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INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

Submissions of Manuscripts

This journal uses its own submission system. Please read the guidelines before making a submission. Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided below.

Manuscripts must be submitted through the journal’s website www.journalrpfoods.com , via “submit article” section.

All authors’ ORCID numbers need to be submitted when creating an account for correspondence. To obtain an ORCID number, please visit: https://orcid.org/

Paper manuscript submissions via mail are not accepted. Full-length papers comprise the major part of each issue. Reviews are accepted for publication only at the invitation of the Editors.

It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that the English used in their manuscript is correct, both grammatically and stylistically, before submission.

Journal of Raw Materials to Processed Foods strives to publish papers of high quality regarding;

• Trends in new food product and technology development

• Quality and safety assessment of raw and processed foods

• Instrumental and sensory analysis strategies in raw and processed foods

• Process design and practices applied from raw material to processed foods

• Medicinal and aromatic plants: raw material to essential oils

• Meat, poultry and seafood processing technology, quality and safety

• Nutrients and nutritional assessment of raw and processed foods

• Postharvest applications and technologies for raw materials

 

Fees

There is no fee for article submission, article processing or publication.

 

Policy of screening for plagiarism

The manuscripts are scanned by the Publisher’s Office using the iThenticate program for determination of plagiarism and non-ethical situations.

Authors must not use the words, figures, or ideas of others without attribution. All sources must be cited at the point they are used, and reuse of wording must be limited and be attributed or quoted in the text. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will be rejected and the authors may incur sanctions. Any published articles may need to be corrected or retracted.

The Journal of the Raw Materials to Proccessed Foods consider only original content, i.e. articles that have not been previously published, including in a language other than English. Articles based on content previously made public only on a preprint server, institutional repository, or in a thesis will be considered.

 

Open Access

Journal of Raw Materials to Processed Foods is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

 

Publishing Ethics

The Editors are committed to upholding the highest academic, professional, legal, and ethical standards in the publication of this journal. To this end, we have adopted a set of guidelines, to which all submitting authors are expected to adhere, to assure integrity and ethical publishing for authors, reviewers, and editors.


Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement indicating that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.

 

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher. As an author, you are required to secure permission if you want to reproduce any figure, table, or extract text from any other source. This applies to direct reproduction as well as "derivative reproduction" (such as when you have created a new figure or table which is derived substantially from a copyrighted source).


All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher. All parts of the manuscript should be written in Times New Roman, double-spaced, with margins at least one inch on all sides. The main text and tables should be uploaded as Word documents. Please provide line numbers. Manuscript pages should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper.


Authors should provide a cover letter that includes the contact details of the corresponding author. Authors should briefly explain why their work is appropriate for the Journal of Raw Materials to Processed Foods.

Ethical Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Research

Manuscripts containing original research on animal subjects must have been approved by an ethical review committee. The project identification code, date of approval and name of the ethics committee or institutional review board must be cited in the Methods Section.

For research involving animals, any potentially derived benefits must be significant in relation to harm suffered by participating animals. Authors should particularly ensure that their research complies with the commonly accepted three steps:

·       Replacement of animals by alternatives wherever possible,

·       Reduction in number of animals used, and

·       Refinement of experimental conditions and procedures to minimize the harm to animals.

 

Peer-Review Process

Journal of Raw Materials to Processed Foods utilizes a double-blind peer review process where both the identities of reviewers and authors are anonymous. The editor-in-chief is responsible of the editorial and scientific content of the journal and makes the final decision.

Submitted manuscripts that pass preliminary control are evaluated by editor-in-chief for their originality, methodology, the importance of the subject covered and compliance with the journal scope. For the manuscripts that are considered for publication an unbiased, double-blinded peer-review process is initiated by associate editors. The manuscripts are sent to two or more independent peer reviewers who are expert in the field. The reviewers are asked to provide detailed, constructive comments that will help the editor to make a decision, and the authors to improve their manuscript. The requested changes are made by the authors using the online manuscript submission system. Associate editor sends the original manuscript, the revised manuscript and all the reviewers’ comments together with his recommendation to the editor-in-chief.

Editor-in-chief reviews the manuscript and makes the final decision. He might accept the manuscript, reject the manuscript or request further revisions.

In case of manuscripts submitted by editors or by the editorial board members of the journal, the editorial board will invite an external and independent editor to manage the evaluation processes of these manuscripts. The reviewers are required to notify the editor of any kinds of conflicts of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. They must ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential and must report to the Editor-in-Chief if they are aware of copyright infringement and plagiarism on the author’s side.

Journal of Raw Materials to Processed Foods takes into consideration the Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE guidelines and flow charts for peer review process.

 

Manuscript Structure

Submissions need to be of sufficient editing quality that they will be easily interpreted by the readership of the Journal. If submitted work does not meet this standard, it will be returned to the authors.

