Special Issue "Postharvest Physiology and Technology of Fruits and Vegetables"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2019).
Interests: biochemistry and physiology of fruit ripening; postharvest biology; technology of fruit produce
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Fruits and vegetables are economically-important crops world-wide. These produce remain metabolically-active after harvest and are, thus, highly perishable. The preservation of their quality is, therefore, challenging, particularly when far-away destination markets are the objective, and the use of synthetic agrochemicals for quality maintenance is ever more regarded as unacceptable by local and international regulations, as well as by consumers themselves. This results in large quantitative and qualitative postharvest losses. Adequate, commodity-tailored postharvest handling and storage procedures are required in order to meet quality expectations by final consumers, which will require a good comprehension of the physiological and biochemical events taking place during maturation, ripening and postharvest periods.
This Special Issue welcomes original research and review articles that provide insights on all topics related to postharvest biology and technology of fruits and vegetables. The scope of submission includes all aspects of quality (texture, flavor, appearance, pathology, safety, nutritional and health-promoting properties), as well as postharvest operations (quality evaluation, treatments, storage, packaging, commercial handling).
Prof. Dr. Isabel Lara
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agriculture is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.