ISSN 0101-2061 printed version
ISSN 1678-457X online version




Food Science and Technology (Campinas) publishes scientific articles in the field of food science. Works should be written in English and follow the editorial standards below.

Editorial Policy

Food Science and Technology (Campinas) accepts articles which present results from the original research and adopts a double-blind peer review process. The rejection of the manuscript can be decided by the Editor in Chief, Adjunct Associate Editor, and Associated Editors. The acceptance of the manuscript depends on the review of at least two anonymous referees designated by the Editorial Board. The referees' reviews will be sent to the authors to guide them in all needed changes related to their manuscripts. In the case of disagreement between their reviews, the final decision will be made by the Editor responsible for the manuscript or if he/she finds it necessary, another referee will be heard, and the three reviews will be analyzed by the sbCTA's Editorial Board, which will finally decide on the acceptance of the manuscript.

The accepted works will be published in the online version of this journal and in the SciELO library within twelve months.


Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions and participation to the development of the work.

The corresponding author will serve on behalf of all coauthors as the primary correspondent with the editorial office during the submission and review process.

Terms of agreement and submitting rights of graphic reproduction  

The corresponding author must sign and submit the Terms of Agreement and Submitting Rights of Graphic Reproduction to the sbCTA's Editorial Board on behalf of all coauthors. By signing the "Terms of Agreement and Submitting Rights of Graphic Reproduction", the authors agree:

  • That neither this work nor one with substantially similar content has ever been previously published or is being considered for publication elsewhere;
  • To submit the work and agree to name the corresponding author indicated;

To grant the Brazilian Society of Science and Food Technology (sbCTA) the rights of graphic  reproduction if the work is accepted for publication.



Original Research
The manuscript must present clear and concise results of a research based on scientific methods.

Research involving humans
When presenting results of research involving humans, the approval process number granted by the Research Ethics Committee (resolution # 196/96, October 10th, 1996, Brazilian National Health Council) should be provided.

Paper Structure
Reviewing the manuscript structure and information provided is the author responsibility. Original manuscripts should not exceed 16 pages (excluding the references).

The text should be spaced with double spacing between lines in a one-column format. All lines should be flush with left margin of column leaving a 2.5-cm margin at right and left. Text lines must be sequentially numbered throughout the text. All pages should be sequentially numbered (see the item "Files Format" at the end of this guide).

Cover Letter   

The manuscript cover letter must include the following:

  • Statement of work relevance and importance: a brief text with no more than 100 words describing the relevance of the work concisely;
  • Titles:

a) Title in English;
b) Page header (no longer than 6 words).

Title Page
The manuscript title page must include the following:
Authors' full name and e-mail address;

  • Authors' abbreviated names for citation (Ex.: full name: Eliana Badiale Furlong; abbreviated name: Furlong, E. B.);
  • Authors´ Affiliations: name of the institution to which each author belongs (full name and acronyms, full postal address, postal code, city, state, and country). Please correlate each author to their corresponding institution;
  • Authors mailing information (full name, full postal address, telephone and FAX numbers, and corresponding author's e-mail address).

Abstract and keywords page


The abstract must:

  • Be only in english;
  • Be a single paragraph containing fewer than 200 words;
  • Clearly state the main objective and rationale of the article;
  • State briefly the major conclusions;
  • If applicable, describe materials methods and results;
  • Summarize the conclusions;
  • Be sparing with abbreviations and acronyms.

The abstract should not include:

  • Footnotes;
  • Significant data and statistical values;
  • References.


The manuscript should have at least three (3) and a maximum of six (6) Keywords. Keywords should be only in english. Avoid using terms included in the main text of the manuscript in the Keywords.

Text pages

The manuscript should be arranged as follows:

  • Introduction;
  • Materials and Methods; should include experimental design and statistical data analysis;
  • Results and Discussion (may also be separated);
  • Conclusions;
  • References;
  • Acknowledgements (optional).

In the main text:

  • Abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols must be clearly defined on first usage;
  • Footnotes are not permitted;
  • The use of headings and subheadings is encouraged when necessary, but make use of them without compromising the text clarity. They should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text;
  • Equations should be computer generated and numbered sequentially with Arabic numerals in parentheses in the order in which they are referred to in the text. Equations should be referrenced within the text and in the location indicated by the author. Please do not submit images of equations . Equations supplied separately will not be accepted; only those inserted in the text will be accepted.

Tables, Figures, and Charts

Provide a maximum of seven (7) Tables, Figures, and Charts. They should be numbered in Arabic numerals in the order they are called out in the text. In the Manuscrito.pdf – version for reviewer's evaluation and in the Manuscrito.doc – version for production, tables, equations, figures, charts and their respective captions should be included within the main text in the place indicated by the authors. Please see below the instructions for the version for production.

