ISSN 1981-6723 on-line version
Scope and Policy
The Brazilian Journal of Food Technology (BJFT) is an electronic three-monthly publication with free access, aimed at publishing the results of original research that contribute significantly to knowledge in the areas of food science, technology and engineering. Manuscripts with national and/or international scope presenting new concepts or experimental approaches, and which are not merely repositories of scientific data, will be accepted.
The journal publishes original articles, scientific notes and review articles in Portuguese, English and Spanish. Submission of a manuscript presupposes that the same content has not been published or is under analysis for publication in any other divulging vehicle.
Papers specifically contemplating analytical methodologies will be accepted so long as they are innovative or provide significant improvement to existing methods. Papers that only present the analytical results of industrialized and/or regional products, with no control or description of the processing conditions involved, will not be accepted. Papers aimed essentially at commercial propaganda or whose results merely reinforce widely divulged and accepted concepts will also not be accepted.
The BJFT is edited by the Institute of Food Technology - ITAL, which is subject to the São Paulo Agro-business Technology Agency of the Secretariat of Agriculture and Supply of the State of São Paulo, Brazil. The articles are made available in pdf at the electronic address of the Journal annexed to the site http://bjft.sp.gov.br/
Those who made effective intellectual or scientific contributions to the work are considered to be authors. If of interest to the authors, other collaborators, such as, for example, suppliers of consumables and samples, or sponsors, can be cited in the acknowledgements. With respect to the Journal, the corresponding author is responsible for the work, and should provide information about the contribution of each co-author to the development of the study presented. In order to submit an article, or at any moment during the review process wish to modify the authorship, all the authors should sign the Term of Responsibility and Transference of Author Rights, and send it to the Brazilian Journal of Food Technology.
Term of Responsibility and Transference of Author Rights
Form and preparation of manuscripts
1. CLASSIFICATION AND PUBLICATION CONTENTS
Papers published in the BJFT are classified into three categories:
Manuscripts of national and/or international interest that present new concepts or experimental approaches, and which are not just repositories of scientific data, will be accepted. Papers specifically contemplating analytical methodologies will be accepted for publication if they are innovatory or provide significant improvements to existing methods. Papers only including the results of the analyses of industrialized and/or regional products, with no control or description of the processing conditions involved, and those aimed essentially at commercial propaganda or whose results serve only to reinforce widely divulged and accepted concepts, will not be accepted for publication.
Scientific papers and notes may be presented in Portuguese, English or Spanish, complying with the following norms:
3. MANUSCRIPT STRUCTURE
All scientific papers and notes should include the following items:
4. EVALUATION PROCESS
Papers submitted for publication in the BJFT are previously evaluated by the Editors and/or Associate Editors and, depending on the general quality of the work, returned to the Authors for adjustments or with the justification for rejection, or sent for review to two ad hoc Reviewers and subsequently to one member of the Editorial Commission, who will recommend the publication or rejection of the paper to the Editor. The whole process is a blind review. In the case of possible publication, the resulting reviews are sent to the Authors for them to verify the suggestions and carry out any pertinent modifications, which should be inserted in the text in a different colour, so as to stand out. In the case of discordance between the reviews the Editor will make the final decision, and may indicate another Reviewer or Editorial Commission member if deemed necessary. There is no limit to the number of reviews, this being an interactive process whose duration will depend on the agility of the reviewers in emitting their reviews and of the authors in returning the revised article.
The following items are considered by the Reviewers and/or Editorial Commission members in their evaluations:
The evaluation by the Reviewers and Editorial Commission members will consider the following items:
Send of the manuscripts
The scientific papers or notes should be sent to the Journal Secretariat on recordable CD, accompanied by one hard copy.
In addition to the manuscript, the author should send, on a separate sheet, the following information (Self-evaluation of the Manuscript form):
The papers should be clearly assigned for evaluation as "Scientific Papers" or "Scientific Notes".
Papers published will be charged per diagrammed page, the values being available in the site of the Journal.
The papers should be sent by mail to:
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