Papers and APJFSS Publication

Abstract Preparation

Participants who intend to submit contributed papers or posters are requested to complete and return the accompanying form indicating preference of poster or oral presentation. Please provide a title for your paper and abstract of not more than 250 words. The Organizing Committee invites you to submit the abstracts for oral or poster presentations on the following topics:

  • Food production: sustainable systems (e.g. natural, organic, conservation agriculture); preservation of natural environment; natural products and innovations; food fermentation and other specific production practices
  • Food security: nutrition and food security; malnutrition and interventions; impact of natural and man-made environmental changes
  • Food safety: food and water hygiene/sanitation; food safety and quality; food safety regulations and standards; foodborne hazards; foodborne diseases and control; emerging food safety problems; food safety management strategies and interventions
  • Food handling and waste/loss prevention: packaging and storage innovations; food waste and loss reduction in support to SDG 12.3; cold chain development; byproduct/waste utilization and value addition
  • Food processing and preservation: food biochemistry; emerging processing techniques; non-thermal processing; cold chain development
  • Nutrition and human health: functional foods/ingredients; diet and cognition; dietary diversity; local/traditional foods; direct and indirect nutrition interventions
  • Food biotechnology:  applied biotechnology in food processing, preservation and quality improvement; biotechnology in food safety and security
  • Cross-cutting issues: food safety risk analysis and management; food control systems; food and nutrition policies and strategies; food trade and globalization; emerging food safety and security issues; current and future research/innovation platforms and collaboration; politics and economics of food security; gender and climate change implications on food safety and food security; other food issues of national and transnational importance

All abstracts submitted must be original work and not previously presented in any form at other conference. Your abstract will be submitted to the Scientific Committee for evaluation and presenters will be notified regarding the status of their abstracts (oral or poster presentation) and date of presentation. The committee may request some papers nominated for oral presentation by authors to be presented as posters. A book of abstracts will be available at the conference.

General guidelines:

  1. Abstract must be submitted in English.
  2. Abstracts should consist of a title, list of authors and their affiliation, contact address including e-mail address, keywords, and one paragraph only of script.
  3. Type the title of the abstract in Times New Roman 14 points, Bold. Underline the name of the presenting author. Use numbers in the title for authors’ affiliation.
  4. The abstract must be single line spaced, typed in Times New Roman 12 points. Standard abbreviations may be used. Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words.
  5. The abstract should include the following information (1) Rationale and objective of the work; (2) Approach and methodology; (3) Results and discussion; and (4) Conclusion

Online Abstract and Full Text Submission

Abstract of the paper can be submitted as an email attachment to the Conference Secretariat at

Oral paper presentation

  1. Presentation duration: 15 minutes (12 min presentation; 3 min Q&A)
  2. General topical sequence of presentation:  Background/Rationale (Introduction), Objectives, Methods, Results/Findings, and Conclusion
  3. Equipment supplied in each room: Computer with PowerPoint (Office) version 2010, LCD projector, and Microphone. If you plan to use Macintosh software, you must bring your own laptop and a VGA adapter. If you use a non-standard font (such as scientific symbols) in your presentation, you must supply the font in a separate file with your presentation.  If you plan to project a video, it must be provided in a separate file in MOV(h264), Mpg or Avi format and be no larger than 50Mb. Please bring the file with you to the speakers’ ready room
  4. Preparatory activities:
    • Please run your presentation in the speakers’ ready room at least two hours in advance of the time scheduled for your presentation.
    • Please bring a biographical sketch to the Session Chair at the conference one hour before the session starts in order to facilitate introductions.

Poster paper presentation

Posters are a special type of presentation and cannot reflect the amount of information presented in an oral or written paper. The information should be centered on a key message or theme; the amount of text should be kept to a minimum, be easily understood by the standing audience with distractions from noise and movement from other people, and highlighted with simplified and properly labelled charts, graphics, diagrams and pictures.

