Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (INDIA)

CSIR - CFTRI Campus, Mysuru - 570020, Karnataka, INDIA

Indian Food Industry Mag


Indian Food Industry Mag

Aim & Scope

Indian food Industry (IFI) Mag is a bi-monthly magazine with a subscriber base of more than 3000. IFI accepts contributions such as Full Technical Review, Mini Reviews, News and Information about newer Machinery & Products, Recent Developments in food and allied industry/market etc., for publication. All the contributions are subjected to review and Editorial Board reserves the right to publish or edit suitably. IFI Mag follows a strict anti plagarism policy, hence contributes may take note of the caution, while preparing the MS. The contributions should be submitted as soft copy (the accepted format is MS-Word, 97-2003) through e-mail to and online submission through our website The subject line should be indicated as ‘New Article for Submission’ and the cover letter to be provided in the body of the e-mail. The correspondence is to be addressed to The Chief Editor, Indian Food Industry Mag, Association of Food Scientist & Technologists (India), CFTRI Campus, Mysore-570 020. Authors may note that submission of hard copy of the article is not accepted. Authors are solely responsible for obtaining copyright clearance from the original contributors to reproduce text/tables/figures/pictures/photos in their articles.

a) Full Technical Reviews

Full technical reviews (FTR) intended for submission should not typically be more than 6000 words, although in exceptional cases this can be exceeded. The contents of contributions should be related to current research area or of high relevance to industry, and should not be a mere reporting of research publications. Generally, it is expected that FTRs should not have more than 8 tables/illustrations/figures, in all.

b) Mini Reviews

Authors can submit Mini Reviews not exceeding 2000 words. Number of tables and illustrations/figures/images should not typically be more than 4.

c) Letters to the Editor

Readers can write letters to the editors with regards to points of disagreements related to reviews. These will be considered by the editorial board and will be sent to authors if editorial board agrees on the relevance of issues raised in the letter. Upon receipt of rebuttal from authors and editorial corrections to both the reader’s letter and rebuttals of authors, it will be published in the next issue of IFI Mag. Typically the contents of letters and the rebuttal shall exceed one full printed page.

d) News & Information

Readers or industries can contribute into this section. These news and information should not be more than 1000 words. The contributions will be acknowledged appropriately when news/information is published. Typically these should be quite recent and relevant information that would be useful to the readers as well as academicians and industries.

e) Product Information

Corporate (both member as well as non-members) can provide information about their products/machineries/services which are relevant to food industries, research institutes and academic bodies. IFI Mag would publish this information free of cost and typically such information should not be more than 1000 words. The industries/organizations/institutions are invited to advertise in IFI Mag. However, it is not a prerequisite.

Organization of Reviews / Mini-reviews

The article should be typed on A4 size paper with double spacing in Times New Roman font with a font size of 12. Line numbering should be provided continuously throughout the article. The first page of the submission should clearly mention the title in bold, name and affiliations of authors and corresponding author(s)’s contact details. It is mandatory to provide the E-mail address of corresponding author on this page.

Abstract of the article should not be more than 250 words and it should highlight the specific contents of the review. Further, it should also have an Introduction section briefly providing the background information. main body of the review article to be arranged by the authors based on the subject. IFI strongly encourages the use of appropriate Illustrations such as photos, graphs, tables and illustrations. For digital image, we publish at a resolution of 300 dpi. Since, the size of the image would be adjusted during the publication process, authors should provide high resolution images so that it can be effectively used during publication process. Digital images should be preferably in JPEG format. Graphs such as those created from Excel spreadsheets are accepted. re is no absolute criterion for number of illustrations per article. This depends of course on the relevance of the image and its ability to convey succinctly a message that would otherwise take a lot of words. The Conclusion section should include specific remarks of authors. References need to be mentioned in the text of the article. Authors should provide the list of references at the end of article with the heading “References” or “Further readings”. Although, the articles are expected to contain above sections, in specific cases like industrial reports or trade information, authors may adopt appropriate format for the article. Formats that needs to be adopted for including reprocess as below;

Reference Pattern

a) Journals

Kawai M, Uneyama H, Miyano H (2009). Taste-active components in foods, with

concentration on umami compounds. J. Health Sci. 55: 667-673.

Babu GS, Sekhar MR (2015). Impact of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) In Indian Food Processing Sector. IOSR J. Business Manag. 17: 6-12

b) Text book

Giacometti T (1979). Free and bound glutamate in natural products. In: Filer LJ, Garattini S,

Kare MR, Reynolds AW, Wurtman RJ Eds. Glutamic acid: Advances in Biochemistry and

Physiology. New York, Raven Press. pp 25-34.

Harper JM (1981). Extrusion of foods CRC Press, Florida, USA. Vol. I. pp 212 - 216.

c) Thesis/dissertations

Usha RM (2012). Microbiological and Molecular Characterization of Cellulose producing Gluconacetobacter Sp. Ph D thesis submitted to Mysore University, Mysuru.

Bhavya PK (2013). Comparative study of red wine from local table grape varieties. Dissertation M Sc. (Food Technology) CFTRI, Mysore University, Mysuru.

d) Processes

Saritha, V., Anilakumar, K.R., Jayathilakan, K. and Farhath Khanum. dt. 12 June 2012. An Aloe vera based composition and a process for preparation there of (No. 1493/DEL/2012).

e) Web sites

APEDA. 2017. Export Statistics - Up To Latest Month: Export summary for financial year 2016-17 (April - February). Umami rich foods


Authors are expected to give a list of 4 experts along with their Address, Contact no, Email, field of Expert to review their papers. Without the list of experts, the Manuscript will not be processed further. It is not mandatory for the editorial board to get the MS reviewed by the reviewers provided by the authors.

Editorial policy, Page charges & Reviewing

Submission of article to IFImag by the corresponding author is with an understanding all authors are aware of its submission to IFImag and that it is not being submitted elsewhere for consideration of publication in print or electronic medium. Authors are solely responsible for obtaining copyright clearance, wherever it is applicable. IFImag does not levy any pages charges and all articles are printed free of cost.

Each submission will be reviewed by peers (scientific or industrial) in the field before an editorial decision is made. In case of decision where article is to be revised and submitted, authors should provide point by point reply/action taken report to reviewer’s comments and also to editorial comments, if any. The Editorial Board has the authority to take final decision in the matter of acceptance or rejection of a submission. The Editorial decision is final and no correspondence would be entertained once the final decision is made about rejection or acceptance.

Due to space limitations and/or need for language corrections/improvement, it may be necessary to edit the submissions before they are accepted. In case of major editorial corrections, edited version of submission would be mailed to authors for incorporation of changes suggested. Editorial corrections are binding on the authors. These changes should be incorporated and revised submission should be sent back within 7 days after it is received by the authors.

Authors would receive a gratis copy of their article in PDF format and will receive the copy of the magazine if they are members. All the contributors are encouraged to become members of AFST (I), though not mandatory for publication of article.

For any further clarification, please contact Chief Editor – IFI mag at;