary) and thematic journals (see Example).
    c) Results and discussion: this section should provide a concise description of experimental data. Rather than repeating the data presented in tables and graphs, the text should seek to reveal the principles detected. It is recommended to use the past indefinite verb tense in describing the results. The discussion should not reiterate the results.
    d) Conclusion: briefly summarize the main results of your research. Naturally, the conclusion should contain the answer to the question posed by the introduction.
  10. Contribution: please state the actual contribution of each author to the research process.
  11. Food Processing: Techniques and Technology observes the CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) taxonomy of the authors’ contributions.
    The CRediT taxonomy offers authors the opportunity to share accurate and detailed descriptions of their contributions to the published work (see:,

  12. Conflict of interest: it should indicate a real or potential conflict of interest. If there is no conflict of interest, you should write «the author declares that there is no conflict of interest».
  13. Acknowledgements: this section contains an expression of gratitude to those who contributed to the research. The acknowledgement paragraph is not obligatory.
  14. References: reference lists are to be made according to State Standard R 7.0.5-2008 System of standards on information, librarianship and publishing. Bibliographic reference. General requirements and rules of making. References should be listed and numbered in the order of their appearance in the article. Use a number in square brackets when citing references in the text.
    The list of references should include only peer-reviewed publications that you mention in your text.
    It is not recommended to use more than 3 references to web resources. Please avoid citing publications that are more than 5 years old.
    Please avoid references to publications that are not readily available, e.g. institutional regulations, state standards, technical requirements, social and political newspapers and magazines, extended abstracts of dissertation, and dissertations. Make sure you do not textbooks, study manuals, unpublished works, proceedings of conferences.
    Self-citation should be well-justified and cannot exceed 10%. Please make sure that at least 80% of the works you cite are less than 5 years old; 50% of the referenced sources should be published in periodicals registered in Scopus and Web of Science.
    Your references should include publications from leading scientific journals (see List of leading food science journals). Poor citation of foreign sources and two or three-year-old papers reduce your chances of for publication. The reference list should reflect the actual contribution of different countries to the study of the problem.
  15. References are given at the end of the manuscript as a separate block. They should coincide with the references to the Russian part, whether the list contains foreign sources or not. The list should follow the Vancouver style. 
  16. Author information: authors are urged to include their full names and academic titles. The names and locations of institutions or companies should be given for all the authors, including the mailing address with a ZIP-code, phone number, and e-mail. Departments, units, or laboratories should also be specified. Include the ORCID ID-number for each author. Mark the author responsible for correspondence with an asterisk (*).

Please note that if your manuscript fails to meet the specified requirements, it will be rejected. Should you have any questions about the formatting, please do not hesitate to contact the Editors by e-mail:

Authors are to e-mail the following documents:

  • their manuscript in MSWord (the file's name should contain the last name and initials of the first author, e.g. SmithJ.doc);
  • a PDF version of their manuscript signed by all the authors (the file's name should contain the last name and initials of the first author, e.g. SmithJ.pdf);
  • a scanned PDF version of a cover letter to the Editor-in-chief from the responsible organization with the conclusion about the relevance of the research and recommendations for its publishing. The document should contain the date, reference number, and the signature of the head of the organization;
  • a Copyright Transfer Agreement (e.g. SmithJ_Agreement.pdf)