About the Journal

Focus and Scope



Journal of Tropical Crop Science and Technology will publish in the minimum of time, research manuscripts as well as commissioned reviews and commentaries recommended by its referees in all areas of experimental plant biology, Crop protection, and Environmental science. Each area have some board area, consist of ;

  1. Areas of experimental plant biology with emphasis in the broad areas of genomics, proteomics, biochemistry (including enzymology), plant biotechnology, physiology, cell biology, development, genetics, functional plant breeding, systems biology and the interaction of plants with the environment. 
  2. Area of experimental crop production with emphasis in the broad areas of Abiotic damage, Agronomic control methods, Assessment of pest and disease damage, Molecular methods for the detection and assessment of pests and diseases, Biological control, Control of weeds and integrated management, Epidemiology of pests and diseases in relation to control, Pesticide application methods, Integrated Pest and diseases management, Sampling and monitoring schemes for diseases, nematodes, pests and weeds. 
  3. Area of environmental science with emphasis in the broad areas Biomonitoring and biomarkers, Emerging contaminants, Environmental analysis and methods, Environmental biology, Environmental chemistry, Environmental catalysis and nanomaterials, Environmental health and toxicology, Environmental microbiology, Environmental nanotechnology, Environmental remediation and management.

Manuscripts for full consideration should be written concisely and essentially as a final report. The main criterion for publication is that the manuscript must contain original and significant insights that lead to a better understanding of fundamental plant biology, crop protection and environmental science. Papers should be of interest to a wide audience and methods employed result in a substantial improvement over existing established techniques and approaches. Methods papers are welcome only when the technique(s) described is novel or provides a major advancement of established protocols.

Journal of Tropical Crop Science and Technology is not a publication vehicle for preliminary observations, for studies that are merely confirmatory of results accomplished in other plant systems, or  that  are  addressed  only  to  a specialized  readership.  Submitted  manuscripts describing studies of preliminary nature, that are merely confirmatory in scope or of limited scope and interest to the general readership of the journal will be returned without formal review. As a general policy, the journal will no longer consider manuscripts just describing the cloning, sequencing and expression patterns of gene sequences that have been identified and characterized in other plant species, expression of a protein without proper characterization of the recombinant product and native form, the isolation, purification and characterization of enzymes extensively analyzed in other plants, description of molecular markers and plant genetic diversity without any relevant biological information, cell culture and/or transformation of plant species (or closely related species) already established in the literature and basic transcriptomic approaches with no further relevant functional characterization of genes of interest.

Publication Frequency

The JTCST published twice a year. For Number 1 and 2 every year are published in Maret and october.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license:

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