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Author Guidelines

Food Science has recently emerged as a discipline of immense interest in developing countries especially the resource constrained economies of African and South Asian regions. More research has been focused on food and crops to boost up the economic conditions at individual and national levels. Seemingly, the publication of research results especially emanating from the labs of these countries is the most critical issue that entails the language barrier as well.

Additionally, research in relatively less developed countries of the world, focusing globalization and the food security, food safety and international trade, malnutrition, emerging technologies in food production and processing and new scientific exploration to meet global challenges of hunger and food shortage needs to be effectively disseminated to the global scientific communities for a more prosperous world. This does not, however, imply that International Journal of Food and Allied Sciences (IJFAAS) will just focus the research from these regions instead it may attract the researchers and the readers from developed countries as well.

“International journal of food and allied sciences” covers the study and exploitation of food features and its allied divisions in a broader spectrum which have current or potential industrial application in areas such as food science, technology, processing & preservation, food security and safety, nutrition, nutraceuticals, microbiology, chemistry & biochemistry, pharmaceutical

The journal only publishes the novel, high quality and high impact review papers, original research papers and short communications, in the various disciplines encompassing the science, technology of food and its allied sciences. It has been developed to create a truly international forum for the communication of research in food and allied sciences

Aims & Scope

International Journal of Food and Allied Sciences (IJFAAS) is an international peer-reviewed journal publishing original papers and critical reviews and viewpoints in the fields of Food Science & Technology, Food Safety and Microbiology, Nutrition, Biochemistry and Agricultural Sciences with a focus on food crops. Original research must focus on innovative ideas and recent methodologies followed during the work. The results should be significantly beneficial to the food industry, agriculture professionals, public health officials and researchers in the realm of food and nutritional sciences. The journal will also receive papers on topics including Functional Foods, bioactive compounds, Novel technologies in Food processing and Engineering, Food Biotechnology, Food borne pathogenesis, food allergies and intolerances; diet and disease; Malnutrition, Micronutrient Deficiencies, Public Health and dietary patterns. Review papers comprehensively providing information on Antioxidants, Flavor chemistry, Food colours, Pesticides and Toxic residual chemicals in foods, Food product development, Food labelling, Food Packaging, Food Fortification, food policies and regulation will be published in International Journal of Food and Allied Sciences (IJFAAS).

Scientists from the domains of Food Science, Nutrition, Agriculture, microbiology, Pharmacists, Medical Professionals, Food policy makers, Nutrition Program managers, Academicians and food engineers etc. would be contributing to publishing their research across the globe.

How to Submit Manuscript

Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts electronically using the Online Manuscript Submission system. This will guide the author stepwise through the submission process. Please submit separate files for a title page, main text, tables and figures etc. The editorial office will acknowledge receipt of your manuscript. Please give names and complete contact details including the e-mail address of at least three potential reviewers.

Create a user account

Before you can start working with the system, it is necessary to create an author account for you. An account can be created by anyone from website http://www.ijfaas.com/index.php/ijfaas by clicking on “Register” button.

Submit the article

To submit a new article, go to the Article Tab, and click on “Submit new article” button.

Type of Paper

Research papers

Research papers - original full-length research papers which have not been published previously, except in a preliminary form, and should not exceed 6,000 words.

Review articles

Review articles - will be accepted that normally focus on literature published over the previous five years, and should not exceed 12,000 words. Short communications -

Short communications

Authors may submit short communications of significant preliminary findings of about 1200 words with figures/tables on any subject covered by the aims and scope.

Article Structure

Manuscripts are preferred in Microsoft Word format (doc. files). Documents must be double-spaced, with margins of one inch on all sides. References should be given in Harvard style (see References section for example). All elements of the manuscript must be constituted in a single. No need for separate files for tables, figures and other elements

File preparation and types

  • Title Page
  • Highlights of Manuscript 
  • Abstract
  • Main Text
  • Acknowledgments
  • Declaration of Interest Statement
  • References
  • Tables
  • Illustrations
  • Supplemental Material
  • Notes on Style

 Title Page

A title page should be provided comprising the manuscript title plus the full names and affiliations of all authors involved in the preparation of the manuscript. One author should be clearly designated as the corresponding author and full contact information, including phone number and email address, provided for this person.

Highlights

Highlights are a short collection of bullet points that convey the core findings and provide readers with a quick textual overview of the article. These three to five bullet points describe the essence of the research (e.g. results or conclusions) and highlight what is distinctive about it.

Key Words

Three to six key terms that are not in the title of an article should also be included on the title page. The keywords will assist indexers in cross-indexing your article. Separate terms with a semi-colon (e.g. term1; term2; term3).

Font size and style

British English or American English spelling and terminology may be used in an article. Please provide your manuscript in double-spaced, Times and New Roman font (size 12) left alignment, Word format. Contributors who are not native English speakers are strongly encouraged to ensure that a colleague fluent in the English language if none of the authors is so, has reviewed their manuscript. The journal has an option to facilitate language correction on manuscripts if the Authors are not sure about the correctness of manuscript grammar and spelling.

Abstract

Please provide a short abstract of 250-300 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. Usually, the abstract summarises the work reported and does not contain background information or speculative statements.

Subdivision - numbered sections

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2,...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering)

Introduction

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Results and discussion

Results should be clear and concise. A combined results and discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

Figures: You must also supply a high quality figures: JPEG: Colour or gray-scale photographs, keep to a minimum of 300 dpi. A figure legend should be supplied (should be placed at the end of manuscript)

Tables: Number in order of mention in the text and Table should be in text form not shown as an image (should be placed at the end of the manuscript).

