Special Issues

Foods publishes Special Issues to create collections of papers on specific topics, with the aim of building a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors, who are experts on the topic. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief and/or designated EBM will oversee Guest Editor appointments and Special Issue proposals, checking their content for relevance and ensuring the suitability of the material for the journal. The papers published in a Special Issue will be collected and displayed on a dedicated page of the journal’s website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Application of Natural Plant Extracts to Improve the Nutritional and Health-Related Properties of Food Products
edited by Giuseppina Crescente and
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 833 | Submission Open
Keywords: plant extracts; nutritional and health-related properties; food fortification  
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nutraceuticals, Functional Foods, and Novel Foods)
Applications of Chromatography and Spectroscopy in Food Analysis
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 690 | Submission Open
Keywords: high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC); gas chromatography (GC); mass spectrometry (MS); nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR); infrared (IR) spectroscopy; bioactive compounds; food analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Analytical Methods)
Metabolomics Advances in Food Science submission deadline 31 May 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 609 | Submission Open
Keywords: metabolomics; NMR spectroscopy; mass spectrometer; food chemistry; food quality; food processing; nutrition; fraud; chemometrics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Biotechnology)
Multifunctional Applications of Natural Extracts: Current Status and Trends
edited by Rogério Luis Cansian
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 527 | Submission Open
Keywords: natural products; biological activity; functional food packaging; nutraceutical; functional foods
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Foods)
Waste Reduction and Management in Food Security and Food Sustainability
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 398 | Submission Open
Keywords: food system; food security; food sustainability; value adding to food waste; food loss; world hunger; consumer behaviour
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Security and Sustainability)
Separation and Purification Technology Based on Chromatography of Bioactive Compounds in Food Resources
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 265 | Submission Open
Keywords: liquid chromatography; counter-current chromatography; convergence chromatography; combined chromatography; hyphenated and multi-dimensional techniques; herbal resources for food; agri-food resources; food by-products; antioxidants; phytochemicals; botanicals; functional food additives (fragrance and pigment); other natural resources and relevant approaches
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Applications of Pulsed Electric Fields in the Food Industry submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 233 | Submission Open
Keywords: PEF; pulsed electric field; food proteins; dairy proteins; plant proteins; food safety; food processing; structure; non-thermal food processing; extraction; macromolecules; inactivation; microbial properties
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Emerging Antimicrobial Technology Applied in Food Packaging
edited by , Alya Limayem and Zahra Allahdad
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 155 | Submission Open
Keywords: polymer; biopolymer; natural extract; non-thermal; antimicrobial; composite films; packaging; nanoparticles; natural extract; shelf life  
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
New Insights into Drying Technologies’ Applications in Food Processing
edited by and
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 153 | Submission Open
Keywords: drying technologies; thermal processing; food dehydration; food preservation; radio frequency; inductive heating
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Influence of Farm Animal Production and Processing Conditions on the Quality of Animal Origin Based Products
edited by and Marian Mihaiu
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 143 | Submission Open
Keywords: animal products; quality; farm conditions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Quality and Safety)
Grains: Processing, Characterization and Development of Novel Healthy Products submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 84 | Submission Open
Keywords: novel foods; grains; phenolic compounds; bioactive compounds; antioxidant activity; anti-inflammatory activity; functional foods; biological mechanisms/pathways
(This special issue belongs to the Section Grain)
Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series in “Wine Processing: Physicochemical, Microbiological and Sensory Insights”
edited by Jose Antonio Couto, and
submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 77 | Submission Open
