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‌The Belfast Summit on Global Food Integrity is very proud to announce a partnership with scientific publishing giant, Elsevier.

The Elsevier journal Food Research International will run a special edition after the Belfast Food Summit, featuring peer-reviewed submissions from delegates to the same.

This is a major distinction as Food Research International is not only considered one of the foremost food-science journals in the world, but was last year inducted into Medline. The journal, which has been renamed from its predecessor, the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology Journal, has an impact factor of 3.086 and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Submissions open on 1 June 2018 and close on 30 September 2018. The peer-review process will cover the period from June-November 2018.

Original manuscripts and review papers are welcome. Submission guidelines must be followed and will be advertised on Summit website in due course.


Submission Guidelines


Authors are invited to submit an original manuscript or review paper for publication in the Journal Food Research International for the Special issue ‘ASSET 2018: Global Food Integrity Summit’.

Please refer to the journal's Guide for Authors for specific advice on how to prepare a paper (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/foodres). Papers must be submitted electronically via the Elsevier Editorial System (EES) site for the Journal at http://ees.elsevier.com/foodres beginning June 1, 2018. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, it is important to select “VSI: ASSET 2018: GFI Summit” when you reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.

Review articles are particularly welcome and any inquiries regarding the content of papers should be submitted to Dr. Katrina Campbell (Katrina.campbell@qub.ac.uk) or Dr. Simon Haughey (s.a.haughey@qub.ac.uk) or Dr. Sarah Helyar (s.helyar@qub.ac.uk).

Special issue Timelines:

  • June 1, 2018 : EES will be open for submission
  • September 30, 2018 : Deadline for submission
  • June 2018 – November 2018 : Period of peer-review process