About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Latest research both basic and applied on cotton related agriculture and technology is considered for publication in the journal. The journal has four wide sections wherein the research and development articles are published i.e. Crop Improvement (Plant Breeding, Genetics, Plant Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Fibre Technology, Seed Science and Technology, Genetic Engineering), Crop Production (Agronomy, Soil Science, Plant Physiology, Biochemistry) Crop Protection (Entomology, Plant Pathology, Nematology, Weed Science) and Miscellaneous (Economics, Extention Education, Development, Clothing and Appreal Designing. Agricultural Engineering).
Peer Review Process
The manuscript submitted by authors are reviewed keeping the secrecy (the authors name and the institutions name are cut/removed from the manuscript). Normally, manuscript is sent to two reviewer for their comments/modifications/alterations regarding the suitability of publication. Eminent and experienced scientists in their fields of specialization are selected as reviewers. Generally 2-3 weeks are given to review the suitability of the manuscript for publication. The Eexcutive Council appoint the reviewers taking into consideration their past experience and zeal to take the responsibility of such social work. Guidelines for authors are published in the journal which help the authors to prepare manuscripts according to the format. This also helps the reviewer to review the manuscripts accordingly.
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.
Sources of Support
The Cotton Research and Development Association was established in 1986 with a Registration No. 130/1986 and the first issue of the Journal of Cotton Research and Development was published in January, 1987 and since than 26 volumes have been published with two issues in a year i.e. January and July. The journal is upto date i.e. Vol. 26 (2) i.e. July 2012 issue was published on 2nd July, 2012 and has been distributed to the members. The Association has 161 life members; 22 institutional/libraries members and 250-300 become member annually. The ISSN No. is 0972-8619. It is an international journal an official organ of Cotton Research and Development Association, devoted to original research in cotton, related agriculture and technology, its byproducts and allied products.