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Crop Science, published bimonthly since 1961, is the official publication of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA). Crop Science is a top international journal in the fields of crop breeding and genetics, crop physiology, and crop production, and a critical outlet for articles describing plant germplasm collections and their use. Articles in Crop Science are of interest to researchers, policy-makers, educators, and practitioners. The scope of articles in Crop Science includes crop breeding and genetics; crop physiology and metabolism; crop ecology, production, and management; seed physiology, production, and technology; turfgrass science; forage and grazing land ecology and management; genomics, molecular genetics, and biotechnology; germplasm collections and their use; and biomedical, health beneficial, and nutritionally enhanced plants. Crop Science publishes thematic collections of articles across its scope, and includes topical Review and Interpretation, and Perspectives articles.

2-yr impact factor: 1.629

5-yr impact factor: 1.787

Eigenfactor: 0.00961

Acceptance rate: 42%

Indexing coverage: ISI Current Contents and SCI Expanded, SCOPUS, Agricola, Chemical Abstracts Service, ProQuest, CAB Abstracts, BIOSIS, Google Scholar, and more.

Benefits include:

        Support a not-for-profit scientific Society that is rooted in the scientific community.

        Editorial board comprised of leading experts in the field.

        International authorship with 65% international submissions.

        Timely review and publication | Within days of submission, we'll decide whether or not to send your paper through review. For papers that are reviewed, the average time from submission to first decision is about eight weeks. Papers are posted with days after acceptance on the journal's First Look page. 

        Low publication charges

        Option to make your article open access for an author fee.


Crop Science is prepared by an editorial board consisting of an editor and editor-in-chief, technical editors, associate editors, publications director and managing editor, and the executive vice president. Manuscripts should be submitted to Crop Science through the Crop Science online submission program at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/crop/. Detailed instructions can be found at the site.

Instructions to authors can be found at https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/authors. All papers, whether invited or volunteered, are subject to review. Additional details on requirements for articles are available on the web site. Appeals of decision by the editorial board are handled by the CSSA editor-in-chief.

Online ISSN: 1435-0653 Print ISSN: 0011-183X


Business and editorial offices at ACSESS, 5585 Guilford Rd., Madison, WI 53711-5801.
Phone: (608) 273-8080; Fax: (608) 273-2021; https://www.crops.org


Copyright © 2018 by the Crop Science Society of America, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this periodical may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.

Opinions and conclusions expressed by authors are their own and are not considered as those of the Crop Science Society of America, its staff, its members, or its advertisers. Advertisements in this publication do not constitute an endorsement of the product. Trade names are sometimes mentioned in papers published in this journal. No endorsement of those products by the publisher is intended, nor is any criticism implied of similar products not mentioned.