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Food Science Publisher

Food Science Publisher (previously known as D&A Inc./FF Publishing since 2004) was founded in Dallas, Texas, USA by Dr. Danik M. Martirosyan, who founded Functional Food Center/D&A Inc. in 1998. Food Science Publisher is especially interested in human clinical nutrition, functional food science and chronic disease aspects of the publishing field.

The company specializes in publishing books in the field of food science, nutrition, functional foods and chronic diseases. In recent years, the demand for publishing scientific articles has grown immensely, especially with the availability of open access journals, where researchers can read and print articles without charge. Due to growing demands, as of December 2010, Food Science Publisher has started publishing a new, international journal entitled Functional Foods in Health and Disease (ISSN: 2160-3855), which is peer-reviewed and open access.

Books in the Series Functional Foods and Chronic Diseases

Our first two books, edited by Danik M. Martirosyan, Ph.D., and Nicholas P. Yensen, Ph.D., are entitled Functional Foods for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases, and Functional Foods for Cardiovascular Diseases. Both are dedicated to the first International Conference on Functional Foods and Chronic Diseases. The two books quickly became very popular among food scientists and dietitians, making the company one of the best-known publishers of books related to Functional Foods and Chronic Diseases. Within 6 to 7 years, Food Science Publisher has printed nine books in the new, innovative, interdisciplinary and academic field of functional foods and chronic diseases. Each title contains the work of hundreds of experts in the food science industry, as well as medical doctors and researchers in the biomedical field from around the globe. For more information about currently published books, and a look inside, please click here.

The Journal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease

Functional Foods in Health and Disease (FFHD), a peer-reviewed, open access, and international journal, covers various aspects of functional foods and chronic diseases. The journal is designed to keep members of the Functional Food Center / Functional Food Creation International Institute and the public up to date on the latest advances in functional foods for the prevention and management of chronic diseases. FFHD requires no subscription fees from users and there is no embargo period. The journal will strive to develop concepts that aid understanding of the mechanisms of disease and creation of specific functional and medicinal foods in the prevention and management of various diseases. Through the journal's Reviewer's Panel and Editorial Board, a very influential group of scientists lead the journal. For more information on Functional Foods in Health and Disease journal, please click here.

Food Science Publisher currently works to publish special issues in the biomedical field and nominating leading scientists who can be editors of the issues, and to organize the collection of 5-10 articles. A standardized peer- review process will follow the collection of articles. We hope to publish some of our strongest articles through these special issues and make our journal more professional in the field.

Please let us know if you are interested in publishing your work, or would like to be an editor of a special issue journal. Send article submissions to the editorial team's email, editor.ffhd@jmail.com. As of now, publishing full articles takes about 1-2 months. To see author’s instructions, please click here.

Food Science Publisher is especially interested in human clinical nutrition, functional food science and chronic disease aspects of the publishing field. The demand for publishing scientific articles has grown immensely in the recent years, especially with the availability of open access journals, where researchers can freely read and print whole articles without charge. As of December 2010, due to growing demands, Food Science Publisher has begun to publish a new, international journal entitled Functional Foods in Health and Disease, which is both peer-reviewed and open access. If you need more information about our journal please click here.


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The Journal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease (FFHD) considers publication ethics to be of the utmost importance. In order to uphold the scientific integrity of our journal, we are committed to maintaining high standards of honesty and accuracy in each and every one of our publications. Unethical practices such as plagiarism and falsification of data are not tolerated.

We have outlined below the duties and responsibilities of each major party in the publication process including: editors, authors, and reviewers. This statement was based on the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Editors’ Responsibilities

  1. Publication Decisions: After reading comments by the editorial review board, the editor may accept, reject, or suggest changes to the manuscript.
  2. Review of Manuscripts: He/she must perform an initial review of the manuscript in order to check for originality. Then, the editor should send the manuscript in blind peer review form to the editorial board, who at this point, may accept, reject, or suggest changes to the manuscript.
  3. Unbiased Review: The editor must review manuscripts based solely on intellectual and scientific content, and not be swayed by authors’
  4. Confidentiality: Prior to publication, manuscripts and related information must be kept confidential.
  5. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: FFDH editors may not publish and/or submit manuscript material as his or her own work without the author(s)’ written consent.

