Packaging Technology and Science
Vol 30 (11 Issues in 2017)
Editors-in-Chief: David Shires, Diana Twede
Print ISSN: 0894-3214 Online ISSN: 1099-1522
Impact Factor: 1.32
Packaging Technology & Science publishes original research, applications and review papers describing significant, novel developments in its field.
The Journal welcomes contributions in a wide range of areas in packaging technology and science, including:
- Active packaging
- Aseptic and sterile packaging
- Barrier packaging
- Design methodology
- Environmental factors and sustainability
- Food packaging
- Machinery and engineering for packaging
- Marketing aspects of packaging
- New manufacturing processes and techniques
- Testing, analysis and quality control
- Transport packaging
Topics may relate to the packaging of: foods; fragile and high value goods; medical and pharmaceutical products; high volume consumer goods; chemicals and hazardous materials.
It is emphasized that the above is by no means an exhaustive list.
The journal publishes full-length papers, which should not normally exceed 10,000 words, and short communications, which can be at most 2500 words with three tables or illustrations. Two-part papers will not be considered.
The journal has specific editorial policies and requirements concerning mathematical models, new materials (including bio-polymers and anti-microbial treatments), direct food coatings, distribution environmental data and research on the packaging of specific products. These requirements are set out in the Authors’ Check-List: papers failing to meet these requirements will not be considered.
Please note this journal does not cover the microencapsulation (packaging) of electronic circuits and devices.