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1 Aims and Scope

The main aim of this journal is to publish original, rigorous scientific research articles of field crops. Field crop research includes innovative research conducted in the field, farm or on the land related to edible agricultural food crops. The research must be experimental based on cropping system, crop physiology, crop genetics and breeding. The research may also include different aspects crop management, agronomy, plant pathology, entomology, soil science, vegetable and horticultural science related phenomena. The articles may be a research, a, review, a case study or an opinion letter. Latest development in field crop research will get maximum priority. This journal publish research articles which are strongly field based or both field and lab based. Only lab based research or hypothetical articles will not be eligible for publication.


2 Copyright

The authors permanently reserve the copyright for their publications and have granted the rights to any third party in advance for using, reproducing or disseminating the work under the terms of copyright and license of the CropSci Publisher’s constitutions and adopted law and regulations.


3 Manuscripts Submission

3.1 Online submission

Manuscripts must be submitted to Field Crop electronically by CropSci Publisher online submission system. In the case that online submission system is not available; you can submit your manuscript to the submission email of Field Crop: If both the above ways do not work out, you can directly send your manuscripts to The editors will handle your submission within five working days.


Preferred file formats of manuscripts are Microsoft Word and Rich Text Format (RTF). Figures, tables, movies and raw data can be submitted as supplemental files.


A cover letter must be submitted along with the manuscript during the submission, which should contain a brief explanation of what was previously known, the conceptual advance provided by the findings, and the importance of the findings to a broad readership as well as how and why their major findings relate to the scope of the journal. Closely related papers submitted elsewhere or in press should be noted in the cover letter, and uploaded as additional supplemental files in the online submission system. The cover letter is confidential to the editor and will not be seen by reviewers.


3.2 Corresponding Author

The full name, the contact information and e-mail address of the corresponding author should be provided. We take the corresponding author as the responsible author, which means that the corresponding author accept such a responsibility: The corresponding author must warrant that all co-authors have read and approved the authorship of the manuscript, the content of the paper, and its submission to FC. Official approval of all original authors must be provided before any changes in authorship. All reasonable demands on the necessary materials and methods which can justify the experimental results must be satisfied. Please inform the editorial office if the contact information of the corresponding author changes after submission.


4 Article processing

Scientists all over the world are invited to be as peer reviewers for this journal. All submission will be automatically transferred online to the reviewers by Manuscript Proceeding System in the CropSci Publisher prior to CrossRef's plagiarism check.


Field Crop offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review. Normally the publication period is four to six weeks depend on the speed of peer review. Using the recommended manuscript preparation formats will largely speed up the paper procedures and shorten the periods. Research articles will be published electronically in provisional PDF immediately upon acceptance. A fully structured web version and PDF download version will be uploaded within four weeks after acceptance.


Field Crop is affiliated with other biology journals published by CropSci Publisher, including Genomics and Applied Biology and other journals. If referees judge that a manuscript is sound but not of special interest and therefore not appropriate for Field Crop, the referee reports can be shared with other journals published by CropSci Publisher. Transferring a manuscript from one journal to another will not incur delays. Conversely, if a manuscript submitted to a sister journal in the CropSci Publisher series is judged to be of exceptional interest by the referees and editors, we may offer publication in Field Crop.


5 Article-processing charges

Field Crop levies an article-processing charge for every accepted article to cover the costs incurred by open access publication. Article-processing charges for all CropSci Publisher journals are in uniform. CropSci Publisher's standard article-processing charge is Canadian dollar 1200 CAD (US dollar $1200), which has no any tax fee included. Authors from low-income countries and areas or having financial difficulties can apply the discount for APC upon submission, and if the authors are qualified to be waived they don't necessarily pay the APC. For further information please see Charge FAQ.


Payment for APC in this Journal should be made to Sophia Publishing Group Inc. Payment procedure will be informed upon submission acceptance.