Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research on one of the biggest challenges of our time: that of sustainably achieving global food security. Led by an outstanding Editorial Board of international experts, this multidisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to academics, policy-makers, industry and the public worldwide.
The first 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.
Additional Specialty Sections will be launched covering a range of topics that include: land and livelihoods, food access and governance, food value chains, modelling food sustainability, tech innovations, urban agriculture, new foods and consumer behaviour.
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.