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Journal of Rice Research Author Guidelines


Journal of Rice Research is a channel for publication of full length papers covering results of original research, invited critical reviews or interpretative articles related to all areas of rice science, rice based crop systems and rice crop management. The journal also publishes short communications, book reviews and letters to the editor.

Articles reporting experimentation or research in any field involving rice or rice based cropping systems will be accepted as original articles while critical reviews are generally invited. Short articles concerned with experimental techniques or observation of unique nature will be accepted as short communication. Letters to the editor concerning previous articles are welcome and are published subject to review and approval by the editorial board.  The original authors will be invited to reply to the points raised in these letters for their response which are also published together.

General Requirement:

Submission to the journal must be reports of original research of at least two crop seasons and must not be previously published or simultaneously submitted to any other scientific or technical journal.  At least one of the authors (in case of joint authorship) should be member of the Society for Advancement of Rice Research (SARR) and not in arrears of subscription.  Authors of invited articles are exempted from this.

Submission of manuscript:

Manuscripts should be sent by email to the chief editor ( / ) as an attachment.  All the enclosed figures (as ppt/jpg files), graphs (as MS Excel worksheet with original data) and photographs (as jpg or ppt files with high resolution) may be submitted as separate files. Avoid using more than one font.  The manuscript should be typed in double spaced times new roman font with margins of at least 2.5 cm.  On the first page give the title, a byline with the names of authors, their affiliation and corresponding author’s e-mail ID. Abstract should be followed by a list of key words.  The usual order of sections to be included after title and abstract pages are: Introduction which includes literature review; materials and methods; results and discussion; conclusion (optional), acknowledgements and references followed by figures and tables. 

Title should give a clear idea what the articles is about. It should be brief and informative (12-15 words).

Materials and Methods should include experimental design, treatment details, replications and techniques/ methods employed.

Results and Discussion should be supported by sound scientifically analysed data along with explanatory text with relevant tables and figures.

References should be quoted in author-year notation system only. All the references should be arranged alphabetically by author.  All single author entries precede multiple author entries for the same first authors.  Use chronological order within entries with identical authorship and add a low case letter a, b, c, etc., to year for same year entries of the same author.  References should be presented in the format given below:

Research papers

  1. Durvasula V. Seshu. 2017. Networking a Pivotal Strategy for Rice Genetic Improvement. Journal of Rice Research, 10(1): 1-8.

  2. Kemparaju KB, MS Ramesha, K Sruti, AS Hari Prasad, RM Sundaram, P Senguttuvel and P Revathi. 2018. Breeding strategy for improvement of rice maintainer lines through composite population for short term diversity. Journal of Rice Research, 11(2): 27-30

  3. Paul M and Keegstra K. 2008. Cell-wall carbohydrates and their modification as a resource for biofuels. Plant Journal, 54: 559-568.


Bhuiyan MDAR. 2010. Phenotypic and genotypic evaluation of selected transgressive variants derived from Oryza rufipogon Griff. x Oryza sativa L. cv. MR219. Ph D. Thesis. University Kebaangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia, 150 p.

Book chapter

Scott JM 1984. Catabolism of folates. P. 307-327. In R.L. Blackley and S.J. Benkovic (ed.) Folates and Pterims Vol.1. John Wiley & Sons, New York

Subba Rao LV, Shobha Rani N, Chiranjeevi M, Chaitanya U, Sudharshan I, Suneetha K, Jyothi Badri and Dipal R Choudhary 2013 DUS Characterization of Rice Varieties. Directorate of Rice Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500 030, AP, India. 524 pp

Figures:  Photographs and drawings for graphs and charts should be prepared with good contrast of dark and light.  Figure caption should be brief specifying the crop or soil, major variables presented and year. Give careful attention to the width of lines and size, and clarity of type and symbols.

Tables: Tables are used for reporting extensive numerical data in an organized manner and statistically analyzed.  They should be self explanatory.  Prepare tables with the word-processing tables feature and tabs or graphics boxes should not be used. Table head should be brief but complete and self contained.  Define all variables and spell out all the abbreviations. An exponential expression (eg. x 103) in the unit’s line is often needed to keep length of the data reasonably short, and referenced with an explanatory note. Unless otherwise required, two decimal place values are suggested. 

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