IFIS Food and Health Resources

The Nutrition Society and IFIS Publishing have partnered to deliver the Nutritional Science Collection. This human-curated database is designed to aid information discovery for nutrition researchers.

About the Collection 

In today’s scientific information landscape, it is relatively easy to find lots of information, but harder to identify the relevant and reliable research needed to support scientific endeavours. The Nutritional Science Collection provides researchers and students with a simple and effective way to find the research and information that they need and can trust.

Scientists, students, and information professionals worldwide currently use IFIS’ gold-standard FSTA database. It is the key resource for academics and researchers, searching over sixty years of research and information in the sciences of food and health. Through this partnership between The Nutrition Society and IFIS, this content is more accessible and discoverable than ever before to those working and studying in nutrition.

Nutrition Society Members benefit from a 20% discount throughout 2022, and Student Members of The Nutrition Society can use the collection completely free - just log in to your members account and follow the link in the member area > My benefits.


Other resources

Ask an expert

Ask an Expert resource gives you the opportunity to ask IFIS a question directly on a range of topics, such as how to search effectively, how to carry out literature reviews, and guidance on publishing your research.

Not only can you submit your own question, but you can also take a look at the bank of previously asked questions.

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Best practice for literature searching guide

Through explanatory notes and practical, step-by-step guidance, this guide is designed to help you understand how to effectively plan and carry out your searches for literature reviews.

This is designed for students, researchers looking for a refresher and templates, librarians and information literacy trainers.

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Guide to getting published in journals

This guide has been developed to help authors navigate the process of selecting appropriate journals and understand the range of factors which might influence the decisions of where to submit, such as open access, what to expect from the peer review process, the impact Factor and other metrics, and predatory journals. 

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About IFIS

Founded in 1968, IFIS is a not-for-profit publisher and educational charity committed to supporting those studying and working in the sciences of food and health by making it easier to access industry-specific research that can be trusted; preserving integrity and accuracy in the fields of food and beverages; and furthering learning and development across the world. They produce FSTA, an interdisciplinary database of scientific and technological information relating to food, beverages and nutrition. FSTA is used in universities, food companies and government bodies all over the world, including 8 of the top 10 universities for food science (Shanghai ranking, 2021). For more information, visit www.ifis.org.