General guidelines:

  1. Poster size: 30 inches (76 cm) in width and 40 inches (100 cm) in height
  2. Poster sections and contents (readable from about 2 meters distance):
    • Title – most prominent block of text with the largest size (at least 80 pt in Arial; concise, to the point, and quickly orient the audience about the paper
    • Authors and affiliation – usually placed below the title; font size maybe similar to text (25 mm or 1 inch high in Arial)
    • Main sections:
      • Introduction (or Background/Rationale) – briefly presents the importance/ motivation, hypothesis, and objectives of the research
      • Materials and Methods (or Methodology or Key Methods) – briefly presents the procedures, preferably more of diagrams/charts and less in words
      • Results –presents the key findings/points to substantiate the objectives; analysis or interpretations of facts presented; could be with subheadings to guide transition
      • Conclusion – summary and significance of findings; may also present areas for further study
      • References (or Literature Cited) – keep to minimum; maybe smaller in font size than that of text

Poster presenters (or at least one of the authors per poster) should be present by the poster for discussions with attendees during the scheduled session time.

Full Paper Preparation and APJFSS Publication

Full papers of keynote/invited, oral and poster presentations will be evaluated for publication in the Asia Pacific Journal of Food Safety and Security (APJFSS) ( APJFSS instruction on paper presentation includes the following:

  1. The manuscript should be prepared in English using “MS Word” with 1.5 cm margin on all sides (Top, Bottom, Left and Right side) of the page. “Times New Roman” font should be used. The manuscript can be up to 3000 words excluding references and abstract. It shall include: Title page; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Acknowledgement; and References. For review papers (e.g. keynote/invited papers), the parts on ‘Materials and Methods’ and ‘Results and Discussion’ can be changed with key topics based on the author’s prudent judgment.
  2. Title Page: As the first page of the manuscript, the title page should provide information about Title of the Paper, Names of Author(s), Author affiliation, Corresponding Author’s contact details. The title should be concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  3. Abstract:  Justified, maximum 250 words (see ‘Abstract Preparation’).
  4. Keywords: Provide 4-8 keywords without repeating the words in the title of the paper
  5. Introduction: A comprehensive, short and clear description of the purpose of the work in light of existing literature (background and motivation). Avoid detailed literature survey or a summary of the results; state the objectives of the work
  6. Materials and Methods: This section should provide enough details of the methods to reproduce the result. For published methods, citing the source is enough, no need to provide the details.
  7. Results and Discussion: The key results/outcomes should be presented clearly and concisely supported with Tables and Figures/Graphs placed right after the page when they are first mentioned. Titles of tables should be placed above the table and that for figures, below the figure. Discussion provides justification or arguments for the results, citing relevant literatures but avoiding extensive citations. This should be a single section with sub-headings.
  8. Acknowledgement: Funding agency and assistance from various sources (except the authors) can be cited here.
  9. References:  Alphabetically arrange the sources of  literatures cited in the text using Times New Roman 9 pt. The following citation format is prescribed.

For Journal Reference

John SK and Smith A. (2015) Global Food Safety Challenges. Asia Pacific Journal of Food Safety and Security. 2 (1): 1-3.

For Chapter in Book Reference

Jun A, Ji AK, Yu S, and Hassan A (2013) Foodborne Pathogens. In: Peter BK and Cox BR (Eds) Food Safety; Challenges and Solutions. Chapter 7, CRC Press, NY, 111-125.

For Book Reference

Zhu HJ (1999) Microbiological applications: A laboratory manual in general microbiology. McGraw-Hill College.

For Patent Reference Aviv H, Friedman D, Bar-Ilan A and Vered M (1996) Submicron emulsions as ocular drug delivery vehicles, U.S. Patent US 5496811.

Plagiarism detection:  Plagiarized papers are unacceptable. Authors are requested to check for plagiarism before submission of manuscript. Following links are useful to screen the work before submission:

  • PlagScan
  • PaperRater
  • Plagium
  • Article Checker
  • Plag Tracker

Full paper can be submitted as an E-mail attachment to the Conference Secretariat at  Indicate ‘Full paper’ in the subject of your E-mail; Name your file as author’s name_Fullpaper_short name of your paper, e.g. BBuntong_Fullpaper_Food safety in Thailand