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FSTA® - Find and explore a world of expert research on the sciences of food and health

Trusted by researchers, scientists, students and government bodies across the globe, FSTA is the definitive way to search over fifty years of historic and emerging food-focused research.



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Build essential skills with our guides for effective literature searching and publishing in journals, and explore FSTA promotional and training resources for researchers and librarians.


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International Food Information Service founded


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


FSTA has grown to 25,000+ records a year


ifis.org launched


FSTA includes its 1,000,000th entry


IFIS celebrates its 50th birthday


Journal Recommendation Service (JRS) released

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.

Learn more about IFIS

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.


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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Powered by FSTA's coverage list of over 1000 quality-checked journals, so you can feel confident no predatory journals will be recommended. 

  • Have your title and abstract matched to potential journals 
  • Browse by keyword or journal
  • Filter the results by criteria such as open access options and publisher

Find out more and access the Journal Recommendation Service

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

Visit the FSTA User Training hub or access on LibGuides.

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?

Nominate a student for the board