Welcome 2016/4

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Dear Readers,

With our December issue, we launch the last issue of the third volume of the renewed ÉVIK on its way, while winter approaches relentlessly: “Our withering forest is losing its or­naments, Yellow leaves rattle among its bare shrubs. There’s no rosy labyrinth, Zephyr does not swing Through the bal­samic scents1. Through the lines of Berzsenyi, an outstand­ing figure of Hungarian Romanticism, I feel that he must have favored more pleasant seasons – just like I do. Now, that our editorial board finished compiling the December issue of ÉVIK, while writing these lines, secretly I am thinking of Spring also…

Our editorial staff is in constant contact with the editors of SCOPUS, a database operated by the publishing house El­sevier. Our articles are now included in the material of one of the largest scientific search engines of the world, and so international interest has been raised in the papers published in the columns of the journal. According to the promises of the SCOPUS staff, all of the manuscripts of the last three years of ÉVIK will be entered into their database within a few weeks. Thus, articles published by us will gain an even wider publicity than before.

Construction of a catalogue of the authors of all electroni­cally available issues was completed a few days ago. This way, all of the scientific articles that have been published in ÉVIK since 1993 can now be retrieved by searching for any of their authors (https://eviko.hu/hu-hu/Szerz%c5%91k).

The lead article of our December issue is written by László Nagygyörgy. In his work, the science behind the production of palinka, one of our Hungaricums, is explained in detail.

In the article of Sigrid Baumgarten, the analysis of pesti­cide residues, contaminating our foods, is discussed. The method presented by her is based on a supercritical chro­matographic system, coupled with supercritical extraction.

Possibilities for the environmentally friendly use of certain slaughterhouse byproducts by producing soil improvers us­ing pyrolysis technology are described by Edward Someus and his coworkers, in the context of environmental protec­tion, agrotechnology and food safety.

The determination of the origin of monofloral honeys, based on the analysis of the proline and phenolic compound con­tents of the honeys, is discussed by Nikolett Czipa et al. Their method can be useful even in the investigations of honey counterfeiting.

A method, suitable for qualifying sensory evaluators of foods and for the accurate statistical analysis of the evaluation work is presented by László Sípos and his fellow authors.

The role played by the Hungarian Food Codex in the regula­tion of the domestic food market and in shaping the quality of foods intended for public consumption is presented by Ágnes Szegedyné Fricz and her colleagues.

We welcome your comments at any of the availabilities of our editorial office. I wish all of our Readers a useful time and, for the upcoming year-end holidays, an Advent and a Christmas full of grace, as well as a Happy New Year.


Dr. Tamás János Szigeti


1 Dániel Berzsenyi: As winter approaches

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