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Professor Fereidoon Shahidi

New Content ItemDr. Fereidoon Shahidi is a university research professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN).  He is also cross-appointed to the Departments of Biology, Ocean Sciences as well as the Aquaculture Program at MUN. He is or has also been an adjunct professor in several universities and institute in Canada and around the world. 

He is the author of over 800 research papers and book chapters, has also authored or edited 64 books, and 10 patents. He has received numerous awards from different scientific societies, including  IFT, ACS, AOCS, CIFST, and ISNFF, among others. He is currently chair-elect of the Scientific Council of the IUFoST. Dr. Shahidi serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Food Bioactives, and is the principal founder of the International Society for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods (ISNFF) and Founding and 10-year (2008-2017) Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Functional Foods. He also served as an editorial board member and then 15-year editor of Food Chemistry. He is a highly cited (over 64,000 times) scientist with an h-index of 120.. He has trained over 120 MSc, Ph.D. and visiting scholars from more than a dozen countries and these are now serving in five continents around the globe.  He has served in many different expert panels, including the Expert Advisory Panel of Health Canada on Standards of Evidence for Health Claims for Foods, and a member of the Washington-based Council of Agricultural Science and Technology on Nutraceuticals and the chair of a committee (2004-2005) evaluating the research at USDA on functional foods. 


Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    4.7 - 2-year Impact Factor
    5.0 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.515 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.697 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    25 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    109 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    64 Altmetric mentions