of Crop Science and Biotechnology (JCSB) is an open access international
journal devoted to research, production, and management of field
crops and resource plants. JCSB publish four issues in a yearly
volume. Submitted manuscripts must be written in English. Papers
on a wide range of sciences will be accepted as long as they
are related to agricultural crops.
JCSB is owned and published by the Korean Society of Crop Science
in collaboration with the Korean Society of Plant Breeding.
Four issues of a yearly volume will be published March, June,
September, and December in a printed and an electronic version.
JCSB publishes original research papers that are judged after
peer editorial review. The JOURNAL also publishes a couple of
reviews that are invited by editorial boards to show broad and
in-depth interest in crop science. We recommend that paper is
less than 10 printed pages even though there is no page limitation.
JCSB propose “Open Access” to the full text of research articles
for the best interests of the scientific community. Basically,
there is no charge for publication. However, we may ask some
additional charge for English polishing based on communication
between authors and editorial board.
As a condition of publication, all authors must transfer copyright
to the Korean Society of Crop Science. Manuscripts prepared
by multiple authors should be submitted based on approvals by
All manuscripts will be critically reviewed by two or three
reviewers who are well recognized in the research field. It
is the responsibility of the Editor-in-Chief, the Associate
Editors, the Advisory Board, and the Editorial Board to determine
their suitability for publication. After receipt of a manuscript
through the electronic Manuscript Tracking System (MTS) at http://www.cropbio.org
it is sent to an Associate Editor who usually assigns it to
a member of the Editorial Board. The Board member then makes
a definitive recommendation for acceptance, revision, or rejection
based on the scientific reviews from two reviewers. The main
criteria for the acceptability of a manuscript are its originality,
scientific and agronomical importance. If the reviewer does
not recommend a manuscript for publication, the Associate Editor
can reject it without further review or in certain cases, may
seek a second opinion from another reviewer.