Postharvest Review is an online review journal exclusively
devoted to publishing topical multidisciplinary reviews in various
areas of postharvest biology and technology.
is placed on the exchange of information and opinions between postharvest
research scientists in academia, industry and government organisations
who are working towards the development and application of all aspects
of postharvest technology.
scope of the journal covers all aspects of postharvest research
pertaining to grain, fruits and vegetables, from postharvest up
to processing. This includes:
aspects - including quality components, standards and
assessment, properties of commodities and tests for maturity determination.
and marketing - including economics and costs of postharvest
activities, marketing systems for specific commodities, imports
and exports and food policy and supply.
packaging and transport - including handling and packaging
techniques, handling machinery, packaging materials, transport,
impact damage assessment, washing and cooling.
and electronics in postharvest technology - including impact
of engineering and electronics in postharvest technology, the increased
automation of processes and development of techniques and processes.
- including aspects of storage systems, environments and treatments,
controlled atmosphere storage, modified atmosphere packaging (MAP),
effects of pre-harvest factors on storage quality, storage characteristics,
breeding for improved storage quality, moisture absorption in storage,
physiology and biochemistry of storage, storage disorders, storage
aeration and design and properties of storage facilities.
and senescence - including the physiology, biochemistry
and genetics of ripening and senescence, respiration of harvested
produce, and senescence.
deterioration and losses - including incidence, biology,
prevention and control, biological control, postharvest decay, resistance
to storage decay, breeding for resistance, and assessment of postharvest
- including grain drying, alternative drying methods, drying of
fruits and vegetables and dryer design.
processing such as washing and cutting may be included where it
is of relevance to the processes being reviewed.
articles on horticulture will be published at the discretion of