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Editorial Board

Legume Genomics and Genetics (ISSN 1925-1580) is an open-access journal operated by CropSci Publisher on an online publishing platform in Canada. The journal appoints scholars with expertise in the field and experience in journal management as editors-in-chief and selects renowned scientists worldwide as Co-editors-in-chief and editorial board members, forming the editorial board of the journal. Associate editors and board members can be nominated by the editor-in-chief, recommended by the editorial board, or self-nominated, and their qualifications are confirmed by the Legume Genomics and Genetics Editorial Board Assembly.



Da Luo, Ph.D., Professor
School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China



George A. Reed, Ph.D.

The CropSci Publisher, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada


Editorial Office

All editorial and publishing affairs are managed by the editorial office located in Richmond, Greater Vancouver, Canada. Typesetting, graphic editing, and publication production are outsourced to Sinoca Publishing Service.


Senior Academic Editor: George A. Reed (
Managing Editor: Caroline T. Guo (
Assistant Editor: Shirley M. Stewart (


LGG welcomes scientists worldwide dedicated to contributing expertise in Legume and anyone interested in becoming an editor to join our team. Click here to learn how to become an editor of LGG.


Editorial Advisory Board

The Editorial Board Assembly awards honorary membership titles to globally renowned scholars in the field, appointing them to the International Editorial Advisory Board (IEAB).


Peter M. Gresshoff, Professor and Director
ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
Research Interests: Genetics/genomics/biotechnology of nodulation initiation and control; Biotechnology and genetics of sustainable biofuel production from the legume tree Pongamia.


Richard David Thompson, Research Director (DR2)
UMR (INRA-Agro Sup Dijon) en Génétique et Ecophysiologie des légumineuses graines (UMRLEG), BP 86510, F-21065 Dijon France
Research Interests: Seed Development, Endosperm, Transcription, Transcription Factor, RNA, Storage proteins, Abiotic stress


Georgina Hernandez, Professor
Center for Genomic Sciences, National University of Mexico, Av. Universidad 1001, 62209, Cuernavaca, Mor. Mexico
Research Interests: Legume - Rhizobia symbiosis, Legume response to abiotic stress, Phosphorus deficiency, Metal toxicity, Transcriptome, Transcription factors, microRNAs


Sachiko Isobe, Senior Scientist
Kazusa DNA Research Institute, 2-6-7 Kazusa-Kamatari, Kisarazu, Chiba, 292-0818, Japan
Research Interests: Molecular breeding, Forage legume, Peanuts, Soybean, Lotus japonicus


Martin Crespi, Director of research, CNRS
Institut de Sciences du Végétal, 1 avenue de la Terrasse, 91198 Gif sur Yvette, France
Research Interests: Non-coding RNAs, micro RNAs, Root architecture, Root and nodule development, Genomics of abiotic stress responses, Epigenetics


Luo Da, Professor
School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-Sen University, No.135, Xinggangxi Road, Guangzhou, China, 510275
Research Interests: The morphogenesis molecular mechanism of higher plants; Functional genomics and comparative genomics of plants


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Editorial Board

(The list is arranged in alphabetical order by name):

Jianquan Li, Ph.D.
Hainan Institute of Tropical Agricultural Resources, Hainan, China


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Peer Review Experts (The list is arranged in alphabetical order by surname)

Legume Genomics and Genetics journal implements a comprehensive peer review policy, inviting globally renowned scholars to serve as peer reviewers. To thank them for their contributions, the names and institutions of the 2023 annual peer review experts, listed with their consent, are as follows.


Kaiwen Liang, Ph.D.
Hainan Institute of Tropical Agricultural Resources, Hainan, China


Jiong Fu, Ph.D.

Biotechnology Research Center

Cuixi Academy of Biotechnology, Zhejiang, China



Jianhui Li, Ph.D.
Institute of Life Science, Jiyang College of Zhejiang A&F University, Zhejiang, China