JFS Editorial Board

Editorial Board

  • Casimir C. Akoh, PhD, CFS; University of Georgia, USA
  • Bradley Bolling, PhD; University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA 
  • Mario Estévez, PhD; University of Extremadura Ciencias, Spain
  • Kristen Gibson, PhD; University of Arkansas, USA
  • Jung H. Han, PhD, CFS; Eat Just, USA
  • Joan M. King, PhD; Louisiana State University, USA
  • Hosahalli Ramaswamy, PhD; McGill University, Canada
  • Dojin Ryu, PhD, CFS; University of Idaho, USA
  • Beverly Tepper, PhD; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
  • Kequan (Kevin) Zhou, PhD; Wayne State University, USA
  • Muhammad Hussein Alu'Datt, PhD; Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • Gail Bornhorst, PhD; University of California, Davis, USA
  • Keith R. Cadwallader, PhD; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Kristi M. Crowe-White, PhD, RD; The University of Alabama, USA
  • Robin Dando, PhD; Cornell University, USA
  • Riëtte de Kock, PhD; University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Julie Goddard, PhD; Cornell University, USA
  • Mansel W. Griffiths, PhD; University of Guelph, Canada 
  • Gabriel Keith Harris, PhD; North Carolina State University, USA
  • Dallas G. Hoover, PhD, CFS; University of Delaware, USA
  • Andy Hwang, PhD, CFS; USDA ARS, ERRC, USA 
  • Hong-Sik Hwang, PhD; USDA ARS, USA
  • Pu Jing, PhD; Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Helen Joyner, PhD; Perfect Day; University of Idaho, USA
  • Soojin Jun, PhD; University of Hawaii, USA
  • Mun Y. Jung, PhD; Woosuk University, Korea 
  • Russell Keast, PhD, CFS; Deakin University, Victoria, Australia 
  • Oi-Ming Lai, PhD; Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia 
  • Youngsoo Lee, PhD; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Yonghui Li, PhD; Kansas State University, USA
  • José A. Lopes da Silva, PhD; University of Aveiro, Portugal 
  • Xiaonan Lu, PhD; McGill University, Canada
  • Lisa Mauer, PhD; Purdue University, USA
  • Enrique Palou, PhD; Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico
  • Carolyn Ross, PhD; Washington State University, USA 
  • Denis Roy, PhD; Université Laval, Canada 
  • Claire Koelsch Sand, PhD; Packaging Technology and Research, USA 
  • Nagendra Shah, PhD, CFS; The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 
  • Girdhari Sharma, PhD; US FDA, USA
  • Denise I. Skonberg, PhD; University of Maine, USA
  • Sherry A. Tanumihardjo, PhD; University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA
  • Rohan Tikekar, PhD; University of Maryland, USA
  • Ewen C.D. Todd, PhD, CFS; Michigan State University, USA
  • Jorge Welti-Chanes, PhD; Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, México 
  • Hang Xiao, PhD; University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
  • Zhimin Xu, PhD; Louisiana State University Ag Center, USA
  • Gow-Chin Yen, PhD, CFS; National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan 
  • Fatih Yildiz, PhD, CFS; Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • Oluwafemi Adebo, PhD; University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Diana Ansorena, PhD; Universidad de Navarra, Spain
  • Antonietta Baiano, PhD; Università di Foggia, Italy
  • Soottawat Benjakul, PhD; Prince of Songkla University, Thailand 
  • Kanishka Bhunia, PhD; Indian Institute of Technology, India
  • Dawn Bohn, PhD; University of Illinois, USA
  • Terri Boylston, PhD; Iowa State University, USA
  • Ziynet Boz, PhD; University of Florida, USA
  • Frederick Breidt, Jr., PhD; USDA-ARS, USA 
  • Xu-Liang Cao, PhD; Health Canada
  • Ozan Ciftci, PhD; University of Nebraska- Lincoln, USA
  • Dennis Cladis, PhD; Virginia Tech, USA
  • Harold Corke, PhD; Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology, China
  • Maria Corradini, PhD; University of Guelph, Canada 
  • Adriano Gomes da Cruz, PhD; Instituto Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Chiara Dall'Asta, PdD; University of Parma, Italy
  • MaryAnne Drake, PhD; North Carolina State University, USA 
  • Doris D'Souza, PhD; University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA 
  • Indika Edirisinghe, PhD; Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
  • Willis Fedio, PhD; New Mexico State University, USA
  • Dan Gallaher, PhD; University of Minnesota, USA
  • Girish Ganjyal, PhD; Washington State University, USA 
  • Carmen Gomes, PhD; Iowa State University, USA 
  • Elizabeth Grasso-Kelley, PhD; US FDA, USA
  • Emmanuel Hatzakis, PhD; The Ohio State University, USA 
  • Lili He, PhD; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
  • Jiang Jiang, PhD; Jiangnan University, China 
  • Byung Hee Kim, PhD; Sookmyung Women’s University, Korea
  • Baohua Kong, PhD; Northeast Agricultural University, China 
  • Jacob Lahne, PhD; Virginia Tech, USA
  • Juyun Lim, PhD; Oregon State University, USA
  • Yanhong Liu, PhD; USDA ARS, ERRC, USA
  • Yangchao Luo, PhD; Connecticut University of Connecticut, USA
  • Isabel Mafra, PhD; Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Ioanna Mandala, PhD; University of Athens, Greece
  • Roopesh Mohandas, PhD; University of Alberta, Canada 
  • Azlin Mustapha, PhD; University of Missouri, USA
  • Pradeep Singh Negi, PhD; CSIR- Central Food Technological Research Institute, India 
  • Keshavan Niranjan, PhD; University of Reading, UK
  • Guillermo Petzold, PhD; Universidad del Bío-Bío, Chile 
  • Predrag Putnik, PhD; University North, Koprivnica, Croatia
  • Aman Sandhu, PhD; Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
  • Shelly Schmidt, PhD; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Han-Seok Seo, PhD; University of Arkansas, USA
  • Fereidoon Shahidi, PhD; Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada 
  • Clint Stevenson, PhD; North Carolina State University, USA
  • María Amparo Tárrega Guillem, PhD; IATA-CSIC, Spain
  • Wenfei Tian, PhD; Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
  • Valentina Trinetta, PhD; Kansas State University, USA
  • Ruican Wang, PhD; Nankai University, China
  • Zanhui Wang, PhD; China Agricultural University, China
  • Yannick Weesepoel, PhD; Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Guanghua Zhao, PhD; China Agricultural University, China 
  • Jing Zhao, PhD; California State University, USA
  • Qixin Zhong, PhD; University of Tennessee, USA
  • Concise Reviews and Hypotheses in Food Science
  • New Horizons in Food Research
  • Integrated Food Science
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Engineering, Materials Science, and Nanotechnology
  • Food Microbiology and Safety
  • Sensory and Consumer Sciences
  • Health, Nutrition, and Food
  • Toxicology and Chemical Food Safety
  • Food Science Education
  • Christie Tarantino-Dean, FASAE, CAE; CEO and Publisher 
  • Bryan Hitchcock, Chief Science & Technology Officer
  • Amanda Ferguson, Director, IFT Scientific Journals
  • Andrew Kiefer, Editorial Coordinator

