Aquatic Food Studies

Call for Special Issue → Biologically Active Compounds from Aquatic Sources and Functional Foods Fortified with Aquatic Bioactives

In recent years, increasing demand for healthy diets and supplements so called functional foods based on natural sources has placed biologically active compounds at the center of the most studied fields and has led to the discovery of various novel compounds. Negative reputation of drugs and the grey area of the supplements boot the natural bioactive compounds and functional ingredients derived from those compounds. This increasing demand leads to seek sustainable resources to obtain bioactive compounds. Aquatic environments as well as marine and ocean derived bioactive compounds such as marine microorganisms, plants, carotenoids, marine by-product and fishery co-product streams constitute the most of the marine nutra-ingredients to produce functional foods. The holistic approach link medicine and the diet combines biologically active compounds in fortificated foods so called functional foods. 

this special issue aims to publish manuscripts focused on:

➢ Bioactives from aquatic sources: Plants, animals, microorganisms, and extremophiles

➢ Development of functional foods and nutraceuticals enriched with aquatic bioactives

➢ Aquatic bioactives: Characterization and biotechnological applications

➢ Industrial applications of aquatic foods and their co-products


Key Dates
Papers submission opening                              : March 21, 2022
Submission deadline                                         : December 31, 2022         


Assoc. Prof. Cesarettin ALAŞALVAR

Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts ought to be submitted online at online submission and review system powered by Central Fisheries Research Institute (SUMAE). Manuscripts shall to be submitted until the deadline. "Special Issue" option shall to be selected from the “Manuscript Type” section in the course of submission process.

Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are welcomed. By Submitting the manuscripts to the special issue, authors shall take the responsibility to guarantee that the manuscript had not been published anywhere else previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Submission guideline is available at Author Instructions. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue section of journal website.