PRESS RELEASE: IFIS and Molecular Connections launch Journal Recommendation Service

Partners develop dedicated journal finder tool for authors in the sciences of food and health

8 June 2020, Reading, UK - IFIS Publishing and Molecular Connections have combined their expertise to develop a publisher-neutral journal selection service to help food and health scientists with this vital step in the publication process.

Choosing the right journal for an article submission is challenging. There are many factors to take into consideration – not least scope, quality, metrics and access options. Poor selection leads to a risk of rejection and wasted time and resource.

The IFIS and Molecular Connections' 'Journal Recommendation Service' (JRS) uses proposed abstracts and manuscript titles to identify appropriate journals through artificial intelligence (AI) (more information). The JRS returns a list of matching journals, along with links to the journal, submission pages, editorial board and three recent abstracts. Options are available to filter by Publisher, Country, Open Access options and more.

Not only is the service 'publisher-neutral', but as it is based on FSTA’s rigorously curated list of more than a thousand journals from publishers across the world, authors can trust that no predatory journals will be recommended.

The JRS will save time and give peace of mind to hard-pressed researchers looking for global publishing opportunities. The service will be available free of charge to FSTA subscribers. During the current beta phase, it is available free to any interested researchers.

The JRS is available at

Jonathan Griffin, Managing Director of IFIS commented: “Since 1968, IFIS has been curating an abstracting and indexing database covering the sciences of food and health called FSTA. Until now the database has been used primarily to identify relevant articles. Working with MC, we have been able to repurpose the data to deliver another valuable service for researchers. The JRS not only helps researchers identify the most relevant journals to publish in, but also avoid submitting to predatory journals.”

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jignesh Bhate, CEO of Moleccular Connections, mentioned: “With changing trends in publishing, Author services are increasing in significance. MC’s Proprietary Journal Recommendation System can be easily adapted to any domain & reduces rejection rate significantly for publishers, making it a win- win for both Authors and publishers. The whole system can be developed and deployed in less than 100 days."

IFIS’s Journal Recommendation Service is built with the objective of helping authors with this essential step in the publishing process, reducing the time spent identifying the best journal for manuscript submission and reducing the risk of rejection.

About IFIS: IFIS is committed to helping the global food community find and explore trustworthy information directly related to the sciences of food and health. As a not-for-profit publisher and educational charity, IFIS’ mission is to fundamentally understand and best serve the information needs of the food community.

About MC: Molecular Connections is the largest STM Indexing, Abstracting and Publishing Technology development Company from India. Our 360º solutions deliver significant benefits in the areas that researchers value most with Publishers. Over the past 18 years, Molecular Connections has been helping top publishers in enhancing the value of their information and build newer products. Our core business spans across literature, informatics, scientific text mining, analytical interfaces , AI/ML driven database and technology development. Our on-site/offshore outsourcing model includes applications management & development, integration, and re-engineering; infrastructure management; business process outsourcing; and a wide range of related services such as enterprise consulting, technology architecture, program management, and change management.


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