In 2011, the fourth year of publication, the impact factor of QAS – the International Journal of Quality assurance and Safety of Crops and Foods has reached 0.624. It has grown from 0.444 from its first rating within one year.
QAS would like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to our contributors and reviewers, it is with their help we have grown the journal in status and scientific quality. This includes an increase to 0.624 in our impact factor in 2011 with an IF ranking of 90 out of 128, considering our relatively junior status in the field of scientific journal publishing is a good start. “I hope that QAS and the material that you have provided have contributed in some small way to providing the ideas that we need to the challenges that we face in the food industry” , Stanley Cauvain, QAS Co-Editor in Chief, Managing Director and Founder of BakeTran, United Kingdom.
In early 2011 QAS – the International Journal of Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods (the official Journal of ICC and MoniQA), was selected for coverage in Thomson Reuters products and services. Since then the journal has been indexed and abstracted in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), the Journal Citation Reports (Science Edition) and Current Contents®. Coverage started with volume 1 (2009).
QAS - Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops and Foods is an international peer-reviewed journal publishing scientific primary research papers and review papers in the areas of foods, crops, cereals, grains, food safety and quality, food security and food technology. QAS is published by Wiley-Blackwell with Stanley Cauvain and Roland Poms as the Joint Editors in Chief.
QAS publishes research papers from around the globe with the major focus on the research and developments of new analytical tools – methods and equipment – and the improvement of existing tools for assuring food quality and safety. It targets cereals, crops and other foods and feeds, refined products and ingredients; to ensure traceability and authenticity; to contribute to food security; and to describe the technologies associated with harvesting, storing, processing and manufacturing of crops and foods, feeds, ingredients and other refined products. The scope of publications will also cover other disciplines related to food and feed quality and safety, such as legal requirements, regulations, socio-economic impact, globalisation and trade, food security, international organisations and agreements.