Publication Policies

IAFP Copyright Policy

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) holds the copyright for articles published in the Journal of Food Protection and Food Protection Trends. No part of the publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system without permission from IAFP (except in limited quantities for the non-commercial purposes of scientific or educational advancement).

IAFP does not grant permission to post copyrighted journal articles on public/open access websites/repositories or in other online publications. Complimentary PDF versions of the article are provided to the authors for their personal use. Authors who wish to use their published paper in their thesis or dissertation may do so without requesting permission. Article abstracts may be posted without requesting permission as long as the article’s DOI is included with the post. If you plan to electronically distribute the article, other than incidental copies for education or research use, you must request permission through the Copyright Clearance Center. To purchase reprints, contact Dina Siedenburg at

Online Access Policy

Authors have the option to pay an open access fee in lieu of the publication fees. All open access articles published in JFP are distributed under the CC BY-NC-ND* license ( This license permits noncommercial copying and distribution of articles with proper attribution, and prohibits distribution of derivative content.

Authors of all papers may deposit a PDF of their accepted manuscript in funder-mandated repositories, such as PubMed Central, for public release after a 12-month embargo. IAFP also has a 12-month embargo policy for posting a PDF of an author’s accepted manuscript in password-protected organizational repositories. Permission is required for this purpose. Authors choosing the open access option may immediately post the final published PDF of their paper anywhere, with proper attribution. In all cases, the DOI must appear on the PDF.


Journal of Food Protection and Food Protection Trends use the Copyright Clearance Center at for granting permission requests to reuse all or part of a published article.

If you have questions about copyright, open access or permissions, please contact Dina Siedenburg (

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