Foods is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on food science published semimonthly online by MDPI. The Italian Society of Food Sciences (SISA) and Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN) are affiliated with Foods and their members receive discounts on the article processing charges.  
  • 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
Traditional and Ethnic Foods in the Context of Food Nutritional Security Guest Editors: Sampat Ghosh, Chuleui Jung, Victor Benno Meyer-Rochow
Deadline: 1 September 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
Special Issue in Foods
Safety and Quality of Postharvest Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: 2nd Volume Guest Editor: Rinaldo Botondi
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Special Issue in Foods
Health Benefits of Dietary Polysaccharides on Metabolic Disorders via Regulating Gut Microbiota Guest Editors: Dingtao Wu, Ren-You Gan, Yichen Hu
Deadline: 15 October 2023
Topical Collection in Foods
Reviews on Food Microbiology, Foodborne Pathogens, and Probiotics Collection Editor: Arun K. Bhunia
Topical Collection in Foods
Food Modelling Collection Editors: Ursula Gonzales-Barron, Vasco Cadavez
Topical Collection in Foods
Analytical Chemical Methods Combined with Multivariate Analysis for Food Authenticity Assessment and Quality Evaluation Collection Editors: Francesco Longobardi, Ana María Jiménez Carvelo
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