FSTA

FSTA® is an extensive specialist database in which carefully selected food and health research and information is collated, summarised, and indexed for efficient searching.

Also known as FSTA® – Food Science and Technology Abstracts, our A&I database is used by researchers, industry practitioners, and students around the world to keep up-to-date with the latest findings in their fields.

  Database type

Bibliographic

  Users

Universities, research institutes, food and beverage companies, and government agencies in 162 countries

  Record type

Indexed abstracts with full-text links where available*

  Number of records

In excess of 1,200,000

  Update frequency

Updated weekly with approximately 1,550 new records

  Coverage dates

1969 – present

  Coverage

  • Worldwide coverage of carefully selected source material from scientific and technological literature relating to food and health. These sources are frequently reviewed to ensure their relevancy and quality
  • Alongside journal articles, FSTA includes trade publications, books, reviews, conference proceedings, reports, European patents (EPO), world patents (WIPO, covering 104 countries), and International Standards (ISO)
  • Across all publication types, records are drawn from over 22,650 sources, including 1,020 active journals and approximately 5,450 total journals. These span 29 languages from 53 countries**
  • Every record is indexed against IFIS' comprehensive thesaurus, providing an efficient and powerful search functionality
  • Covers every aspect of the food and health sectors, enabling in-depth and targeted interdisciplinary research. FSTA includes all major commodities, related pure and applied sciences, pet foods, food psychology, food economics, food safety, and more

  Thesaurus

  • 10,788 keywords, created and structured into food-centric hierarchies, ensures easy navigation of content. New keywords and keyword contexts are introduced and reviewed in response to scientific innovation
  • Controlled keyword terms used to overcome variability in author terminology and scientific nomenclature
  • Accompanying information provided with the keywords, together with the thesaurus hierarchies, enables clarity of navigation and indexing
  • Managed by IFIS' in-house team of highly experienced scientists

  Access options

FSTA can be accessed directly from IFIS as a datafeed or through the following platforms:

  • EBSCOHost
  • IHS Goldfire
  • Ovid
  • ProQuest Dialog
  • CAS STN
  • Web of Science

If you would like to hear more about access options or would like to contact a vendor platform to discuss a subscription, please contact Angela Ball, our Business Manager – FSTA®.


If you have any questions about FSTA, please contact us.


* Access to full text dependent on platform and subscription held by user's organisation.

** For a copy of the full coverage list, please email Josh Newport, our Marketing Assistant.