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Aims and Scope

The journal sets out to unite researchers conducting cotton research in agricultural, biological, bioengineering and material fields. Publications shall contribute to promote multidisciplinary development of cotton science and technology. 

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Article-processing charges: The publication costs for Journal of Cotton Research are covered by the Institute of Cotton Research (ICR, CAAS) so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

Thematic Series

Call for papers

This thematic series aims to report new progress, achievement, methodology, standards, database, and software about cotton germplasm. 
Open for submissions until: 30 June 2024

Abiotic Stress Tolerance
Abiotic stresses are major environmental factors that affect plant growth and survival of crop plants, particularly, cotton. Those lead to loss of yield of seed cotton and poor quality of fibres. Improving plant abiotic stress resistance is critical for agricultural productivity. Share your original findings, methodology, databases, software, and opinions with the research community!
Open for submissions until: 30 June 2024

Biotechnology-based breeding
The objectives of this thematic issue are to seek manuscripts in research and reviews on biotechnology-based cotton breeding. 
Open for submissions until: 31 December 2024

Recent Advances in Global Research on Management of Cotton Pink Bollworm
The thematic issue is to seek manuscripts in research and reviews that embark on a journey that traverses the realm of technological advancements in the cotton pink bollworm management at the global level, unraveling the complexities of this tiny devastating pest. 
Open for submissions until: 31 December 2024

Published collections

Cotton High Speed Phenotyping
Functional Genomics and Biotechnology
Physiology and Pathology

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.6 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.8 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.884 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.483 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    12 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    112 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    18 Altmetric mentions

Journal Information

eISSN: 2523-3254
pISSN: 2096-5044 
CN: 41-1451/S