Special Issue "NMR Analysis for Quality Control of Beverages"

A special issue of Beverages (ISSN 2306-5710).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Gianfranco Picone

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (DISTAL), University of Bologna, 47521 Cesena, Italy
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Interests: metabolomics; HR-NMR; foodomics; nutrimetabolomics; chemometrics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to let you know about a new Special Issue on “NMR Analysis for Quality Control of Beverages”.

This Special Issue will provide a platform for publishing research on the most recent and advanced applications of high-resolution (HR) and time domain (TD) nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) in the field of: beverages quality control (BQC).

In terms of quality control, the detection of both large compounds’ classes and indexes such as total soluble solids (TSS), and the measurement of pH and titratable acidity (TA) are key points both for authentication and for the investigation of beverage adulteration. For these purposes, both HR- and TD-NMR, in association with multivariate chemometrics tools, are alternative and powerful non-invasive methods of evaluation.

In fact, the increasing use of HR-NMR spectroscopy in BQC is due to its ability to determine both individual compounds and to simultaneously provide a huge amount of chemical information (NMR-based metabolomics). In addition, the simultaneous identification and quantification of compounds with high reproducibility and short analysis time (generally just a few minutes) make HR-NMR the best non-targeted technique for the screening of beverages. For example, the NMR spectra of juice samples can show distinct signals for more than 30 components, including compounds such as ethanol, sugars, organic acids, and amino acids. In addition, TD-NMR is largely applied as an alternative rapid method for detecting anomalous compounds in beverages, like formaldehyde or melamine in milk.

Given the above, I welcome original research papers and reviews focused on the topics of NMR and BQC, extended to high- and low-resolution NMR.

Dr. Gianfranco Picone
Guest Editor

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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 350 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.


  • advanced nuclear magnetic resonance techniques
  • beverage quality control (BQC)
  • molecular profiling
  • biomarkers
  • chemometrics and data analysis
  • authenticity and adulteration of beverages
  • high-resolution NMR
  • time domain NMR

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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