Foods is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal of food science and is published monthly online by MDPI.  
  • 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, AGRICOLA, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Food Science & Technology) / CiteScore - Q1 (Health Professions, miscellaneous)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 16 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • 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: 4.350 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.957 (2020)
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Topic in Agriculture, Animals, Dairy, Foods, Toxins
Mycotoxins in Animal Feed and in Animal Source Foods in Developing Countries Editors-in-Chief: Johanna Lindahl, Gunther Antonissen, Hanna Friberg, Florence Mutua
Deadline: 30 September 2021
Topic in Applied Sciences, Foods, Polymers
Sustainable Polymer Technologies Editors-in-Chief: Sergio Torres-Giner, Maria Vargas
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Topic in Nutrients, Dairy, Foods
Probiotics, Prebiotics and Postbiotics in Human Health Editors-in-Chief: Leyuan Li, Malgorzata Muc-Wierzgon, Sandra Martin-Pelaez
Deadline: 31 May 2022
Topic in Dairy, Foods, Nutrients
Advances in Dairy Foods: From Production to Nutritional and Health Attributes Editors-in-Chief: Abderrahmane AIT KADDOUR, Sandra Abreu
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Special Issue in Foods
Natural Carotenoids as Functional Food Ingredients Guest Editors: Stella Ordoudi, Fani Mantzouridou
Deadline: 31 July 2021
Special Issue in Foods
Climate Changes and Global Warming—the Future of Foods Guest Editors: Micaela Carvajal-Alcaráz, Cristina García-Viguera, Pablo S. Fernández-Escamez, Paula Mª Periago-Bayonas, Diego A. Moreno
Deadline: 10 August 2021
Special Issue in Foods
Probiotics in Dairy Products Guest Editor: Célia C.G. Silva
Deadline: 15 August 2021
Special Issue in Foods
Extraction and Characterization of Polyphenols from Food Matrix Guest Editors: Frank Dunshea, Hafiz Suleria
Deadline: 10 September 2021
Topical Collection in Foods
Food Modelling Collection Editors: Vasco Cadavez, Ursula Gonzales-Barron
Topical Collection in Foods
Food Additives Collection Editor: Rubén Domínguez
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