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Special Issue "Sensors for Agri-Food Safety"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Smart Agriculture".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2022 | Viewed by 144

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Mustafa Fatih Abasiyanik
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Guest Editor
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, The University of Chicago, Edward H. Levi Hall, 5801 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Interests: sensor technologies; food analysis; host-pathogen interaction and infectious diseases

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will collect state-of-the-art agricultural/food sensor (AFS) technologies, used in ensuring safety in the agriculture/food industry. We welcome the submission of experimental and theoretical results, review articles, and short communications under the topic, “Sensors for Agri-Food Safety”. We welcome submissions within a broad scope, including research concerning the ways in which AFSs monitor the quality, safety, and economic value of agriculture/food products. In addition, during the processes of agricultural/food production, sensors monitor production parameters (e.g., sunlight exposure, temperature, and soul moisture) to increase the production efficiency and yield, as well as minimizing environmental impact by measuring the levels of toxins (e.g., pesticides, herbicides, and chemical wastes) and the misuse of GMOs and natural resources (e.g., underground water, soil minerals) for more sustainable production. Another subtopic is food fraud, including food adulteration and mislabeling, which is an economic threat to both industry and consumers. Finally, human health is a primary concern. Given that two recent pandemics—2009 Swine Flu and COVID-19—originated from a farm and a food market, respectively, AFS can play an enormous role in eliminating potential sources of future pandemics. Studies on portable and smart AFSs, used by vulnerable people, such as refugees and people in extreme conditions, are warmly welcomed for submission. Any submissions related to these given topics are welcome.

All the sensor technologies under the scope ( of this journal, which have a possible usage in the special topic are covered by this Special Issue.

Dr. Mustafa Fatih Abasiyanik
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2400 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.


  • sustainable food production
  • food quality
  • precision agriculture
  • sensor-based decision making
  • agriculture/food sensors
  • environment and human safety

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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