Authors’ Responsibilities

  1. Reporting Standards: Authors’ manuscripts should be an accurate account of their research methods, results, followed by an objective empirical discussion. Manuscripts should follow the guidelines dictated on the FFDH website: http://functionalfoodscenter.net
  2. Originality: Authors must take care to describe only their original work in their manuscripts.
  3. Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications: Authors should not submit identical manuscripts or descriptions of the same research to more than one journal simultaneously.
  4. Acknowledgement of Sources: Authors should acknowledge and/or cite all sources that contributed to the manuscript, influenced its research, or helped with its completion.
  5. Authorship: Individuals should be named authors only if they made significant contributions to manuscript conception, design, completion, or analysis. Other significant contributors must be named as co-authors.
  6. Data Access and Retention: Authors should provide original data to FFHD as well as keep copies of this data for reference.
  7. Fundamental Errors in Published Works: If the author(s) discovers a significant error in their submitted manuscript, he/she must report the error to the FFHD editor.
  8. Reviewers’ Responsibilities
  1. Confidentiality: Reviewers must keep all manuscript information confidential prior to publication.
  2. Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers should ensure that authors acknowledge all relevant sources used in the study. If reviewers notice suspicious similarity of information between current or prior manuscripts, it must be reported to FFHD’s editor.
  3. Objectivity: Manuscript feedback should be scientifically objective, without bias, clear, and supported by arguments.
  4. Promptness: If a reviewer believes that he/she will not be able to thoroughly read a manuscript within the required time frame, he/she must report this to the FFHD editor so that the editor can find a replacement reviewer.

References

"Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement." AACE. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), 2013. Web. 27 May 2015. 


Food Science Publisher

Food Science Publisher (previously known as D&A Inc./FF Publishing since 2004) was founded in Dallas, Texas, USA by Dr. Danik M. Martirosyan, who founded Functional Food Center/D&A Inc. in 1998. Food Science Publisher is especially interested in human clinical nutrition, functional food science and chronic disease aspects of the publishing field.

The company specializes in publishing books in the field of food science, nutrition, functional foods and chronic diseases. In recent years, the demand for publishing scientific articles has grown immensely, especially with the availability of open access journals, where researchers can read and print articles without charge. Due to growing demands, as of December 2010, Food Science Publisher has started publishing a new, international journal entitled Functional Foods in Health and Disease (ISSN: 2160-3855), which is peer-reviewed and open access.

Books in the Series Functional Foods and Chronic Diseases

Our first two books, edited by Danik M. Martirosyan, Ph.D., and Nicholas P. Yensen, Ph.D., are entitled Functional Foods for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases, and Functional Foods for Cardiovascular Diseases. Both are dedicated to the first International Conference on Functional Foods and Chronic Diseases. The two books quickly became very popular among food scientists and dietitians, making the company one of the best-known publishers of books related to Functional Foods and Chronic Diseases. Within 6 to 7 years, Food Science Publisher has printed nine books in the new, innovative, interdisciplinary and academic field of functional foods and chronic diseases. Each title contains the work of hundreds of experts in the food science industry, as well as medical doctors and researchers in the biomedical field from around the globe. For more information about currently published books, and a look inside, please click here.

The Journal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease

Functional Foods in Health and Disease (FFHD), a peer-reviewed, open access, and international journal, covers various aspects of functional foods and chronic diseases. The journal is designed to keep members of the Functional Food Center / Functional Food Creation International Institute and the public up to date on the latest advances in functional foods for the prevention and management of chronic diseases. FFHD requires no subscription fees from users and there is no embargo period. The journal will strive to develop concepts that aid understanding of the mechanisms of disease and creation of specific functional and medicinal foods in the prevention and management of various diseases. Through the journal's Reviewer's Panel and Editorial Board, a very influential group of scientists lead the journal. For more information on Functional Foods in Health and Disease journal, please click here.

Food Science Publisher currently works to publish special issues in the biomedical field and nominating leading scientists who can be editors of the issues, and to organize the collection of 5-10 articles. A standardized peer- review process will follow the collection of articles. We hope to publish some of our strongest articles through these special issues and make our journal more professional in the field.

Please let us know if you are interested in publishing your work, or would like to be an editor of a special issue journal. Send article submissions to the editorial team's email, editor.ffhd@jmail.com. As of now, publishing full articles takes about 1-2 months. To see author’s instructions, please click here.

Food Science Publisher is especially interested in human clinical nutrition, functional food science and chronic disease aspects of the publishing field. The demand for publishing scientific articles has grown immensely in the recent years, especially with the availability of open access journals, where researchers can freely read and print whole articles without charge. As of December 2010, due to growing demands, Food Science Publisher has begun to publish a new, international journal entitled Functional Foods in Health and Disease, which is both peer-reviewed and open access. If you need more information about our journal please click here.


