Friday, 11 October 2013

functional and sustainable food/neutra/pharma

The issues of sustainability of food production, food security, and functionality are very high on the scientific and political agendas.

Communities around the world seek ways to sustain and increase agricultural production and increase the use of aquaculture as a medium to provide essential nutritious and affordable food to everyone.

Therefore, two colleagues (Liza Fragopoulou and Terry Smith) and myself, we joined forces to edit a Special Issue in the Journal of Chemistry

Structure and Functions of Biomolecules in Food and their Role in Producing Sustainably Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals, and Pharmaceuticals

Today, with some emerging doubts on the potency of omega-3 fatty acids to inhibit/cure CVDs,
there is a clear need to focus on biochemical and metabolomic studies of the bioactive food components that play a key role in designing and producing novel functional food with enhanced health benefits including anti-inflammatory properties.

Papers on the following topics are particularly welcome:

    Natural products and inflammation
    Dietary habits and inflammation
    The biosynthesis of anti-inflammatory food components
    Food security with focus to sustainable production of feeds
    Functional food and health supplements against inflammation
    Bioactive molecules and disease

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at

Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at

according to the following timetable:

Manuscript Due                      Friday, 14 March 2014
First Round of Reviews          Friday, 6 June 2014
Publication Date                     Friday, 1 August 2014

The articles of Journal of Chemistry are included in the following databases/resources:
Academic Search Alumni Edition
Academic Search Complete
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
CNKI Scholar
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
EBSCOhost Connection
Elsevier BIOBASE – Current Awareness in Biological Sciences (CABS)
Google Scholar
Journal Citation Reports: Science Edition
Science Citation Index Expanded

Ioannis (Yannis) Zabetakis

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