Authors' Guide

Instructions for Contributors to the
     Journal of Food Science and Technology (JFST)
IJFST publishes the results of research in the various aspects of Science applying to the different areas of Food Science and Technology from all over the world. Four copies of the manuscript, not already sent for publication should be forwarded to the Editorial Office, Journal of Food Science and Technology, College of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modarres University, P.O.Box.14115-336, Tehran, Iran.
Articles will be reviewed in a double-blind manner, meaning that the authors and the reviewers do not know each other.
Manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced, line numbered, with margins on good grade A4 paper. The heading of each manuscript should include the title, author ,s name(s) and complete address (es).
The manuscript should usually be divided into the following sections: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and finally Reference. An abstract not exceeding 300 words should cite the reasons for doing work; objectives and topics covered brief description of methods used, result and conclusions.
Introduction should be short and include a brief statement of the problem that specifies the work, the finding of others and an explanation of the general approach and objectives, Methods should be based on experimental and survey data and should give sufficient details. Tables, figures and other illustrations in the results section should provide a clear understanding of the representative data obtained from the experiments.
Discussion section should interpret the data presented in the results section, giving particular attention to the problems presented in the introduction. Acknowledgement(s) should precede the references.
In references section, the author(s) is (are) encouraged to cite only the published, significant and up-to-date reference. References should be numbered sequentially in the order that they are cited in the text. The numbers should be enclosed in square brackets e.g. Glenn et al. [1]. References are collected in numberical order at the end of the manuscript under the heading "References"
[1] Glenn, G.M., Younce, F.L. and Pitts, M.J.1991. Fundamental physical properties characterizing the hardness of wheat endosperm. Journal of Cereal Science 13: 179-194.
[2]Clark, A.H. 1987. The application of network theory to food systems. In "Food structure and Behavior", (J. M. V. Blanshard and P. Eillford, eds). Academic Press, London, pp: 13-34.
The manuscripts should also include a condensed running title (not exceeding 50 characters including spaces), a list of three to five keywords and a Persian abstract for non-Iranian authors the abstract will be converted into Persian by the journal,s editor.
Office tools (Microsoft Word) should be used to prepare the final revised materials. The final revised manuscript saved on a 3 1/2 floppy disk along with is hard copy is required for final submission.
The SI system is adopted as standard. As for abbreviations. If any non-standards are to be used, they should be defined in the text.
Tables should be numbered in Arabic, each submitted on a separate sheet with an appropriate legend at top. First mention of tables in text must be in sequential order. Indicate first mention of each table in the margin of manuscript.
Figures are of two kinds: line drawings and photographs. Line drawings must be drawn using intense black on white: photographs must be of good contrast and sharp focus throughout. In addition to the usual line-drawn graphs, treat complicated formulas, flow diagrams, metabolic schemes and large or complex tables as figures. First mention of figures in text must be in sequential order. Indicate first mention of each figure in the margin of text. Use [  ] to indicate the number of formulas.
Figures are photographically reproduced, nearly always at a reduced size from the material provided by the authors. Plan for maximum reduction wherever possible, figures will be reduced to fit one journal column(69mm). All letters, numbers and symbols, thus, must be large enough in original to be at least 1.5mm high after reduction.
Page author proofs will be sent to the authors for checking before publication. Alterations other than the correction of printer,s error will be allowed only at the editor,s discretion. Manuscripts after being corrected must be returned to the editorial office within 15 days. Otherwise the editor reserves the right to correct the proofs himself and to send the material for publication.
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