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Impact Factor for PJFNS

Based on positive evaluation made by THOMSON REUTERS,
the PJFNS has received its first Impact Factor,
The Impact Factor has been announced in the latest issue
of Journal Citation Reports.

We thank all Editors, Reviewers and Authors for contributing
to this great success!


15 points for PJFNS in the 2015 Journals’ ranking
of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education

It is our pleasure to inform that PJFNS received 15 points
in Scientific Journals’ ranking of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
in the A category of journals with the Impact Factor (item 9109).

We thank all Section Editors, Advisory Board Members, Reviewers and Authors for contributing to this great success.

Prof. Henryk Zieliński and Joanna Molga

General Information

lightboxPolish Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences  was established by the Committee of Food Sciences and the Committee of Human Nutrition Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Polish Food Technologists' Society and the Polish Society of Nutritional Sciences. 

It has been published since 1957 as Roczniki Chemii i Technologii Żywności and Acta Alimentaria Polonica (1957-1991). Since 1992, it has been published by the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn as a quarterly Polish Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences (one volume in four issues: March, June, September, and December). Since 2014, the PJFNS is published by a global scientific publishing house de Gruyter.

For nearly 60 years, the quarterly has significantly contributed to the development of food science in Poland. Since 1992, the journal has also been contributing to the development of human nutrition sciences.


New scope

The Polish Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences publishes original, basic and applied papers, reviews and short communications on fundamental and applied food research in the following Sections

Food Technology:

  • Innovative technology of food development including biotechnological and microbiological aspects
  • Effects of processing on food composition and nutritional value

 Food Chemistry:

  • Bioactive constituents of foods
  • Chemistry relating to major and minor components of food
  • Analytical methods

 Food Quality and Functionality:

  • Sensory methodologies
  • Functional properties of food
  • Food physics
  • Quality, storage and safety of food

  Nutritional Research Section:

  • Nutritional studies relating to major and minor components of food (excluding works related to questionnaire surveys)

 “News” section:

  • Announcements of congresses
  • Books reviews

Reviews on specific topics relevant to the advance of the Baltic Region food science and nutrition research are particularly welcome.  

Review Policy: The Co-Editors with the Editor-in-Chief will select submitted manuscripts in relationship to their innovative and original content. Referees will be selected from the Advisory Board and/or qualified Polish or foreign scientists. Acceptance of a paper rests with the referees. 

Out of the scope of the journal are:

  • Contribution which are not of international interest or do not have a substantial impact on food sciences
  • Submission which comprise merely data collections, based on the use of routine analytical or bacteriological methods
  • Nutritional questionnaire surveys

Manuscripts should be submitted to PJFNS via Editorial Manager system avialble at PJFNS homepage. Authors are requested to submit a cover letter with their manuscript, in which they should indicate: type of contribution, section of the journal as well as names and addresses of two potential referees.


   The quarterly is covered by Web of Science, Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences, Journal Citation Reports and Science Citation Index Expanded, BIOSIS (Biological Abstracts), SCOPUS, FSTA (formerly: Food Science and Technology Abstracts), CAS (Chemical Abstracts), AGRICOLA, AGRO-LIBREX data base, EBSCO, FOODLINE, Leatherhead FOOD RA data base FROSTI, ProQuest: The Summon, Bacteriology Abstracts, Immunology Abstracts, AGRIS and Index Copernicus data bases, Polish Scientific Journals Contents (PSJC) Life Science data base available at and any www browser.


June 2016 issue

June 2016 issue of PJFNS (2/2016) is now available on-line with 9 new manuscripts and a Book Review [...]
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Editorial News

Reviewer Thank You

PJFNS Editor Office cordially thanks all Reviewers that have made reviews of manuscripts published [...]
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