The Publisher’s Guidelines and Standards for the FHHD Journal Custom

Members of the management team and where they are based (http://ffhdj.com/index):

Editorial Team

Editors-in-Chief

George Perry, Ph.D., Dean and Professor, College of Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States

Garth Nicolson, Ph.D., Research Professor of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, S. Laguna Beach, CA, United States

Danik Martirosyan, Ph.D., Functional Food Insitute, Dallas, TX, United States

Publishing credentials & Names and affiliations of individuals responsible for the scientific quality of publications (http://ffhdj.com/index):

Editorial Board

Francine Welty, MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Board-Certified Cardiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, United States

Yasuhito Shirai, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Department of Agrobioscience, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Janos Zempleni, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, United States

Mona Boaz, Ph.D., Professor, Director, Epidemiology Unit, E. Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel

Hidekatsu Yanai, MD, Ph.D., Head Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan

Jing X. Kang, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Laboratory for Lipid Medicine and Technology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, United States

Naresh Singh Redhu, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States

Francesco Marotta, MD, Ph.D., Professor, Hepato-Gastroenterology Unit, S Giuseppe Hospital via S Vittore, Milano, Italy

Jean J. Zhao, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Biology and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States

Ihab Tewfik, Ph.D., Human Nutrition Department of Life Sciences Division of Food, Nutrition and Public Health University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Kenneth Blum, Department of Psychiatry and McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, United States

Yuseok Moon, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Pusan National University, School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea

Zhicheng Carl Lin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States

Appu Rathinavelu, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Institutional Planning and Development, College of Pharmacy, Executive Director, Rumbaugh Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research, Nova Southeastern University, United States

James Kumi-Diaka, Ph.D., Schmidt College of Science, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Davie, FL, United States

Tzi Bun Ng, Ph.D., Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese Univerisity of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Julius Oben, Ph.D., Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry, Laboratory of Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde, Yaounde, Cameroon

Erfan Younesi, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Fraunhofer Institute SCAI, Department of Bioinformatics, Schloss Birlinghoven, Sankt Augustin, Germany

Mousa Numan Ahmad, Ph.D., Department of Nutrition and Food Technology, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Debasis Bagchi, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, United States

Field Editors 

Hiroshi Yoshida, MD, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan; Vice-President, Jikei University Kashiwa Hospital, Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan

Jin-Rong Zhou, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Director, Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory, Boston, MA, United States

Editorial Policies (http://ffhdj.com/index):

Submission process: Manuscripts must be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript, and should not be submitted by anyone on their behalf. The submitting author takes responsibility for the article during submission and peer review. 

To facilitate rapid publication and to minimize administrative costs, Functional Foods in Health and Disease accepts only electronic submission. Files can be submitted as a batch, or one by one. Submit manuscript at http://ffhdj.com/index or send as an e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at editor@ffhdj.com 

Please provide a cover letter and use this to explain why your manuscript should be published in the journal and to elaborate on any issues relating to our editorial policies detailed in the instructions for authors. Assistance with the process of manuscript preparation and submission is available from the customer support team: editor@ffhdj.com

Please see our sample article for reviews and research. While it is not evident in the sample abstract, please include the email addresses of all co-authors in the section Author's Contributions. This is mandatory and for our records only; it will not be published in the final version.

Publication and peer review processes: Functional Foods in Health and Disease uses online peer review to speed up the publication process. The time taken to reach a final decision depends on whether reviewers request revisions, and how quickly authors are able to respond. Average turn around time is 60 days from submission, with immediate publication following. The peer review process takes about 2-4 weeks. Articles are published monthly. 

The ultimate responsibility for any decision lies with the Editor(s)-in-Chief, to whom any appeals against rejection should be addressed.

Article-processing charges: Functional Foods in Health and Disease levies an article-processing charge for every accepted article, to cover the costs incurred by open access publication. From April 1, 2016, the article-processing charge will be changed to $695. Once an article has been generally accepted and sent back to the author, he/she must make the proper payment within 10 calendar days. Discounts and waivers may be granted, particularly for authors from developing countries, but should be discussed at the same time the full article is submitted. Once an article has been published, no significant changes can be made to the article. Grammatical errors and similar edits will be considered, but any changes related to content of the article would violate the ethics of the peer-review process. Moreover, the journal will charge 199.00 US dollars for any changes needed to be made after the article has been published. 

Editorial policies: Any manuscripts or substantial parts of it, submitted to the journal must not be under consideration by any other journal. In general, the manuscript should not have already been published in any journal or other citable form, although it may have been deposited on a preprint server. The journal is willing to consider peer-reviewing manuscripts that are translations of articles originally published in another language. In this case, the consent of the journal in which the article was originally published must be obtained and the fact that the article has already been published must be made clear on submission and stated in the abstract. Authors are required to ensure that no material submitted as part of a manuscript infringes existing copyrights or the rights of a third party. Authors who publish in Functional Foods in Health and Disease retain copyright to their work. Correspondence concerning articles published in Functional Foods in Health and Disease is encouraged.

Submission of a manuscript to Functional Foods in Health and Disease implies that all authors have read and agreed to its content and that any experimental research that is reported in the manuscript has been performed with the approval of an appropriate ethics committee. Research carried out on humans must be in compliance with the Helsinki Declaration, and any experimental research on animals must follow internationally recognized guidelines. A statement to this effect must appear in the Methods section of the manuscript, including the name of the body which gave approval, with a reference number where appropriate. Informed consent must also be documented. Manuscripts may be rejected if the editorial office considers that the research has not been carried out within an ethical framework, e.g., if the severity of the experimental procedure is not justified by the value of the knowledge gained.

