Journal of Food Science One of Only 300 Chosen by Library of Congress as “High Priority Serial” JFS: From the Editor-in-Chief: Vol. 69, No. 4

Library of CongressI am pleased to announce that the Journal of Food Science has been chosen among a field of only 300 other cross-disciplinary and subjectarea journals to be on the Library of Congress’ list of “high priority serials.” Others on the list ranged from the Astrophysical Journal, to the Harvard Law Review, to World Politics.

This honor was extended in the form of a “Mandatory Deposit Notice” issued to Roy G. Hlavacek, IFT’s Vice President of Communications at its office in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. It informs us that the Library of Congress has chosen the Journal of Food Science as part of its “Expedited Deposits Project” (EDP). In the words of Bernard Mercer, Copyright Acquisitions Librarian at the United States Copyright Office in Washington, D.C., the Journal of Food Science was “selected for expedited processing because [it is] needed by the Library’s Congressional Research Service and the Law Library to satisfy the research and information needs of the U.S. Congress.” We are asked to send two copies of each printed issue, directly from the printer to the Library of Congress.

In a follow-up e-mail correspondence between Mr. Mercer and JFS Managing Editor Curtis L. Mattson, it was revealed that the journal would be “distributed to the Newspaper and Current Periodicals Reading Room, The Law Library and Congressional Research Service within 24 hours of receipt in Copyright Acquisitions Division. Materials that are deposited to the standard Copyright Office address can take weeks to be processed through our system before the materials are made available to users. The EDP Project makes it possible for users to have access to publications post haste.”

We at IFT and the Journal of Food Science are very happy to be honored in this way, and feel it reflects the hard work and dedication of the editors involved in producing each issue of the journal, as well as the quality of the science and scientists represented in its pages.

Daryl B. Lund


Daryl B. Lund
Editor-in-Chief, IFT Scientific Journals
University of Wisconsin