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Bioscience of Microbiota, Food and Health (BMFH) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal with a specific area of focus: intestinal microbiota of human and animals, lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and food immunology and food function. BMFH contains Full papers, Notes, Reviews and Letters to the editor in all areas dealing with intestinal microbiota, LAB and food immunology and food function. BMFH takes a multidisciplinary approach and focuses on a broad spectrum of issues. BMFH has the following major sections, and the following topics in the scientific area will be included:

Intestinal microbiota of humans and animals
- composition ecology, metabolic activities and taxonomy of intestinal microbiota/bacteria
- factors affecting intestinal microbiota
- roles of intestinal microbiota in host immunity, physiology, health and disease
- development and use of probiotics, prebiotics and biogenics Lactic acid bacteria (LAB)
- taxonomy, ecology, metabolism and application of LAB
- biotechnology, molecular biology and omics of LAB
- fermentation, fermented foods and starter cultures
- health effect of LAB and fermented foods
Food immunology and food function
- effects of food on innate and adaptive immunity
- food modulation of immune diseases and health
- evaluation methods of immune responses and food function
- intestinal immune responses
- etiological surveys and clinical studies of food allergy and life style-related diseases

BMFH is the official joint scientific journal of the Intestinal Microbiology Society, Japan Society for Lactic Acid Bacteria and Japanese Association for Food Immunology. BMFH was accepted to ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index/ an index without an impact factor) by Clarivate Analytics in 2017 and BMFH was also accepted in SCIE (Science Citation Index Expanded) in 2018. Therefore, BMFH will be indexed in SCIE from Vol. 35 No. 1, 2016 and will be given an impact factor in 2019.