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British Food Journal

British Food Journal

An international multi-disciplinary journal for the dissemination of food-related research

ISSN: 0007-070X

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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2017 Impact Factor: 1.289*
5-year Impact Factor (2017): 1.583*

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CiteScore 2017: 1.70
CiteScoreTracker 2018: 1.35 (Updated Monthly)

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Aims and scope

Call for papers: Food anti-consumption and consumer well-being

After 115 years, the British Food Journal (BFJ) continues to be highly respected worldwide for its broad and unique interdisciplinary coverage of the latest food-related double blind peer-reviewed research.  It links all sectors of this dynamic industry, keeping abreast of emerging trends, topical and controversial issues and informing and stimulating debate. 

BFJ welcomes empirical and applied research articles, viewpoint articles, case studies and literature and general reviews on: 

  • Consumer choice, preferences and concerns
  • Consumer attitudes, experiences, perceptions and decision-making
  • Consumer aspects of nutrition, nutritional epidemiology and the promotion of healthy eating
  • Marketing, distribution and retailing , including pricing, market models, labelling and branding
  • Food-related health education: risk assessment, management, communication 
  • Food handlers' knowledge, attitudes and practices 
  • Food supply, including supply chain and logistics
  • Food sustainability and economics, including food and water security
  • Food safety / quality, including prerequisite programmes, HACCP, hygiene and culture, traceability, training, etc.
  • Quality assurance practices and strategies, including traceability

Special issues both on topical themes and resulting from conferences are welcome – please approach the editor with proposals. 

BFJ is key reading for academics, researchers and students in all social science/management/public health disciplines who are interested in food, as well as nutritionists and dietitians, food and agricultural companies who manufacture, market or supply food, food research institutes, and managers and professionals who work in the food industry. 

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This journal is abstracted and indexed in:

Thompson Reuters, SCOPUS, Abstracts on Hygiene & Communicable Diseases, AgBiotech News & Information, AgBiotechNet,Animal Breeding Abstracts, Autographics, Biodeterioration Abstracts, Biofuels Abstracts, Botanical Pesticides, CAB Abstracts®, Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management, Collectanea Corporate, Current Citations Express, Current Contents (ISI), Dairy Science Abstracts, Economics & Rural-Society Abstracts,Emerald Management Reviews, EP Collection, Food Science & Technology Abstracts (FSTA), Forestry Abstracts, Global Health, Health & Safety Science Abstracts, Health Source, Horticultural Science Abstracts, Hospitality and Tourism Index, Innovative, INSPEC, International Food Safety News (ISI), Maize Abstracts, Manning & Napier, MasterFILE, Medicine & Health, Nutrition Abstracts & Reviews, OCLC, Ornamental Horticulture, Pig News & Information, Plant Breeding Abstracts, Plant Genetic Resources Abstracts, Postharvest News & Information, Potato Abstracts, Poultry Abstracts, Proquest central, ReadCube Discover, Research Alert, Review of Agricultural Entomology, Review of Aromatic & Medicinal Plants, Review of Medical & Veterinary Entomology, Review of Medical & Veterinary Mycology, Review of Plant Pathology, Rice Abstracts, Rural Sociology Abstracts, Science Citation Index (ISI), SciSearch (ISI), Seed Abstracts, Soils & Fertilizers Abstracts, Soybean Abstracts Online, Sugar Industry Abstracts, SUNCAT, Telebase,Tropical Diseases Bulletin, Wheat, Barley & Triticale Abstracts, World Agricultural Economics, World Agriculture.

This journal is ranked by:

ISI Science Citation Index, Scopus

British Food Journal is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Public Policy & Environmental Management eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald Public Policy & Environmental Management eJournals Collection page.

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