We recommend authors refer to the PubMed Central website for further information on the editorial policies.

Preparing main manuscript text

File formats: The following word processor file formats are acceptable for the main manuscript document:

  • Microsoft Word (version 2 and above)
  • Rich text format (RTF)
  • Portable document format (PDF)

Note that figures, diagrams, tables, etc. should be incorporated within the text. This makes the peer-review process go forward more smoothly.

Article types: The following types of articles we are accepting for the publication: Research, Review, Case Report and Short Report.

Please read the descriptions of each of the article types, in the fallowing links of the PubMed Central website: ResearchCase ReportReviewShort report. Choose which is appropriate for your article and structure it accordingly. If in doubt, your manuscript should be classified as Research, the structure for which is described below.

Manuscript sections for Research articles: Manuscripts for Research articles submitted to Functional Foods in Health and Disease should be divided into the following sections:

  • Title page
  • Abstract
  • Background
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • List of abbreviations used (if any)
  • Competing interests
  • Authors' contributions
  • Authors' information (if any)
  • Acknowledgements and Funding
  • References
  • Figure legends (if any)
  • Tables and captions (if any)
  • Description of additional data files (if any)

Manuscripts for Review articles should be divided into the following sections:

  • Title page
  • Abstract
  • Review
  • Conclusions
  • List of abbreviations used (if any)
  • Competing interests
  • Authors' contributions
  • Acknowledgements and Funding
  • References
  • Figure legends (if any)
  • Tables and captions (if any)
  • Description of additional data files (if any)

Please read the descriptions of each of the article types choose which is appropriate for your article and structure it accordingly. If in doubt, your manuscript should be classified as Research, the structure for which is described below.

Title page: This should list the title of the article. The title should include the study design.

The full names, institutional addresses, and e-mail addresses for all authors must be included on the title page. The corresponding author should also be indicated.

Abstract: The abstract of the manuscript should not exceed 350 words and must be structured into separate sections: Background, the context and purpose of the study; Results, the main findings; Conclusions, brief summary and potential implications. Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract. Trial Registration, if your research article reports the results of a controlled health care intervention, please list your trial registry, along with the unique identifying number, e.g. Trial registration: Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN73824447. Please note that there should be no space between the letters and numbers of your trial registration number.

Background: The background section should be written from the standpoint of researchers without specialist knowledge in that area and must clearly state - and, if helpful, illustrate - the background to the research and its aims. Reports of clinical research should, where appropriate, include a summary of a search of the literature to indicate why this study was necessary and what it aimed to contribute to the field. The section should end with a very brief statement of what is being reported in the article.

Methods: This should include the design of the study, the setting, the type of participants or materials involved, a clear description of all interventions and comparisons, and the type of analysis used, including a power calculation if appropriate.

Results and Discussion: The Results and Discussion may be combined into a single section or presented separately. Results of statistical analysis should include, where appropriate, relative and absolute risks or risk reductions, and confidence intervals. The results and discussion sections may also be broken into subsections with short, informative headings.

Conclusions: This should state clearly the main conclusions of the research and give a clear explanation of their importance and relevance. Summary illustrations may be included.

List of abbreviations: If abbreviations are used in the text, they should be defined in the text where first used, and a list of abbreviations can be provided, which should precede the competing interests and authors' contributions.

Competing interests: A competing interest exists when your interpretation of data or presentation of information may be influenced by your personal or financial relationship with other people or organizations. Authors should disclose any financial competing interests but also any non-financial competing interests that may cause them embarrassment were they to become public after the publication of the manuscript. For more detail information on this subject, please visit the following PubMed Central web page.

Authors' contributions: In order to give appropriate credit to each author of a paper, the individual contributions of authors to the manuscript should be specified in this section. For more detail information on this subject, please visit the following PubMed Central web page.

Authors' information: You may choose to use this section to include any relevant information about the author(s) that may aid the reader’s interpretation of the article, and understand the standpoint of the author(s). This may include details about the authors' qualifications, current positions they hold at institutions or societies, or any other relevant background information. Please refer to authors using their initials. Note this section should not be used to describe any competing interests.

Acknowledgements and Funding: Please acknowledge anyone who contributed towards the study by making substantial contributions to conception, design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, or who was involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content, but who does not meet the criteria for authorship.

References: All references must be numbered consecutively, in square brackets, in the order in which they are cited in the text, followed by any in tables or legends.

