Special Issues

Foods runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build 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 in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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New Insights into Cereals and Cereal-Based Foods, Volume II
edited by Maria Papageorgiou
submission deadline 20 Jan 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 960
Keywords: milling; bread making; sourdough; biscuit; cake; noodles; pasta products; consumer perception of grain-based foods; cereal safety and security; wholegrains; pseudocereals and ancient grains; grain breeding; cereal bioactive compounds; gluten free; valorization of cereal bio-products
(This special issue belongs to the Section Grain)
Biotechnology Approaches in Food Preservation and Food Safety
edited by and Joana Inês Bastos Barbosa
submission deadline 20 Jan 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3150
Keywords: Bacteriocins; Bacteriophages; Biocontrol; Bioprotectants; Biotechnology; Farming systems; Fermentation; Food safety; Starter cultures
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Quality and Safety)
Nutrient-Rich Foods for a Healthy Diet submission deadline 20 Jan 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1431
Keywords: nutrients; nutrient-rich foods; bioactive compounds; probiotics-rich foods; prebiotics; fiber; antioxidants
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Nutrition)
New Frontiers in Meat Preservation submission deadline 20 Jan 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4778
Keywords: meat and meat products; quality; safety; shelf-life; innovative preservation technology for meat and meat products; conventional or no conventional modified atmospheres; bioactive molecules; biopolymers and active packaging; hurdle technologies for meat preservation; biomarkers and meat spoilage and safety
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meat)
Towards the Use of Natural Compounds for Crop Protection and Food Safety submission deadline 20 Jan 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3374
Keywords: Crop protection; Food protection; Natural products; Compound analysis; Chemical and biological agents; Pest prevention; Food safety; Chemical synthesis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Quality and Safety)
Packaging and Safety about Fresh Fruit and Vegetable: How to Safely Extend Shelf Life and Avoid Waste?
edited by and Marina Villalón-Mir
submission deadline 20 Jan 2022 | Viewed by 167
Keywords: food packaging; protecting food; food waste; active packaging; shelf life
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Packaging and Preservation)
New Researches in Improving Emulsion Stability and Performance submission deadline 20 Jan 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2483
Keywords: Food emulsions; Emulsion-based nanostructures; Fabrication; Stabilization; Digestibility; Functionality; Bioavailability
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Physics and (Bio)Chemistry)
New Perspectives in the Analysis of Food Pollutants and Toxins submission deadline 20 Jan 2022 | Viewed by 207
Keywords: chemical contaminants; food toxins; analytical methods; risk assessment; emerging contaminants; advanced technologies; in vitro and in vivo toxicity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Quality and Safety)
Fermented Foods, the Gut Microbiome and Human Health
edited by Francesca De Filippis and
submission deadline 20 Jan 2022 | Viewed by 516
Keywords: gut microbiome; fermented foods; gut microbial diversity; beneficial microbes; bioactive molecules; host– microbe interaction; gut dysbiosis; homeostasis of the gut barrier; probiotics; prebiotics and post-biotics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Microbiology)
Chemical Contaminants and Food Quality
edited by
submission deadline 20 Jan 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1592
Keywords: acrylamide; 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF); acrolein; methylimidazole (MEI); furan/methylfurans; heterocyclic amine (HCA); advanced glycation end products (AGEs); monochloropropanediol esters (MCPDEs) and glycidyl esters (GEs); concomitant formation of contaminants; synchronous mitigation of contaminants
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Security and Sustainability)
Plant-Based Foodstuff: Recent Advances and Innovations in Food Technology submission deadline 20 Jan 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 3231
Keywords: Plant-derived food products; Food processing; Conventional technologies; Advanced technologies; Nutritional composition; Functional food; Sensory properties; Phytochemicals; Health-promoting food
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Foods)
Food Nutrition in Support of Healthy Gut Microbiota
edited by
submission deadline 20 Jan 2022 | Viewed by 190
Keywords: gut microbiota; population; diversity; health
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Nutrition)
Wild Edible Plants: Nutritional Value, Phytochemical Composition and Health Benefits
edited by and Cristiane Canan
