Food Quality & Safety magazine is distributed to professionals in the food and beverage industry who are tasked with ensuring quality and safe food products, from farm to fork. Our readers hold job titles in quality assurance/quality control, food safety management, validation and compliance, lab management, research and development, plant operations, and others.
When it comes to manuscript submissions, our philosophy is simple: We take contributed articles, but they must be geared to the audience mentioned above and be unbiased (no PR pieces or advertising content) to provide a balanced overview of the topic. Articles can cover best practices, regulations, trends, technology, and industry challenges. Contributors should also be considered authorities in the food industry topic they are writing on. In addition, we only run original articles; if the piece has appeared elsewhere, we cannot run it unless it has been substantially revised and/or updated.
To submit an article for consideration, please adhere to the following procedure:
- Submit a short abstract (150 – 200 words) to the professional editor or to the industry editors. The abstract should include the proposed length of the article.
- The submission must include a short biographical sketch of the individual submitting the proposal.
- The abstract and biography will be reviewed by the editors. If the submission is acceptable, the author will receive an email stating that the person may proceed and can submit the article for review. Authors will also be asked to sign a copyright transfer agreement, a standard form for contributors. Note, even though the abstract was accepted, it does not mean that the final submission will be published. Grounds for rejection of an article may include but need not be limited to:
a. The work is deemed too commercial.
b. The science is not accurate or supported.
Print articles typically range from 1,200 to 2,500 words; online-only articles range from 800-1,200. Be aware, we typically post our print content online ahead of physical issues. For more information on how to contribute, download our Contributing-Writer-Guidelines.
SEND ABSTRACTS OR ADDITIONAL EDITORIAL QUESTIONS TO:
Samara E. Kuehne