Aims and scope

Flavour is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes interdisciplinary articles on flavour, its generation and perception, and its influence on behaviour and nutrition. The journal publishes articles from all relevant disciplines including neuroscience, genetics, food chemistry, sensory science, psychology and philosophy.

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Flavour will cease being published by BioMed Central in 2017 and is no longer accepting submissions. BioMed Central will continue to host an archive of all articles previously published in the journal and all articles published in Flavour during its time with BioMed Central will remain fully searchable via the BioMed Central website


  1. Opinion

    Hospital food

    Charles Spence

    Published on: 6 March 2017

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It is possible, it might even be very smart, to combat obesity, global warming and the over-exploitation of our planet, with deliciousness as a weapon. I am sure that Flavour will give us crucial insight in the pleasure giving qualities of food.

Claus Meyer, co-founder of Noma
Affiliated Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen

I'm looking forward to reading exciting new scientific results on the science of taste and flavour that I can apply in my kitchen in the new journal Flavour.

Heston Blumenthal, OBE
Founder of The Fat Duck, Berkshire


Peter Barham, University of Bristol, UK
Per Møller, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Featured series

The science of taste
Edited by Ole G Mouritsen

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Article collections


Thematic series
The Science of Taste
Edited by Ole G Mouritsen


Thematic series
The genetics and neuroscience of flavour
Edited by Richard Newcomb & Kathrin Ohla

Thematic series
The emerging science of gastrophysics
Edited by Jens Risbo & Ole G Mouritsen

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