Keywords: wine quality; volatile composition; phenolic composition; microbiota fermentation; winemaking technologies; managing sensory evaluation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Drinks and Liquid Nutrition)
Advances in Food Bioactive Compounds as Health Promoters submission deadline 5 Jun 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 875 | Submission Open
Keywords: active compounds of natural origin in foods; natural products; extraction techniques; analytical methods; HPLC; LC-MS; GC-MS; capillary electrophoresis; method development
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Nutrition)
Plant Oil: Processing, Chemical Contents and Nutritional Effects submission deadline 7 Jun 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5133 | Submission Open
Keywords: cold-pressed edible oils; authenticity; food frauds; oxidative stability; deterioration; functional lipids; structured lipids; contaminants; analytical methods; process optimization; antioxidant status; sustainability
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Foods)
Proteins from Plants or Animals: Enriching the Characteristics of Food
edited by Zhiyang Du and Long Ding
submission deadline 7 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 133 | Submission Open
Keywords: plant proteins; animal proteins; protein modification; protein nutrition; protein functionality
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Physics and (Bio)Chemistry)
Identification, Characterization and Quantification of Food Compounds Using Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry submission deadline 10 Jun 2024 | 9 articles | Viewed by 37281 | Submission Open
Keywords: food analysis; food security; food authenticity; natural products; aroma compounds; bioactive compounds; liquid chromatography; gas chromatography; mass spectrometry; chromatographic method development; sample preparation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Analytical Methods)
Mediterranean Diet: Promoting Health and Sustainability submission deadline 10 Jun 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 21560 | Submission Open
Keywords: mediterranean diet; health; chronic diseases; Mediterranean foods; Mediterranean cooking methods and chemical changes; sustainability; environmental impact; food selection determinants
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nutraceuticals, Functional Foods, and Novel Foods)
Sensory Evaluation and Physicochemical Characterization of New Functional Food submission deadline 10 Jun 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 12354 | Submission Open
Keywords: functional foods; physicochemical characterization; sensory analysis; volatile compounds; bioactive compounds
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nutraceuticals, Functional Foods, and Novel Foods)
Food Lipids — Chemistry, Nutrition and Biotechnology submission deadline 10 Jun 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 10966 | Submission Open
Keywords: vegetable oils and animal fats; fatty acid composition; essential fatty acids; oxidative stability; instrumental methods; modern thermal techniques; modification of lipids; biotechnological application of lipids; microbial lipid production
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Nutrition)
Food Integrity and Authenticity
edited by
submission deadline 10 Jun 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2103 | Submission Open
Keywords: food authenticity; food safety; elemental composition; IRMS; contaminants; chemometrics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Quality and Safety)
Recent Advances in the Processing and Preservation of Agricultural Products submission deadline 10 Jun 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1713 | Submission Open
Keywords: agricultural products; processing; preservation; thermal technique; non-thermal technique; drying methods; drying pretreatment; ultrasound-assisted extraction; physicochemical properties; bioactive composition
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Packaging and Preservation)
Emerging Non-thermal Processing of Food: Influence on Structure, Function, Nutrition and Safety of Foods
edited by
submission deadline 10 Jun 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1185 | Submission Open
Keywords: non-thermal processing; structure; function; nutrition; safety; texture
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Advances in Improvement and Fortification of Cereal Food
edited by , and Anna Mikulec
submission deadline 10 Jun 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 924 | Submission Open
Keywords: cereal products; intervention enrichment; compensatory enrichment; improvement enrichment; mandatory and/or voluntary fortification; antioxidants source; protein source; fat and fiber source; gluten-free cereal products; functional cereal products
(This special issue belongs to the Section Grain)
Application of Green Antibacterial Packaging Materials in Food Industry
edited by Patrícia Da Silva Malheiros
submission deadline 10 Jun 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 736 | Submission Open
Keywords: active packaging; natural antimicrobials; essencial oils; bacteriocin; food safety; food quality; nanotechnology; packaging materials; antibacterial
