Journal of Food Protection

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First published in 1937, the Journal of Food Protection® is a refereed monthly publication.

Each issue contains scientific research and authoritative review articles reporting on a variety of topics in food science pertaining to food safety and quality. The journal is internationally recognized as the leading publication in the field of food microbiology with a readership exceeding 11,000 scientists from 70 countries. The Journal of Food Protection® is indexed in Agricola, Barbour Index, Biobase, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Preview/BIOSIS, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents, Dairy Science Abstracts, EBSCO Discovery, EMCare, FSTA, Google Scholar, IC Journals Master List, Index Medicus, Microbiological Abstracts (CAS), Microsoft Academic Search, OCLC/World Cat Discovery Services, ProQuest, Pubmed/Medline, Scopus and Science Citation Index.

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IAFP Members with access to JFP Onlinecan view all available JFP and JMFT content. Institutional subscribers will have access to subscribed content. Content more than five years old is free to read.


John N. Sofos Most-cited JFP Research and Review Publication Awards

These awards were established to recognize top researchers and high-quality research publications and reviews that contribute to the impact of JFP and the field of food safety. The awards are based upon the number of citations of a work by others for papers published five years prior. They are presented by the JFP Scientific Co-Editors at the Editorial Board Reception held each year at the IAFP Annual Meeting.

JFP Most-downloaded Publication Award

This award recognizes the most-downloaded Journal of Food Protection publication based on data from the JFP website. The award is presented by the JFP Scientific Co-Editors at the Editorial Board Reception held each year at the IAFP Annual Meeting.

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JFP Scientific Editors

  • Joseph Frank

    Scientific Editor

    University of Georgia

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  • Lauren S. Jackson

    Scientific Editor


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  • Elliot T. Ryser

    Scientific Editor

    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University

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  • Panagiotis Skandamis

    Scientific Editor

    Agricultural University of Athens

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  • Lisa K. Hovey

    Managing Editor

    International Association for Food Protection

    +1 515.276.3344

    +1 515.276.8655

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  • Didi Loynachan

    JFP Administrative Editor

    International Association for Food Protection

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    +1 515.276.8655

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