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Honey Authentication

Call for Papers

Honey is the oldest sweetner used by the humankind due to its nutritional, antioxidant, and medicinal properties. In the last decade there is an increasing demand at international level for monofloral honeys. Honey authentication is a complex process which involves many instrumental techniques, starting with melissopalynologial analysis.

We invite specialists to contribute their original researh articles as well as review articles that will develop knowledge of the honey authentication field and better understanding of the methods of distinguishing honeys according to their origin.

We are particularly interested in articles related to honey botanical and geographical authentication, honeydew and floral authentication, and plants system cultivation authentication.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Honey authentication using physicochemical properties
  • Honey authentication using antioxidant properties
  • Honey authentication using volatile properties
  • Honey authentication using DNA based tool
  • Development of new instrumental techniques for honey authentication
  • Chemometrics analysis

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 10 August 2018
Publication DateDecember 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Mircea Oroian, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Suceava, Romania

Guest Editors

  • Isabel Escriche, Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  • Otilia Bobis, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Małgorzata Dżugan, University of Rzeszow, Rzeszow, Poland