Call for Papers! Special Issue on Genomics-assisted Germplasm Improvement in Rice

The Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB) is proud to announce that it will publish a special issue on Genomics-assisted Germplasm Improvement in Rice! Many of the papers in this issue will be invited by our issue editor, however, unsolicited papers related to the topic are also welcome. All papers will be initially screened by the issue editor, and then sent out for peer-review in accordance with standard journal procedures.


Please note that all articles in this special issue will be available through FreeAccess. FreeAccess availability and its publication in our traditionally well-received Special Issues mean that your paper will benefit from the highest possible exposure to the public. Manuscript should be submitted via JIPBs online manuscript handling system:, and state "Special Issue on Genomics-assisted Germplasm Improvement in Rice" in the cover letter.  

Special Issue Author Benefits:

 All articles in the special issue will be FreeAccess

 All charges (page and color) will be waived by JIPB. If authors wish to have their articles as OA, a 50% discount will be offered ($US 1,250)

 Authors will receive two free print copies of the journal

 A focused topic = high exposure!


Issue Editor is:

Prof. Qian Qian

State Key Lab. of Rice Biology

China National Rice Research Institute

Hangzhou, China



Important Dates:

Expected publication date: 1 February 2018

Deadline for submission: 1 July 2017


Issue Assistant (submissions and questions):

Ping He

Tel: +86 10 6283 6133



If you have any suggestions or questions about the special issue, please feel free to contact us at or


We look forward to receiving your submission!

The JIPB Editorial Office



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