Only articles and abstracts that have been published or are in press, or are available through public e-print/preprint servers, may be cited; unpublished abstracts, unpublished data and personal communications should not be included in the reference list, but may be included in the text and referred to as "unpublished data", "unpublished observations", or "personal communications" giving the names of the involved researchers. Notes/footnotes are not allowed. Obtaining permission to quote personal communications and unpublished data from the cited author(s) is the responsibility of the author. Journal abbreviations follow Index Medicus/MEDLINE. Citations in the reference list should contain all named authors, regardless of how many there are.

Examples of the Functional Foods in Health and Disease reference style are shown below. Please take care to follow the reference style precisely; references not in the correct style may be retyped, necessitating tedious proofreading.

Links: Web links and URLs should be included in the reference list. They should be provided in full, including both the title of the site and the URL, in the following format: The Mouse Tumor Biology Database [http://tumor.informatics.jax.org/mtbwi/index.do]

Functional Foods in Health and Disease reference style:

Article within a journal: 1. Mardunts EV, Orengo SF, Bork P: BRCA1 protein products: functional motifs. Nat Genet 1997, 13:266-267.

Article within a journal supplement: 2. Ivanov CA, Bray JE, Lee T, LoConte L.: Analysis and assessment of ab initio three-dimensional prediction, secondary structure, and contacts prediction. Proteins 1998, 43(Suppl 3):149-170.

In press article: 3. Burger SA, Barnes PJ: Clinical aspects of exhaled nitric oxide. Eur Respir J, in press.

Published abstract: 4. Taylor NJ, Burger JA, Marinova-Mutafchieva L, Maini RN: Mesenchymal cells, stromal derived factor-1 and rheumatoid arthritis [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum 1998, 42:s250.

Article within conference proceedings: 5. Barnes X: Zeolites and synthetic mechanisms. In Proceedings of the First National Conference on Porous Sieves: 27-30 June 1996; Baltimore. Edited by Smith Y. Stoneham: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1997:16-27.

Book chapter or article within a book: 6. Johnston E: From prey via endosymbiont to plastids: comparative studies in dinoflagellates. In Origins of Plastids. Volume 2. 2nd edition. Edited by Lewin RA. New York: Chapman and Hall; 1992:53-76.

Whole issue of journal: 7. Mardunts B, Johnston S.: Innovative oncology. In Breast Cancer Res 1997, 10:1-72.

Whole conference proceedings: 8. Margolis (Ed): Proceedings of the First National Conference on Porous Sieves: 27-30 June 1999; Baltimore. Stoneham: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1999.

Complete book: 9. Martirosyan D: Origin of Eukaryotic Cells. New Haven: Yale University Press; 1989.

Monograph or book in a series: 10. Das GW, Gadek JE: The alveolar macrophage. In Cultured Human Cells and Tissues. Edited by Harris TJR. New York: Academic Press; 1999:54-56. [Stoner G (Series Editor): Methods and Perspectives in Cell Biology, vol 1.]

Book with institutional author: 11. Advisory Committee on Genetic Modification: Annual Report. London; 1998.

Ph.D. thesis: 12. Taylor R: Wrappers for performance enhancement and oblivious decision graphs. Ph.D. thesis. Stanford University, Computer Science Department; 1999.

Link / URL: 13. The Mouse Tumor Biology Database [http://tumor.informatics.jax.org/mtbwi/index.do]

Preparing illustrations and figures: Note that figures, diagrams, tables with a portrait, not landscape orientation, etc. should be incorporated within the text. This makes the peer-review process go forward more smoothly.

 Formats: The following file formats can be accepted:

  • EPS (preferred format for diagrams)
  • PDF (also especially suitable for diagrams)
  • PNG (preferred format for photos or images)
  • Microsoft Word (figures must be a single page)
  • TIFF
  • JPEG

Figure legends: For each figure, the following information should be provided: Figure number (in sequence, using Arabic numerals - i.e., Figure 1, 2, 3 etc); short title of figure (maximum 15 words); detailed legend, up to 300 words.

Please note that it is the responsibility of the author(s) to obtain permission from the copyright holder to reproduce figures or tables that have previously been published elsewhere.

Preparing tables: Each table should be numbered in sequence using Arabic numerals (i.e., Table 1, 2, 3 etc.). Tables should also have a title that summarizes the whole table, maximum 15 words. Detailed legends may then follow, but should be concise.

Smaller tables considered to be integral to the manuscript can be pasted into the document text file. These will be typeset and displayed in the final published form of the article. Such tables should be formatted using the 'Table object' in a word processing program to ensure that columns of data are kept aligned when the file is sent electronically for review; this will not always be the case if columns are generated by simply using tabs to separate text. Commas should not be used to indicate numerical values. Color and shading should not be used.

Larger datasets can be uploaded separately as additional files. Additional files will not be displayed in the final, published form of the article, but a link will be provided to the files as supplied by the author.

Tabular data provided as additional files can be uploaded as an Excel spreadsheet (.xls) or comma separated values (.csv). As with all files, please use the standard file extensions.

