Editorial Policies

Section Policies

Research Article

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Research Note

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Publication Frequency

March, June, September, December


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.


Ethics statement


Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement
Research articles submitted will be subjected into DOUBLE BLIND PEER REVIEWS. On the basis of referee’s comments, author(s) will be asked by the editor to revise the paper / answer the queries. In addition to members of the society, any other person also can publish the article. Papers are accepted on the understanding that the work described is original and has not been published elsewhere and that the authors have obtained necessary authorization for publication of the material submitted.
Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
Copyright: Submission of a manuscript implies the following:
a) the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of thesis)
b) this manuscript is not under consideration for publication elsewhere;
c) when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding and Indian Society of Plant Breeders.
Errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Concurrent Publication: An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.


Editorial Board 


R. Ravikesavan

Director, Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics, TNAU, Coimbatore

Vice President

S. Manickam

Principal Investigator- AICRP on Cotton & Principal Scientist, ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore


S. Sivakumar

Professor and Head, Department of Millets, TNAU, Coimbatore


N. Premalatha

Associate Professor, Department of Cotton, CPBG, TNAU, Coimbatore

Chief Editor

A. Subramanian 

Professor (PBG) and Head, Department of Cotton, CPBG, TNAU, Coimbatore


A. Manivannan

Senior Scientist (Genetics and Plant Breeding), ICAR- Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore

R. Suresh 

Assistant Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Department of Rice,  Tamil Nadu Agrl.University, Coimbatore 

Executive Editors

Sree Rangaswamy S R, Director (Retd) CPBG, TNAU, Coimbatore

Nadarajan N,  Director (Retd), IIPR, Kanpur, UP

Velu Govindan, Senior Scientist, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico.

Tara Satyavathi C, Project Coordinator, ICAR-AICRP on Pearl Millet,  Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Editorial Board Members

Aakash Chawade, Associate Professor, Genetics and Breeding Informatics (Docent) and a group leader of Genomics and Phenomics group at the Department of Plant Breeding, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Banumathy, S., Professor (PBG) and Head, Rice Research Station, Tirur, Tiruvallur

Ganesamurthy, K., Former Director, CPBG, TNAU, Coimbatore

Hari Satyanarayana, N., Senior Scientist (Plant Breeding),Pulses section, RARS, LAM, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

Jayamani P, Professor (PBG), Department of Pulses, CPBG, TNAU, Coimbatore

Jiji Joseph, Professor (Plant Breeding & Genetics), College of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, Kerala

Jeyaprakash, P., Professor and Head, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, ADAC& RI, Trichy

Kalpalatha Melmaiee, Associate Professor, Delaware State University, Dover, USA

Kalaimagal, T., Professor (PBG) and Head, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, CPBG, TNAU, Coimbatore

Kumaresan, D., Professor (PBG), Department of Rice, CPBG, TNAU, Coimbatore

Manonmani, S, Professor (PBG) and Head, Department of Rice, CPBG, TNAU, Coimbatore

Mangesh Y. Dudhe, Senior Scientist (PB), ICAR-IIOR, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telanagana

Mahalingam, A., Assistant Professor (PBG), Regional Research Station (RRS), TNAU, Vriddhachalam, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu

Parvaze A Sofi, USDA Norman Borlaug Fellow, Visiting Scientist Kansas State University, Associate Professor (GPB), FOA, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Wadura

Selvaraju Kanagarajan, Researcher, Department of Plant Breeding, Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Lomma Sweden

Shanthi, P., Associate Professor (PB&G), Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, TNAU, Coimbatore 

Souframanien, J., Research group leader, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai                        

Sreelakshmi, Ch., Senior Scientist (Br), Agriculture Research Station, Nellore

Thiruvengadam, V., Assistant Professor (PBG), AC & RI, TNAU, Kudumiyanmalai, Pudukkottai

Thirumurugan, T., Associate Professor (Plant Breeding & Genetics), Sugarcane Research Station, TNAU, Cuddalore, Tamilnadu