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Special issue: Call for paper

Dear Professor

As Guest Editor of Applied Food Biotechnology, I would be pleased to invite you to submit your research findings in the Polyhydroxyalkanoate Special issue. The journal is indexed by:

Aims & Scope

This special issue of Applied Food Biotechnology publishes frontier research articles and reviews on all the latest advances on Polyhydroxyalkanoates. Please visit the journal’s Web site at http://journals.sbmu.ac.ir/afb/index for the aims and scope, instructions to Authors, published issues, editorial board, etc.


Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Biosynthesis of PHA based on by-products from food industry
  • Recovery of PHA
  • Processing of PHA
  • Application of PHA
  • Smart food packaging based on PHA and its composites and blends
  • Aspects of sustainability, engineering, microbiology, genetic engineering



Beginning of paper submission: April 2017

Deadline for paper submission: June 2018

Period of peer-review process: August 2018

Revised manuscript due: October 2018

Publication: January 2019


Submission guidelines:

Authors are invited to submit an original manuscript, short communication or review paper for publication in a “Applied Food Biotechnology” thematic issue dedicated to polyhydroxyalkanoates, closely related to the food, feed, and agro-industrial sector. Papers must be submitted electronically via Guest Editor Email: martin.koller@uni-graz.at


Sincerely yours,

Dr. Martin Koller