Innovations in Food Packaging, Shelf Life and Food Safety Conference

Supporting publication and special issue


Food packaging plays a vital role in preserving food throughout the distribution chain. Without packaging, the processing of food can become compromised as it is contaminated by direct contact with physical, chemical, and biological contaminants. In recent years, the development of novel food packaging (modified atmosphere & active packaging) has not only increased the shelf life of foods, but also their safety and quality - therefore bringing convenience to consumers. Directly related, and interlinked, with food packaging is the concept of shelf life - the length of time that foods, beverages, pharmaceutical drugs, chemicals, and many other perishable items are given before they are considered unsuitable for sale, use, or consumption.

Food Packaging and Shelf Life caters to the needs of scientists, material scientists, food chemists and microbiologists in the area of food packaging and shelf life. The journal will mainly publish original research papers, review articles and short communications in subjects such as food packaging material development, nano packaging, vacuum, gas, aseptic and sterile packaging and more. For full aims and scope of the journal, please select the link provided.

Selected, refereed papers from the 2nd Innovations in Food Packaging, Shelf Life and Food Safety Conference will be published in a special issue of the journal. Oral and poster presenters at the conference in the areas of food packaging and shelf life covered in the aims and scope of the journal are invited to submit full manuscripts for consideration for inclusion in the special issue. All manuscripts will be subject to the normal process of peer review. Please note that acceptance of an abstract in the symposium program does not imply acceptance of an accompanying paper for publication in the FPSL special issue. Manuscripts should preferably be submitted by the date of the Conference, but at the latest by 30 November 2017.

Your manuscript must be prepared according to the journal's Guide for Authors, which can be found on the journal website at Detailed information on the journal, including its Aims and Scope, is also available on the website. Manuscripts for the special issue must be submitted online, using Elsevier's electronic submission system (Evise) – please click on Submit Your Paper on the journal website. Submission will be open from 1 September 2017. Please do not attempt to submit your paper prior to this date. When submitting your paper, select article type “Food Pack Conf 2017” when prompted in Evise.