Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Cotton Research and Technology (IJCRT) aims to promote multidisciplinary research, development and technology regarding all aspects of cotton science. International Journal of Cotton Research and Technology (IJCRT) is providing a forum for global research on cotton, including, bio-safety, molecular biology and biotechnology, bioinformatics, agronomy, physiology, breeding and genetics, soil science, pathology, entomology, weed sciences, seed technology, post-harvest handling, economic extension and information technology, fiber process & inspection, textile technology and engineering. The published articles are freely available for farmers, cotton researchers and private pesticide & seed association to promote the multidisciplinary development of cotton science and technology. 

 

Section Policies

Research Manuscripts

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Manuscripts

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short Communication

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reports

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Double Blind Peer Review Process

The Research and review manuscript will undergo the Blind Peer Review Process. To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to World Journal of Biology and Biotechnology, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other.

Review Process Time:
 
Your manuscript will undergo the blind peer review and the review process time will be 6-8 weeks. Please do expect slight delay if the review period overlaps with a long holiday or Summer/Winter break. 

 

Publication Frequency

Once in a Year and started from 2018

 

Open Access Policy

International Journal of Cotton Research and Technology 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.

 

Archiving

International Journal of Cotton Research and Technology utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Journal Archiving

International Journal of Cotton Research and Technology supports the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) system to ensure secure and permanent preservation of journal.

 

Information For Readers

We encourage readers to sign up for the publishing notification service for this journal. Use the Register link at the top of the home page for the journal. This registration will result in the reader receiving the Table of Contents by email for each new issue of the journal. This list also allows the journal to claim a certain level of support or readership. See the journal's Privacy Statement, which assures readers that their name and email address will not be used for other purposes.

 

Information For Authors

Thank you for your interest to International Journal of Cotton Research and Technology. We recommend that you review the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, you can simply log in and begin submission process.

Authors’ Responsibilities

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The author will provide all the information (complete name, department and contact information) about the co-author.
  • Corresponding author is responsible to make sure that each author has seen and approved the content of the submitted manuscript.
  •  Author contributions must be provided
  • Conflict of interest must be clearly acknowledged
  • Acknowledgements must be provided if any

Double Blind Peer Review Process

Research and review manuscript will undergo the double blind peer review process. To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other.

Review Process Time:

Your manuscript will undergo the blind peer review and the review process time will be 6-8 weeks. Please do expect slight delay if the review period overlaps with a long holiday or Summer/Winter break.

About Authorship

  1. The corresponding (submitting) author is responsible for having ensured that this agreement has been attained and for managing all communication between the journal and all co-authors, before and after publication.
  2. A confirmation email will be sent to each listed co-author (email provided by corresponding author). 
  3. If co-author has any objections, co-author will contact the editorial office as soon as possible. 
  4. If we do not hear back from co-author within five working days (one week), we will assume co-author is agreed with co-authorship.
  5. Any change to the authors list after submission, such as a change in the order of the authors or the deletion of authors needs to be approved by a signed letter from every author. 
  6. You cannot add the author's name at the final stage of publication.
  7. If you want to add the name of an author, you should provide all the information why the author was skipped in the manuscript before and why it is necessary now

Minimum Requirements for Authorship

  1. All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed. 
  2. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. 
  3. One or more author should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, from inception to published article.

Authorship Credit

  1. Substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data and b) Final approval of the version to be published.
  2. Acquisition of funding, the collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, by themselves, do not justify authorship.
  3. Authors should provide a description of what each contributed, and editors should publish that information.
  4. All others who contributed to the work who are not authors should be named in the Acknowledgments, and what they did should be described.

 

Information For Librarians

We encourage research librarians to list this journal among their library's electronic journal holdings. As well, it may be worth noting that this journal's open source publishing system is suitable for libraries to host for their faculty members to use with journals they are involved in editing.

 

Publishing Ethics and Malpractice Statement

International Journal of Cotton Research and Technology is based on Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code

Authors’ Responsibilities

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The author will provide all the information (complete name, department and contact information) about the co-author.
  • Corresponding author is responsible to make sure that each author has seen and approved the content of the submitted manuscript.
  •  Author contributions must be provided
  • Conflict of interest must be clearly acknowledged
  • Acknowledgements must be provided if any

Editors’ Responsibilities

  • The editor will maintain all the submission record of the journal.
  • The editor will email (provided by reviewer) to all co-author(s) for the confirmation of authorship.
  • The editor will assigned reviewers to the manuscript based on the scientific content of the work.
  • The editor is responsible to maintain the confidentiality of the complete review process
  • The editor is responsible to make sure double blind peer reviewed of the manuscript and all efforts will be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other.
  • The editor is responsible to maintain the transparency of the academic research.
  • The editor will not provide any information of the manuscript before publication of the manuscript.

Reviewers’ Responsibilities

  • The reviewer will evaluate the originality and scientific accuracy of the manuscript and reviewer will provide unbiased timely evaluation and decision on the paper
  • The reviewer will decline to review the manuscript if personal or financial conflict of interest was observed.
  • The reviewer will informed any ethical concerns in the manuscript

Publishers’ Responsibilities

  • Scientific Platform will work with editor and monitor the role to make sure the accurate procedure and transparency of editorial decisions.
  • Scientific platform will make sure timely publication of research findings with confidential procedure, publication ethics and rectitude, authorship and conflict of interest if any