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For over 125 years, the British Food Journal continues to be highly respected worldwide for its broad and unique interdisciplinary coverage of the latest food-related research. It links all sectors of this dynamic industry, keeping abreast of emerging trends, topical and controversial issues and informing and stimulating debate.

ISSN: 0007-070X
eISSN: 1758-4108

Aims and scope

The British Food Journal (BFJ) welcomes empirical and applied research articles, viewpoint articles, case studies and literature, and general reviews from all disciplines relating to:


  • Consumer choice, preferences and concerns
  • Consumer attitudes, experiences, perceptions and decision-making

Business, Management and Marketing

  • Food Marketing and promotion
  • Distribution and retailing, including pricing, market models, labelling and branding
  • Quality assurance practices and strategies, including traceability
  • Brand equity
  • Food supply, including supply chain and logistics
  • Economics
  • Innovation and technology

Health, welfare and education

  • Food safety / quality, including prerequisite programmes, HACCP, hygiene and culture, traceability, training, etc.
  • Food-related health education: risk assessment, management, communication 
  • Food handlers' knowledge, attitudes and practices 
  • Consumer aspects of nutrition, nutritional epidemiology and the promotion of healthy eating

Sustainability and Environment

  • Food sustainability and economics, including food and water security
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Environmental protection, including environmental and agricultural law and policy,
  • Food systems and agriculture
  • Climate change

BFJ is key reading for academics, researchers and students in all social science/management/public health disciplines who are interested in food, as well as nutritionists and dietitians, food and agricultural companies who manufacture, market or supply food, food research institutes, and managers and professionals who work in the food industry.

BFJ welcomes proposals for potential Special Issues on topical subjects. If you’d like to propose a special issue, please get in touch with the Editors or the Publisher for a proposal form.

Please note that because of the large volume of submissions that the BFJ receives, individual editors are not able to provide feedback on articles in advance of formal submission. Authors are directed to read the journal’s aims and scope and author guidelines to determine the suitability of their article for the journal. Upon submission, if your article is suitable an editor and peer reviewers will be assigned.

This journal is aligned with our healthier lives goal

We understand the importance of a world that recognises and protects the most vulnerable and acknowledges the importance of a healthy mind as well as a healthy body.

SDG 1 No poverty
SDG 2 Zero hunger
SDG 3 Good health & well-being
SDG 6 Clean water & sanitation
SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
Find out about our healthier lives goal