submission deadline 22 Jan 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 887
Keywords: wild edible plants; non-conventional plant foods; indigenous foods; traditional food systems; nutrition and diets; biological properties; food sustainability; food sovereignty
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods)
Development of Agricultural and Food By-Product Resources and Animal Production to Achieve Food Sustainability
edited by Yimin Cai
submission deadline 25 Jan 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1541
Keywords: agricultural by-product; animal feed; animal product; food residue; food sustainability; meat quality; metabolite; microbiota; milk production; silage fermentation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Dairy)
Structure Identification and Functional Mechanism of Natural Active Components
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jan 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 3133
Keywords: natural active components; antioxidant; structure identification; immunoregulation; functional mechanism; interaction; anti-inflammatory
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Foods)
Sensors and Biosensors Application for Food Industries
edited by Maria Pia Sammartino and Federico Marini
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1175
Keywords: Sensors; Biosensors; Foods; Chemometrics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Analytical Methods)
Application of Chromatography to Food Analysis submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1322
Keywords: bioactive compounds; chemical residues; food authentication; mycotoxins; organic pollutants; pesticide residues; phytochemicals; organic pollutants; safety of food commodities; veterinary drugs
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Analytical Methods)
Application of Analytical Chemistry to Foods and Human Nutrition (NutrÅmica) submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 887
Keywords: carbohydrates; lipids; proteins; human nutrition; analytical chemistry; metabolism; calories; food quality; minerals; personalized nutrition; omics sciences; extractive techniques; therapeutic properties
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Analytical Methods)
Application of Lactobacillus Strains in the Food Industry submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 849
Keywords: lactic acid bacteria; fermented foods; fermentation; dairy; meat; beverages
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Microbiology)
Current Trends in Biopolymer-Based Films and Coatings for Food Packaging submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 6606
Keywords: biopolymers; starch and proteins; films and coatings; food packaging; shelf-life
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Packaging and Preservation)
Dietary Components, Health and Disease
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3094
Keywords: dietary components; dietary supplements; digestibility; functional evaluation; metabolism; diseases
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Nutrition)
Barley and Oats: Chemistry, Health Benefits, Processing and Utilizations
edited by Keshun Liu
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3630
Keywords: Barley; oat; quality; protein; starch; beta-gluten; soluble fiber; avenanthramide; bioactive compound; functional ingredient; nutritional value; health benefit; quality improvement; analysis; method; processing; fractionation; extraction; concentration; property; application; utilization; bioethanol; malting; and brewing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Grain)
Effects and Implications of COVID-19 for the Human Senses, Consumer Preferences, Appetite and Eating Behaviour
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 12712
Keywords: COVID-19 and the human senses; consumer preference and the global pandemic; multidiciplinary approaches to understanding COVID-19 effects on eating; perception; psychology and physiological changes in relation to COVID-19; appetite and COVID-19; short and long term effects of COVID-19; senses and health implications of COVID-19
(This special issue belongs to the Section Sensory and Consumer Sciences)
Unconventional Ingredients for Innovative Cereal-Based Products
edited by and Alessandra Del Caro
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 5572
Keywords: Fortification  ; Functional foods  ; Bioactive compounds  ; New product development  ; Technological properties  ; Nutritional properties  ; Formulation  ; Gluten-free  ; Sensory properties  ; Processing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Grain)
Improvement of Post Harvest Quality of Fruits and Vegetables
edited by , Milena Petriccione and
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 356
Keywords: chemical and physical treatments; edible coatings; novel technologies for sustainable packaging; nanotechnologies; “ omic” approaches.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Packaging and Preservation)
Advanced Strategies to Preserve Quality and Extend Shelf Life of Foods submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 8969