The editorial boards of IFT’s journals are structured to have multiple editors with expertise covering all aspects of the journal’s scope, to ensure that all manuscripts submitted to the journal are adequately assessed by experienced editors in the specific field of the manuscript’s topic.

There are 4 levels of editors:

Editor in Chief: Leads and makes appointments to the editorial boards, guides strategy and vision of the journal, sets journal policies, also serves as Scientific Editor. The Editor in Chief is appointed by the IFT Board of Directors.

Scientific Editors: Screen manuscript submissions in their general topical area of expertise (e.g., chemistry, engineering, sensory), make immediate decisions on whether submissions should be considered for further review, assign Associate Editors with narrower expertise in the topic, commit final decisions on all submissions, and support the Editor in Chief with scope refinement and other strategic and policy decisions. New Scientific Editors are typically recruited from the Associate Editors.

Associate Editors: Assess submissions that are assigned to them, sometimes recommending rejection without further review; in most cases, find and invite appropriate reviewers with the right expertise and no conflicts of interest, with a goal to secure at least 3 high-quality (detailed, constructively critical) reviews. Make recommendations after peer review, adding their own assessment comments. Provide valuable input to Scientific Editors and Editor in Chief on processes, scope, and strategy. New Associate Editors are typically recruited from the Editorial Board Members at Large.

Editorial Board Members at Large: Primary reviewers who have a history of providing detailed, appropriate, critical reviews for the journal, who commit to reviewing for the journal at least 6 times per year and promote the journal, such as by recruiting submissions.

All journals editors are expected to attend regular editorial board meetings and to share their insights on the journals to staff and the Editor in Chief. Editorial board terms vary from 2 to 5 years, depending on the role. Scientific Editors and the Editor in Chief have term limits.

IFT aims to have an editorial board and pool of reviewers that reflects the diversity of our readership, authorship, membership, and the broader science of food community. Read more about DEI at IFT.

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If you would like to serve as a reviewer, read more on our Reviewer Resources page.

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