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1 Aims and Scope

Molecular Plant Breeding is committed to serve for transgenic breeding and marker assisted breeding, particularly publishing innovative research findings in the basic and applied fields of molecular genetics, novel techniques for improvement, and applications of molecular enhanced products.


All papers chosen for publishing should be innovative research work in field of plant breeding, particular in the areas of transgene, molecular genetics, crop QTL analysis, germplasm genetic diversity, and advanced breeding technologies. The primary criteria for publication are not only to meet specific interesting of plant geneticists and breeders, but also to satisfy the populations of this journals who are engaged in the development and marketing of seed industry.


2 Manuscripts Submission

2.1 Online submission

Manuscripts must be submitted to Molecular Plant Breeding electronically by MolBreed Publisher 's online submission system. In cases that online submission system is not available, you can submit your manuscript to the submission email of Molecular Plant Breeding: If both of the above ways do not work out, you can directly send your manuscripts to the Publishing Manager by The editors will handle your submission within five working days.


Preferred file formats of manuscripts are Microsoft Word and Rich Text Format (RTF). Figures, tables, movies, and raw data can be submitted as supplementally files.


2.2 Corresponding Author

The full name, the contact information, and e-mail address of the corresponding author should be provided. We take the corresponding author as the responsible author, which means that the corresponding author takes the following responsibility:


The corresponding authors warrant, on behalf of themselves and their co-authors, that:

** The article is original, has not been formally published in any other peer-reviewed journal, and does not infringe any existing copyright;

** All the authors have agreed with the authorship of the manuscript and its submission to Molecular Plant Breeding;

** All the authors have read and approved the content of the paper;

** The article contains nothing that is unlawful, libellous;

** All statements contained in it purporting to be facts are true, and any formula or instruction contained in the article will not, if followed accurately, cause any injury, illness or damage to the user.

** Official approval of all the original authors must be provided before any changes in authorship.

** Any reasonable demands for the necessary materials to justify the research results should be satisfied.


Please inform the Editorial Office of Molecular Plant Breeding if the contact information of the corresponding author changes after submission.


3 Article processing

Scientists all over the world are invited to be as peer reviewers for this journal. All submission will be automatically transferred online to the reviewers by Manuscript Proceeding System in the MolBreed Publisher prior to CrossRef's plagiarism check. (see MolBreed Publisher peer review policy for further information)


Molecular Plant Breeding offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review. Normally the publication period 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 structured web version and PDF download version will be uploaded within four weeks after acceptance.


Molecular Plant Breeding is affiliated with other biology journals published by MolBreed Publisher, including Genomics and Applied Biology and other journals. If referees judge that a manuscript is sound but not of special interest and therefore not appropriate for Molecular Plant Breeding, the referee reports can be shared with other journals published by MolBreed Publisher. Transferring a manuscript from one journal to another will not incur delays. Conversely, if a manuscript submitted to a sister journal in the MolBreed Publisher series is judged to be of exceptional interest by the referees and editors. We may offer publication in Molecular Plant Breeding.


4 Article-processing charges

Molecular Plant Breeding levies an article-processing charge for every accepted article to cover the costs incurred by open access publication. Article-processing charge for all MolBreed Publisher journals are in uniform. MolBreed Publisher '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 MolBreed Publisher 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.


Authors from low-income countries and areas or having financial difficulties can apply the discount for APC upon submission and if the authors are qualified to be waived they don‘t necessarily pay the APCs. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.


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