Professor Dr. Jinap Selamat (Food Safety Research Centre (FOSREC), Faculty of Food Science & Technol
GUIDE TO CONTRIBUTORS
Original Articles Only
Research papers, Review articles, Notes and Short Communication are accepted on the understanding that they have not been and will not be published elsewhere without the Chief Editor’s permission.
When submitting notes and short communications, authors should make clear that their work is to be treated as such. Authors should suggest keywords and a short running title for their articles. Papers accepted become the copyright of the Journal.
Authors are requested to submit the names and full contact details (address, affiliation and e-mail) of three potential reviewers for the manuscript.
Research papers should be divided into the following sections: (a) An abstract embodying the main conclusion and giving the essential information. It should be intelligible without reference to the paper itself; (b) Introduction – should give the aim of the investigation and a brief statement of previous relevant work with references; (c) Materials and Methods – only new techniques need to be described in detail but known methods must have adequate reference; (d) Results – must be presented with tables and figures for clarity; (e) Discussion – Conclusions - usually interprets the results and the Conclusions should not merely repeat points made in the preceding sections; (g) Acknowledgement – should be kept to the absolute minimum; and (h) References. A short running title must also be provided.
Tables, Graphs, Figures and Photographs
Tables, graphs and figures should be displayed on separate pages in the manuscript after the reference section. Tables and figures should be captioned. Scanned or digital photographs should be in high resolution, minimum 300 dpi in the PC format. For colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from the Editor-in-Chief after receipt of your accepted article. Keep the numbers of Figures and Tables used in the article to the minimum (maximum allowed is a total of 5 Figures and Tables altogether).
Footnotes should be kept to a minimum; in most cases, it will be possible to incorporate the information in the text. If footnotes are used, they should be numbered in the text, indicated by superscript numbers and kept as brief as possible.
References should be cited in the text by the author. All references in the text must be listed at the end of the paper, with the names of authors arranged alphabetically, and titles of papers given. No underlining, italics or bold face should be used. References in incorrect format will be returned for correction.
Examples of reference styles are given below:
Collins, S. J., Bester, B. H. and McGill, A. E. J. 1993. Influence of psychrotrophic bacterial growth in raw milk on the sensory acceptance of UHT skim milk. Journal of Food Protection 56 (5): 418-425.
Connel, J. J. 1990. Control of fish quality. 2nd edn. London: Fishing News Books.
Chapter in Book
Hart, R. J. 1998. Food Science and the transport of food. In Heap, R., Kierstan, M. and Ford, G. (Eds). Food Transportation, p. 1-21. London: Thomson Science.
Jinap, S. and Yusof, S. 1994. Development of juice from cocoa pulp. In Jinap, S., Bong, C. L., Tan, K. L. and Wan Rahimah, W. I. (Eds). Proceedings of the Malaysian International Conference, p. 351. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Cocoa Board.
Internet: Food and Drug Administration 2000. Bad bug book – Aflatoxins. Downloaded from http:vm.cfsan.fda.gov/¬mow/chap41.html on 3/3/2000.
Lontoc, A. V. 1981. Existing food analytical methods and problems in the Philippines. Report of the ASEAN Workshop on Analytical Techniques. Singapore: ASEAN Subcommittee on Protein.
Yusep, I. 1997. The effect of fermentation and soaking times on pyrazines and acidity concentration of Thai Forastero cocoa beans. Bangkok, Thailand: Kasertsart University, MSc thesis.
Submissions by email are preferred. However, submissions of hard copies by surface, airmail, express mail or courier are also acceptable. If submitting hard copies, two manuscripts printed on one side of white A4 paper should be sent.
Manuscripts should be double-spaced, typed using 12 point Arial or equivalent typeface with a margin of 4 cm on all four sides.
Refer to the latest issue of International Food Research Journal for the format of manuscript preparation.
The corresponding author will be provided with PDF copy of the manuscript.
Manuscripts and other communication must be directed to the secretariat of the Journal at the following address:
Professor Dr. Son Radu
International Food Research Journal
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Universiti Putra Malaysia
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