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Requirements for the article formatting

Load the requirements for the manuscript formatting

We publish original, previously unpublished English language articles that possess scientific novelty in the field of food industry and related branches of science. The Journal also publishes descriptions of fundamentally new research methods and survey articles.

We do not charge for submission, translation, peer-review and publication. All publication costs for the Journal are covered by Kemerovo State University.

The main requirements for submitted articles include validity of factual material, clarity and brevity, and reproducibility of experimental data. The manuscript should meet the specified formatting standards. Please make sure that the section “Results and discussion” of your article states the novelty of your research.

We kindly ask you to use American English spelling and punctuation conventions.

On 6 June 2023, we updated our requirements for manuscripts and their reviewing, namely:
1. We shall only accept manuscripts in those fields of study which have been in the tag cloud of Scopus publications over the last three years.
2. A manuscript must be typed in Times New Roman, size 10, single interval, with margins of 2 cm. A manuscript must contain at least 60,000 characters with spaces (excluding references), including an abstract and at least 10 graphic objects (tables, graphs, diagrams).
3. The editorial board shall:
– reject weak, carelessly written or otherwise unsuitable manuscripts before sending them for consideration and review;
– increase the number of reviewers to two external and one internal;
– use a cascading review system; and
– consider a possibility of public disclosure of information (publish comments made by reviewers together with the manuscript).
4. Priority shall be given to manuscripts of highly-cited authors that contain fundamentally new information.

The editors do not consider manuscripts that are fully or partially created or supplemented using artificial intelligence.

The body of your article should contain the following sections: introduction, study objects and methods, results and discussion, conclusion. Please observe the following volume ratio: Introduction – 1/5 of the total article volume; Study objects and methods – 1/5, Results and discussion + Conclusion – 3/5.

Figures and diagrams, preferably coloured, should be made in Microsoft Office or Corel Draw and sent as separate tiff, jpeg, cdr, or excel files. Please make sure the figures could be improved by the editors if necessary. 

It is highly recommended to use neat and precise language: avoid long complex or compound sentences and sophisticated constructions. The maximum sentence length should be 10–12, max.15 words. One paragraph should not exceed 10–12 laconic and clear sentences.

All manuscripts must follow the structural pattern specified below.

Start by indicating the type of your manuscript in the upper left corner (scientific article, survey, review).

1. Title(< 10 words). It should be informative and reflect the main results of the research. The title of the article should be in lowercase letters, with the exception of the first letter and proper names. Please avoid abbreviations.

2. First and last names of the authors, separated by commas. Paternal and middle names should be contracted to the first letter (E.g.: Ivan I. Ivanov). Spelling should coincide with your ORCID ID. Mind that you have to register in ORCID ( An ORCID ID is obligatory for each author.
Please mark the name of the author responsible for correspondence with an asterisk*. 

3. Affiliations: formal name of the institution, city, and country. The names and locations of institutions or companies should be given for all authors. If several institutions are listed, match the institution and the corresponding author with superscript numbers. Please include the e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence. 

4. Abstract (200–250 words) cannot exceed 2,000 characters with spaces. The abstract should be original and informative. Please avoid meaningless introductory phrases and vague generalities. Keep in mind that the abstract is the main source of information about your research for most readers. Therefore, you want your abstract to reflect the main results of your research. Make sure it does not exaggerate your achievements. Your abstract should not contain any extra material absent from the article.   
The abstract should be structured according to the following mandatory sections:
а)  Introduction: state your research problem, relevancy, and objectives;
b)  Study objects and methods: describe the objects and stages of your study;
с)  Results and discussion: describe the actual results achieved;
d)  Conclusion: state the practical relevance and perspectives of your research.
Please observe the following volume ratio: Introduction – 1/5 of the total abstract volume; Study objects and methods – 1/5, Results and discussion + Conclusion – 3/5.
Do not repeat the title in the opening part of your abstract. When specifying the place of research, mention the region or province.
Make the introductory part brief. Indicate the subject, topic, research objective only if they are not obvious from the title; mention the methods only if they are novel or are of particular interest.
Start the description of your research objective as “This research describes/features…”
Make sure the results are described accurately and informatively. Mention SPECIFIC information, conclusions, recommendations, etc.; present the main theoretical and experimental results, factual data, revealed relationships and patterns. Focus on new results and data of long-term value, important discoveries and data, conclusions that refute existing theories, etc.
Conclusions can include recommendations, assessments, proposals, or hypotheses described in the article.
Please avoid unnecessary introductory words and phrases (e.g., “the author of the article considers that ...”). Do not include historical references, generally known provisions, or review of previous publications unless they constitute the main part of this particular study.
You abstract should include key words from the text of the article.
Numerals are transmitted in numbers unless it is the opening word in the sentence.
You can use abbreviations (when a term of 2–3 words is replaced by a generally accepted abbreviation, in which the number of letters corresponds with the number of words in the full term). Give full term when it is used for the first time providing the abbreviation in brackets. If you use a lot of abbreviations, make a glossary at the end of the article.

