Sunday, November 18, 2018

Publishing with Journal of Food Engineering

Journal of Food Engineering is an official scientific journal of the International Society of Food Engineering (ISFE).
Editor-in-Chief: R.P. Singh
IF 2017 3.197

The journal publishes original research and review papers on any subject at the interface between food and engineering, particularly those of relevance to industry, including:

Engineering properties of foods, food physics and physical chemistry; processing, measurement, control, packaging, storage and distribution; engineering aspects of the design and production of novel foods and of food service and catering; design and operation of food processes, plant and equipment; economics of food engineering, including the economics of alternative processes.

14 November 2018 submitted, total submission file size was over 2 MB, so should be changed.
15 November resubmitted
16 November with editor
17 December rejected

Your work is outside the scope of Journal of Food Engineering.
Overall theme still within the scope of JFE, but the paper is more oriented toward product development than engineering.
The difference between ripe and unripe is small, color intensity deepens with frying time, new finding is minimal, results mostly confirmatory from thematic point of view. A product/chemistry oriented journal more suitable Therefore I must reject it.
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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Publishing paper on Food Research International

Food Research International

A journal of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST)
Editor-in-Chief: A. Sant'Ana
Impact Factor 2017: 3.520
SJR 2017 Q1

Food Research International provides a forum for the rapid dissemination of significant novel and high impact research in food science, technology, engineering and nutrition. The journal only publishes novel, high quality and high impact review papers, original research papers and letters to the editors, in the various disciplines encompassing the science and technology of food. It is journal policy to publish special issues on topical and emergent subjects of food research or food research-related areas. Special issues of selected, peer-reviewed papers from scientific meetings, workshops, conferences on the science, technology and engineering of foods will be also published.

Food Research International is the successor to the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology Journal. Building on the quality and strengths of its predecessor, Food Research International has been developed to create a truly international forum for the communication of research in food science.

Topics covered by the journal include:

food chemistry
food microbiology and safety
food toxicology
materials science of foods
food engineering
physical properties of foods
sensory science
food quality
health and nutrition
food biophysics analysis of foods
food nanotechnology
emerging technologies
environmental and sustainability aspects of food processing.
Subjects that will not be considered for publication in Food Research International, and will be rejected as being outside of scope, include :

Studies testing different formulations and ingredients leading to the choice of the best formulation or ingredient to be used in the manufacture of a specified food;
Optimization studies aiming to determine processing conditions and/or raw materials that increase the yield of a production process or improve nutritional and sensorial qualities;
Studies describing the production of ingredients and only their characterization without a strong mechanistic emphasis;
Studies describing the biological activity of foods lacking identification of the compounds responsible for the reported activity will not be published. This is also valid for any other chemical compounds such as phytochemicals and minor components of foods. Compounds of interest need to be characterized at least by mass spectrometry-based methods.
Studies on antimicrobial compounds that do not consider a validation step in foods, lacking full data on chemical composition indicating the compounds responsible for the inhibitory activity and, when appropriate, the use of molecular biology approaches to support the findings;
Development of analytical methods not comprising a validation step in situ that represent the range of conditions faced during their application will not be considered;
Surveys of chemical, nutritional, physical and microbiological hazards will not be considered. Only papers presenting a significant data set, wide coverage, novel and supported by adequate chemical or microbiological techniques will be considered;
Pharmacology and nutritional studies papers focusing in hosts rather than in foods or effects of processing in major and minor components of foods.
Pharmacology and nutritional studies that do not contain bioavailability or biofunctionality.
Engineering studies lacking of mathematical verification or validation in situ, when appropriate;
Fragmented studies, of low scientific quality, or poorly written.
Studies with no food component.

8 November 2018 Submitted
10 november 2018 with editor
12 November 2018 rejected because out of scope