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FSTA - covering the sciences of food and health

 

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FSTA® - Discover a world of research in the sciences of food and health, from nutrition to agriculture

FSTA is quality-checked and expertly indexed, so you can quickly discover relevant, reliable research in any area of food. You don't have to worry about predatory journals or waste time trawling through irrelevant results. 

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IFIS Collections - Successful R&D needs sound science. Find information you can trust, fast

For growing food companies who pride themselves on quality and innovation, IFIS Collections is an easy-to-use information search tool for your researchers. Choose a sector-specific collection or bespoke for your company. 

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1968

International Food Information Service founded

1969

Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA) is first published in print

2005

FSTA has grown to 25,000+ records a year

2011

ifis.org launched

2012

FSTA includes its 1,000,000th entry

2018

IFIS celebrates its 50th birthday

2020

Journal Recommendation Service (JRS) released

2021

IFIS Collections launched

Welcome to your home for resources on food and health information

Whether you’re a scientist, researcher, student or professional in the food, drink and health industries, it can be difficult to source specialist information that you know can be trusted.

That’s why at IFIS we’re committed to making it easy to discover and explore expert research without compromising scientific integrity, accuracy or excellence. In the 50 years since we were founded as the International Food Information Service, we’ve been working to help further learning and development in the sciences of food and health.

IFIS is a not-for-profit academic publishing organisation and one of the leading international providers of high-quality information in the sciences of food and health.

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You’re in good company when you trust in IFIS

From the organisations funding today’s research and universities educating the scientists who will discover tomorrow’s breakthroughs to the government agencies overseeing legislative changes, IFIS helps power every corner of the sciences of food and health.

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Proudly providing access to developing countries

IFIS is committed to improving knowledge of the food and health sciences in developing countries and provides free or low-cost access through the Research4Life programmes, HINARI, AGORA, ARDI and OARE.

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Get the best results out of FSTA with our free resources

We offer free training webinars and resources to help you make the most of your access to FSTA.

  • Materials tailored to EBSCO, Ovid and Web of Science
  • Short videos on specific topics or full training sessions 
  • Downloadable pdfs of key tips
  • Schedule for training webinars

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Get direct advice with Ask an Expert!

Our Ask an Expert resource gives you the opportunity to ask us a question directly on a range of topics, such as how to search effectively, how to carry out literature reviews, and guidance on publishing your research.

Not only can you submit your own question to us, but you can also take a look at our bank of previously asked questions.


Read our previously asked questions and submit your own

Recommend a student for our student advisory board

IFIS are launching our first ever Student Advisory Group. 

As such, we are looking for promising students in the sciences of food and health, who have access to FSTA through their university, to apply or be nominated to join this exciting new group. 

Know someone who would flourish as a member?

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