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Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods - General information
'Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods' has an Impact Factor of 0,935 (2013 Journal Citation Report, Thomson Reuters 2014).
From Issue 1 of Volume 5, the journal is published by Wageningen Academic Publishers.
'Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods' is issued four times a year (March/June/September/December). Each issue contains approximately 80 pages. The journal is published by Wageningen Academic Publishers in co-operation with ICC.

Editors-in-chief: Roland Poms and Stanley Cauvain

ISSN 1757-8361 (paper edition)
ISSN 1757-837X (online edition)

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Aims and scope

'Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods' is an international peer-reviewed journal publishing scientific primary research papers and review papers in the areas of food safety and quality, food security and the technology of crops, cereals and grains.

The Journal focuses on:
  • The research into and development of new analytical tools
  • The improvement of existing analytical tools
  • Assuring food quality and safety
  • Ensuring traceability and authenticity
  • Contributions to food security
  • The technologies associated with harvesting, storing, processing and manufacture
The scope of publications covers all disciplines related to food and feed quality and safety, such as legal requirements, regulations, socio-economic impact, globalisation and trade, food security, international organisations and agreements.

'Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods' is the official journal of the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology in cooperation with MoniQA. It provides a forum for all those working in the specialist field of food quality and safety to report on the progress and outcomes of their research.

Editorial statement

Ensuring that crops and the raw materials and the foods produced from them are safe to eat and have the appropriate quality is a complex task. To do so requires a detailed knowledge of the chemistry and physics of the raw materials and how they are modified during processing. At the heart of food production is the need for appropriate analytical tools. New analytical methods continually need to be developed and existing ones modified to ensure that they provide comprehensive coverage for delivering safe food with relevant qualities. In an increasingly global food world, traceability and authenticity also play increasingly important roles.

Because crop and food production is so complex and new issue emerge on a regular basis, QAS has a wide scope which must embrace many aspects related to food and feed quality. In addition to analytical techniques, food and feed manufacture must also embrace socio-economic impacts, regulation and legal requirements, food security and sustainability. The quality and safety of food and feed are multi-disciplinary and global issues and it is these that QAS seeks to address.

Impact factor

'Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods' has an Impact Factor of 0.935 (2013 Journal Citation Report, Thomson Reuters 2014).

Indexing and abstracting services

'Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods' is listed in:
  • Agricola (USDA/ARS NAL)
  • Agroforestry Abstracts (CABI)
  • CAB Abstracts® (CABI)
  • CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service (ACS)
  • Current Contents: Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences (Thomson Reuters)
  • Forestry Abstracts (CABI)
  • Global Health (CABI)
  • Horticultural Science Abstracts (CABI)
  • Nutrition Abstracts & Reviews Series A: Human & Experimental (CABI)
  • Postharvest News & Information (CABI)
  • Review of Agricultural Entomology (CABI)
  • Review of Medical & Veterinary Mycology (CABI)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Thomson Reuters)
  • SCImago Journal & Country Rank
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • Soils & Fertilizer Abstracts (CABI)
  • Web of Science (Thomson Reuters)
  • Google Scholar