Style and language: Currently, Functional Foods in Health and Disease can only accept manuscripts written in English. Spelling should be US English or British English, but not a mixture. Gene names should be in italic, but protein products should be in plain type.

There is no explicit limit on the length of articles submitted, but authors are encouraged to be concise. There is no restriction on the number of figures, tables or additional files that can be included with each article online. Figures and tables should be sequentially referenced. Authors should include all relevant supporting data with each article.

Functional Foods in Health and Disease will not edit submitted manuscripts for style or language; reviewers may advise rejection of a manuscript if it is compromised by grammatical errors. Authors are advised to write clearly and simply, and to have their article checked by colleagues before submission. In-house copyediting will be minimal. Non-native speakers of English may choose to make use of a copyediting service.

Help and advice on scientific writing: The abstract is one of the most important parts of a manuscript. For guidance, please visit the following BioMed Central page on "Writing titles and abstracts for scientific articles." 

Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be used as sparingly as possible. They can be defined when first used or a list of abbreviations can be provided preceding the acknowledgments and references.

Typography

  • Capitalize only the first word, and proper nouns, in the title.
  • Please use double line spacing.
  • Type the text unjustified, without hyphenating words at line breaks.
  • All pages should be numbered.
  • Use the Functional Foods in Health and Disease reference format.
  • Footnotes to text should not be used.
  • Greek and other special characters may be included. If you are unable to reproduce a particular special character, please type out the name of the symbol in full. Please ensure that all special characters used are embedded in the text, otherwise they will be lost during conversion to PDF.
  • Genes, mutations, genotypes, and alleles should be indicated in italics, and authors are required to use approved gene symbols, names, and formatting. Protein products should be in plain type.

Please see our sample article.

Copyright: Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published before or under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.

Please review our Submission Checklist and accept the Terms and Conditions prior to submitting your article. Failure to do so will result in a delay in acceptance of your manuscript submission.

 

Submission Checklist 

Submission Checklist for The Journal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease (FFHD)

Thank you for deciding to publish your article with Functional Foods in Health and Disease. Our journal, Functional Foods in Health and Disease (FFHD), accepts manuscript submissions specifically pertaining to functional foods and bioactive compounds. To receive a response as quickly as possible, please read the checklist below very carefully, and confirm that you completed our submission criteria. If you have questions about the criteria, please contact us at editor@ffhdj.com

  1. Email Addresses: Do you have a list of the correct email addresses for all manuscript authors? This information is necessary to confirm receipt, acceptance, and publishing information with all contributors.
  1. Instructions for Authors and Peer Review Policy: Please be sure to read our instructions for authors and verify that all information has been included properly in your manuscript. Incorrect information or formatting will result in a substantial delay in publishing time.
  1. Cover Letter and Peer Review Process: All submissions must be prefaced with a cover letter explaining the importance of your topic, its relevance to the main focus of our journal, FFHD, and elaborating on any applicable special circumstances. Your cover letter or submission email should also include the full names, titles, governing organization, and contact information for 5 qualified peers who may be selected to assist with the peer review process.
  1. Manuscript Files and Attachments: All attachments must be included in the correct format. FFHD will not convert your files or reorganize incorrectly coordinated submissions. The preferred format for manuscript submissions is Microsoft Word .doc with figures and tables embedded in the designated area, as described in our instruction page for authors.
  1. Publishing Fees: An article processing fee of $695 will apply for every submission to cover costs associated with publication. Once the author has received an emailed notification of general acceptance, payment must be completed within 7 days. Article processing charge discounts or waivers may be applied on a case-by-case basis to authors with financial hardships. To apply for a waiver or discount, please contact the editorial team at editor@ffhdj.com. A decision will be made within approximately 3 business days. Submission of the article to the journal may be delayed until a final fee for the author has been decided. However, the content of your article may assist in the editor’s decision. Any applicable article processing charge must be paid prior to publication. 
  1. Corresponding Authors: Only a contributing author(s) may submit a manuscript for publication. Submissions by a third party on behalf of any author will not be accepted. The corresponding author assumes responsibility for payment and therefore must be a contributor of the original manuscript.
  1. Terms and Conditions of Submission to Functional Foods in Health and Disease: Do you confirm that all contributing authors of the manuscript have read and authorized the submission of the article, all included content is true and correct to the best of your knowledge, and that you have ethical approval for any human or animal experimentation (for more information see our Instructions for Authors)? Do you confirm that the manuscript is original, has not already been published in any other journal, and is not currently under consideration by any other publication? By clicking the button below, you confirm the accuracy of your manuscript and agree to the terms summarized here, described in detail in our instructions for authors.

Yes, I am the corresponding author of this article and I accept the terms and conditions of submission of the journal Functional Foods in Health and Disease.

You, the submitting author, assume financial responsibility for the costs associated with publishing this manuscript and promise to complete the necessary payment arrangements within 7 days of general acceptance.

