CFP: Appetite on Climate Change and Food Consumption

Special Issue of Appetite on 

The effects of climate change on food intake, appetite and dietary choices

Paper and Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 June 2023

Track Chairs:

Isaac Cheah (Curtin University), Anwar Saddat Shimul (Curtin University), Mahabub Rahman (Rennes School of Business), & Natalina Zlatevska (University of Technology Sydney)

Selected papers from the submissions to the Food Consumption and Climate Change track at the 2023 Global Marketing Conference at Seoul will be considered for possible publication in a special issue of the Appetite (SCIE Q1 in Behavioral Sciences, Impact Factor 5.016, CiteScore 7.7).

Food consumption significantly contributes to climate change, with meat and dairy products responsible for more emissions than fruits, grains, and vegetables. Climate change affects eating habits, causing concerns about global food system stability, declining food security and dietary quality, and promoting eco-friendly diets like the "climatarian" diet, as well as the adoption of protein sources that are both innovative and sustainable. The impact of eco-anxiety and food neophobia on appetite raises questions about whether a more climate-conscious generation will change food choices. Studies suggest that changes in dietary habits due to the climate crisis present opportunities for exploration rather than abstinence, revealing shifts in food preferences and consumption rates. This special issue seeks papers exploring how the climate crisis affects food and beverage choices and consumption, including cultural, social, psychological, sensory, and physiological factors. Submissions can use observational, experimental, or trial-based approaches and employ qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods. Innovative and timely contributions are prioritised.

Possible topic includes, but not limited to:

  • Climate change's impact on food choices and dietary patterns across cultures
  • The relationship between climate change, food availability, and nutritional status of consumers
  • Climate change's effects on food security, dietary diversity, and human health outcomes
  • Promoting sustainable food choices and reducing the environmental impact through education and awareness-raising campaigns
  • The cultural, social, economic, and psychological factors influencing dietary patterns and food choices in the context of climate change
  • The effectiveness of policy interventions in promoting sustainable food choices and reducing the carbon footprint of food production
  • Addressing climate change through food waste reduction and sustainable packaging to influence dietary behaviour and food choices
  • The impact of alternative protein sources, such as plant and cell-based proteins, on reducing the environmental impact of food production and changing dietary patterns
  • Communication strategies for food industries to promote sustainable food choices and reduce the carbon footprint of food production
  • The effect of climate change on traditional food systems, including indigenous food systems, and how it influences dietary behaviour and food choices.

How to submit your manuscript:

  • 2023 Global Marketing Conference at Seoul has a special interest track on Food consumption and Climate Change track dedicated to author/s seeking to submit to this Special Issue of Appetite. Author/s submitting papers to this track must comply with the GMC review process. Discussions in the GMC Track will help the author/s position and refine their paper for submission to the journal review process.
  • Papers will be in the form of a two-page extended abstract or a five-page paper, not including references that cannot exceed one page.


Your initial blind submission should be no more than four A4 pages. Page 1: The paper title, short abstract (150 words) and up to three keywords; Pages 2 & 3: Your paper; Page 4: References


Your initial blind submission should be no more than seven A4 pages. Page 1: The paper title, short abstract (150 words) and up to three keywords; Pages 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6: Your paper; Page 7: References

  • Submission deadline for this special interest track at 2023 GMC in Seoul ( 1 June 2023. 
  • Please email your submissions to the respective track chair:
  • A call for full-length journal papers for the Special Issue will be made soon. Any author/s may submit through the Appetite submission system and will undergo a similar review process as regularly submitted papers.
  • Submission for the Special Issue begins on 1 March 2024, with the final deadline for submission being 30 August 2024.
  • Appetite:
  • Questions pertaining to the Special Issue should be sent to any of the Guest Editors.
  • Papers must be formatted in accordance with the Appetite style sheet.
  • All papers will be double-blind refereed. Post-refereeing, the Guest Editors will propose a list of publishable papers for consideration by the Editor-in-chief of Appetite – whose agreement will be required before notifying the Authors of final acceptance.

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