Keywords: Food preservation; Shelf life extension; Active compounds; By-products for shelf life extension; Active packaging; Nano-food-systems; Mild treatments; Hurdle technology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Packaging and Preservation)
Sensory Evaluation and Quality Analysis of Meat and Meat Products
edited by Pavel Kloucek and
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 5748
Keywords: meat; meat products; consumer science; sensory analysis; chemical composition; physical characteristics; processing; texture; odour; flavour
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meat)
Advanced Technologies in Quality Improvement of Animal Production
edited by Yongkang Luo and Hui Hong
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2989
Keywords: fish; seafood; dairy products; eggs; meat; poultry; quality; preservation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meat)
Meat in the Diet: Differentiating Benefits and Risks of Different Types of Meat
edited by and D. Ian Givens
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 12226
Keywords: Meat quality; Functionality; Chronic disease risk; Processed meat; Red meat; White meat; Nutrients; Protein quality
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meat)
Lipophilic Bioactive Compounds in Food: Emerging Sources, Metabolism, and Impact on Human Health
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1192
Keywords: emerging sources; industrial production; lipophilic bioactive based functional foods; chemical stability in foods; extraction methods and analysis; micro and nanoencapsulation; role in human health and nutrition
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods)
Food and Food-Derived Products from Seaweeds
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1992
Keywords: edible brown; red and green seaweeds having dietary and nutritional value (macroalgae; microalgae; halophyte); ; seaweeds-related food products (high-quality proteins; polysaccharides; gums or alginate ingredients; fibers; antioxydant additives; dietary supplements); seaweeds-food safety; organic seaweeds cultures; ; seaweeds use in the food industry; ; protein concentrates and fermented seaweeds-food products; ; microalgae dietary supplements (omega 3; astaxanthine… ); ; nutraceuticals and functional seaweeds and derived-  health ingredients (with a focus on the prevention of diseases such as cancer; inflammation; arthritis; diabetes; hypertension or neurodegeneration)
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods)
New Challenges and Opportunities of Plant-Based Fermented Foods submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 619
Keywords: fermentation; fermented foods; plant-based fermented foods; microbiota; safety; biopreservation; probiotics; bioactive compounds; predictive microbiology; nutritional features
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Quality and Safety)
Flavour Research in Food Fermentations
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 6372
Keywords: food fermentation; flavour; aroma; bioflavouring; analytical chemistry; gas chromatography
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Quality and Safety)
Emerging Technologies in the Food Industry: Sustainability Assessment and Consumer Acceptability
edited by Stéphane Portanguen and
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3551
Keywords: Sustainable development; By-products; Consumer acceptability; 3D food printing; Food personalization; New protein sources; Processing/postprocessing; Numerical modeling; Life cycle analysis; Multicriteria analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Towards Healthier and More Sustainable Meat Products: Non-meat Ingredients as Breakthroughs submission deadline 1 Feb 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 777
Keywords: healthier meat products; sustainability; meat extenders; plant based ingredients; non-meat healthier ingredients; physicochemical and safety properties; clean label; sensory science; meat processing; novel strategies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meat)
Changes of Volatile Flavor Compounds during the Fermentation in Foods submission deadline 5 Feb 2022 | Viewed by 154
Keywords: food; flavor; fermentation; volatiles; aroma; beverages
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Microbiology)
Foodborne Pathogens and Food Safety
edited by Antonio Afonso Lourenco, Catherine Burgess and Timothy Ells
submission deadline 10 Feb 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 9947
Keywords: foodborne pathogens; antimicrobial susceptibility; virulence; foodborne illnesses; food safety; food contamination; modeling; risk assessment; food chain
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Quality and Safety)
Durum Wheat Products - Recent Advances
edited by
submission deadline 10 Feb 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 2601
Keywords: pasta; couscous; wholegrain; novel durum wheat; phytonutrients; functional foods; durum milling; durum bread
(This special issue belongs to the Section Grain)
Advances in Diet and Human Nutrition
