Aims and Scope

The Journal of Postharvest Technology [JPHT] provides a forum for the rapid dissemination of significantly novel and high impact research in the field of postharvest technology. The scope of Journal of Postharvest Technology is assessed and modified on regular basis to cope with the developments in this area. The journal welcomes the submissions prepared critically and containing novel, original and relevant research on scientific, biological and technological aspects related to postharvest life of foods. This involves manuscripts dealing with postharvest processing, preservation, packaging, handling and storage of all types foods. All manuscripts should be novel either in terms of outcome, approach or methods used. Manuscripts having technical relevance and playing a role in advancing current scientific knowledge will be preferred. The journal also encourages the submissions with practical applications for food industries. The journal publishes original research articles, review articles, short communications, perspectives, letters to the editors and book reviews.

Topics emphasizing on following areas will be covered in JPHT. However, the list below is neither exhaustive nor exclusive.

  • Postharvest processing of foods.
  • Minimal processing.
  • Packaging of foods.
  • Storage and shelf life studies of foods.
  • Postharvest sensory and quality changes.
  • Emerging technologies for postharvest shelf life extension.
  • Postharvest food composition changes.
  • Postharvest physicochemical changes in foods.
  • Postharvest microbiology and safety of foods.
  • Postharvest processing and by-product recovery.
  • Postharvest processing and consumer behaviors/acceptance .
  • Postharvest life/processing of foods and effect on their bioactive constituents.
  • Postharvest disease management in fruit and vegetables.
  • Pre and postharvest physiological disorders in fruit and vegetables.
  • Pre-harvest factors affecting quality of fruit and vegetables.
  • Physico-chemical characterization of fresh and processed food products.

Section Policies

Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Cereals, Pulses, and Oilseeds

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Meat and Fish

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Dairy Products

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Agribusiness Entrepreneurship

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Postharvest Engineering

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Policy and Publication Ethics

All submitted manuscripts will pass through an initial screening in the editorial office followed by internal review by Internal Board of Reviewing Editors and the manuscript will be checked for Plagiarism using Turnitin Plagiarism Software. Afterwards, the paper will be assigned to the Senior Editor for conducting the External Peer Review. JPHT follows a double blind peer review process i.e. Authors are not told who reviewed their paper. The peer referees’ identity remains unknown to the authors throughout the review process. After revision, again the paper will undergo crosscheck screening before any final decision. The Journal of Postharvest Technology complies with the guidelines and best practices set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Open Access Policy

The Journal of Postharvest Technology is published Open Access under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0. Authors retain full copyright. For more information see the copyright section below.

Copyright and Licensing

Authors contributing to Journal of Postharvest Technology agree to publish their articles under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0, allowing third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to remix, transform, and build upon the material, for any purpose, even commercially, under the condition that appropriate credit is given, that a link to the license is provided, and that you indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. 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.


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