About the Journal

The Functional Foods in Health and Disease (FFHD) is a peer-reviewed, open-access international journal which serves as the journal of the Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds (ASFFBC).

The FFHD journal has been indexed in the Web of Science since 2011 with a current Impact Factor of 1.04. In addition, FFHD is indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) since 2015 and in Scopus since 2020. 

The articles we publish include cutting-edge biomedical research and development of functional foods. The goal is to provide research that can lead to the development of functional food products. The actual definition for these functional foods, as provided by the Functional Food Center (FFC) is as follows: “Natural or processed foods that contain biologically-active compounds, which, in defined, effective, non-toxic amounts, provide a clinically proven and documented health benefit utilizing specific biomarkers, to promote optimal health and reduce the risk of chronic/viral diseases and manage their symptoms." 

The journal also serves as an excellent resource for Ph.D. students, professors, public health professionals, medical doctors, dieticians, nutritionists, government representatives (FDA, NIH, USDA), and the general public for information regarding the latest advancements for promoting optimal health and reducing the risk of chronic/viral diseases and managing their symptoms using functional foods and bioactive compounds including antioxidants, vitamins, and many more.

The FFHD journal has been published under the title Functional Foods in Health and Disease since February 2011. You can submit your manuscripts and cover letter here or directly to the Editorial Office at [email protected] as an e-mail attachment. Additional information about submission guidelines can be found here and an example cover letter can be found here.

Journal Citation and Indexing

All articles from 2011 on have been accepted and indexed within Scopus. The acceptance into both Scopus and Web of Science shows the strength of the journal and the authors as well as helps to expand the reach of our published articles.

Scopus Metrics:

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The FFHD journal is also indexed in Index Copernicus International (ICI). The ICI has indexed over 6,000 journals. Our current value in ICI for 2018 is 88.99. The value is based on a multidimensional parametric assessment, with over 100 assessment criteria.

In addition, we have also been cited in the following databases: CrossRef, Chemical Abstract, EBSCO, and Google Scholar. 

Article Publication Costs - Waivers and Discounts

Food Science Publisher offers article publication cost waivers to papers whose corresponding authors are based in countries classified low-income economies.

Current Issue

Vol. 14 No. 2 (2024): February 2024
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