Foods is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal of food science and is published semimonthly 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, PubAg, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Food Science & Technology) / CiteScore - Q1 (Health Professions (miscellaneous))
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 15.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • 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: 5.2 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 5.5 (2022)
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Topic in Agriculture, Energies, Foods, Sustainability
New Insights in Agriculture: Sustainability, Digitalization and Food Safety Topic Editors: Kristina Kljak, Klaudija Carović-Stanko, Darija Lemić, Jernej Jakše, Kurt A. Rosentrater, Arup Kumar Goswami, Craig Sturrock
Deadline: 15 September 2023
Topic in Applied Sciences, AppliedChem, Foods, MPs, Molecules
Future Food Analysis and Detection - 2nd Volume Topic Editors: Alessandra Biancolillo, Federico Marini
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Topic in Agriculture, Beverages, Foods, Microorganisms, Toxins
Emerging Food Safety Issues Associated with Mycotoxins Topic Editors: Wayne L. Bryden, Naresh Magan
Deadline: 1 December 2023
Topic in Foods, Forests, IJERPH, Sustainability, Urban Science
Nature Therapy: The Physiological Effects of Nature on Humans Topic Editors: Harumi Ikei, Hyunju Jo, Yoshifumi Miyazaki
Deadline: 25 December 2023
Special Issue in Foods
Dietary Bioactive Compound and Health – Volume II Guest Editors: Choon Young Kim, Bonggi Lee
Deadline: 10 August 2023
Special Issue in Foods
The Chemistry of Wine—from Vine to the Glass Guest Editors: José Sousa Câmara, José António Couto Teixeira, Rosa M. Perestrelo
Deadline: 25 August 2023
Special Issue in Foods
Intervention Processing for Controlling Pathogenic Bacteria in Fresh and Processed Meat Guest Editors: Vasco Cadavez, Ursula Gonzales-Barron
Deadline: 31 August 2023
Special Issue in Foods
Rethinking Agri-Food and Marine Waste and Byproducts for Circular and Sustainable Bio-Based Food Packaging Guest Editors: Sílvia Petronilho, Mario M. Martinez
Deadline: 20 September 2023
Topical Collection in Foods
Edible Films and Coatings for Food Preservation Collection Editor: Hiléia Karla Silva Souza
Topical Collection in Foods
Dietary Fiber and Polysaccharide: Preparation, Structure and Health Benefits Collection Editor: Qiang Yu
Topical Collection in Foods
Phytonutrients in Food: From Traditional to Rational Usage Collection Editor: Quanhong Li
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