The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) publishes peer-reviewed scientific journals to provide subscribers with high-quality scientific information in the area of food science and technology. The Journal of Food Science (JFS), available with subscription online and/or in print, provides results of original research and short interpretive reviews on the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of food science and technology. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety (CRFSFS), available online only, free to access, provides in-depth interpretive reviews in these same areas, and in risk analysis. The Journal of Food Science Education (JFSE), available online only, free to access, provides information relevant to those involved in food science education at all levels.
IFT is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of professional ethics, accuracy, and quality in all matters related to handling manuscripts and reporting scientific information.
Scientific Editor: Shelly Schmidt
Editor-in-Chief: E. Allen Foegeding
JFSE invites contributions pertaining to food science education. Appropriate topics include:
Authorship is restricted to those who meet the ICMJE criteria, those who have:
Each author’s primary contribution(s) must be listed at the end of your manuscript. Ghost, guest, honorary, or anonymous authorship is not allowed. Contributors who do not qualify for authorship should be mentioned in the acknowledgments.
The corresponding author must verify, on behalf of all authors (if more than one), that neither this manuscript nor one with substantially similar content has been published, accepted for publication, or is being considered for publication elsewhere, except as described in an attachment. It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure the integrity of all submitted works. For further guidance, see the Wiley Publication Ethics Guide.
The editorial staff will randomly check submitted manuscripts for plagiarism and improperly-cited or uncredited reuse of content with similarity detection software.
Each author must disclose any meaningful affiliation or involvement, direct or indirect, with any organization or entity with a direct financial interest in the subject matter or materials discussed (e.g., employment, consultancies, stock ownership, grants, patents received or pending, royalties, honoraria, expert testimony) in the past 3 years, or longer if readers might perceive that a potential conflict of interest exists. In the interest of transparency, it is better to err on the side of caution and disclose any perceived conflicts. These kinds of financial involvement are fairly common, unavoidable, and generally do not constitute a basis for rejecting a manuscript. A statement of disclosure should be included in the Acknowledgments section of the manuscript, along with a listing of all sources of support for the work, both financial and material.
In the case of work involving human beings, evidence must be provided that it was performed with the approval of the local ethics committee or IRB and that informed consent was obtained. Authors are expected to adhere to established ethical best practices, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) International Standards for Authors.
Opinions expressed in articles published in an IFT journal are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent opinions of IFT. IFT does not guarantee the appropriateness, for any purpose, of any method, product, process, or device described or identified in an article. Trade names, when used, are only for identification and do not constitute endorsement by IFT.
The corresponding author will be asked to digitally sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement on behalf of all authors upon acceptance of the manuscript, transferring copyright to IFT (except in cases where the work cannot be copyrighted, e.g., works authored solely by U.S. government employees as part of their employment duties).
Copyright terms and authors’ rights (PDF)
Reproduction of all or any significant portion of an IFT publication is prohibited unless permission is received from IFT. Authors have the right to reproduce portions of their own papers with proper acknowledgment and retain the right to any patentable subject material that might be contained therein. Authors can obtain permission online through Rightslink, which is an automated online permissions service available 24 hours/day. You can do so by locating the article you want to reuse and clicking on the “Request Permissions” link under the “Article Tools” menu on the abstract page.
Manuscript acceptability is based primarily on appropriateness and importance of the topic; clarity of objectives, methods, substance of the results; thoroughness with which the results are discussed; and appropriateness of the conclusions.
There are no page charges nor color figure charges for articles published in JFSE.
If the paper has been presented at a meeting of an organization other than IFT, the author must certify that he/she has freedom to offer it to IFT for publication.
Authors are asked to indicate the desired section for their manuscript on the title page of the submitted manuscript file.
Books on learning and educational developments as well as food science texts are reviewed. Contact the Scientific Editor with book suggestions or if you would like to submit a review.
Comments, observations, different perspectives, suggestions for improving concepts and techniques previously published, or for the need for research in specific areas, are welcome and accepted. Send letters to Scientific Editor Shelly Schmidt.
Use the English language (American spelling and usage) and the SI system (Système International d’Unités, often referred to as “International Units”) for measurements and units.
