Journal Information

Aims & scope

The world faces unprecedented challenges in sustaining the health of the planet and 10 billion people occupying it by 2050. Research from the many scientific disciplines in food production, processing, distribution and consumption is well established and growing — the food community now requires high-quality thematic resources for joined-up thinking on global food challenges and their solutions.

Nature Food is a monthly online journal publishing top-tier original research, reviews, comments and opinions on the theme of food, crossing the disciplines of food-related research in the natural, applied and social sciences. With a comprehensive scopeNature Food provides researchers and policy-makers with a breadth of evidence and expert narratives on optimising and securing food systems for the future.  

Online publication

Nature Food is an exclusively online publication. Note that papers published online are definitive and may be altered only through the publication of a formal correction, so authors should make every effort to ensure that the page proofs are correct.

Content types

We publish a range of content types including Articles, Brief Communications, Reviews, Perspectives, Comments, Matters Arising, News & Views and Features from the natural, applied and social sciences of food production, processing, distribution and consumption.

Editors and contact information

Like the other Nature titles, Nature Food has no external, academic editors. All editorial decisions are made by a dedicated team of full-time professional editors. For information on their research backgrounds and scientific interests, see About the Editors.

General editorial enquiries and correspondence should be addressed to the Editor at

Enquiries about the status of a manuscript should be addressed to the Editorial Assistant at

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The correct abbreviation for abstracting and indexing purposes is Nat. Food.


The electronic international standard serial numbers (EISSN) for Nature Food is 2662-1355.