Set your document as A4 paper, use double line spacing, Times font size 12, number all pages, do not justify the right margin, and do not use line numbers. Save your manuscript as a Word document (.doc, .docx).

Structure your manuscript file as follows: Title page, Abstract and key words, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgments, References, Tables, Figure legends.

 

Title page

The first page (title page) of your manuscript file must include the following information:

·         Full title (max 150 characters including letters and spaces), which must be concise and informative.

·         All authors listed as first name, initials, and last name (i.e., Serkan SELLİ)

·         Institutional affiliation of each author, using superscripts and not symbols (e.g., Hasim KELEBEK1).

·         Corresponding author’s information (full mailing address, phone and fax numbers, email address); this is usually the submitting author.

 

Abstract 

A structured abstract of no more than 350 words is to be provided. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams, and reference to the text in the abstract. At least three and maximum of six key words should be identified for indexing. List the key words beneath the abstract in alphabetical order.

 

Main Text

Divide the text into the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion. Use commas (,) to separate thousands and full stop (.) for decimals (e.g. 12,354.55). Please use " / " to divide the units (mg/L) and avoid using -1 (mg L^-1). Include tables in the manuscript file, after the references. Number all figures (graphs, charts, photographs, and illustrations) in the order of their citation in the text. Figures must be submitted as separate files and not embedded in the Word document.


Funding

List all sources of funding for the research.


Declaration of Interests

Declare any competing interests for each author. All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. It is the sole responsibility of authors to disclose any affiliation with any organization with a financial interest, direct or indirect, in the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript (such as consultancies, employment, paid expert testimony, honoraria, speakers bureaus, retainers, stock options or ownership, patents or patent applications or travel grants) that may affect the conduct or reporting of the work submitted. All sources of funding for research are to be explicitly stated. If uncertain as to what might be considered a potential conflict of interest, authors should err on the side of full disclosure.


All submissions to the journal must include full disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest. If there are no conflicts of interest, authors should state that there are none. This must be stated at the point of submission (within the manuscript after the main text under a subheading "Declaration of interest" and where available within the appropriate field on the journal’s Manuscript Central site). This may be made available to reviewers and will appear in the published article at the discretion of the Editors or Publisher.


If no conflict is declared, the following statement will be attached to all articles: Declaration of interest. The authors report no conflicts of interest. The authors alone are responsible for the content and writing of the paper.


The intent of this policy is not to prevent authors with these relationships from publishing work, but rather to adopt transparency such that readers can make objective judgments on conclusions drawn.

 

Acknowledgments

List in this section:

·         Any substantial contribution provided by a person other than the author and who does not fulfill authorship criteria

·         The assistance of proof reading experts

·         All participating group authors who do not meet the full authorship criteria

·         All sources of funding for the manuscript and the financial disclosures for all authors

Written permission must be obtained to include the names of all individuals included in the Acknowledgments section.


If the manuscript has been presented at a meeting, please indicate in this section name, location, and date of event.

 

References

References should be identified in the text with Arabic numerals and numbered in the order cited. All references should be compiled at the end of the article as explained below.

Authors are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of their references and for correct text citation. Personal communications, unpublished data, abstracts, and oral or poster presentations should be limited and incorporated in parentheses within the text without a reference number. Signed permission should be included from each individual identified in a personal communication or as a source for unpublished data, as well as the date of communication.

·         References should follow the text and begin on a separate page.

·         References must be double line spaced and numbered consecutively in order of appearance within the text, using the Word automated numbering tool.

·         Identify references in text, tables, and legends with Arabic numerals in parentheses, i.e., (Selli et al., 2020).

·         Mention only the surname of the author if there is just one author of the article, including the published year (Selli, 2020). Mention the only surnames of authors when they are two, for instance; Selli and Kelebek, 2020. Mention only the surname of first author and add “Selli et al., 2020” when the number of authors are three or more.

·         References used within tables or figure legends should be included in the reference list and numbered in consecutive order according to the table/figure citation in the text.

·         Journal names should not be abbreviated.

·         Any references to studies (including books or articles) that have been accepted for publication but are not yet published should indicate where they will be published and have the term “in press” in the reference in place of volume and page numbers. These must be updated prior to publication, if possible.

 

Examples

Journal article (print)

Selli, S., Kelebek, H., Kesen, S., & Sonmezdag, A.S. (2018). GCMS olfactometric and LCDADESIMS/MS characterization of key odorants and phenolic compounds in black drysalted olives. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 98(11), 4104-4111.


Book

Shahidi, F. (1994). Flavor of meat and meat products—an overview. In Flavor of meat and meat products (pp. 1-3). Springer, Boston, MA.


Tables and Figures: Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but should be included as separate sheets at the end of the text. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units must be included. Figures should be completely labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction.


Captions: Should be typed, double-spaced, on a separate sheet. All original figures should be clearly marked with the number, author’s name, and top edge indicated.


Illustrations: Illustrations submitted should be clean originals or digital files. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction.