About Functional Food Center
The Functional Food Center (FFC) is the leading organization in the world for evaluating functional food products and educating public in Functional Food Science. The primary goal of the FFC is to educate physicians, health professionals, researchers, scientists, students, and the public on the health benefits of functional foods and food bioactive compounds to increase their knowledge in this specific field of science. For these reasons, FFC organizes annual international conferences, publishes textbooks and research articles, as well as writes informative newsletters promoting these events and accomplishments.
Since 1998, FFC has hosted 30 international conferences around the globe, upheld an open-access journals for more than 10 years, published more than 40 books including 11 textbooks on functional food science and establishing the Academic Society of Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds ( ASFFBC) with more than 7,000 scientists. Among the most recent textbooks published on functional food science include:
With monthly updates on new investigations in functional foods and bioactive compounds, FFC sends newsletters regarding research and public education to more than 1,200,000 readers. Additionally, the organization have released peer-reviewed, open access scientific journals which includes:
- Functional Foods in Health and Disease (FFHD ): The FFHD journal has been indexed in the Web of Science since 2011 with a current Impact Factor of 1.04. In addition, FFHD is indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) since 2015 and in Scopus since 2020.
- Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease (BCHD): The BCHD journal has been indexed in Scopus since 2021 with a current Citation Score of 3.1.
You can check out other peer-reviewed, open-access journals in the Food Science Publisher by clicking here.
The Functional Food Center is known for its definition of Functional Foods as follows: “Natural or processed foods that contain biologically-active compounds; which, in defined, effective non-toxic amounts, provide a clinically proven and documented health benefit utilizing specific biomarkers, for the prevention, management, or treatment of chronic disease or its symptoms”.