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Packaging and Preservation)
Emerging Food Processing Technologies: Drying, Extrusion and Thermal Processing
edited by
submission deadline 10 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 223 | Submission Open
Keywords: improved processing; energy efficiency; food safety; processing technology; sustainable production; product innovation
Separation, Purification and Identification of Bioactive Compounds from Edible Plant Foods submission deadline 10 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 222 | Submission Open
Keywords: bioactive compounds; edible plants; extraction methods biological properties; identification techniques; phenolic compounds
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nutraceuticals, Functional Foods, and Novel Foods)
Lactobacillus as a Biotechnological Tool to Improve Food Quality and Human Health
edited by
submission deadline 10 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 166 | Submission Open
Keywords: Lactobacillus; biotechnological applications; food fermentation; probiotics; gut microbiome; food quality improvement; human health benefits; bioactive compounds; anti-inflammatory properties; probiotic strains
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Microbiology)
Application of Various Drying Technologies in Food Industry submission deadline 14 Jun 2024 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2868 | Submission Open
Keywords: drying technology; drying of food and agricultural products; combined drying; innovative drying technology; thermal and non-thermal technologies; drying kinetics; hybrid drying; product quality
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Applications of Novel Thermal and Non-thermal Food Processing Techniques submission deadline 14 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 162 | Submission Open
Keywords: food quality; food safety; enzyme inactivation; sustainable technologies; mild processes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Application of Ultraviolet Light Technology in Food Safety
edited by Sampathkumar Balamurugan and Ankit Patras
submission deadline 14 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 87 | Submission Open
Keywords: UV irradiation; UV wavelengths; UV dose response; pathogen inactivation kinetics; food safety
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Non-thermal Processing Technologies and Their Current and Future Applications in the Food Industry
edited by , and Guangxu Ren
submission deadline 15 Jun 2024 | 8 articles | Viewed by 10422 | Submission Open
Keywords: non-thermal; food; processing; high hydrostatic pressure; pulsed electric field; high-pressure carbon dioxide; irradiation; ultrasonic wave
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Functional Cereal Food: Properties, Functionality and Applications submission deadline 15 Jun 2024 | 6 articles | Viewed by 6670 | Submission Open
Keywords: cereal-based food; bioactive substances; functional food; food processing; food fortification; human health; dietary fiber
(This special issue belongs to the Section Grain)
Recent Progress in Encapsulation and Delivery of Biologically Active Compounds for Food Applications submission deadline 15 Jun 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4913 | Submission Open
Keywords: functional food; biologically active compounds; microencapsulation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Packaging and Preservation)
Lactic Acid Bacteria and Fermentation in Food Enrichment
edited by Syed Azmal Ali
submission deadline 15 Jun 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3827 | Submission Open
Keywords: Lactic acid bacteria; fermentation; food enrichment; probiotics; postbiotics; positive health benefits; gut health; immune function; nutrient content; bioactive compounds; anti-inflammatory; antioxidant; short-chain fatty acids; organic acids; peptides; calcium; minerals; isoflavones
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Microbiology)
Wild Edible Plants: Ensuring Sustainable Food Security in an Era of Climate Change
edited by Mauri Åhlberg
submission deadline 15 Jun 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2173 | Submission Open
Keywords: edible weeds; wild edible plants; sustainable food; food security; healthy food; alimurgic plants
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Security and Sustainability)
Chemometric Analysis of Food: Spectroscopic Techniques, Authenticity Identification and Food Applications
edited by and
submission deadline 15 Jun 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2117 | Submission Open
Keywords: traceability; food authentication; chemometrics; fingerprinting; vibrational spectroscopy; absorption/fluorescence spectroscopy; nuclear magnetic resonance; hyperspectral imaging; geographical origin; food fraud
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Analytical Methods)
Bioactive Ingredients for Safe and Health-Promoting Functional Foods
edited by , , Vitor Augusto Dos Santos Garcia and
submission deadline 15 Jun 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1639 | Submission Open
Keywords: food waste; food loss; innovative alternatives; residue; fiber; antioxidant; SAU  healthiness
