Call for full papers

Call for Full Papers

1. Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643) (MDPI, IF 3.148) will publish a special issue comprising manuscripts of papers presented at 2015 ISPMF (reviews, regular research papers and short communications).

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Choose special issue: "Selected Papers from 2015 International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food"

Deadline for manuscript submissions: September 30, 2015

The papers will be published online with page number after acceptance.


2. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety (Wiley, 5-Year IF=5.049) will publish a normal issue with selected papers (Reviews only) related to "Phytochemicals in food" in this symposium.

Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts to the Symposium Chairman (Dr. Jianbo Xiao) for initial correctness/approval screening. Dr. Jianbo Xiao will then ask each selected author (the corresponding or major author) to deliver his/her manuscript to the CRFSFS editor (via ScholarOne–Manuscript Central) who will manage the peer review. With input from reviewers and the Editor, authors will then be asked to prepare a final draft for publication.

CRFSFS is an electronic journal and there are no page charges. Authors will be asked to assign copyright ownership to the Institute of Food Technologists. 

    Manuscript submission deadline: June 30, 2015  

    Peer Review Due: August 31, 2015

    Revision Due: October 31, 2015

Final Publication due: November, 2015

Please take care of following aspects when prepare your manuscript:

-The minimum word count for CRFSFS papers is 10,000 (text plus references). If it is under 10,000 words, it should instead be submitted to the Journal of Food Science "Concise Reviews and Hypotheses" section. If it is very close to 10,000 words, the editors have some leeway to determine to which journal it should be directed and can transfer it post-submission.

-Please consult Author Guide at IFT.ORG for specifics regarding reference and citation format as well as other style details.

-Also make an attempt to imitate the language and format of previously published papers. You can read CRFSFS and JFS-Concise Reviews for free online. Find them at

-There are several English language services that specialize in helping authors to get published in scientific journals (now frequently used by Asian authors). The first 2 and the last one are known to have helped several authors get manuscripts accepted for peer review at CRFSFS and JFS:

-Apart from defective English, the most common format errors seen in rejected manuscripts are:

not double-spacing; not line-numbering; using British instead of American English; improper use of metric units (it is mL, not ml, it is kg, not Kg); improper typing of references in the text and in the Reference Section; use of Latin terms (it is “and others” instead of “et al.”, it is “and so on” instead of “etc.”, it is “such as” or “for example” instead of e.g.; and abbreviated names of journals do not carry a period and are followed by citation numbers without spaces and duplicated page numerals; and author names and initials must be typed as shown in the examples. Also, there is a space before a unit (5 g), but not before % (5%). And within the text, multiple references are (preferably) listed in chronological order, oldest first. Alphabetical listing is also accep6. Similarity Index (SI)

- Each incoming manuscript is analyzed for plagiarism by the program iThenticate. We had some annoying and costly occurrences with "cut-and-paste" reviews. Therefore, a paper with a Similarity Index (SI) of roughly 25% or much more will be rejected or returned for alteration. A review paper must not be a number of segments strung together from copied information found in the published literature (books, journals, or online); instead, a good reviewer will use original language and expertly describe and critically comment on judiciously selected previously published data and conclusions.table.


Registration is obligatory for acceptance.