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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

1. Aims & Scope

The journal aims to contribute to the development of gastronomy science by ensuring dissemination of knowledge on gastronomy, culinary arts, and all its related field based on scientific principles.


– Gastronomy and culinary concepts
– Creativity in gastronomy
– Culinary trends and techniques
– Gastronomic experience
– Novelty and traditional meals
– Culinary arts
– Gastronomic tourism
– Gastronomy history
– Molecular gastronomy
– Medical gastronomy
– Applied research in relation to gastronomy
– Social and cultural aspects of gastronomy
– Sensory properties related to food
– Food science and technology in relation to gastronomy
– Agriculture science in relation to gastronomy
– Trends related to human nutrition
– Review of trends in culinary science and technology

2. Manuscript Preparition

For smooth handling of your article, authors are expected to ensure the following conditions.

2.1. Structure

The manuscript structure should follow this order: Title Page (Authors, Affiliations, Corresponding Author Information, Running Title, Declarations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text (Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results & Discussion, Conclusion), Author contributions, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, Figures and supplementary material. Manuscripts should be uploaded as a single file during online submission.

Manuscripts must be upload in Microsoft Word (*.doc, *.docx) format in A4 size, and the bottom, top, and margins should be set to 2.5 cm.

The font of the manuscript should be Times New Roman in 12 points. The line and page numbers of the manuscript are continuous, and the text is double-spaced.

The language of the text is English only and it should be written in good English.

Article types can be research articles or reviews. The total number of words (excluding references, tables, and figures) should not exceed 6,000 in research articles and 9,000 in reviews.

2.2. Title Page

Title Page, the first page of the manuscript file, should contain manuscript title, author name/names, affiliation, corresponding author information (name and surname, email, permanent address), running title, and declaration.  The running title should be less than 50 characters. All files must be submitted as a single word file. There must be on the title page the following declaration text: “Submission of a manuscript to the International Journal of Gastronomy Research implies that:

(i) the work described has not been published before (except in abstract or academic thesis), (ii) it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, (iii) its submission to the journal has been approved by all authors as well as the responsible authorities at the institute where the work has been carried out, (iv) if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in any other language, and (v) the journal will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for dispute on authorship or any such claims.”.

2.3. Abstract and Key Words

The abstract should provide brief and clear information and should not exceed 200 words in research article and 250 in review article). The abstract of research articles should contain at least one sentence about aim/background, methodology, results & discussion, and conclusions. The abstract of review articles should contain at least one sentence about aim, background, limitations, contribution to literature, and conclusions. After the abstract, 3-5 keywords should be provided in alphabetical order.

2.4. Main Text

The article should be divided into clearly defined sections (For research papers: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results & Discussion, Conclusions, Author contributions, Acknowledgements, and References). Each section heading should appear on its own in a separate line. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. If your article was produced from your thesis work or presented as an abstract in any congress/symposium, please report it as a note before the references section.

2.5. Author contributions

The journal requests that the contributions of the authors to the work be declared in a way that will be accepted by all authors. For this purpose, it should be declared the responsibilities of each author.

2.6. Acknowledgements

List here all those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., funding, project name, proofreading, etc.)

2.7. References

The sources used should be cited in the article in accordance with the rules of academic ethics. When citing, in accordance with APA rules, references should be given with surname and year information. For example

Single author: Thompson, 1990
Two authors: Thompson and Mac, 2020
Three or more authors: Thompson et al., 2020

References must be in APA 6 style. Following is examples for an article, book, and book chapter:

Reference to an article:

Kilicli, M., Baslar, M., & Durak, M. Z. (2019). Effect of ultrasound and low-intensity electrical current for microbial safety of lettuce. LWT116, 100-107.

Reference to a book:

Gaman, P. M., & Sherrington, K. B. (1996). The science of food. Routledge.

Reference to a book chapter:

Başlar M. & Öztürk İ. (2021). Gastronomy and Art. Art, Design and Theory (Ed.: Ş. Üstünipek). Alternatif Press, 189-204.

2.8. Table & Figure

All tables and figures in the manuscript should be cited in the text in consecutive numerical order. They should be numbered using Arabic numerals. Tables must be in APA style and must contain at least a few lines. Figures must be presented in high-resolution original form.

2.9. Scientific style

Abbreviations should be defined at first appearance, and their use in the title and abstract should be avoided. Please, always use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, their equivalent in SI should be given.

2.10. Copyright Transfer & Warranties Form

Each author must sign Copyright Transfer & Warranties Form to indicate the acceptance of the terms of publication.

2.11. English Editing Services

If your native language is not English, we recommend that you have your article checked by a professional English editing service, specializing in academic studies.


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