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1 About Cotton Genomics and Genetics

Cotton Genomics and Genetics (1925-1947) is an open access, peer reviewed journal publishing high quality papers within all aspects of cotton seciences, focusing on the basic theories, novel techniques, and the applications related to genetics, structural & functional genomics, and comparative genomics as well as proteomics. It is published independently by the BioPublisher. And all papers published are licensed to all users under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.

2 Aims and Scope

Cotton Genomics and Genetics is aiming to provide a forum for the dissemination of high quality papers within all aspects of cotton research.

Papers chosen for publication should be innovative research work in the field of cotton genomics and cotton genetics, including classical genetics analysis, structural and functional analysis of cotton genome, isolation and identification of growth/development trait-controlling genes in cotton at the genome-wide, cotton gene expression regulation and its functional analysis, the development of transgenic cotton, as well as cotton varietal improvement and its application in cotton production.

3 Content overview

Cotton Genomics and Genetics considers the following types of articles:

** Research article: Original reports of data from original researches, whose conclusions represent a substantial advance in understanding of an important problem and have immediate, far-reaching implications.

** Letters: brief reports of data from original research focused on an outstanding finding whose importance means that it will be of interest to scientists in other fields.

** Methodology articles: present a new experimental method, test or procedure. The method described may either be completely new, or may offer a better version of an existing method.

** Reviews: comprehensive, authoritative, descriptions of any subject within the scope of the journal.

4 Open access

Cotton Genomics and Genetics follows the Open Access publishing model, and applies the Creative Commons Attribution License to all works published in this journal, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any media, provided the original work is properly cited (see BioPublisher Open Access Policy).

5 Criteria for publication

The primary criterion for publication is new insights that are not only of broad interest to cotton breeders, geneticist, and molecular biologists, but are also appropriate for teachers or students or researchers engaged in biology, as well as readers interested in cotton genomics and cotton genetics.

5.1 Similarity check

All submissions must be subjected to CrossCheck service. Only those with no similarity when compared in the CrossCheck database can be proceeded for peer review. This practice is solely for the purpose of submission's language arts and does not imply any plagiarism or forging existed.

5.2 Peer-review

Scientists from various countries in the world are invited to be as peer reviewers for this journal. Submitted manuscripts will be screened by Editorial Board members for suitability for specific journal, and then, subject to a positive response, will be sent to peer reviewers. They will generally be reviewed by at least two experts and a first decision should generally be reached within four weeks. Reviewers are asked to declare any competing interests.

5.3 Online publication

There are much more advantages for online publishing, including:
** Peer review quickly and professionally
** Anti-Plagiarism by CrossCheck
** Publish on line immediately upon acceptance
** Deposit permanently and track easily
** Open Access under the terms of CCAL
** Disseminate multilingual available.

6 Publication Period

Cotton Genomics and Genetics promises to offer much faster publication schedules, normally it is two or four weeks depend on the speed of peer review. Using the recommended manuscript preparation formats will largely speed up the paper procedures and shorten the periods. Research articles will be published electronically in provisional PDF immediately upon acceptance. A fully HTML web version and PDF download version will be available within four weeks after acceptance.

7 Indexing and archiving

All articles published in Cotton Genomics and Genetics will be deposited in CrossRef with the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) identity.

8 Submission of manuscripts

Manuscripts must be submitted by BioPublisher online Manuscripts Handling System. For details please see Instructions for authors.

9 Copyright

The authors permanently reserve the copyright for their publications and have granted the rights to any third party in advance for using, reproducing or disseminating the work under the terms of copyright and license of the BioPublisher’s constitutions and adopted law and regulations.

10 Article-processing charge (APC)

Article-processing charge for all BioPublisher journals is uniform. BioPublisher's standard article-processing charge is Canadian dollar 1200 CAD (US dollar $1200), which has no any tax fee included. For authors from the Canada, their article processing charges levied by BioPublisher contain 12% of HST tax fee, and this tax fee will be listed solely upon invoice. For authors other than from the Canada, their article processing charges are exclusive of any tax fees.

Payment for APC in this journal should be made out to Sophia Publishing Group Inc. Payment procedure will be informed upon submission acceptance.

Authors from low-income countries and areas can apply the discount for APC upon submission, and if the authors are qualified to be waived they don't necessarily pay the APC. This policy shall be decided by the board of directors of BioPublisher.

11 Preferred citation

Articles in this journal should be recommended to follow regular citation rules. There is an exception for unique article series and doi instead of the page number.

The Preferred citation:

Authors' name, Publishing year, Article title, Journal name, Volume, Article number and DOI