Foods is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on food science published semimonthly online by MDPI. The Italian Society of Food Sciences (SISA) and Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN) are affiliated with Foods and their members receive discounts on the article processing charges.  
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within ScopusSCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, PMC, FSTA, AGRIS, PubAg, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Food Science & Technology) / CiteScore - Q1 (Health Professions (miscellaneous))
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 13.1 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
Impact Factor: 5.2 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 5.5 (2022)
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Topic in Beverages, Fermentation, Foods, Molecules, Separations
Advances in Analysis of Flavors and Fragrances: Chemistry, Properties and Applications in Food Quality Improvement Topic Editors: Ana Leahu, Marìa Soledad Prats Moya, Cristina Ghinea
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Topic in Chemistry, Foods, IJMS, Molecules, Separations
Recent Trends and Advances in Food Authentication and Traceability Topic Editors: Michael Kontominas, Anastasia Badeka
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Topic in Foods, Poultry, Ruminants
Carcass Characteristics and Meat Quality in Farm Animals Topic Editors: Sergio Ghidini, Madalena Vieira-Pinto, Raffaella Branciari
Deadline: 30 July 2024
Topic in Agriculture, Animals, Foods, Nutrients, World
The New Era of Food and Agriculture: Sustainable Strategies to Achieve Zero Hunger Topic Editors: Petru Alexandru Vlaicu, Arabela Elena Untea, Teodora Popova
Deadline: 12 August 2024
Special Issue in Foods
Valorization of Seafood Resources to Obtain High-Value Products Guest Editor: Liliana G. Fidalgo
Deadline: 25 May 2024
Special Issue in Foods
Nutritional, Functional, and Health Benefits of Seed- and Grain-Based Foods Guest Editor: Gengjun Chen
Deadline: 30 May 2024
Special Issue in Foods
Mediterranean Diet: Promoting Health and Sustainability Guest Editors: Nikolaos K. Andrikopoulos, Andriana Kaliora
Deadline: 10 June 2024
Special Issue in Foods
Recent Advances in Understanding Human Appetite: From Metrics to Influential Factors and Their Effects on Eating Behaviour Guest Editors: Derek V. Byrne, Barbara Vad Andersen
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Topical Collection in Foods
Edible Films and Coatings for Food Preservation Collection Editor: Hiléia Karla Silva Souza
Topical Collection in Foods
Dietary Fiber and Polysaccharide: Preparation, Structure and Health Benefits Collection Editor: Qiang Yu
Topical Collection in Foods
Phytonutrients in Food: From Traditional to Rational Usage Collection Editor: Quanhong Li
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