Editorial Policies

Section Policies

Research Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Note

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed



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

P. Manivel

Principal Scientist & Head i/c, ICAR-CTRI RS, Vedasandur


S. Sivakumar

Professor and Head, Department of Millets, TNAU, Coimbatore


N. Premalatha

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


R. Kalaiyarasi

Professor, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, TNAU, Coimbatore

A. Subramanian, 

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

Alarmelu, S., Principal Scientist, Division of Crop Improvement, Sugarcane Breeding Institute, (ICAR), Coimbatore

Bains, T.S., Principal Plant Breeder, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, PAU, Ludhiana

Backiyarani, S., Principal Scientist, Department of Crop improvement, ICAR-NRCB, Trichy

Chaturvedi, S. K., Dean, College of Agriculture, Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi.

Ganesan, K. N., Professor and Head, Department of Forage crops, TNAU, Coimbatore

Jiji Joseph, Professor and Head, Plant Breeding and Genetics, College of Horticulture, Thrissur, KAU, Kerela

Kalaimagal, T., Professor, Department of Millets, CPBG, TNAU, Coimbatore

Manickam, S., Principal Scientist, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore.

Manonmani, S., Professor and Head, Department of PGR, TNAU, Coimbatore

Nagaraja, T.E., Professor (Plant breeding), UAS, Bangalore

Rose Mary Francies, Professor (Plant Breeding and Genetics), Agricultural Research Station, KAU, Mannuthy P.O., Thrissur

Revathi, P., Senior Scientist, Indian Institute of  Rice Research (IIRR), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad

Rajesh, S. Patil, Senior Breeder, Advance Centre of Cotton Research, A.R.S.Dharwad Farm, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

Raveendran, M., Professor and Head, Department of Plant Biotechnology, C PMB, TNAU, Coimbatore

Swarna Priya, R., Professor and Head, Department of Vegetables Science, HC&RI, TNAU, Coimbatore

Souframanien, J., Research group leader, BARC, Mumbai                        

Thirumeni, S., Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics, PAJANCOA &RI, Karikal

Vinod, K. K., Principal Scientist, ICAR-IARI, Rice Breeding and Genetics Research Centre, Aduthurai,  Tanjavur

Vetriventhan, M., Scientist (Genetic Resources), Genebank, Genetic Gains Program, ICRISAT-Hyderabad

Yamini, K.N., Professor, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad