Review Policy and Procedure

All manuscripts must be submitted in English. Submitted manuscripts that do not conform to the Journal of Tropical Crop Science will be returned to authors for correction. A manuscript number is assigned to each manuscript, which will be sent to the corresponding author.

Peer Review Process

All of a journal’s content should be subjected to peer-review. Articles submitted for possible publication are subjected to a double-blind, peer review process. Articles are first reviewed by editors. The editor may reject it if the manuscript topic is not dealing with the subject matter for Journal of Tropical Crop Science, the submitted manuscript has not comply to the journal’s guidelines, or the quality has not met the journal’s requirement so that it cannot be considered at all.

Articles that are found suitable for review are then sent to two reviewers. Referees of a paper are unknown to each other. Referees are asked to classify the paper as publishable, publishable with revisions, or not publishable. Referees’ evaluations include an explicit recommendation of what to do with the manuscript. Referees’ comments and review results can be seen by the authors through the journal author page.

Reviewed manuscripts are sent back to the corresponding author along with comments from reviewers. Some revision is usually necessary after the reviews, and final acceptance generally depends on extent of revision. In submitting revised manuscripts, authors are requested to submit explanations on how the revisions were made and the reason why they do not agree with the reviewers for those points on which they have no revision. The corresponding authors will be notified for acceptance.

Copyright Notice

All publications by Journal of Tropical Crop Science is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.