IKnowFood publish article on Emerald Publishing’s new Sustainable Food Systems Open Access gateway

12 February 2019 / IKnowFood

Emerald Publishing becomes first publisher to adopt F1000’s Open Research Publishing model, focusing on social sciences.

Designed in partnership with F1000, authors are invited to submit their research to Emerald Open Research, which offers greater pathways to impact by immediately contributing to societal challenges and being accessible to all. IKnowFood is one of the first to publish an article ‘Food Systems Resilience: Towards an Interdisciplinary Research Agenda [version 1; referees: awaiting peer review] on Emerald Publishings new open access gateway Sustainable Food Systems.

In a further move away from traditional publishing, all research published on Emerald Open Research will be subject to open peer review, where all reports are published alongside the article together with the authors’ responses. This approach not only offers rapid publication, but the transparent peer review process encourages experts to provide constructive feedback to help authors improve their work.

In support of the Sustainable Food Systems gateway, advisory board member Professor Bob Doherty of the University of York explains how crucial and timely evidence-based debate is on this grand challenge of sustainable food systems: “Current diets are pushing the Earth beyond its planetary boundaries, while causing ill health. This puts both people and the planet at risk.
“Providing healthy diets from sustainable food systems is an immediate challenge as the population continues to grow – projected to reach 10 billion people by 2050 – and get wealthier (with the expectation of higher consumption of animal-based foods). To meet this challenge, dietary changes must be combined with sustainable food production, responsible sourcing and reduced food waste.”