Journal Recommendation Service

Wondering where to publish? We have the solution

Finding the right journal for your research can be daunting. The right journal helps you reach the most relevant audience, make an impact with your research, build your reputation and advance your career.

But getting published is very competitive, submitting articles is time-consuming, and predatory journals are a growing problem, risking reputation and wasted valuable resources.

The Journal Recommendation Service (JRS) is designed to help you in this crucial process! You can use keywords or journal titles to search and browse the FSTA database of trusted journals, all of which have passed IFIS' rigorous journal assessment policy. Then narrow down your results by filtering by the criteria which matter to you, such as open access options and Impact Factor. 

Importantly, you can feel confident that no predatory journals will be recommended, because the JRS is powered by FSTA's coverage list of over 1,200 quality-checked journals from publishers all over the world. 

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"I would highly recommend the Journal Recommendation Service. It is a must-use tool for finding the right journal to submit an article to."

Mariana Querioz Ferreira, Associate Attorney, Health and Life Sciences Team, Cescon Barrieu

Why use the FSTA Journal Recommendation Service?

The FSTA database has been a trusted tool for over 50 years for researching scientific and technological information in food. We realised our rigorously checked coverage list could help the community in another way, for identifying relevant journals you can trust.

So we built the JRS, the only journal finder tool designed especially for researchers in the sciences of food and health.


Over 1,200 journals from publishers all over the world


Food-focused and interdisciplinary, from economics to endocrinology


Simple and easy-to-use search tools


Independent and objective, like everything we do


Quality-checked to ensure no predatory journals are included


Filters for key criteria such as open access type and publishers


Identify relevant, trustworthy journals

Based on FSTA’s rigorous coverage list, every journal in the JRS has been checked for quality so you can trust that no predatory journals will be recommended. Because we include a wide range of respected publishers, your results will also be independent and comprehensive, while still excluding those with predatory practices.

Reduce your risk of rejection

The JRS helps you identify suitable journals for your research, helping you reach the most relevant audience. You can ensure that you are focussing on just the most relevant journals and improve your chances of being accepted.

Screen your literature searching results

When undertaking literature reviews, a key part of the literature searching process is critical appraisal where you decide what to include and what to discard. As well as screening for relevance, you should consider if it was published in a trustworthy source. This isn't always easy to assess, but our supplementary tool, the Journal Lookup Service (JLS) can help!

Use the JLS to search IFIS's database of indexed journals. Every journal included in the FSTA database has passed the FSTA assessment policy and you can be confident the journal is peer-reviewed and not predatory.

More information and tools for researchers are available here.

Learn more about publishing

Read our complementary journal publishing guide, designed to help you navigate the publishing process, feel confident about choosing where to submit and the process of preparing your paper for submission.