5. Key words: provide < 10 keywords identifying the subject and the result of the research. Remember that it is key words that enable your potential readers to find your article on the Internet.
Use AGROVOC  to choose English terms.

6. Funding: Indicate who funded the research or publication by giving the official abbreviated name of the organization in brackets, the grant number, and its name. State the official abbreviated name of your employer if the study was performed as part of your routine work and did not receive additional funding. The Funding section is optional: if no financial support was involved, do not include this section.

7. Introduction: this part states the relevance of the research and gives a brief review of the publications related to the matter. Make sure your introduction contains a clear problem statement and reflects the objectives of your research. Referenced sources should be indexed in international scientific databases. In-text references should be given in square brackets and numbered [beginning with №1] in order of their appearance in the text. If several sources are quoted, they are given in chronological order.

8. Study objects and methods
– Experimental research papers should contain a full description of the subject of the study, consecutive stages of the experiment, equipment, and reagents. Do not forget to specify the original company names of equipment and reagents manufacturers in brackets. If the method you use is not widely known or has been considerably modified, please provide a brief description.
– Theoretical research papers should specify objectives, approximations and assumptions, conclusions and equations. Please do not overload your text with intermediate data and description of well-known methods (such as numerical methods of solving equations) unless you have introduced some novelty into them.
– Review studies should include a paragraph that specifies the selection algorithm for sources to be reviewed. The paragraph describes databases (Scopus, Web of Science, Elibrary; bibliographies, conferences, etc.), types of publications (articles, reviews, ports, books, etc.), publication sources (journals, books, conference proceedings, etc.), period when they were published, justification of the search strategy, exclusion criteria, etc. We recommend you to give preference to electronic databases (Scopus, Web of Science, Elibrary) and thematic journals (see Example).

9. Results and discussion: this section should provide a concise description of experimental data. Rather than repeating the data given in tables and graphs, the text should seek to reveal the principles detected. While describing your research results, it is recommended to use the Past Indefinite verb tense. The discussion should not reiterate the results. The discussion should contain an interpretation of the obtained research results (compliance of the results with the research hypothesis, generalization of the research results, suggestions for practical application and future research).
Each table should be made in MS Word (Table – Add Table) or MS Excel and contain no less than three columns. Provide a number and a title for each table.
The Journal publishes color photographs and diagrams. Mathematical equations should start with a separate line and be typed in the MathType frame as a whole.
Mind that it is not allowed to compile formulae from composite elements (e.g. one part of the formula is a table, another part is a text, and some other part is an embedded frame). Please maintain the common settings for fonts, the size of characters and their placement in MathType formulas. Please avoid manual change for individual symbols or formula elements (See the appendix).

10. Conclusion: briefly summarize the main results of your research. Naturally, the conclusion should contain the answer to the question posed by the introduction.

11. Contribution: Please state the actual contribution of each author in the research process.
Foods and Raw Materials observes the CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) taxonomy of the authors’ contributions.
The CRediT taxonomy offers authors the opportunity to share accurate and detailed descriptions of their contributions to the published work (see:,

12. Conflicts of interests: it should indicate a real or potential conflict of interest. If there is no conflict of interests, you should write that “the author declares that there is no conflict of interests”.

