Food Protection Trends Management Committee

Mission Statement: To provide guidance to the Executive Board on matters concerning Food Protection Trends.

Next Meeting

July 9, 2017
Tampa Convention Center | Tampa, Florida

In conjunction with IAFP 2017

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Minutes

2017 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. It is recommended that Matt Taylor be recognized as Vice Chair and will ascend to Chair on July 21, 2019.

    Board Response: Agree

  2. It is recommended that five awards be developed to recognize publications in FPT and be awarded during the 2018 meeting: 1. Most-cited peer-reviewed publication. This award will recognize the most-cited publication based upon citations over the past five calendar years. Metrics will be determined from Web of Science based upon Clarivate Analytics. 2. Most-viewed peer-reviewed publication. This award will recognize the most viewed publication published over the past 2 calendar years. The 2018 award will be compiled from articles published from Jan–Feb of 2016 until Nov–Dec 2017. Donna Bahun will obtain data based upon views in the prior calendar year. 3. Most viewed general interest publication. This award will recognize the most viewed publication published over the past 2 calendar years. The 2018 award will be compiled from articles published from Jan–Feb of 2016 until Nov–Dec 2017. Donna Bahun will obtain data based upon views in the prior calendar year. 4. Most downloaded peer-reviewed publication. This award will recognize the most downloaded publication published over the past 2 calendar years. The 2018 award will be compiled from articles published from Jan–Feb of 2016 until Nov–Dec 2017. Donna Bahun will obtain data based upon downloads in the prior calendar year. 5. Most downloaded general interest publication. This award will recognize the most downloaded publication published over the past 2 calendar years. The 2018 award will be compiled from articles published from Jan–Feb of 2016 until Nov–Dec 2017. Donna Bahun will obtain data based upon downloads in the prior calendar year.

    Board Response: Agree if the metrics can be obtained.

  3. It is recommended that the final survey be delivered by a web-based survey platform that will allow for integrated logic to be established within the survey (direct next question based upon response). Cathy Cutter, Faith Critzer, and Donna Bahun will work to craft preamble to the survey and test the instrument once available prior to release to all IAFP members. It is also recommended that a $100 gift card be awarded randomly to one participant in order to incentivize participation.

    Board Response: Agree

  4. It is recommended that a new online viewing platform be considered by the Executive Board for FPT. The current platform makes it difficult for the IAFP membership to access and view content. Consider allowing for hyperlinked table of contents so readers don’t have to advance through all content to get to an article they are interested in reading and improve the ability to view content (ex. font is too small and zoom is too close).

    Board Response: Agree, IAFP staff will look into options of a new platform. The current table of contents is linked to the article page for ease of navigation.

2016 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. FPT Management Committee would like to recognize one publication from Food Protection Trends at the Annual Meeting Editorial Board Reception in 2017. It is recommended that data be collected with respect to 1) most viewed, 2) most downloaded, and 3) most cited manuscripts in order for the FPT Management Committee to determine what the appropriate metric(s) are to recognize one publication in Food Protection Trends. It is recommended that this data be collected for six months and reported back to FPT Management Committee during a mid-year conference call, at which time they will determine the appropriate course of action for creating an award to be given during the Editorial Board Reception at IAFP 2017.

    Board Response: Staff will collect the data and provide to the Committee for their teleconference.

  2. It is recommended that a survey tool be developed for the IAFP membership with the broad goal of obtaining feedback with regard to Food Protection Trends. FPT Management Committee has created a subcommittee tasked with creating this tool and presenting it for approval to the FPT Management Committee during a mid-year conference call, and, if approved, to the IAFP Executive Board.

    Board Response: Staff will contract with a third-party vendor to conduct a publications survey. The subcommittee should provide suggested questions that can be included related to FPT.

2015 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. Recommend to the Board to appoint Faith Critzer as the Vice Chair of Food Protection Trends Management Committee.

    Board Response: Approve.

  2. Recommend to the Board to reappoint Catherine (Cathy) Cutter as the FPT Scientific Editor a 4-year term.

    Board Response: Approve.

  3. Recommend to the Board to check with Allen Pre-publication Reference Checker to check references in journal articles submitted for publication.

    Board Response: IAFP staff to research the cost and see if it can be used for both JFP and FPT. Use of the correct “EndNote” template can also help.

  4. Recommend to the Board to redefine in the IAFP Bylaws Section V, Part C the definition of FPT to include words such as applied research, information, and member news.

    Board Response: FPT Editor and staff to look into redefining this section of the Bylaws. Then a recommendation would be made to the Constitution & Bylaws Committee to consider the change.

  5. Recommend to the Board to develop a survey to determine if FPT and JFP are meeting the needs of the membership.

    Board Response: IAFP staff will look into the cost and determine if the survey should be jointly conducted for both journals or if a separate survey for each is needed. It will need to be determined if the survey has a readership or publishing focus.

  6. Recommend to the Board to determine the numbers and usage of articles downloaded from IAFP website by users.

    Board Response: IAFP staff will work with the Web developer to obtain additional statistics.

2014 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. Recommend to the Board to make all back issues of FPT and DFES available online so can be searchable as budget permits.

    Board Response: Articles that were readily available have already been posted. For older articles, staff will investigate cost and time needed to post.

  2. Recommend to the Board that if repeated formatting issues arise in submissions, authors will be charged fees/penalty for extra time spent. The fees will be based on staff time.

    Board Response: The Board approved charging $300 to authors whose papers require excessive formatting.

  3. Recommend to the Board to develop a one-pager/flyer that will be included in package material for international and Affiliate meetings on what type of articles, how to submit articles and the process for review of articles in FPT.

    Board Response: Staff will create a flyer to attract submissions to FPT.