Journal History
The Iranian Food Science and Technology Research Journal (IFSTRJ) was established in 2005 by Ferdowsi University of Mashhad with the collaboration of Iranian Food Science and Technology Association (IFSTA) through a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding.

Field and Scope
 IFSTRJ is a scientific journal and is focused on almost all fields of food science and technology research categorized as Food chemistry, Food physics, Food microbiology and biotechnology, Food technology, and Food engineering. IFSTRJ selects, reviews and publishes articles regarding selected fields of food science and technology research i.e. food chemistry, food physics, food microbiology and biotechnology, food technology, and food process engineering. Sub-disciplines surrounding its scope have been categorized as food rheology, image processing, dairy technology, cereal technology, meat science, food packaging, nano-food technology, food risk assessments, food safety and molecular biology.

Open Access Policy
All articles of the Journal are Open Access. IFSTRJ are fully compliant with open access mandates, by publishing its articles under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). Authors retain the copyright of their work and can deposit their publication in any repository. This means that articles can be freely reused by the author and others as long as the article is properly cited.

Article Processing Charge (APCs)
All articles of the Journal are Open Access: They are immediately available online at no cost to read, distribute and/or reuse. To support Open Access publishing, IFSTRJ charges a publication fee of 2,000,000 Rials, for peer review management, journal production and online hosting and archiving. The payment is due when the IFSTRJ accepts the article for publication. The corresponding author of the manuscript is responsible to pay the publication fee.

 Paper plagiarism checker

To prevent plagiarism, IFSTRJ uses the Hamyab system for identifying Persian papers and the iThenticate system for identifying Latin papers.

Privacy statement

Email addresses and contact information of the author will be used for purposes of the journal and will not be available to any person or organization.

Digital Preservation Policy

Website Archiving

All of our electronic content (website, manuscripts, etc.) is stored on two different sources. Content on one server is online and accessible to the readers. The copy of the same content is kept as a backup on one other sources. In case of failure of one server, any one of the other sources can be made online and website expected to be accessible within less than 24-36 hours.

Abstracting/Indexing Services

Our journal’s Abstracting/Indexing services store many essential information about the articles. Additionally, two of our journal’s Abstracting/Indexing services (Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC) and Iran Scientific Journals System) archive not only the metadata about the article, but the electronic versions of the articles, as well. Therefore, copies of the articles are available to the scientific community through their systems as an alternative to the journals own.


Authors may archive the final published version of their articles in personal or institutional repositories immediately after publication.

Policy against Plagirasim

Plagiarism in any forms, including quotations or paraphrasing of substantial parts of another’s article (without attribution), “passing off” another’s article as the author’s own or claiming results from research conducted by others, constitutes unethical publishing behavior is unacceptable. The authors must ensure that the submitted manuscript describes completely the original work; free from any aspect of plagiarism.  All authors are suggested to use a plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking. Care be taken to ensure that the work has not been published before in any language; and is not simultaneously submitted to other journals (Multiple submission unacceptable).

If any of the above unethical publishing behavior is detected by the Journal Editorial office or by one of the reviewers, the paper will be immediately rejected and the Editorial Board will communicate with the author(s) to demand an explanation and the amendment of the plagiarized content. If the author(s) does not respond within a reasonable length of time or does not make the necessary adjustments, the editor of the other journals (for Multiple submission) and the author's respective institution are notified and the authors’ name are blacklisted and they will not be able to submit manuscripts to the Iranian Food Science and Technology Research Journal.

If plagiarism is reported by someone after publication of an article, the case will be investigated by the Journal’s  Editorial Board, and if the plagiarized content is noticeable, the article will be withdrawn from the archive of our journal and the author's respective institution are notified and the authors’ name are blacklisted.