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FSTA® - 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.



Journal Recommendation Service - A publisher-neutral journal finder for the sciences of food and health 

Based on FSTA’s rigorously curated list of more than 1000 journals from publishers across the world, authors can trust that no predatory journals will be recommended.


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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.

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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.


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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The FSTA Journal Recommendation Service (JRS) can help!

Powered by FSTA's coverage list of over 1000 quality-checked journals from publishers worldwide, the JRS matches your abstract to journals and you can browse using keywords. 

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Get the best results out of FSTA with our free tutorials

We offer free training webinars and videos, to help you make the most of your access to the database.

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Covid-19 Update

First of all, we hope that you are well and keeping safe during the coronavirus outbreak.

Working remotely, we are continuing to provide FSTA and other resources to help you keep researching effectively during this challenging and uncertain time.

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