Figures and charts (version for production)

Figures and charts should be provided in the main text and numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and their respective captions should be included within the main text in the place indicated by the authors. When supplying figures containing photographs or micrographs, ensure that they are scanned at a high resolution so that each photo is at least 1,000 pixels wide. All photographs should contain the author's name. Charts should be used to present files, schemes, and flowcharts.

Tables (version for production)

Tables should be provided in the main text and numbered using Arabic numerals. They should be embedded in the text in the location indicated by the author. Tables supplied separately will not be accepted; only those inserted in the text will be accepted. Tables should be created using Microsoft® Word and should:

  • Have a caption and a title;
  • Be self-explainable;
  • Have the significant digits defined according to statistical criterion considering the significant digits in the standard deviation;
  • Be used sparingly to ensure visual consistency and that the text is easy to read;
  • Show data that are not shown in the graphs;
  • Have the simplest format possible; the use of shadows, color, or vertical and diagonal rows is not permitted;
  • Have only superscript lowercase letters indicating footnotes (abbreviations, units, etc). The  columns should be indicated first and then the rows, and this same order should be followed for the footnotes.

Proprietary names

Raw materials, special purpose equipment and computer software used in the research should be specified (trademark- manufacturer, model, city, and country of origin).

Units of measure

  • Use SI units; (International System of Units);
  • Temperatures should be expressed in degrees Celsius (°C).



Reference citations
All references should be cited in the text indicating  the author’s surname typed in capital letters followed by the year of publication (example:  SILVA et al, 2005) including  the following information (as applicable):

    • Articles with up to three authors, all surnames should be cited;
    • Articles with more than three authors, text citations should be shortened to the primary name followed by “et al.”;
    • For references with unknown authors, text citations should be done by the first word of its title.

    Reference list

    References should be listed in alphabetical order. Articles under preparation or under review should not be included in the references. References must follow the format set by the Brazilian Technical Standard Organization (ABNT) at “General Rules of Presentation" - NBR 6023, from August 2002.

    According to the sbCTA’s Editorial Board, articles that were accepted but do not follow the standard references style or present incomplete information WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED until the references conform to the norms.

    Examples of style for references:

    BACCAN, N. et al.; Introdução à semimicroanálise qualitativa. 6th edition. Campinas: EDUCAMP, 1995. 295 p.

    Book Chapter
    SGARBIERI, V. C. Composição e valor nutritivo do feijão Phaseolus vulgaris L. In: BULISANI, E. A (Ed.) Feijão: fatores de produção e qualidade.Campinas: Fundação Cargill, 1987. Cap. 5, p. 257-326.

    Journal Articles
    KINTER, P. K.; van BUREN, J. P. Carbohydrate interference and its correction in pectin analysis using the m-hydroxydiphenyl method. Journal of Food Science, v. 47, n. 3, p. 756-764, 1982.

    Articles previously presented at scientific conferences
    FERREIRA, D. F. Análises estatísticas por meio do Sisvar para Windows versão 4.0. In: REUNIÃO ANUAL DA REGIÃO BRASILEIRA DA SOCIEDADE INTERNACIONAL DE BIOMETRIA, 45., 2000, São Carlos. Anais... São Carlos: UFSCar, 2000. p. 255-258.

    Theses and Dissertations
    CAMPOS, A C. Efeito do uso combinado de ácido láctico com diferentes proporções de fermento láctico mesófilo no rendimento, proteólise, qualidade microbiológica e propriedades mecânicas do queijo minas frescal. 2000. 80 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Tecnologia de Alimentos)-Faculdade de Engenharia de Alimentos, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, 2000.

    Electronic work (e-work)
    SÃO PAULO (Estado). Secretaria do Meio Ambiente. Tratados e organizações ambientais em matéria de meio ambiente. In: SÃO PAULO (Estado). Entendendo o meio ambiente. São Paulo, 1999. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 8 mar. 1999.

    BRASIL. Portaria nº. 451, de 19 de setembro de 1997. Princípios gerais para o estabelecimento de critérios e padrões microbiológicos para alimentos. Diário Oficial [da] República Federativa do Brasil, Brasília, DF, 22 set. 1997. Seção 1, n. 182, p. 21005-21011.

    Files format

    The main manuscript text should be submitted as follows:

    Manuscript.pdf: version for reviewer's evaluation

    • pdf format;
    • 12 point Times New Roman;
    • Manuscript complete text;
    • Figures and tables including respective captions should be embbeded in the text in the location indicated by the author;
    • Text lines and pages should be sequentially numbered;
    • Should not include cover letter;
    • Title page should not include the authors' names and Institutions;
    • Should be named manuscritoavaliacao.pdf.

