About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The focus of Journal is in cereal research internationally covering all major disciplines of plant breeding, agronomy, pathology, biotechnology, quality and basic sciences etc.

Following types of material are considered for publication on meeting the style and requirements of the journal:

Articles on original research, not exceeding 4000 words (up to 15 typed pages, including references, Tables, etc. )should be exclusive for the journal. They should present a connected picture of the investigation and should not be split into parts. Complete information of Ph D thesis should preferably be given in 1 article.

Short research notes, not more than 1300 words (total 5 typed pages), which deal with (i) research results that are complete but do not warrant comprehensive treatment, (ii) description of new materials or improved techniques or equipment, with supporting data. and (iii) a part of thesis or study. Such notes require no headed sections.

Critical research review articles, showing lacunae in research and suggesting possible lines of future work. These are mostly invited from eminent scientists. The research article or note submitted for publication should have a direct bearing on wheat/ barley research or open up new grounds for productive research. Basic type of articles and notes relating to investigation in a narrow specialized branch of wheat may also form an appropriate material for this journal.

Peer Review Process

An expert in the specific area mandatorily reviews the articles received for publication. The major guidelines for suitability or otherwise of the article are provided to each reviewer. In case of disagreement, the opinion of second reviewer is sought to judge the merit of article. The reviewers are normally given one month time to give their critical comments about the manuscript.

Publication Frequency

Since 2018, Journal of Cereal Research is published thrice in a year.

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.



  • Society for Advancement of Wheat and Barley Research (SAWBAR)
  • Financial Support from Wheat Research and Technology Funds (WRTF) based IIWBR for printing

Sources of Support


Journal History

The JCR (erstwhile WBR / JWR) was started in 2007 and since then biannual issues are published covering different areas of wheat and barley research globally. Since 2018, it is published thrice in a year. In 2019, Journal has been renamed as Journal of Cereal Research(JCR)

ISSN : 2582-2675  (erstwhile ISSN: 2249-4065)