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1 Aim and Scope

Legume Genomics and Genetics is committed to serving for legume genomics and genetics, especiallly featuring innovative research findings in the basic and applied fields of structural genomics, functional genomics, protemics, epigenomics in Leguminosae, as well as legume genetics from the molecular level to whole plant level.


All papers chosen for publishing should be innovative research work in field of legume genomics and genetics in the areas of genome structure, genome-scale analysis, functional genomics, proteomics, epigenomics, and genetics from molecular level to the whole plant level. The primary criteria for publication are the interestings that need not only to meet specific interesting of scientists in the fields of legume genomics and genetics, but also to satisfy the populations of this journals who are engaging in the areas of general biology and applied genomics.


2 Manuscripts Submission

2.1 Online submission

Manuscripts must be submitted to Legume Genomics and Genetics electronically using the online submission system. Full details of how to submit a manuscript are given in the instructions for authors. In cases that online submission system is not available, you can submit your manuscript to the submission email of Legume Genomics & Genetics: If both of 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 supplementally 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 supplementally files in the online submission system. The cover letter is confidential to the editor and will not be seen by reviewers.


2.2 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 accepts 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 LGG. 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.


3 Article processing

Specialists from all over the world are chosen as peer reviewers of Legume Genomics & Genetics. Submitted manuscripts will be sent to three peer reviewers chosen automatically by the online manuscript handling system based on their title and keywords. (see CropSci Publisher peer review policy for further information)


Legume Genomics and Genetics offers a fast publication schedule (normally 2~4 weks) whilst maintaining rigorous peer review. The use of recommended electronic formats for article delivery expedites the process. Research articles will be published electronically in provisional PDF immediately upon acceptance. A fully structured web version, and accompanying laid out PDF, will be published within four weeks of acceptance.


Legume Genomics and Genetics 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 Legume Genomics and Genetics, 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 Legume Genomics & Genetics.


4 Article-processing charges

Legume Genomics and Genetics levies an peer review charge for each submitted manuscript to cover the costs of peer review, and an article-processing charge for every accepted article to cover the costs incurred by open access publication.


Article-processing charge for all CropSci Publisher journals is uniform. CropSci Publisher's standard article-processing charge is Canadian dollar 1200 CAD (US dollar $1200), which has no any tax fee included. For authors from the Canada, their article processing charges levied by CropSci Publisher contain 12% of HST tax fee, and this tax fee will be listed solely upon invoice. For authors other than from the Canada, their article processing charges are exclusive of any tax fees. For further information please see Charge FAQ.