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nutraceuticals, Functional Foods, and Novel Foods)
Modern Analytical Methods for Food Ingredients submission deadline 15 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 239 | Submission Open
Keywords: food analytical methods; food analysis; food ingredients; modern analytical methods; sample preparation; green chemistry
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Analytical Methods)
Research Advances in Flavour, Physicochemical and Nutraceutical Properties of Dairy Products
edited by
submission deadline 15 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 154 | Submission Open
Keywords: milk; cheese; yogurt; cream; butter; ice cream; nutraceutical; physical properties; chemical properties; flavour
(This special issue belongs to the Section Dairy)
Emerging Approaches for Meat Quality and Safety Evaluation
edited by Fangda Sun and Weiqing Sun
submission deadline 15 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 151 | Submission Open
Keywords: meat products; physicochemical properties; meat processing; meat preservation; fermented meat; meat proteins; oxidation; bacteriostat; safety testing; microorganism
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meat)
Food Packaging—Applications of Functional Films and Coating
edited by and
submission deadline 15 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 123 | Submission Open
Keywords: active coatings; edible coatings; intelligent packaging; properties; surface modification; applications; shelf life
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Packaging and Preservation)
Application of Novel Technology to Meat Processing and Safety Control
edited by Xiaojing Tian
submission deadline 15 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 88 | Submission Open
Keywords: novel technology; meat processing; meat science; safety control; food preservation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meat)
Food Grade Encapsulation Systems for Enzymes submission deadline 17 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 100 | Submission Open
Keywords: food grade encapsulation; delivery systems; enzyme; immobilisation; enzymatic biosensor; catalytic capabilities
Food Oils and Lipids: Processing Technology, Physicochemical Analysis and the Effects of Dietary Fat on Metabolic Health
edited by , Karine De Cássia Freitas and
submission deadline 17 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 56 | Submission Open
Keywords: lipids; non-transmissible chronic diseases; gut microbiota; metabolic syndrome; mineral content; nutraceutical and functional foods; inflammation; fatty acids; cytokines; medicinal plants
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Physics and (Bio)Chemistry)
Eggs and Egg Products: Production, Processing, and Safety
edited by
submission deadline 19 Jun 2024 | Viewed by 141 | Submission Open
Keywords: eggs; egg products; processing; nutrition; functional properties; safety
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Quality and Safety)
Food Fraud as a Global Problem: Advanced Analytical Tools to Detect Species, Country of Origin and Adulterations submission deadline 20 Jun 2024 | 7 articles | Viewed by 11111 | Submission Open
Keywords: geographical origin; food fraud; food adulteration; fingerprints; stable isotopic ratios; spectroscopy; omics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Analytical Methods)
Development of Fluorescent and Infrared Spectroscopy Methods' Applications in Food Analysis submission deadline 20 Jun 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 6805 | Submission Open
Keywords: optical spectroscopy; fluorescence spectroscopy; infrared spectroscopy; food composition; food diagnostics; proteins; phenols; lipids; polysaccharides; vitamins
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Analytical Methods)
Enzyme: Mining, Production, Engineering, and Application in Food Industry
edited by Wenjing Cui
submission deadline 20 Jun 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4487 | Submission Open
Keywords: food processing; food enzymes; novel enzyme mining; enzyme engineering; enzyme application; heterologous production of food enzymes; proteases; carbohydrate degradation-related enzymes; food bioactive compound synthesizing-related enzymes; structure– activity relationship
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Biotechnology)
Grain-Based Products: Innovative Processing Technologies and Quality: Second Volume
edited by
submission deadline 20 Jun 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2219 | Submission Open
Keywords: grain; food quality; processing technology; nutrition; structure components; preservation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Grain)
Lipophilic Additives, Contaminants and Veterinary Drug Residues in Foods
edited by
submission deadline 20 Jun 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2055 | Submission Open
Keywords: lipophilic food additives; persistent organic pollutants; oils and fats; oilseeds; pesticides; veterinary drug residues
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Quality and Safety)
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