Notice for Contributors of Science and Technology of Food Industry

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Science and Technology of Food Industry is a Chinese academic journal sponsored by both by both China National Light Industry Council and Beijing Industrial Technology Research Institute Co., Ltd, which publishes research papers and frontier reviews on food and its cross fields.

Sci. Technol. Food Ind. is a semimonthly publication targeted both domestically (CN 11-1759/TS) and internationally (ISSN 1002-0306). As an Outstangding S&T Journal of China,  Sci. Technol. Food Ind. has been indexed by various databases including Scopus, CA, DOAJ, FSTA, JSTChina, CSTPCD, RCCSE, SinoMed, China Core Agricultural and Forestry Journals A, China Science and Technology Papers Online, CNKI, Wanfang Data, VIP Data, Chaoxing Data, Bookan Data, and other important international and domestic retrieval systems or databases.

1 Scope of publication

1.1 The research fields include: Research papers and frontier reviews in food and its cross fields.

This journal requires that the research papers should be innovative and complete in content, and the frontier reviews should be forward-looking and instructive. We welcome papers which combine experiment with theory, have strong innovation, high academic value, have enough food and biological connotation, and can arouse more extensive interest.

1.2 This journal emphasizes the relevance between the research content and food science, and the papers should pay attention to the mechanism behind the phenomenon.

1.3 Columns of this journal include: Research and discussion, bioengineering, technology, food safety, analysis and detection, packaging and machinery, food additives, storage and transportation, nutrition and health care, review.

1.4 In addition to the academic level, the writing level of the paper is also an important indicator to measure the quality of the article.

The writing quality of the paper directly affects the recognition and citation of the article by the readers, and the articles with poor writing quality are not included in the acceptance scope of this journal.

2 Copyright and academic norms

2.1 Multiple submissions and redundant publications are not considered.

2.2 All copyright holders shall transfer all copyright of the manuscript (in all languages) in the world to the editorial department. The publication enjoys all copyright in this article.The author must abide by the academic norms and guidelines, and shall not submit more than one manuscript to prevent plagiarism and plagiarism.

2.3 All the authors who have signed the paper should have made substantial contributions to the work of the paper and be responsible for the article. It is strictly forbidden to name people who have nothing to do with the paper.

2.4 Before submitting a paper, it is necessary to ensure that all authors are informed and agree to the order of the signatures and co-authors, and all the authors must review all the research contents of the manuscript, so as to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the results and put an end to academic misconduct.

3 Submission requirements

The editorial department does not accept paper manuscripts, and the authors should submit their contributions on the journal website Please refer to the paper template. Any manuscript which does not meet the requirements will be rejected.

3.1 Innovation

In order to facilitate the editors and reviewers to make a correct judgment on your work, please briefly explain the main innovation of the article in the article.

3.2 Chinese and English title, abstract and author's unit

The title should be concise and accurate, and abbreviations should not be used. The abstract should include research purpose, research methods, experimental results, conclusions, etc. Abstract should not be a simple repetition of the conclusion, and formula, references and abbreviations should not be used as far as possible.

This journal attaches great importance to the writing of English abstracts, which are more detailed and specific than Chinese abstracts. The number of words is generally 200~300, including research purposes, methods, results and conclusions.

The full name and postal code of the author's unit in both Chinese and English must be given.

3.3 Key words in Chinese and English

Please pay attention to select accurate key words which can reflect the main content of the article, so that more peer readers can retrieve and reference your article.

There should be 5~8 key words in Chinese and English, which should be listed after the Chinese and English abstracts and listed according to their importance.

3.4 Introduction

A well written introduction can help readers quickly understand the research background of the article and arouse their interest. The writing suggestions of the introduction include a summary of the background of this research field, a description of the existing research results, a statement of why more or further research is needed, and a description of the purpose and innovation of the author's research. Finally, the proposed research content of the article is generally required.

3.5 Materials and instruments

Introduce the manufacturer, batch, purity and vitality of the materials involved in the experiment; Introduce the models and manufacturers of main instruments. The pictures is necessary for self-developed equipment.

3.6 Methods of experiment

Clearly introduce the related content and parameters of the experiment conditions and design, so as to ensure that readers can repeat your work.

3.7 Results and analysis       

Results and analysis are the most important parts of the paper. The results are introduced and described by means of graphs and tables. The analysis part should include: What the results mean; appropriate, in-depth and sufficient mechanism analysis and explanation; linking the results with the previous research purposes or hypotheses to clarify the importance of the results; comparing and evaluating the results with other existing theoretical or experimental results.