Your manuscript should be consistent with APA style, detailed in the Publication Manual of the Americal Psychological Association, 6th Edition, 2010. Refer to apastyle.org for examples, or contact the Editorial Office (email@example.com) with questions.
Continuous line-numbering for the entire manuscript is mandatory. Double-space entire manuscript.
Submitted manuscripts must list full names for all authors; that is, full first/given name(s), middle initial(s), and last/surname(s). Failure to comply with these formatting instructions can result in automatic return of the manuscript.
Try to restrict individual file sizes to 5Mb maximum. Larger files may be hosted, but these can lead to download issues for users.
A manuscript template in Microsoft® Word is available to help you format your submission.
An abstract not exceeding 250 words; all acronyms and abbreviations defined; no references cited. State what was done, how it was done, major results, and conclusions.
Upon submission in ScholarOne Manuscripts, you will be asked to provide 5 keywords for indexing purposes. It is highly recommended to choose keywords from our established list in ScholarOne Manuscripts, when possible, to aid in consistency.
In two pages or less, review pertinent work, cite key references, explain importance of the subject matter, and state objectives of your work.
State conclusions (not a summary) briefly.
List sources of financial or material support and the names of individuals whose contributions were significant but not deserving of authorship. Any conflicts of interest should be entered here. Acknowledgment of an employer’s permission to publish is not needed and will not be published.
List each author’s name and primary contribution(s) to this work. For example, “B. Yu designed the study and interpreted the results. L. Smith collected test data and drafted the manuscript.” Contributions must be significant enough to meet authorship guidelines as described in the ICMJE definitions of authorship roles.
Alphabetically list only those references cited in the text. Required format is described below.
Number each table with Arabic numerals. Place a descriptive caption at the top of each table. Print one table per page. Columns and their headings are usually (but not always) used to display the dependent variable(s) being presented in the table. Footnotes should be identified by lower case letters appearing as superscripts in the body of the table and preceding the footnote below the table. The same data should not appear in both tables and figures.
Examples of suitable kinds of material are survey results, lab guides, or videos/animations.
Multimedia (audio, video, and animation) files can be published as supplemental material Multimedia files must include important, ancillary information that is relevant to the parent article. The responsibility for scientific accuracy and file functionality remains entirely with the authors. A disclaimer will be displayed to this effect.
Quicktime, MPEG, or AVI video files are accepted. All video clips must be created with commonly-used codecs, and the codec used should be noted in the supporting information legend. Video files should be tested for playback before submission, preferably on computers not used for their creation, to check for any compatibility issues.
Essential elements are title page, abstract, introduction, text, conclusion, and references. Summary tables and figures dealing with key points should be used liberally. The review should begin with a statement describing the importance of the topic and the objectives of the review. A standard format for headings in the text is not required, but headings and subheadings should be used whenever needed to improve the clarity and readability of the presentation. Authors are encouraged to consult with the Scientific Editor before preparing a review for consideration.
Manuscripts must follow the name-year reference format specified in APA style, detailed in thePublication Manual of the Americal Psychological Association, 6th Edition, 2010. Refer to apastyle.org for examples. Cite only necessary publications and use primary rather than secondary references when possible. It is acceptable to cite work that is “forthcoming” (that is, accepted but not yet published) with the pertinent year and, if available, the DOI. Works that are “submitted” and under review are not to be cited.
When the author’s name is part of the sentence structure, the citation consists of the year (in parenthesis) immediately following the name. Otherwise, place both the name and the year in parentheses, separated by a comma. If the work has two authors, cite with both names. If the work has three to five authors, cite all authors’ names the first time it is referenced in the text, then cite using the first author’s surname followed by “et al.” each subsequent time. If the work has 6 or more authors, always cite with the first author’s surname followed by “et al.” Use commas to separate publications in different years by the same author. Cite two or more publications of different authors in chronological sequence, from earliest to latest, separated by semicolons.
Wlodkowski (2008) showed that…
…was shown (Wlodkowski, 2008).
Walker and Allen (2004) demonstrated…
…was demonstrated (Walker & Allen, 2004).
Liu, Jia, Wu, and Wang (2010) or (Liu, Jia, Wu, & Wang, 2010) [1st mention, <6 authors]; Liu et al. (2010) [subsequent mentions]
Pei et al. (2015) [6+ authors, always cite with “et al.”]
