10th International Conference
Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease

March 13-15, 2012, University of California at Santa Barbara,  USA

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We are proud to announce that we finally have a full working team composed of reviewers, members of editorial board, field editors and chief editors. As you are aware in our previous news letter we have announced our search for field editors. We have accomplished the goal and below are the duties and names of members who now form the field editor team. 
Field Editors:
Field Editors provide direction for the journal and build a strong management team. They have a responsibility to ensure an efficient and timely review process of manuscripts submitted for publication and to establish and maintain high standards of professional quality. Field Editors should require that reviewers provide speedy, accurate, and justifiable reports. Field Editors should be alert to possible cases of plagiarism,duplication of previous published work, misappropriation of intellectual property, and inappropriate attribution. Working with the FFHD Editor-in-Chief, with Editorial Board, each field editor selects content to be reviewed and reviews manuscripts for publication.
Congratulations to those who have become a part of the "field editors team." We have selected candidates who are renowned in their field, have published more than 50 articles and have all the qualities we look for in our field editors. Here is the list of field editors:

  1. Jin-Rong Zhou, PhD, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Director, Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory, Boston, MA, USA Expertise: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Chronic Diseases
  2. Garth L. Nicolson, PhD, Professor, President, Chief Scientific Officer and Research Professor of Molecular Pathology, the Institute for Molecular Medicine, S. Laguna Beach, CA, USA. Expertise: Molecular Medicine, Cancer Prevention, and Management
  3. Leelavinothan Pari, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science,Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India. Expertise: Functional Foods, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases
  4. Essam Abdel-Sattar, PhD, Professor, Department  of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. Expertise: Bioactive Natural Compounds and Alternative Medicine
  5. Kenneth Blum, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida, College of Medicine, Mcnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, Florida, USA. Expertise: Nutrigenomics, Obesity, and Reward Deficiency Syndrome
  6. Ahmed Maslat, PhD, Professor, University of Hail, Department of Biology, Saudi Arabia. Expertise:Mutagenicity, Food Additives, and Molecular Genetics
  7. Kristi Michele Crowe, PhD, Registered Dietitian, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Expertise: Functional Foods, Nutrition, and Food Analysis
  8. Valter R.M. Lombardi, PhD, Director, Molecular Immunology Department, Euroespes Biotechnology, Biomedical Research Center, La Coruña, Spain. Expertise: Proteomics, Novel Bioactive Compounds, and Immunology
Good News!
We are proud to inform our readers that our journal was accepted by Doaj (Directory of Open Accessed Journals). The aim of DOAJ is to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system, and it will not be limited to particular languages or subject areas. Now you can view our full articles free of charge at Doaj website

Guest Editors:
We are currently looking for scientists who are interested to be involved with Functional Foods in Health and Diseases in the capacity of a guest editor.
Guest Editors should be knowlegable and expert in their field of interest. They will be responsible for emailing colleagues in different countries about upcoming special issues and is able to collect articles from them. Our journal can help in organizing the peer review process involving guest editor who will also help us in making final decisions regarding the publication of articles. As a guest editor you will be able to give up to 25% discount to your colleagues who send articles. Most important of all please remember to mention a timeline in regards to which month you  would prefer to publish articles in special issue. For those of you who are interested in being guest editors please send us a CV and topic of special issue.

Call for papers
Functional Foods in Health and Disease encourages the submission of original manuscripts. Please review our Instructions for Authors section before submitting your article. Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged. Send your article in attached file to our Email:

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