Special Issue "Fruit and Vegetable Quality and Bioactive Compounds at Harvest and during Postharvest Storage"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Fruit and vegetables are an important source of antioxidant compounds. Fruit and vegetable quality is a distinctive factor in the food preferences of consumers, in addition to bioactive compound content with antioxidant properties due to the increase in health nutrition consciousness. However, both food quality and antioxidant compounds are usually affected by different factors at harvest and during postharvest storage, which leads to significant economic and nutritive losses.
To reduce food quality losses and maintain the health-related compound content, research is required to improve quality and functional parameters at harvest and during postharvest. Please share your success stories from research in fruit or vegetable quality and antioxidants around the world in this Special Issue. Submissions on (but not limited to) the following topics are invited: (1) pre- and postharvest factors related to fruit quality and bioactive compound content; (2) eco-friendly technologies or treatments, such as elicitors, to improve fruit quality and antioxidant content; (3) optimum strategies or tools to minimize postharvest fruit quality and functional losses.
Prof. Dr. Pedro Javier Zapata
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. Agronomy 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 1800 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.
- Antioxidant compounds
- Food quality
- Phenolic compounds
- Preharvest factors
- Postharvest factors