Food and Nutrition Sciences

ISSN Print: 2157-944X    ISSN Online: 2157-9458

Call For Papers


    Special Issue on Probiotics and Prebiotics


    Probiotics are a kind of microbes, which are beneficial to human body health. Probiotics are commonly consumed as part of fermented foods with specially added active live cultures, such as in yogurt, soy yogurt, or as dietary supplements. Prebiotics, an oligosaccharides carbohydrate, could be absorption and decomposition by probiotics in intestinal tract, and then promote the growth and reproduction of them. Studies show that the potential health effect of supplemental probiotics and prebiotics has included the diarrhea, eczema, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and even cancer. The goal of this special issue is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss the relationship between health and probiotics and prebiotics.


    In this special issue, we invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles that explore probiotics and prebiotics. In this special issue, potential topics include, but are not limited to:


    •  Probiotics and prebiotics
    •  Lactobacillus and bifidobacterium
    •  Non-digestible oligosaccharide
    •  Non-digestible soluble fibers like pectins and inulins
    •  The benefits of probiotics on the human body
    •  Probiotic survival rate
    •  Probiotics food


    Authors should read over the journal’s Authors’ Guidelines carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal’s Paper Submission System.


    Please kindly note that the “Special Issue” under your manuscript title should be specified and the research field “Special Issue - Probiotics and Prebiotics” should be selected during your submission.


    Also please note the following timetable:


    Submission Deadline

    July 31st, 2014

    Publication Date

    September 2014


    Guest Editor:

    Prof. Tomas Girbes

    University of Valladolid, Spain


    For further questions or inquiries

    Please contact Editorial Assistant at