Friday, January 11, 2019

Publishing paper with LWT - Food Science and Technology

LWT - Food Science and Technology is an international journal that publishes innovative papers in the fields of food chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, technology and nutrition. The work described should be innovative either in the approach or in the methods used. The significance of the results either for the science community or for the food industry must also be specified. Contributions written in English are welcomed in the form of review articles, short reviews, research papers, and research notes. Papers featuring animal trials are outside the scope of the journal and will not be considered for publication.

Database Coverage includes Current Contents, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Biological Abstracts, IFIS, Chemical Abstracts, Dairy Science Abstracts, Food Science and Technology Abstracts and AGRICOLA.

Impact Factor: 3.129
Editor-in-Chief: Rakesh K. Singh

2018 12 25 submitted
2018 12 30 rejected

Thanks for submitting your manuscript to LWT - Food Science and Technology. However it does not meet the journal's desired standard. We regret to inform you that we cannot admit the manuscript into the formal peer review process. A revised version will not be considered.
Thank you for the swift, though regretfully negative response. However, I would like to receive clarification about the reason for rejection, 'does not meet the journal's desired standard'. Since this statement gives the authors not enough information to comprehend this rejection.
I contacted the editor regarding your request and I received the following response.

1.    The authors did not follow the journal guidelines for submission of manuscript. They inserted tables and figures in the body of the text, which is redundant and does not adhere to the guide.

2.    The details for holding the raw material, i.e. mangoes is not mentioned. How long were the mangoes held in the supply chain?

3.    The justification for one thickness of chips, only two ripeness stage and one vacuum condition is not explained.

If you can address the above points and revise your submission, you can submit it as a new manuscript and mention in the cover letter it is a resubmission.


2019 01 09 resubmitted with attention to format and feedback from the editor
2019 01 11 with the editor