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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.

Journal announcement

Annual journal awards
Journal of Cotton Research has launched annual journal awards to celebrate people who make valuable contributions to the journal. Find out who the winners are for:

- Handling Editor of the Year 2023
- Best Editorial Board Member Award 2023
- Excellent Reviewer 2023
- Highly Cited Papers Award 2023
- Top Popular Article 2023

Journal of Cotton Research is ranked in the Q1 quartile in SCImago Journal Ranking
According to the latest SCImago Journal Ranking (2023), Journal of Cotton Research is ranked in the Q1 quartile in the Agricultural and Biological Sciences subject, and in the Q2 quartile in the Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology subject. SJR is based on the Google PageRank algorithm, powdered by the Scopus database. The metric evaluates both the number of citations and the prestige of the citations.

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

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.1
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.0
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.130
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.679

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 12
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 113

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 197,641
    Altmetric mentions: 20

Journal Information

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