Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


Journal of Bioenergy and Food Science’s mission is the diffusion of the knowledge derived from researches and bibliographic reviews, through publications of both national and international coverage.


The Journal of Bioenergy and Food Science is a quarterly electronic publication of the Federal Institute of Amapá – IFAP. The aim of this work is to contribute to the dissemination of knowledge through the publication of scientific papers (unpublished and original articles, reviews and scientific notes) in Portuguese, Spanish or English, in the areas of Agricultural Sciences, Food Science and Technology, Biotechnology and Biodiversity, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences and Interdisciplinary. Through this, work the editorial board of the journal invites researchers, professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate students and to share their experiences with the scientific and academic community through our electronic journal.


The policy of the Editorial board comprises the publication of original articles that may significantly have an impact on Agrarian sciences. Items will be evaluated by at least three consultants of the research area of knowledge, educational institutions and / or national and international research, proven scientific production. ACCEPTED if you have two favorable opinions; and REJECTED when two opinions are unfavorable.


Section Policies

Agrarian sciences

Articles about Crop protection, Soils, Genetics and Plant Breeding, Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy and Soils and Plant Nutrition

  • Vinicius Campos
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Articles about biofuels, agroenergy, biomass, biorefineries and bioprospecting 

  • Victor Hugo Sales
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Biotechnology and biodiversity

Articles about ecology, botany, zoology, general microbiology, industrial microbiology and fermentation, applied microbiology and conservation

  • Ana Caroline Oliveira
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Food Science

Articles about chemistry, physics, physical chemistry and food biochemistry, food microbiology, postharvest physiology, toxicity and pesticide in food, quality control, standards, legislation and supervision of food

  • Neila Cortez
  • Fabiano Machado
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Food Technology

Articles about emergent technologies, animal products technology, vegetal products technology, beverage technology, harnessing subproducts and packaging food.

  • Irene Freitas
  • lknur Uçak
  • Vanessa Viera
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Food Engineering

Articles about industrial installations food production, storage and preservation of food, bioengineering and emergent technologies.

  • William Cortez-Vega
  • Harvey Alexander Villa-Vélez
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Articles about nutritional biochemistry, undernutrition and physiological development, nutritional value of foods, dietetics and functional foods

  • Juliana Rodrigues
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Environmental Science

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Technical note

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case study

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


  • Victor Hugo Sales
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Publication Frequency



Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Ethical guidelines

(Based on existing Scopus requirements and Committee on Publication Ethics)



An editor (editors, associate editors etc.) should provide impartial consideration to all manuscripts offered for publication, judging each on its particular feature without regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author(s). An editor should review and treat a manuscript submitted for publication with all reasonable speed. An editor takes sole responsibility for accepting or rejecting a manuscript for publication. An editor may seek assistance on a manuscript from specialists chosen for their expertise and fair judgment. An editor should not reveal any information about the manuscript under consideration to anyone other than the author and designated reviewers until after the evaluation process is complete. An editor should respect the intellectual independence of authors.


JBFS considers an AUTHOR he who was responsible for a part of the work at least. AUTHORS should be able to explain in deep the problem in study. For JBFS, all authors are RESPONSIBLE for the content they submitted. The CORRESPONDING AUTHOR is responsible for the agreement of all the AUTHORS and to keep them informed about the submission process since first submission of their manuscript. He is responsible for providing the license to publish, in case of acceptance, on behalf of all the AUTHORS.

JBFS assumes that submitting the paper implies in total agreement from ALL the AUTHORS. For manuscripts with more than 8 authors, all the authors should provide a declaration specifying what was their contribution to the manuscript.
It is not acceptable for JBFS to consider for publication anything that was PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED, neither entirely nor in parts in other Journals. Anything sent to JBFS must not be under analysis anywhere else. Simultaneous submissions to JBFS and any other journal, is considered a major conduct flaw, and ALL the AUTHORS will be definitively banned, and all their previous publications in JBFS will be publicly retracted. Plagiarism and self-plagiarism will be treated the same way. Multiple manuscripts, dealing with closely related subjects and/or variables are discouraged as long as they could figure in a single paper.


JBFS invites peers to review its submissions, relying on their expertise, curricula and their will to review them as volunteers. By accepting to REVIEW a manuscript, the REVIEWER commits himself to do so in due time. Delays are extremely negative to the review process and makes it last much more than it should. When a REVIEWER is requested, he is gently asked TO ANSWER THE INVITATION E-MAIL, informing if he is or not willing to review the manuscript. It is a gesture of politeness and it avoids delays too. By accepting to review a manuscript, the REVIEWER declares that no conflicts of interests exist, and he is doing his revision for the wealth and progress of Science. Those reviewers who answer our requests, agreeing or not, and those who respect the deadlines, are scored positively, and eventual submissions they could send to JBFS will be treated with priority.



Publishing process

Average time to review (65-95 days)
Average time to publish (151 days)**
**Publication depends on the final composition of the edition