Journal of Berry Research

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impact factor 2020 2.208
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10; 4 issues
Last issue (10:2) online on 02 June 2020
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10:3 scheduled for September 2020
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We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Berry Research’s Impact Factor continues to rise since it was first included last year, to 2.379, thus securing its position in the second quartile of Plant Sciences.

We are delighted to announce that Maurizio Battino, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Berry Research, has been recognized for the fifth consecutive year as a 2019 Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher.

Join Us At The International Strawberry Symposium:

The Polytechnic University of Marche and the Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), in conjunction with the ISHS are delighted to invite you at the 9th ISHS Strawberry Symposium (ISHS-ISS2020). Please note that due to the current health situation in Italy, the symposium has been postponed to 2021.

Extended Free Access: As of this year, Journal of Berry Research issues published in 2017 and earlier will be freely available to read. 

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:

  1. From genetics to variety evaluation
  2. Nursery production systems and plant quality control
  3. Plant physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, as well as cultural management
  4. 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, MD (Hon), DSc, PhD
Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche Specialistiche ed Odontostomatologiche
Sez. Biochimica Facoltà di Medicina
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Tel.: +39 071 220 4646
Fax: +39 071 220 4398

Associate Editors

Esra Capanoglu, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey (Highly Cited Researcher 2019)

Francesca Giampieri, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy (Associate Editor Reviews) (Highly Cited Researcher 2019)

Luca Mazzoni, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy (Associate Editor Agronomy and Breeding Technology) 

Elwira Sieniawska, Medical University of Lublin, Poland (Associate Editor Analytical Chemistry)

Li-Shu Wang ,University of Wisconsin, USA (Associate Editor Cancer)

Jianbo Xiao, University of Macau, China (Associate Editor Special Chinese Berries) (Highly Cited Researcher 2019)

Editorial Board

Arpita Basu, PhD, RD/LD
Department of Nutritional Sciences, 416 Human Sciences, College of Human Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA

Ricardo Boavida Ferreira, PhD
ITQB, Oeiras, Portugal

Rubén Bottini, PhD
Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Chacras de Coria, Argentina

Britt Burton-Freeman, PhD
Center for Nutrition Research, Institute for Food Safety and Health, Illinois Institute of Technology, Bedford Park, IL, USA

Esra Çapanoğlu Güven, PhD (Highly Cited Researcher 2019)
Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Béatrice Denoyes-Rothan, PhD
INRA, Bordeaux, France

Chad Finn, PhD
Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory, USDA ARS, Corvallis, OR, USA

Kevin Folta, PhD
Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Tamara Yuliett Forbes-Hernandez, PhD
Nutrition and Food Science Group, Dept. of Analytical and Food Chemistry, CITACA, CACTI, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain

Balz Frei, PhD
Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

Marina Gambardella, PhD
Facultad de Agronomía e Ingeniería Forestal, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Massimiliano Gasparrini, PhD
Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy

James Hancock, PhD
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

Roger Hurst, PhD
Food & Wellness Group, Food Innovation Porfolio, Plant & Food Research, New Zealand

Editorial Board (contd...)

Harry Kuiper, PhD
RILKIT Wageningen, University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Margit Laimer Da Camara Machado, PhD
BOKU, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Gordon J. McDougall, PhD
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences Group, Enhancing Crop Productivity and Utilisation Theme, The James Hutton Institute, Dundee, Scotland, UK

Bruno Mezzetti, PhD 
Department SAPROV, Università Politecnica della Marche, Ancona, Italy (Highly Cited Researcher 2019

Etsuo Niki, PhD
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Octavio Paredes López, PhD
Departmento Biotecnología y Bioquímica, Laboratorio de Biotecnología de Alimentos, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Unidad Irapuato, Mexico

Dov Prusky, PhD
Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel

Josè Luis Quiles, PhD 
Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, University Granada, Spain (Highly Cited Researcher 2019)

Bruce Reisch, PhD
Horticultural Sciences, N.Y.S. Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY, USA

Silvia Sabbadini PhD
Marche Polytechnic University, Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Ancona, Italy

Navindra P. Seeram, PhD
Bioactive Botanical Research Laboratory, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA

Barbara Shukitt-Hale, PhD
United States Department of Agricolture, JM HNRCA at Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA

Jeremy P.E. Spencer, PhD (Highly Cited Researcher 2019)
Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Jill Stanley, PhD
Plant & Food Research Clyde, Alexandra, New Zealand

Gary Stoner, PhD
Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Fumiomi Takeda, PhD
Appalachian Fruit Research Station, USDA ARS, Kearneysville, WV, USA

Takanori Tsuda, PhD
College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Chubu University Kasugai, Aichi, Japan

Francesco Visioli, PhD
IMDEA-Food, Madrid, Spain

Qin Yonghua, PhD
College of Horticulture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Yuntao Zhang, PhD
Institute of Forestry and Pomology, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Beijing, Chin


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    SCImago Journal & Country Rank

    According to the SCImago Journal Rank, the Journal of Berry Research is ranked in the first quartile of Plant Science, Horticulture, Agronomy and Crop Science and Food Science journals. It is ranked in the second quartile of Biochemistry and Soil Science journals.

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