edited by
submission deadline 10 Feb 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 5254
Keywords: diet  ; nutrients  ; non-nutrient compounds  ; diet in health and diseases  ; gut microbiota and food interactions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Nutrition)
Stability and Metabolism Research of Polyphenols after In Vitro Digestion and Fermentation submission deadline 15 Feb 2022 | Viewed by 151
Keywords: polyphenols; food matrix; bioaccessibility; microbiome; in vitro digestion; HPLC; UHPLC; metabolites
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Nutrition)
Bioactive Compounds from Plant Origin and Therapeutic and Nutraceutical Properties for Human Health submission deadline 15 Feb 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 5542
Keywords: Antioxidants; Inflammation; Anti-inflammatory; Polyphenols; Pharmacology; Pharmacokinetic; Herbal medicines; Functional foods
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Foods)
Innovative Sensory, Chemosensory, and Chemical Techniques in Beverages Quality
edited by
submission deadline 15 Feb 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1760
Keywords: beverages aroma and flavor; beverage innovation; sensory perception; sensory methodologies; consumer´ s choice; beverage consumers immersion in the digital era; sensor techniques; new approaches to data treatment; new approaches to chemometric tools; new approaches to chemosensory tools; flavor authenticity and human health
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Food By-Products as a Source of Proteins and Peptides
edited by
submission deadline 15 Feb 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 271
Keywords: by-product proteins; bioactive peptides for health; legislation; microalgae; seaweed protein; co-products of extraction; heart health; mental health; metabolic syndrome; sarcopenia; weight gain/loss; life cycle analysis; preventative healthcare; fish; marine peptides; meat and dairy; cereals; product carbon footprint
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Security and Sustainability)
Recent Research Advance of Plant-Based Fermented Food
edited by Yuyun Lu
submission deadline 15 Feb 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 334
Keywords: plant-based fermented foods; flavor; aroma; bioactive compounds; biotransformation; nutritional properties
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Foods)
Food Bioprotection and Biopreservation: Protective Cultures, Bacteriocins, Bacteriophages, Bdellovibrios submission deadline 15 Feb 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 901
Keywords: Food bioprotection and biopreservation; Role of probiotics in food preservation and safety; Bacteriocin production/applications and bioprotective cultures in fermented and nonfermented food; Bdellovibrios and other predatory microorganisms in food preservation and safety; Bacteriophages and phage therapy against food pathogens; Mycotoxin prevention by protective microorganisms; Bioprotection against biofilm formation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Packaging and Preservation)
Meat Proteins: Processing Functionality, Structure-Function Relationships and Interactions
edited by Peng Wang and Shengjie Li
submission deadline 15 Feb 2022 | Viewed by 192
Keywords: meat proteins; meat protein gelation; meat protein emulsion; protein structure– function relationship; protein structure– function interaction; protein physical modification; protein chemical modification
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Physics and (Bio)Chemistry)
Functional Studies of Berries and Related By-Products
edited by Michel Aliani and
submission deadline 20 Feb 2022 | Viewed by 183
Keywords: berries; phenolic compounds; functional foods/beverages; cell/animal/human studies with berries; sensory evaluation of berry products; consumer acceptability of berry products; mass spectrometry and NMR analysis of berry compounds
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Foods)
Active Ingredients Interactions in Natural Products from Foods
edited by and Yong Sun
submission deadline 20 Feb 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2005
Keywords: active ingredients; interactions; natural products
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods)
Essential-Oil-Based Nanoformulations: An Efficient Technology to Boost the Antimicrobial Potential of Plant Essential Oils in Food Systems submission deadline 20 Feb 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 664
Keywords: essential oils; antimicrobial activity; nanoformulations; nanoencapsulation; nanoemulsion; food preservation; food safety; shelf-life extension; hurdle technology; disinfection
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Improving the Quality of Bakery Products submission deadline 20 Feb 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 4939
Keywords: bakery products; shelf-life; functional foods; food safety; formulation; additives; processing; packaging; health effects; sensory properties
(This special issue belongs to the Section Grain)
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