Journal Highlights: March 2019

18 April 2019

SCI's peer-reviewed journals provide research studies and commentary articles undertaken by top scientists in emerging areas, addressing global audiences by crossing academic, industrial, government and science policy sectors.

Here are some of the highlights from the most recent issues of our journals. To view the full range of SCI's journals, visit our Publications page!

How should we turn data into decisions in AgriFood?

Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.9545

The AgriFood supply chain is under significant pressures related to food security, climate change, and consumer demands for affordable and higher quality food. Various technologies already help us to improve productivity, reduce wastage, and increase traceability across the AgriFood supply chain.

Examples include improving efficiency in livestock production, supporting automation and use of robotics in crop production, increasing food safety and evidencing its provenance. The opportunities and ways forward were discussed at a workshop in November 2017, run by the Society of Chemical Industry and the Knowledge Transfer Network in the United Kingdom.  This article presents a summary of the key messages from the presentations and focus‐group discussions during this event.

A closer look into the impact of sound on bacterial systems

Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology DOI: 10.1002/jctb.5857

This study that was the first time that the effect of more than one sound element over biological responses has been described. It provides a thorough investigation into the impact of sound frequency, amplitude, duration, intermittence and pulse, in bacterial systems and it provides a deeper understanding of the effects of sound elements on these systems.

Special Issue: Sustainable international bioenergy trade to support the growing bioeconomy

Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining Issue:

Global trade of wood pellets, ethanol and biodiesel has strongly increased of the past years. The latest special issue of BioFPR highlights these developments, shows market and sustainability challenges ahead and strategies for further bioenergy deployment and trade.

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