Special Issue "Functional Beverages, from Idea to Functionality"
A special issue of Beverages (ISSN 2306-5710).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019
Dr. Nenad Naumovski
The original idea of health-promoting foods and beverages is several millennia old, and many different cultures worldwide have practiced the development of beverages with nutraceutical properties. Nowadays, there is an increasing demand, not only for foods as ‘whole foods’, but also for the use of individual and isolated ingredients in the form of purified compounds. In Western society, use of functional beverages is a relatively new concept, and it is predominately orientated towards the fortification/addition of ingredients that can exhibit potential beneficial health effects. Several studies have already identified (or are still under investigation) the beneficial uses of these beverages and have influenced the beverages industry towards mass-scale production.
Therefore, the aim of this Special Issue, “Functional Beverages, from Idea to Functionality” is to compile recent high-quality research manuscripts (letters to the editor, original research and review papers) on functional beverages, covering topics from the generation of ideas, stability studies to animal and human trials, as well as any other functional applications of these types of beverages. This Special Issue is expected to provide up-to-date information on all aspects of research in functional beverages with a main emphasis on potential health benefits.Dr. Nenad Naumovski
Dr. Duane Mellor
Dr. Senaka Ranadheera
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. Beverages is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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