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Food Safety Journal - PMC-Participating Journal

Food Safety is a peer-reviewed open-access online journal of English published quarterly by the Food Safety Commission of Japan (FSCJ). Since the first issue was published in December of 2013, this journal has been regularly published on broad fields of sciences on food-related risk assessments.

Aim and Scope

The aim of the publication of Food Safety is to is to gather and disseminate scientific and technological information in the field of food safety on human health, and thereby facilitate the development of science and technology for risk assessments of foods. The journal publishes Original Article, Short Communication, and Review covering broad areas of food safety related to the risk assessment of foods as well as risk assessments conducted by FSCJ.

The scope of Food Safety covers broad aspects of food safety issues. (1) studies on risk assessments of biological, chemical, or physical agents concerning food safety; (2) occurrence of biological, chemical, or physical agents in the food chain with emphasis on human exposure; (3) epidemiology or control of food-borne illnesses; and (4) safety evaluation of novel foods including nanomaterials, genetically modified organisms, etc. We are grateful to the contributors for supporting the publication of the journal, which will advance the development of science and technology for food safety.

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Since the first issue was published in December of 2013, four regular issues have been regularly published on J-STAGE) in March, June, September, and December of each year.

From April 2019, this journal starts to use Editorial Manager® online submission and peer review tracking system for submission of manuscript. Please check on the progress of your contribution by logging onto Editorial Manager® at Food Safety. This journal is assigned to Digital Object Identifier (DOI)-Cross Reference and distributed under the term of the Creative Commons Attribution License, CC BY 4.0.

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