13. Acknowledgements: this section is optional and contains expression of gratitude to those who contributed to the research.

14. References should be formatted according to Vancouver style. The references are given in the order of their appearance in the text. The list of references should include only peer-reviewed publications that you mention in your text.
Please avoid references to publications that are not readily available, e.g. institutional regulations, state standards, technical requirements, social and political newspapers and magazines, extended abstracts of dissertation, and dissertations. Make sure you do not textbooks, study manuals, unpublished works, proceedings of conferences. Please avoid citing publications that are more than 5 years old.
Self-citation should be well-justified and cannot exceed 10% of the references. Please make sure that at least 80% of the works you cite are less than 5 years old; 50% of the referenced sources should be published in periodicals registered in Scopus and Web of Science.
Include articles published in leading scientific journals (consult the list for Food Science).
If you mention no references to fresh, 2–3-year-old papers and foreign authors, it might reduce your chances for publication. The references should reflect the actual impact of representatives of the international scientific community on the issue.
The Vancouver style includes the following basic rules: If the article has more than one author, their names are separated by commas. However, if there are more than six authors, put “et al” after the first six names. Do not capitalise each notional word in the title: only the first word and those words that are capitalised according to conventional spelling rules. Journal titles are not abbreviated. Start each reference with the year of publication. Volume number is separated with a semicolon, no spaces. The number of the issue is given in brackets; page numbers follow after a colon. If the publication cited has a digital identifier, give a link to the DOI after the colophon.
We recommend using the EndNote or Mendeley platforms to compile Vancouver-style referencing.
To format references to Russian-language sources, we recommend using automatic transliteration systems and translators, not manual transliteration. To translate the Cyrillic alphabet into the Roman alphabet (Latin), you can use free transliteration programmes:,, etc. Transliteration from Russian and other languages that do not use the Latin alphabet follows the rules of the Board of Geographic Names (BGN): ц = ts, ю = yu, я = ya; е = e,ye, ж = zh; x = kh; ъ = ''; ь = '; ы = y. 
Please look for English-language names of publications, journals, books, etc. on the websites of corresponding publishers, journals, eLIBRARY.RU, etc.
The manuscript should be carefully checked and signed by all authors on the first page of the main text. The article will not be published if it fails to meet the requirements. All articles are subject to general editing.
Correspondence and submission of all documents is done by e-mail:

E-mail your submission manuscripts in Russian or English to,,
The list includes:
1) an electronic version of your article in MS Word (in Russian). Name the article file by the name of the first author, e.g.: Petrov G.V.doc. Do not put several documents in one file;
2) an electronic version of your article in MS Word (in English). Name it by the name of the first author, e.g.: eng.Petrov G.V.doc. Do not put several documents in one file;
3) a scanned PDF version of the article signed by all authors on the first page of the main text after the phrase "All authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript". Name the article file by the name of the first author, e.g.: Petrov G.V.pdf. Do not put several documents in one file;
4) information about the authors;
5) a scanned PDF version of a cover letter to the editor-in-chief from the responsible organization with the conclusion about the relevance of the research and recommendations for its publishing. The document should contain the date, reference number, and the signature of the head of the organization;
6) publishing license agreement **.

**In accordance with the current international and Russian legislation on copyright (intellectual) rights, scientific papers are granted legal protection. Scientific papers are intellectual property, which makes them copyright-protected items. The author (co-authors) of an intellectual property is an individual (individuals) who created the work of science in question.

To simplify the procedure of interaction between the author (co-authors) and the publisher, please send the publishing license agreement (in Russian or English) simultaneously with the manuscript. It can be a paper version (two copies) or a PDF copy of the original. The contract must be legible and signed by all authors (co-authors, right holders).
The Russian and English forms of the contract of accession can be downloaded on our website.
Please note that the contract comes into force only after your paper has been accepted for publication in English. If your article has been rejected by the editorial board, the contract expires automatically. The decision to accept an article for publication is the exclusive right of the editorial board. If the authors sign the contract, it means that they have read (familiarized) the terms and agree with them.

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