Foods is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal of food science and is published monthly online by MDPI.  
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within ScopusSCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, PMC, FSTA, AGRIS, AGRICOLA, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Food Science & Technology) / CiteScore - Q1 (Health Professions, miscellaneous)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 16 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
Impact Factor: 4.350 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.957 (2020)
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Topic in Agriculture, Animals, Dairy, Foods, Toxins
Mycotoxins in Animal Feed and in Animal Source Foods in Developing Countries Editors-in-Chief: Johanna Lindahl, Gunther Antonissen, Hanna Friberg, Florence Mutua
Deadline: 30 September 2021
Topic in Foods, Microorganisms, Animals, Agriculture
Development of Agricultural and Food By-Product Resources and Animal Production to Achieve Food Sustainability Editor-in-Chief: Yimin Cai
Deadline: 20 March 2022
Topic in Applied Sciences, Foods, Polymers
Sustainable Polymer Technologies Editors-in-Chief: Sergio Torres-Giner, Maria Vargas
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Topic in Biosensors, Foods, Sensors, Smart Cities, Technologies
Smart Technologies in Food Packaging and Sensors Editor-in-Chief: Michael Kontominas
Deadline: 30 April 2022
Special Issue in Foods
Microorganisms with Probiotic Properties Guest Editors: Konstantinos Papadimitriou, Laura Treu, Stefano Campanaro, Marina Papadelli
Deadline: 30 September 2021
Special Issue in Foods
Fermented Foods: New Concepts and Technologies for the Development of New Products, Quality Control and Preservation Guest Editors: Marios Mataragas, Loulouda Bosnea
Deadline: 20 October 2021
Special Issue in Foods
Cereal-Based Fermented Foods: Bioactive Components and Potential Health Benefits Guest Editors: Argyro Bekatorou, Panagiotis Kandylis
Deadline: 31 October 2021
Special Issue in Foods
Natural Food Additives: From Source to Application Guest Editor: João C.M. Barreira
Deadline: 20 November 2021
Topical Collection in Foods
Food Modelling Collection Editors: Ursula Gonzales-Barron, Vasco Cadavez
Topical Collection in Foods
Food Additives Collection Editor: Rubén Domínguez
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