Thank you for choosing Functional Foods in Health and Disease. Our journal, Functional Foods in Health and Disease (FFHD), accepts manuscript submissions specifically pertaining to functional foods and bioactive compounds. In order to receive a response as quickly as possible, please read the checklist below very carefully and verify that you have satisfied our submission criteria. If you have questions about the criteria, please contact editor@ffhdj.com

  1. Email Addresses: Do you have a list of the correct email addresses for all authors of the manuscript? This information is necessary in order to confirm receipt, acceptance, and publishing information with all contributors.
  1. Instructions for Authors and Peer Review Policy: Please be sure to read our instructions for authors and verify that all information has been included properly in your manuscript. Incorrect information or formatting will result in a substantial delay in publishing time.
  1. Cover Letter and Peer Review Process: All submissions must be prefaced with a cover letter explaining the importance of your topic, its relevance to the main focus of our journal, FFHD, and elaborating on any special circumstances if applicable. Your cover letter or submission email should also include the full names, titles, governing organization, and contact information for 4 or 5 qualified peers who may be selected to assist with the peer review process.
  1. Manuscript Files and Attachments: All attachments must be included in the correct format. FFHD will not convert your files or reorganize incorrectly coordinated submissions. The preferred format for manuscript submissions is Microsoft Word .doc with figures and tables embedded in the designated area as described in our instruction page for authors.
  1. Publishing Fees: An article processing fee of $695 will apply for every submission to cover costs associated with publication. Once the author receives an emailed notification of general acceptance, payment must be completed within 7 days. Article processing charge discounts or waivers may be applied on a case-by-case basis to authors with financial hardships. To apply for a waiver or discount, please contact the editorial team at editor@ffhdj.com. A decision will be made within approximately 3 business days. Submission of the article to the journal may be delayed until a final fee for the author has been decided. However, the content of your article may assist in the editor’s decision. Any applicable article processing charge must be paid prior to publication.
  1. Corresponding Authors: Only a contributing author may submit a manuscript for publication. Submissions sent by a third party on behalf of any of the authors will not be accepted. The corresponding author assumes responsibility for payment and therefore must be a contributor of the original manuscript.
  1. Terms and Conditions of Submission to Functional Foods in Health and Disease: Do you confirm that all contributing authors of this manuscript have read and authorized the submission of this article, all included content is true and correct to the best of your knowledge, and you have ethical approval for any human or animal experimentation (for more information see our Instructions for Authors)? Do you confirm that the manuscript is original, has not already been published in any other journal, and is not currently under consideration by any other publication? By clicking the button below, you are confirming the accuracy of your manuscript and agreeing to the terms summarized here and described in detail in our instructions for authors.

 

Yes, I am the corresponding author of this article. I accept the terms and conditions of submission of the journal Functional Foods in Health and Disease.

You, the submitting author, assumes financial responsibility for the costs associated with publishing this manuscript and promises to complete the necessary payment arrangements within 7 days of general acceptance.

Yes, I accept to the terms and conditions of FFHD

Editorial and Peer Review Processes (http://ffhdj.com/index):

The Journal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease (FFHD) considers publication ethics to be of the utmost importance. In order to uphold the scientific integrity of our journal, we are committed to maintaining high standards of honesty and accuracy in each and every one of our publications. Unethical practices such as plagiarism and falsification of data are not tolerated.

We have outlined below the duties and responsibilities of each major party in the publication process including: editors, authors, and reviewers. This statement was based on the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Editors’ Responsibilities

  • Publication Decisions: After reading comments by the editorial review board, the editor may accept, reject, or suggest changes to the manuscript.
  • Review of Manuscripts: He/she must perform an initial review of the manuscript in order to check for originality. Then, the editor should send the manuscript in blind peer review form to the editorial board, who at this point, may accept, reject, or suggest changes to the manuscript.
  • Unbiased Review: The editor must review manuscripts based solely on intellectual and scientific content, and not be swayed by authors
  • Confidentiality: Prior to publication, manuscripts and related information must be kept confidential.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: FFHD editors may not publish and/or submit manuscript material as his or her own work without the author(s)’ written consent.

Author’s Responsibilities

  • Reporting Standards: Author’s manuscripts should be an accurate account of their research methods, results, followed by an objective empirical discussion. Manuscripts should follow the guidelines dictated on the FFHD website: http://www.ffhdj.com/
  • Originality: Authors must take care to describe only their original work in their manuscripts.
  • Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publications: Authors should not submit identical manuscripts or descriptions of the same research to more than one journal simultaneously.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources: Authors should acknowledge and/or cite all sources that contributed to the manuscript, influenced its research, or helped with its completion.
  • Authorship: Individuals should be named authors only if they made significant contributions to manuscript conception, design, completion, or analysis. Other significant contributors must be named as co-authors.
  • Data Access and Retention: Authors should provide original data to FFHD as well as keep copies of this data for reference.
  • Fundamental Errors in Published Works: If the author(s) discovers a significant error in their submitted manuscript, he/she must report the error to the FFHD editor.

