Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research on one of the biggest challenges of our time: sustainably achieving global food security. Led by an outstanding Editorial Board of international experts, this open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries, both basic and applied, to academics, policy-makers, practitioners, industry and the public worldwide. The journal welcomes contributions from across the natural and social sciences (including the critical social sciences) as well as interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary work.
A food system includes all aspects of producing and delivering food to humans, from production or wild harvest, to processing, marketing, distribution, consumption, recycling and disposal. A food system is both influenced by and emerges from overlapping and multi-scalar political, social, economic and environmental contexts. Food systems today vary from local and regional to global in their scale, processes, and effects. The journal welcomes submissions on any aspect of food systems as they intersect with the science and practice of sustainability, including its environmental, economic and social justice dimensions.
Current Specialty Sections include:
Climate-Smart Food Systems led by Specialty Chief Editors Prof. Andrew Challinor, Prof. Robert Rees and Dr. Stephen Whitfield.
Water-Smart Food Production led by Specialty Chief Editors Prof. Mathias N. Andersen and Prof. Matti Kummu
Waste Management in Agroecosystems led by Specialty Chief Editor Prof. Maria Pilar Bernal
Sustainable Intensification & Ecosystem Services led by Specialty Chief Editor Les Firbank
Sustainable Food Processing led by Specialty Chief Editor Prof. Jose Teixeira
Agro Food Safety led by Specialty Chief Editors Prof. Michael Doyle and Prof. Rodolphe Barrangou
Agricultural Biological Chemistry led by Specialty Chief Editor Prof. Autar Mattoo
Nutrition and Environmental Sustainability led by Specialty Chief Editors Prof. Barbara Burlingame and Prof. Elliot Berry
There are a number of ways in which you might consider contributing to the journal, such as:
- Propose a Research Topic
- Submit a manuscript to the journal (note: Frontiers can offer support for APCs if your research grant / institutional support does not cover this - please contact our Editorial Office)
- Apply to join the Editorial Board of a section as Associate or Review Editor
- Recommend a new Specialty Section for inclusion in the journal
Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems is member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
Short Name: Front. Sustain. Food Syst.
Electronic ISSN: 2571-581X
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Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems is composed of the following Specialty Sections:
The specialty sections of Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems welcome submission of the following article types: Book Review, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Technology Report, Policy and Practice Reviews, Policy Brief, Systematic Review and Case Report.
When submitting a manuscript to Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, authors must submit the material directly to one of the specialty sections. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the respective specialty section.
Articles published in the specialty sections above will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in the Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Sustainable Food Systems.