Journal of Berry Research
The main objective of the Journal of Berry Research is to improve the knowledge about quality and production of berries to benefit health of the consumers and maintain profitable production using sustainable systems. The objective will be achieved by focusing on four main areas of research and development:
- From genetics to variety evaluation
- Nursery production systems and plant quality control
- Plant physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, as well as cultural management
- Health for the consumer: components and factors affecting berries' nutritional value
Specifically, the journal will cover berries (strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, cranberry currants, etc.), as well as grapes and small soft fruit in general (e.g., kiwi fruit). It will publish research results covering all areas of plant breeding, including plant genetics, genomics, functional genomics, proteomics and metabolomics, plant physiology, plant pathology and plant development, as well as results dealing with the chemistry and biochemistry of bioactive compounds contained in such fruits and their possible role in human health. Contributions detailing possible pharmacological, medical or therapeutic use or dietary significance will be welcomed in addition to studies regarding biosafety issues of genetically modified plants.
The Journal of Berry Research will feature reviews, research articles, brief communications, position papers, letters and patent updates.
Maurizio Battino, PhD, DSc, MD (Hon)
Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche Specialistiche ed Odontostomatologiche
Sez. Biochimica Facoltà di Medicina
Università Politecnica delle Marche
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- Ricardo Boavida Ferreira, ITQB, Oeiras, Portugal
- Rubén Bottini, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Chacras de Coria, Argentina
- Britt Burton-Freeman, Center for Nutrition Research, Institute for Food Safety and Health, Illinois Institute of Technology, Bedford Park, IL, USA
- Esra Çapanoğlu Güven, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
- Béatrice Denoyes-Rothan, INRA, Bordeaux, France
- Chad Finn, Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory, USDA ARS, Corvallis, OR, USA
- Kevin Folta, Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
- Balz Frei, Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
- James Hancock, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
- Roger Hurst, Food & Wellness Group, Food Innovation Porfolio, Plant & Food Research, New Zealand
- Harry Kuiper, RILKIT Wageningen, University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands
- Margit Laimer Da Camara Machado, BOKU, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
- Gordon J. McDougall, Environmental and Biochemical Sciences Group, Enhancing Crop Productivity and Utilisation Theme, The James Hutton Institute, Dundee, Scotland, UK
- Bruno Mezzetti, Department SAPROV, Università Politecnica della Marche, Ancona, Italy
- Etsuo Niki, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
- Octavio Paredes López, Departmento Biotecnología y Bioquímica, Laboratorio de Biotecnología de Alimentos, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Unidad Irapuato, Mexico
- Dov Prusky, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel
- Bruce Reisch, Horticultural Sciences, N.Y.S. Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY, USA
- Navindra P. Seeram, Bioactive Botanical Research Laboratory, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA
- Barbara Shukitt-Hale, United States Dept of Agricolture, JM HNRCA at Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
- Jeremy P.E. Spencer, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics, University of Reading, Reading, UK
- Jill Stanley, Plant & Food Research Clyde, Alexandra, New Zealand
- Gary Stoner, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
- Fumiomi Takeda, Appalachian Fruit Research Station, USDA ARS, Kearneysville, WV, USA
- Francesco Visioli, IMDEA-Food, Madrid, Spain
- Qin Yonghua, College of Horticulture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
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