Journal of Food Protection® Management Committee

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

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. The Committee would like to continue to work with Judy Luther to: a. Correlate article downloads with citations to get a better understanding of our metrics and our readership and, b. Run a distribution curve of our citations in conjunction with our impact factor.

    Board Response: Agree

2016 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. The Committee recommends that Sean Leighton be appointed to Vice Chair of the Committee.

    Board Response: Agree.

  2. The Committee recommends that the Board consider and support recommendations that have come out of Judy Luther’s approach.

    Board Response: Agree

  3. The Committee recommends that the Board support the development of a marketing and communication strategy to drive the timely promotion of the Journal. We recommend the allocation of resources to support the involvement of a marketing/communications specialist to lead this effort. Board Response: Agree.

    Board Response: Staff will work with Judy Luther to identify proper resources.

2015 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. The Journal of Food Protection (JFP) Management Committee suggests the following members to join the Board-led sub-committee (chaired by Alejandro Mazzotta) to address changes to JFP: Manan Sharma, Vijay Juneja, Sean Leighton, Elliot Ryser (representing the scientific coeditors). A Non-JFP Management Committee member suggested to be on the taskforce is Steve Kenney.

    Board Response: Approve and request the sub-committee add at least one more academic member.

  2. If an author chooses to publish their article in Journal of Food Protection under the “Open Access” the author should only be charged a flat $3,000 fee and not be charged for additional page charges.

    Board Response: Approved a $2,500 Open Access fee for members and $3,000 for non-member to begin immediately.

  3. Conduct a survey among IAFP membership seeking insights into the choice or reluctance to publish in Journal of Food Protection and Food Protection Trends with questions to be developed by Impact Factor Taskforce, JFP Management Committee, and Food Protection Trends Management Committee.

    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.

  4. Ask the Scientific Editors to establish a formal effort (to be implemented at the Editors’ discretion) to invite authors (either previously published authors in JFP or other prominent authors) to submit a mini-review article to JFP.

    Board Response: The Board agrees and sets a goal that each Editor invite a minimum of two (2) review articles (and obtain) each calendar year.

  5. Request additional data specific to citations used to calculate Impact Factor from Thomson Reuters (as suggested by Judy Luther, consultant to JFP) to provide more data for Impact Factor Committee. Judy Luther should be consulted on specific data request to be made.

    Board Response: IAFP staff will look into what data is suggested and the cost associated with obtaining.

  6. Consider providing an incentive for JFP Editorial Board members to publish in Journal of Food Protection (e.g., reduced or eliminated page charges for an article on a recurring basis).

    Board Response: Board would need to know the benefits of doing so.

2014 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. The Committee recommends the “most-cited paper award” be named the “John N. Sofos Most-cited Paper Award.”

    Board Response: Approved.

  2. The Committee recommends that Vijay Juneja be approved as Vice Chair of the Committee.

    Board Response: Approved.

  3. The Committee recommends the reappointment of Dr. Elliot T. Ryser as Scientific Editor for another four-year term.

    Board Response: Approved.

  4. The Committee recommends initiating the search process for the replacement of Dr. John Sofos for the fourth Scientific Editor position, starting as soon as possible through the end of 2015.

    Board Response: Approved. Terms of all Editors will be studied to determine an appropriate structure.

  5. The Committee recommends that future Scientific Editors serve terms of 4 years for a maximum of up to three consecutive terms for Scientific Editors.

    Board Response: Approved. This will require a change to the IAFP Bylaws and will need to be voted on at the IAFP 2015 Business Meeting.

  6. The Committee recommends to the Board an award be established for the most downloaded publication.

    Board Response: Approved.