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Aims and scope

The Journal of Ethnic Foods provides comprehensive coverage about people’s consumption of food and aims to illuminate the benefits of traditional understanding and knowledge of foods developed over a long time.

Food and eating are studied by several disciplines because food has always been more than just nutrients. Food studies have provided better insights into important societal processes involving economics, health, politics, history, and the environment. The journal emphasises research that explores food, gastronomy and eating behaviours that are related to particular geographical contexts and ethnicities. The uniqueness, variety and creativity of food traditions and cultures, as well as the complex interplay of societal and environmental factors can be fully understood by considering perspectives on ethnography, cultural anthropology, population health and well-being, biology, history, ecology and geography. Articles in scope with the journal should cover these areas. The journal welcomes review articles in all those fields, especially those highlighting the multidisciplinary nature of the study of ethnic food.

The journal covers foods from different geographic areas across continents, ultimately focusing on topics that contribute to health and quality of life.

Open access

All articles published by Journal of Ethnic Foods are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in Journal of Ethnic Foods you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the BioMed Central license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, BioMed Central can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

The publication costs for the Journal of Ethnic Foods s are covered by the Korea Food Research Institute, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

Indexing Services

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by BioMed Central on SpringerLink.

We are working closely with relevant indexing services including PubMed Central and Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) to ensure that articles published in Journal of Ethnic Foods will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Peer-review policy

Journal of Ethnic Foods operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. Single-blind peer review is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Journal of Ethnic Foods should adhere to BioMed Central's editorial policies.

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure. For complaints that cannot be resolved with the Editor, the authors should contact the Publisher.

Why publish your article in Journal of Ethnic Foods

High visibility

Journal of Ethnic Foods's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Journal of Ethnic Foods offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.

Flexibility

Online publication in Journal of Ethnic Foods gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Journal of Ethnic Foods are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on Journal of Ethnic Foods’s pages and on the BioMed Central homepage.

In addition, articles published in Journal of Ethnic Foods may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Journal of Ethnic Foods. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BioMed Central is available here.

Copyright

As an author of an article published in Journal of Ethnic Foods you retain the copyright of your article and you are free to reproduce and disseminate your work (for further details, see the BioMed Central license agreement).

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This journal is indexed by

    • Scopus
    • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

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