3.8 Conclusion or discussion

The important points of this study should be summarized based on the research results and analysis , and a very clear conclusion should be got as far as possible. For each conclusion, the evidence is necessary. At the same time, you can also point out the shortcomings of this work and the prospect of the work to be carried out. Please note that you can not simply repeat the abstract and the introduction.

3.9 Foundation items

Articles supported by foundation items should clearly write the full Chinese name and approval number of the relevant foundation items, and shall mark them with the form of footnotes at the front page.

3.10 Abbreviations, symbols and legal units of measurement

Abbreviations, symbols and legal units of measurement should fit in with international standards in the paper, which shall be consistent in the whole text. Abbreviations should be given full names in both Chinese and English when appeared for the first time in text , at the same time followed by abbreviations and enclosed in brackets. Abbreviations can be used directly instead of full names in the  rest of the paper.

3.11 Illustrations, photos, tables

In the paper, the illustrations are numbered according to the order of they appear, and the pictures are directly inserted in the corresponding position of the text, and the title and annotation of the figure should be marked below the figure. When there are partitioned graphs, the graphs should be labeled with a, b, c, etc.

The table is in the form of a three line table (auxiliary lines can be added if necessary) , which placed in the corresponding position of paper. When the units of the whole table are consistent, the units are placed in the upper right corner of the table.

Figure and table titles should be in both Chinese and English. The text in the drawings and tables should be in Chinese. The coordinates of the drawings and the item columns of the tables shall be marked in the form of "physical quantity symbol (unit symbol)". The names and symbols of physical quantities in the drawings and tables must be consistent with the text, and should not appear words, numbers or symbols which not explained in the text or have nothing to do with the contents of the text.

3.12 The formula is numbered in Arabic numerals in the paper, enclosed with () and placed on the right side of the formula.

3.13 References

According to the principle of "up-to-date, important and necessary", there are no less than 25 in research articles and no less than 45 in review articles; the proportion of foreign literature should be more than 30%; the proportion of literature in recent five years should be 50%.

When a reference is cited in the text, the reference number must be indicated with a superscript. If it is written as "document [ ]", it shall be arranged horizontally with the text, and the order shall be listed according to the order in which the citations appear in the text. The same document cited multiple times should not be numbered repeatedly.

4 Review and publication cycle

From submission to employment, the article needs to go through the preliminary examination, peer review, review by the editorial department, and final reviewed by the chief editor. 

4.1 Peer Review

Peer review is defined as obtaining advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers expert in the field who are not part of the journal’s editorial staff.

We adopt expert and author double-blind peer review process. Manuscripts sent out for peer review are evaluated by at least one independent reviewer (often two or more). The choice of reviewers is at the editors’ discretion. To expedite the review process, only papers that seem most likely to meet editorial criteria are sent for external review. Papers judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise inappropriate are rejected promptly without external review. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers' evaluations:

• Revise, with the author addressing concerns raised by the reviewers before a final decision is reached.

• Reject outright, typically on grounds of specialist interest, lack of novelty, insufficient conceptual advance or major technical and/or interpretational problems.

4.2 Publication cycle 

The period of expedited review is 2 months, but 3 months for non expedited paper. The period from submission to publication is generally 10~12 months, and that for urgent publication is 6~7 months.

5 Repository policy

It is allowed that all versions to be deposited in an institutional or other repository of the author’s choice.

6 Competing Interests

In the interests of transparency and to help readers form their own judgments of potential bias, authors must declare whether or not there are any competing interests in relation to the work described. This information must be included in their cover letter and after the acknowledgements of their manuscript. In cases where the authors declare a competing interest, a statement to that effect is published as part of the article. If no such conflict exists, the statement will simply read that the authors have nothing to disclose.

For the purposes of this statement, competing interests are defined as those of a financial nature that, through their potential influence on behaviour or content, or from perception of such potential influences, could undermine the objectivity, integrity or perceived value of a publication. They can include any of the following:

• Funding: Research support (including salaries, equipment, supplies, reimbursement for attending symposia, and other expenses) by organizations that may gain or lose financially through this publication. The role of the funding body in the design of the study, collection and analysis of data and decision to publish should be stated.

• Employment: Recent (while engaged in the research project), present or anticipated employment by any organization that may gain or lose financially through this publication.

• Personal financial interests: Stocks or shares in companies that may gain or lose financially through publication; consultation fees or other forms of remuneration from organizations that may gain or lose financially; patents or patent applications whose value may be affected by publication.