… studies (Lucci & Mazzafera, 2009, 2011) focused…
… work (Dawson, 1999; Briggs, 2004) demonstrated…
List only references cited in the text. List references alphabetically by the first author’s last name. Single author precedes same author with co-authors. When the authors are identical in multiple references, sequence them by publication date (earliest to latest). References must be complete, containing the author's initials and all relevant publication data, including DOI whenever possible. In the case of references to papers presented at a meeting, the full title of the paper, when and where it was presented, and the name of the sponsoring society must be given. Below are examples of the most common types of references; for journal abbreviations and other examples of reference formats, please refer to apastyle.org or contact the Editorial Office.
Wlodkowski, R. J. (2008). Enhancing adult motivation to learn (3rd ed). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass John Wiley & Sons.
Yore, L. D. (2004). Why do future scientists need to study the language arts? In E. W. Saul (Ed.), Crossing borders in literacy and science instruction: Perspectives on theory and practice (pp. 71–94). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Bhatt, T., Gooch, M., Dent, B., & Sylvia, G. (2017). Implementing interoperability in the seafood industry: learning from experiences in other sectors. Journal of Food Science, 82(S1), A22–A44. https://doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.13742
Pei, L., Ou, Y., Yu, W., Fan, Y., Huang, Y., Lim, J, . . . Lai, K. (2015). Au-Ag core-shell nanospheres for surface-enhanced Raman scattering detection of Sudan I and Sudan II in chili powder. Journal of Nanomaterials, 16, 215-221. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/430925
Abrams, E. M., & Gerstner, T. V. (2015). Allergy to cooked, but not raw, peas: A case series and review. Allergy Asthma and Clinical Immunology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13223-015-0077-x
IFT’s journals only accept submissions via our ScholarOne Manuscripts site.
Manuscripts must be submitted in an editable text format (filetype .doc, .docx, or .rtf). Your computer system must be equipped with: (1) current version of a common web browser, (2) current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, and (3) e-mail capability.
Note: This site is within an IFT ScholarOne portal which also includes sites for the Journal of Food Science and Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety. Your account will work for all 3 journals, and you can navigate between journals using the journal drop-down menu on the home page of each journal's site.
You must add all co-authors in the required space in the submission form. Provide valid e-mail addresses for all co-authors and look up their existing accounts in the system before creating any new accounts.
Figures (with captions) and tables (with captions) should be inserted at the end, after the references.
To assist in the review process, the SE, AE, or reviewer may request the author to submit the original data.
When prompted to do so, please provide the names, titles, and contact information (affiliation and e-mail addresses) for 2 to 4 individuals you consider appropriate referees for your manuscript. Nonpreferred referees may also be named.
The final step to submit requires that you review your PDF submission. Please check that all of your files appear and are in the correct order.
During the review process, you may track the progress of your manuscript at any time by logging onto ScholarOne Manuscripts ( http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jfse ).
All submitted manuscripts are screened by the editor for importance, substance, appropriateness for the journal, general quality, and amount of new information provided. Those failing to meet current standards are rejected without further review. Those meetings these initial standards are sent to referees for peer review. Referees’ identities are not disclosed to the author. Author identities are disclosed to the referees. Referee comments are reviewed by a member of the Editorial Board and he/she, often after allowing the author to make changes in response to the referee’s comments, advises the Scientific Editors to either accept or reject the manuscript. You will be informed by the SE of the final decision.
After acceptance, the corresponding author will receive further information on copyright transfer and tracking production of your paper through Wiley Author Services.
We will use the accepted files on ScholarOne Manuscripts for production. If you need to make final edits suggested by the editor, please e-mail a final file as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may make those edits at the proofing stage.
Label all files with the assigned manuscript ID number and, where necessary, table and figure numbers.
After production of your manuscript begins, you will receive a PDF proof via e-mail. so you can make any final minor corrections. You are responsible for all statements appearing in the page proof. If you are not available to review the page proof, you should authorize someone else to carefully study the page proof for errors.
If you encounter difficulties in submitting your manuscript to Manuscripts, or for any other queries, contact the editorial office at
Office phone: +1.312.806.0246