The Journal of Medicinal Food Plants is a peer reviewed journal dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge regarding plants that serve both as food and medicine. The aims and scope of the journal include publication of rapid communications, full papers, concise reviews, and commentaries which report nutritional properties, chemical composition, investigations of toxicological and pharmacological activities, and food technology applications of medicinal food plants. Ethnobotanical studies and surveys are also within the scope of this journal.
In addition to the publication of research performed by professionals in academia and in industry, the journal also accepts manuscripts reporting research completed by students. These are reported in a special section of the journal, Student Contributions. The publication of Student Contributions is in fulfillment of the mission and goals of The Society for Education in Biological Science Research.