It is difficult to specify a threshold at which a financial interest becomes significant, but note that many US universities require faculty members to disclose interests exceeding $10,000 or 5% equity in a company. Any such figure is arbitrary, so we offer as one possible practical alternative guideline: "Declare all interests that could embarrass you were they to become publicly known after your work was published." We do not consider diversified mutual funds or investment trusts to constitute a competing financial interest.

The statement must contain an explicit and unambiguous statement describing any potential conflict of interest, or lack thereof, for any of the authors as it relates to the subject of the report. Examples include “Dr. Smith receives compensation as a consultant for XYZ Company,” “Dr. Jones and Dr. Smith have financial holdings in ABC Company,” or “Dr. Jones owns a patent on the diagnostic device described in this report.” These statements acknowledging or denying conflicts of interest must be included in the manuscript under the heading Conflict of Interest. The Conflict of Interest disclosure appears in the cover letter, in the manuscript submission process and before the References section in the manuscript.

Following the Competing Interests heading, there must be a listing for each author, detailing the professional services relevant to the submission. Neither the precise amount received from each entity nor the aggregate income from these sources needs to be provided. Professional services include any activities for which the individual is, has been, or will be compensated with cash, royalties, fees, stock or stock options in exchange for work performed, advice or counsel provided, or for other services related to the author’s professional knowledge and skills. This would include, but not necessarily be limited to, the identification of organizations from which the author received contracts or in which he or she holds an equity stake if professional services were provided in conjunction with the transaction.

Examples of declarations are:

• Conflict of Interest.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

• Conflict of Interest.

Dr Caron's work has been funded by the NIH. He has received compensation as a member of the scientific advisory board of Acadia Pharmaceutical and owns stock in the company. He also has consulted for Lundbeck and received compensation. Dr Rothman and Dr Jensen declare no potential conflict of interest.

7 Appeals

Even in cases where editors did not invite resubmission, some authors ask the editors to reconsider a rejection decision. These are considered appeals, which, by policy, must take second place to the normal workload. In practice, this means that decisions on appeals often take several weeks. Only one appeal is permitted for each manuscript, and appeals can only take place after peer review. Please note that an appeal should be sent to within a month after the final decision.

Decisions are reversed on appeal only if the editors are convinced that the original decision was a serious mistake, not merely a borderline call that could have gone either way. Further consideration may be merited if a referee made substantial errors of fact or showed evidence of bias, but only if a reversal of that referee's opinion would have changed the original decision. Similarly, disputes on factual issues need not be resolved unless they were critical to the outcome. Thus, after careful consideration of the authors' points, most appeals are rejected by the editors.

8 Correction and retraction policy

We recognize our responsibility to correct errors. If the article after publication need to be corrected, application should be sent to The content of the paper cannot be modified, the content of the online release can be modified. Please note the following policies.

• Publisher Correction. Notification of an important error made by the journal that affects the publication record or the scientific integrity of the paper, or the reputation of the authors, or of the journal.

• Author Correction. Notification of an important error made by the author(s) that affects the publication record or the scientific integrity of the paper, or the reputation of the authors or the journal.

• Retraction. Notification of invalid results. First author and corresponding author must sign a retraction specifying the error and stating briefly how the conclusions are affected.

Decisions about corrections are made by the Editor (sometimes with advice of peer reviewers) and this sometimes involves author consultation. Requests to make corrections that do not affect the paper in a significant way or impair the reader's understanding of the contribution (a spelling mistake or grammatical error, for example) are not considered. In cases where co-authors disagree about a correction, the Editor will take advice from independent peer reviewers and impose the appropriate correction, noting the dissenting author(s) in the text of the published version.

9 Others

Other research contents related to the manuscript can be uploaded in the form of compressed package in the supplementary materials when submitting.

The supplementary materials can be the details of the research results, the description of the research process and methods, sub achievements, expansion results, experimental data and experimental videos. These materials will help the peer review and reader's in-depth reading. After the publication, the articles can be placed on the journal website or the official WeChat official account together with the articles as supplement to the article.

After the article is officially employed, we will charge the appropriate page fee and pay the author discretionary remuneration. Please refer to the editing system and E-mail notice for details.


Please log in to the official website and submit your paper.

Address: 5/F, South Building, Food Industry Research Institute, No. 70, Shazikou Road, Yongdingmenwai Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing.

Tel: 010-87244116; 010-87244117.


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