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British Food Journal

British Food Journal

An international multi-disciplinary journal for the dissemination of food-related research

ISSN: 0007-070X

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Content: Table of Contents  
Information: Journal information  |  Editorial Team  |  Author Guidelines
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2018 Impact Factor: 1.717*
5-year Impact Factor (2018): 1.952*

CiteScore 2018: 2.08
CiteScoreTracker 2019: 2.85 (Updated Monthly)

Congratulations to this year's Emerald Literati Winner:

'Understanding customer satisfaction in the UK quick service restaurant industry: The influence of the tangible attributes of perceived service quality'
by Quang Nguyen, Tahir M. Nisar, Dan Knox and Guru Prakash Prabhakar

Aims and scope

After 120 years, the British Food Journal (BFJ) continues to be highly respected worldwide for its broad and unique interdisciplinary coverage of the latest food-related double blind peer-reviewed research.  It links all sectors of this dynamic industry, keeping abreast of emerging trends, topical and controversial issues and informing and stimulating debate. 

The 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. 

House style

To learn more about the house style, including how the paper word count is calculated, please see the frequently asked questions at

This journal is abstracted and indexed in:

Thompson Reuters, SCOPUS, Abstracts on Hygiene & Communicable Diseases, AgBiotech News & Information, AgBiotechNet,Animal Breeding Abstracts, Autographics, Biodeterioration Abstracts, Biofuels Abstracts, Botanical Pesticides, CAB Abstracts®, Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management, Collectanea Corporate, Current Citations Express, Current Contents (ISI), Dairy Science Abstracts, Economics & Rural-Society Abstracts,Emerald Management Reviews, EP Collection, Food Science & Technology Abstracts (FSTA), Forestry Abstracts, Global Health, Health & Safety Science Abstracts, Health Source, Horticultural Science Abstracts, Hospitality and Tourism Index, Innovative, INSPEC, International Food Safety News (ISI), Maize Abstracts, Manning & Napier, MasterFILE, Medicine & Health, Nutrition Abstracts & Reviews, OCLC, Ornamental Horticulture, Pig News & Information, Plant Breeding Abstracts, Plant Genetic Resources Abstracts, Postharvest News & Information, Potato Abstracts, Poultry Abstracts, Proquest central, ReadCube Discover, Research Alert, Review of Agricultural Entomology, Review of Aromatic & Medicinal Plants, Review of Medical & Veterinary Entomology, Review of Medical & Veterinary Mycology, Review of Plant Pathology, Rice Abstracts, Rural Sociology Abstracts, Science Citation Index (ISI), SciSearch (ISI), Seed Abstracts, Soils & Fertilizers Abstracts, Soybean Abstracts Online, Sugar Industry Abstracts, SUNCAT, Telebase,Tropical Diseases Bulletin, Wheat, Barley & Triticale Abstracts, World Agricultural Economics, World Agriculture.

This journal is ranked by:


Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC), ISI Science Citation Index, Scopus


British Food Journal is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Public Policy & Environmental Management eJournals Collection. For more information, please email [email protected] or visit the Emerald Public Policy & Environmental Management eJournals Collection page.

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This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. More on Emerald's approach is available in our Publication Ethics guidelines.

* 2018 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)