Food and Nutrition Sciences

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

Call For Papers


    Special Issue on Flavonoids


    Flavonoids are an important class of plant secondary metabolites with a 2 - phenyl ketone (flavone) structure. Flavonoids, which widely exist in many plants both as free states and as glycosides, play an important role in plant growth, development, blossom and fruit, and prevention of microorganisms and diseases. And the flavonoids extracts, also possess many interesting bioactivities and valuable pharmacological activities. Up to now, flavonoids extracts have been found to function in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, antitumor, antibacterial and antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic and liver protection, and a large number of studies also show that flavonoids have the pharmacological activities of antihypertensive, reducing blood fat, anti-aging, improving immunity and so on. As one of the most important plant secondary metabolites, Flavonoids are of great attractions to researchers. The goal of this special issue is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in the area of flavonoids.


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


    • Biosynthesis
    • Functions of flavonoids in plants
    • Salutary effects on human health
    • Dietary sources
    • Salutary effects on human health
    • Bioflavonoid


    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 at Paper Submission System.


    Please kindly notice that the Special Issue’’ under your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue - Flavonoids” should be chosen during your submission.


    According to the following timetable:


    Submission Deadline

    January 2nd, 2014

    Publication Date

    March 2014


    Guest Editor:

    Prof. Alessandra Bordoni

    Campus of Food Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy


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