Reviewers’ Responsibilities

  • Confidentiality: Reviewers must keep all manuscript information confidential prior to publication.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers should ensure that authors acknowledge all relevant sources used in the study. If reviewers notice suspicious similarity of information between current or prior manuscripts, it must be reported to FFHD’s editor.
  • Objectivity: Manuscript feedback should be scientifically objective, without bias, clear, and supported by arguments.
  • Promptness: If a reviewer believes that he/she will not be able to thoroughly read a manuscript within the required time frame, he/she must report this to the FFHD editor so that the editor can find a replacement reviewer.

References

"Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement." AACE. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), 2013. Web. 27 May 2015. 

Peer-Review Policies

What is Peer Review?

Peer review is a central part of publishing quality articles. The purpose of peer reviewing is to have reviewers help a submitted article become stronger by evaluating its quality and relevance to the field, and providing suggestions and advice to authors. Reviewer ethics and responsibilities are posted in our Editorial Policies page.

FFHD’s Peer Review Process

Functional Foods in Health and Disease has a single blind closed review process. Single blind review means that the author is unaware of the reviewer’s identity. This process helps reviewers make impartial decisions and give better criticism to the author, because the reviewer will not be unnecessarily influenced by the author. Closed review means that the reviewers will remain anonymous and the pre-publication history will not be made available.

Submission of a manuscript is first reviewed by a Chief Editor. If the manuscript meets all the basic requirements, the manuscript will be assigned two peer reviewers. The review process takes approximately 2-4 weeks. The reviewers will evaluate the manuscript based on its ability to serve the scientific community, its relevance to the journal, its originality, its technical aspects (such as formatting), as well as its coherence and understandability.

After analysis by reviewers it will be returned to the Chief Editor for last detail checks such as grammar and language, and then sent to the author for revisions. Several correspondences between author, editor-in-chief, and reviewers occur before final manuscript is ready. After all necessary revisions have been made and publication fees have been paid, the manuscript is published. All decisions are ultimately made by Editors-in-Chief and are whom any appeals against rejection should be addressed to.

Peer Reviewers

Authors may suggest peer reviewers via their submission’s cover letter if they wish, however, decisions about whether or not to invite the suggested reviewer(s) is ultimately up to the Editor-in-Chief. Suggested reviewers should not be people whom the author(s) have recently collaborated with or currently work with as colleagues in the same institution. All suggested peer reviewers should have contact information included.

A request for exclusion of certain individuals as peer reviewers is also acceptable, but an explanation must be provided via the submission’s cover letter. Extensive listing of individuals is not acceptable as it may impede the peer review process.

Any intentionally false information (i.e., false reviewer names and/or e-mail addresses) will result in immediate rejection of the manuscript.

Authors wishing to submit a manuscript should also read over all the Editorial Policies under the link “About the Journal.” 

Statements concerning Conflict of Interest, Human and Animal Rights, and Informed Consent for publications (http://ffhdj.com/index):

Competing interests: A competing interest exists when your interpretation of data or presentation of information may be influenced by your personal or financial relationship with other people or organizations. Authors should disclose any financial competing interests but also any non-financial competing interests that may cause them embarrassment were they to become public after the publication of the manuscript

Privacy Statement: The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Advertising Policies for print and web publications (http://ffhdj.com/index):

The Journal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease (FFHD) is a peer-reviewed open access journal that covers various aspects of functional foods, bioactive compounds, and chronic diseases. The journal is designed to keep members of the Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds (ASFFBC), the readers of Functional Food Center newsletter (more than 450,000.00 readers composed of scientists, medical doctors, dietitians, and nutritionists) as well as the public up-to-date on the latest advancements in functional foods for the prevention and management of chronic diseases. The journal will strive to develop concepts that help to understand the mechanisms of disease and creation of specific functional foods in the prevention and management of various diseases This is an existing serial which has been published under the title Functional Foods in Health and Disease since December 3, 2010.

Impact Factor: 1.40* 

*Unofficial 2015 Impact Factor was established by dividing the number of articles published in 2013 and 2014 with the number of times they are cited in 2015 based on Google search and the Google Scholar Citation Index database.

Index Copernicus Value: Our journal received the ICV (Index Copernicus Value) of 79.98 points and Standardized Value: 7.60

Functional Foods in Health and Disease journal has been selected for coverage in Thomson Reuters products and services. Beginning with content published in 2015, this publication will be indexed and abstracted in: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). 

We are cited by DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Chemical Abstract, EBSCO, Google Scholar, Index Copernicus, Thomson Reuters: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), and more.

Submit manuscript at http://ffhdj.com or send as an e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at editor@ffhdj.com


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