Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (INDIA)

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

Indian Food Industry Mag


Indian Food Industry Mag

Author Guidelines

­­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 publicationAll the contributions are subjected to review and Editorial Board reserves the right to publish or edit suitably. IFI Mag follows a strict anti plagiarism 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), CSIR-CFTRI Campus, Mysuru-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 not 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. The international system of units (SI units) must be used only. Line numbering should be provided continuously throughout the article. The title page should be submitted as separate file(MS-word) and it should clearly mention the title of manuscript 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. A MS-word file containing Graphical abstract, which is a concise visual summary of the article should also be submitted along with the manuscript.

The first page of the main document should contain Abstract, which should not be more than 250 words and it should highlight the specific contents of the review. Below the abstract 3-5 keywords should be provided. The article 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 availability of literature in the particular topic. IFI Mag strongly encourages the use of appropriate Illustrations such as photos, graphs (figures), and tables for clarity. All the photos, figures and tables should be numbered consecutively and cited in the text. These should be embedded in the text at appropriate places.Since, the size of the image would be adjusted during the publication process, authors should provide high resolution images (minimum 600 dpi) so that it can be effectively used during publication process. Digital images should be provided in JPEG format. Graphs such as those created from Excel spreadsheets are also accepted. 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”. All the references cited in text should be included in reference list according to the following pattern.

Reference Pattern

a) Journals

Kawai M, Uneyama H, Miyano H (2009). Taste-active components in foods, with concentration on umami compounds. Journal of Health Science, 55: 667-673.

b) Book

Harper JM (1981). Extrusion of foods. CRC Press, Florida, USA.

c) Chapter in a book

Giacometti T (1979). Free and bound glutamate in natural products. In: Filer PJ, Garattini S,Kare MR, Reynolds AW, Wurtman RJ (Eds.).Glutamic acid: Advances in Biochemistry andPhysiology. Raven Press,New York, USA, pp 25-34.

d) Thesis

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

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

e) Patent

McAnalley BH. Process for preparation of Aloe. United States Patent 4957907, September 18, 1990.

f) Patent application

Saritha V, Anilakumar KR, Jayathilakan K,FarhathKhanum. An Aloe vera based composition and a process for preparation thereof. Indian PatentApplication 1493/DEL/2012, June 12, 2012.

g) Web site

APEDA. 2017. Export Statistics - Up To Latest Month: Export summary for financial year 2016-17 (April - February). . Accessed on 29 December 2019.

Reviewers list

Authors are required to provide a list of 3 experts along with their Address, Email, field of Expert to review their papers. However, it is not mandatory for the editorial board to get the MS reviewed by the reviewers provided by the authors.

Graphical / Diagrammatic Abstract

The authors are requested to attach graphical/diagrammatic abstract along with the manuscript in JPEG format (5x5 cm). 

Sample graphical/diagrammatic abstract for your reference:


Editorial policy, Page charges & Reviewing

Submission of article to IFI Mag by the corresponding author is with an understanding all authors are aware of its submission to IFI Mag 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. IFI Mag does not levy any page 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 on reviewer’s comments and also to editorial comments, if any. The suggestion incorporated in the revised manuscript should be highlighted with different font colour. 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 it is not mandatory for publication of article.

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


General Policy:

As per the Journal Policy, each article has to be reviewed by at least a reputed person of relevant field to check its suitability for publication. If reviewer finds it suitable in its original form, it gets published as such, otherwise based on reviewers comments article is modified by author before publication. This is a general policy followed by all the journals to improve the quality of articles.