    Manuscript.doc: version for production

    • Microsoft® Word(.doc) format;
    • 12 point Times New Roman;
    • Figures, charts, tables, equations and with their respective captions should be embbeded in main text in the place indicated by the authors;
    • Text lines and pages should be sequentially numbered;
    • Cover letter should be submitted separately;
    • Title page should include the authors' names and institutions;
    • Should be named manuscritoproducao.doc.

    Check the manuscript preparation using the Checklist for Authors - Food Science and Technology (Campinas) (Download Checklist for Authors ).

    After checking the format style and creating the files according to the guidelines, proceed to the online submission using the On-line (Please, see below).

    Guidelines for online submission

    Publication fees:

    The Food Science and Technology Journal (Campinas) will publish an article accepted for publication according to rates below:

    • USD 220.00 - non-members of SBCTA
    • USD 200.00 - at least one author should be an SBCTA member and should have paid his/her annual membership fee to be eligible for the discount;
    • USD 180.00 - at least two authors should be SBCTA members and should have paid their annual membership fee to be eligible for the discount;
    • USD 160.00 - three authors should be SBCTA members and should have paid their annual membership fee to be eligible for the discount;
    • USD 140.00 - at least four authors should be SBCTA members and should have paid their annual membership fee to be eligible for the discount;
    • Contributing authors should convert commercial dollar rate of the date of deposit into Brazilian real.

    The publication process will not begin until the fee for the accepted paper has been received. Fees may be paid as follows:

      • Payment within Brazil: the invoice will be sent to the Editor by e-mail.
      • International payment: PayPal invoice sent to the Editor by e-mail

      English Language review

      The manuscripts written in poor English, which impairs comprehension and prevents language review, will be returned to the authors and resubmission will be accepted upon a certificate of English review. It is strongly recommended that the manuscripts are professionally edited for English usage prior to submission and the certificate of English review is sent upon submission.

      Before submitting online, the corresponding author should fill out and sign the Terms of Agreement and Submitting Rights of Graphic Reproduction form. To download this form, access

      Submit this form via e-mail or fax to the sbCTA's Editorial Board to  or +55 19 32410527. The evaluation process will not begin until the Terms of Agreement and Submitting Rights of Graphic Reproduction is sent and received.

      The submitcentral program works with the following web browsers: Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 2+, Opera 9.2+, Safari 3+, Google Chrome.

      To access the submitcentral program, logon to . Go to   " Painel do Autor"and  click on "Iniciar uma nova submissão ".

      Follow the steps below and carefully copy your manuscript items as required by the submission system:

      Step 1:  Title, abstract, and keywords

      • Enter the title information in the "tiltle" field.
      • Add the abstract in the "resumo" field.
      • Enter at least three keywords in the field "palavras-chave" and click on "adicionar".
      • Click on "continuar."

      Step 2:  Authors and institutions

      • Enter the information for each author. Enter the relevant information in the required fields. Click on "adicionar" before entering the next author's information. To order information, use the arrows in the "ordem" column.
      • Enter the corresponding author information clicking on "autor para correspodência (troca)" buttom.
      • Enter at least one (1) institution information for each author. You may click on "editar instituições" button if necessary.
      • Click on "continuar".

      Step 3:  Referees

      • Please inform three referees to evaluate your work. This step can help speed up the evaluation process.
      • Click on "continuar".

      Step 4:  Sending files

      • Ensure that all files to be submitted are in accordance with the editorial standards of the Food Science and Technology (Campinas) CTA.
      • Send all files of your manuscript using the button "procurar" or "browse". Choose the file type: manuscrito.pdf without the author's names (for the reviewers); manuscript.doc. complete (for production), Cover Letter, Figures, Table or Extra File.
      • Click on "enviar" button. Repeat it to send all files.
      • Click on "continuar".

      Step 5:  General Information

      • Choose the type of contribution (scientific article) by selecting one contribution from the select box ("caixa de seleção").
      • Choose the field of work selecting one from the select box ("caixa de seleção").
      • Make sure the "terms of agreement and submitting rights of graphic reproduction" form is properly signed and answer the remaining questions.
      • Add a Letter to the Editor.
      • Click on "continuar."

      Step 6:  Double Checking and Submitting

      • Check all information for mistakes and make corrections, if applicable by clicking on "editar" button;
      • Download and open all files to check whether they are properly edited;
      • Confirm the file checking operation.
      • Click on "finalizar submissão" button to end the submitting process.

      You can print a confirmation of submission which will also be sent to you via e-mail.

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