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 and authors are not known 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 the 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.

Processing Time: average 16 weeks from submission to publication

Copyright Notice

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

The author warrants that the article is original, that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, has not been published before (except as part of a thesis or report, or abstract), contains no unlawful statements, does not infringe the rights of others, is subject to copyright that is vested exclusively in the author and free of any third party rights, and that any necessary written permissions to quote from other sources have been
obtained by the author(s).

If and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the author(s) still hold the copyright and retain publishing rights without restrictions. Authors or others are allowed to multiply article as long as not for commercial purposes. For the new invention, authors are suggested to manage its patent before published.

The author acknowledges that the published manuscript will be publicly accessible and such access will be free of charge for the readers.