2304-8158
MDPI
food and food industries

Aims, scope, and expected readership of the journal are clearly specified on the journal’s website.

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The names and affiliations of members of the editorial board are listed on the website.

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The website of the journal indicates how open editorial correspondence and reviewer's comments are.

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The role of members of the editorial board is explicated on the website including who will make final decisions about article acceptance (e.g. editor, associate/action editor).

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The website indicates whether all submissions are sent out for review.

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Criteria used by reviewers to rate submissions are specified on the website.

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The website indicates if authors have a say in suggesting names of (non-)desired reviewers.

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The journal website allows ratings of papers and post-publication commentaries by the community.

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The journal (publisher) has clear guidelines concerning sharing and availability of data for verification purposes.

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The journal (publisher) makes copies of published articles available in trusted third-party repositories (e.g. PubMed Central) immediately upon publication.

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The journal (publisher) takes care of inclusion of its articles in relevant indexing services.

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Journal’s website highlights issues of publication ethics (e.g. plagiarism, retraction policy), conflicts of interest, and (if applicable) codes of conduct for research in life sciences and social sciences.

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The website provides a track & trace service enabling authors to follow the status of their submission (e.g. under review).

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Published papers include information on dates of original submission and acceptance.

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The journal (publisher) provides the articles with a Digital Object Identifier.

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The journal discloses the past (yearly) number of submissions, publications, and rejection rates.

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Publication of my article in this journal did cost: € 279.00 per article

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