Note: Number tables and figures consecutively with Arabic numerals following their order in the text. Indicate the approximate location desired in the text. Give due regard to the proportions of the printed page. Do not put a period at the end of the table title. The tables and figures should be as simple and as few as possible. The same material should not be presented in the tabular and graphical form. Coloured plates are unlikely to be accepted unless authors bear the cost. Diagrams should be drawn in black ink on white paper or card, or on stout tracing paper. High-quality (laser) computer-generated original figures are acceptable. Plain drawings for a reduction of 50% or more to a width of (preferably) one or two columns to minimise flaws.

Conclusions

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Results and Discussion section.

Reference Style

Citations in the text should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.

All citations in the text should refer to:

  • Single author: the author's name and the year of publication (Hussain, 2003);
  • Two authors: both authors' names and the year of publication (Akhtar & Anjum, 2007);
  • Three authors: all authors names and year of publication (Ashraf, Jaffar, & Masud, 2000);
  • Four or more authors: first author's name followed by et al. and the year of publication (Akhtar et al., 2011).

Examples:

Reference to a journal publication:

  • Akhtar, S., & Anjum, F.M. (2007). Sensory characteristics of whole wheat mineral fortified chapattis. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 6(6): 681-686.
  • Ashraf, W., Jaffar, M., & Masud, K. (2000). Heavy trace metal and macronutrients levels in various soft drinks and juices. Journal of Chemical Society of Pakistan, 22: 119-124.
  • Akhtar, S., Anjum, F.M., Rehman, Z., Sultan, M.T., Riaz, M., Ahmad, A., & Ismail, T. (2011). Effect of mineral fortification on plasma biochemical profile in rats. Biological Trace Element Research, 143: 1594-606.

Reference to a book:

  • Strunk, W., & White, E.B. (2000). The elements of style, (4th ed.) New York: Longman.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

  • Mettam, G.R., & Adams, L.B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In Jones, B.S. & Smith, R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.

Conference, symposium or workshop proceedings

  • Muhammad, S. & Ghafoor, A. (1986). Reclamation of two saline-sodic soil series through subsoiling and gypsum application using marginal water for leaching. p. 221-223. In: Ahmad, R. & Pietro, A.S. (ed.) Prospects for biosaline research. Proc. US-Pak. Biosaline Res. Workshop. 22-26 Sept. 1985. University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.

Dissertation or thesis

  • Kirkegaard, J.A. (1990). Effect of compaction on the growth of pigeon pea on clay soils. Ph.D. diss., Department of Soil Science, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia.

Software and websites

  • National Agricultural Statistics Service. (1997). Crops county data. (Available online with updates at http://usda.mannlib.comell.edu/data-sets/crops/9X100).

Organization/ Govt. department documents

  • Ministry of Finance. (2009). Economic Survey of Pakistan 2008-09. Finance and Economic Affairs Division, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Abbreviations and Units

Use of abbreviations should be minimised. Abbreviations are not allowed in the title, running head, or keywords. Do not begin a sentence with an abbreviation. Do not abbreviate units of measures that are not preceded by a number (e.g., 8 kg). The international Systems of Units (SI) and metric units should be used. In decimals, use the decimal point, not the comma.

Plagiarism Policy

To enhance the quality of work, it is a policy of IJFAAS, that all manuscript published in IJFAAS must be plagiarism free. The similarity index of submitted manuscript must have less than 15%. 

Reviewer's Recommendation

To speed the process of your manuscript in IJFAAS and to enhance the quality of published paper, you can recommend us 5 potential international reviewers relevant to the article for evaluation of your manuscript. As a potential guideline, you can find good reviewers from among the references of your article (optional). Please send the following information for each recommended reviewer by email or upload a Microsoft file (Download File) containing reviewers information in the supplementary section.


Salutation: (e.g Prof. Dr., Dr., Mr. Mrs., Miss)
First name:
Middle name:  (optional)
Last name:
Affiliation:
E.mail:

Please consider that none of the recommended reviewers should be in the same institution as yourself or have been co-authors with any of the authors of your manuscript within the past three years. In addition please note that your recommendation will be considered by the editor, and there is no obligation for him/her to assign the recommended reviewers.

Declaration of Interest

It is the policy of IJFAAS, to adhere in principle to the Conflict of Interest policy recommended by the IJFAAS. All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organisations that could influence (bias) their work. It is the sole responsibility of authors to disclose any affiliation with any organization with a financial interest, direct or indirect, in the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript (such as consultancies, employment, paid expert testimony, honoraria, speakers bureaus, retainers, stock options or ownership, patents or patent applications or travel grants) that may affect the conduct or reporting of the work submitted. All sources of funding are to be explicitly stated. If uncertain as to what might be considered a potential conflict of interest, authors should err on the side of full disclosure.

Declarations of Interest should be stated at the point of submission (within the manuscript, after the main text, under a subheading "Declaration of interest"). Manuscript submission cannot be completed unless a declaration of interest statement is included.

Printing charges

No charges will be applied to publication of articles

Subscription

For information about subscriptions please contact

Dr. Majid Hussain

Assistant Professor
Institute of Food Science & Nutrition
Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.
Email: majidhussain447@yahoo.com

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  2. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  3. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  4. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
 

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Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

 

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