International Journal of Food Microbiology

International Journal of Food Microbiology

  • Volume 24
  • Issue 24
  • ISSN 0168-1605
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.31
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.633
  • Impact Factor: 5.277
  • Five Year Impact Factor: 5.388
Editor-in-chief: Cocolin

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The International Journal of Food Microbiology publishes papers dealing with all aspects of food microbiology. Articles must present information that is novel, has high impact and interest, and is of high scientific quality. They should provide scientific or technological advancement in the specific field of interest of the journal and enhance its strong international reputation. Preliminary or confirmatory results as well as contributions not strictly related to food microbiology will not be considered for publication.

Full-length original research papers, review articles and book reviews in the fields of bacteriology, mycology, virology, parasitology, and immunology as they relate to the production, processing, service and consumption of foods and beverages are welcomed. Within this scope, topics of specific interest include: (1) incidence and types of food and beverage microorganisms, microbial interactions, microbial ecology of foods, intrinsic and extrinsic factors affecting microbial survival and growth in foods, and food spoilage; (2) microorganisms involved in food and beverage fermentations (including probiotics and starter cultures); (3) food safety, indices of the sanitary quality of foods, microbiological quality assurance, biocontrol, microbiological aspects of food preservation and novel preservation techniques, predictive microbiology and microbial risk assessment; (4) foodborne microorganisms of public health significance, and microbiological aspects of foodborne diseases of microbial origin; (5) methods for microbiological and immunological examinations of foods, as well as rapid, automated and molecular methods when validated in food systems; and (6) the biochemistry, physiology and molecular biology of microorganisms as they directly relate to food spoilage, foodborne disease and food fermentations.

Papers that do not have a direct food or beverage connection will not be considered for publication. The following examples provide some guide as to the type of papers that will not be admitted to the formal review process (for a more extensive list please refer to the journal’s Guide for Authors:
  • Studies in animal models that determine the responses of probiotic microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract;
  • Fundamental physiology and gene expression studies of food/ beverage microorganisms, unless they directly relate to the food/ beverage ecosystem;
  • The isolation and characterization of antimicrobial substances such as essential oils, bacteriocins etc, unless their efficacy is tested and validated in the food/beverage ecosystem;
  • Development of new methods for the analysis of microorganisms, unless the method is tested and validated in the food/beverage ecosystem.


This journal also publishes special issues of selected, peer-reviewed papers from suitable meetings, workshops, conferences, etc, related to the field of food microbiology.

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  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.31
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.633
  • Impact Factor: 5.277
  • Five Year Impact Factor: 5.388
  • ISSN: 0168-1605
  • Issues: 24
  • Volume: 24
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