Very Important: Authors must provide a Cover letter, which will be inserted as the first page of manuscript, including manuscript's information, name and contact details (brief affiliations, reviewing interests, Telephone number and emails are necessary) of at least 3 qualified- active referees. Reviewers must be in different universities or institutions than author's.


1) The journal language is English.

British English or American English spelling and terminology may be used in article. Please provide your manuscript in double-spaced, Times and New Roman font (size 12) left alignment, Word format. Contributors who are not native English speakers are strongly encouraged to ensure that a colleague fluent in the English language, if none of the authors is so, has reviewed their manuscript. The journal has an option to facilitate language correction on manuscripts if the authors are not sure about the correctness of manuscript grammar and spelling.

2) Editorial Policy:

(A) All manuscripts will be rigorously reviewed by 2-4 external reviewers.
(B) Editor will decide whether the manuscript should go to the reviewing process or not (This initial decision will be made within 7 days).
(C) The final decision will be made the by editor and exactly based on reviewers suggestions.

3) Style of papers

Research articles should not exceed 16 pages of printed text (one page of printed text = approx. 600 words), including references, tables and figures. A manuscript for a research paper should be assembled in the following order: Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s) (if the senior author is not the corresponding author, this is indicated) Keywords, Abbreviations, Abstract, Introduction, Results, Discussion (results and discussion may be combined), Materials and methods, Conclusion (if applicable), Acknowledgments, References. Tables and figures (JPEG/75 DPI or even higher) should be placed at the end of manuscript, after reference section (with their legends) and numbered consecutively (eg. for figures, Fig 1., Fig 2...... and for tables Table 1., Table 2. etc.). Please place tables and figures at the end of manuscript consecutively. Please make sure that the total size of your manuscript file is under 2 MB. If your manuscript size is bigger, try to submit it as supplementary data (link) during the online submission process.


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1) During the submission process, when authors entered the abstract and clicked OK to proceed, if submission system asked to enter the abstract again, please ignore that message and click OK again to proceed. Please be reminded that "USER HOME" icon is very important.

2) The file size SHOULD NOT be more than 2 MB, otherwise you will encounter problems to submit. If so, please submit figures as supplementary data or turn your MS to PDF. This will reduce the file size.

3) Authors will be asked to download, sign and submit the copyright form as soon as they received the review report, when revisions required.

4) Papers are only considered for publication on the understanding that no substantial part has been, or will be, submitted/ published elsewhere. Publication of a paper in Plant Omics Journal implies that papers will be distributed freely to researchers, for non-commercial purposes without any limitations.

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Please indicate in the first page, if your manuscript is a Research Note. A manuscript for a research note should be assembled in the following order: Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s) (if the senior author is not the corresponding order, this is indicated) Abstract, Key words, Abbreviations, Results, Discussion (Results and Discussion can be combined), Materials and methods, Conclusion (if applicable), Acknowledgments References. Tables and figures (JPEG) should be placed at the end of manuscript with their legends and numbered consecutively (eg. for figures, Fig 1., Fig 2..... and for tables Table 1., Table 2. etc.) Review papers should not exceed 15 pages of printed text, including references, tables and figures. A manuscript for a review should be assembled in the following order: Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s) (if the senior author is not the corresponding order, this is indicated) Keywords, Abstract, Abbreviations, Manuscript text, Acknowledgments, References. Tables and figures (JPEG) should be cited in the appropriate area in the text with the legend and numbered consecutively (eg. for figures, Fig.1, Fig.2..... and for tables Table.1, Table.2 etc.).

Keywords
Please provide 5 to 10 key words in alphabetical order separated with semicolons, not included in the title. Scientific or systematic name of plants and fungi etc. should be written in italic. eg. Oryza sativa; in vitro; in vivo.

Abbreviations
Abbreviations and their explanations should be collected alphabetically arranged in a list. Examples: BA- 6-benzylaminopurine; NAA-naphthaleneacetic acid. Some commonly used abbreviations (e.g., DNA; PCR) do not have to be explained.

Abstract
Please provide a short abstract between 150- 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. Usually, the abstract summarizes the work reported and does not contain background information or speculative statements.

Introduction
This section should argue the case for your study, outlining only essential background, but should not include either the findings or the conclusions. It should not be a review of the subject area, but should finish with a clear statement of the question being addressed. Please provide a context for the report with respect to previous work done in the field. The literature should be cited. Please do not insert page number in your manuscript with MS Word insert page facility.

Results
This should highlight the results and the significance of the results and place them in the context of other work. The final paragraph ought to provide a resume of the main conclusions.

Discussion
A comprehensive discussion is required to justify the results. Normally a comparison between your results and results from previous works should be given in the Discussion.

Materials and methods
Please provide sufficient methodological details to allow a competent person to repeat the work.

Tables, Graphs and Figures
Tables, Graphs and Figures should be cited in the appropriate location of text with the legends and numbered consecutively.
For Figures and Graphs or illustrations just use Fig 1., Fig2. ............etc. For Tables Just use Table 1., Table2. ............etc.

Acknowledgments
Just mention a quick thanks to the fund providers, supporters, etc.

Cross-referencing
In the text, a reference identified by means of an author's name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses. When there are more than two authors, only the first author's name should be mentioned, followed by 'et al.'. In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter. All the below examples can be used in the text: According Mark (1986) ; (Smith, 1987a, b), (Sexton, 1986; Fitzgerald et al., 1988), (Bullen and Bennett, 1990)

References

1. Journal article:
Smith J, Jones MJ , Houghton LD (1999) Future of health insurance. N Engl J Med. 965:325–329.

2. Journal issue with issue editor:
Smith J (ed) (1998) Rodent genes. Mod Genomics J. 14(6):126–233.

3. Book chapter:
Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York

4. Paper presented at a conference:
Chung S-T, Morris RL (1978) Isolation and characterization of plasmid deoxyribonucleic acid from Streptomyces fradiae. Paper presented at the 3rd international symposium on the genetics of industrial microorganisms, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 4–9 June 1978.

5. Proceedings as a book (in a series and sub-series):
Zowghi D et al (1996) A framework for reasoning about requirements in evolution. In: Foo N, Goebel R (eds) PRICAI' 96: topics in artificial intelligence. 4th Pacific Rim conference on artificial intelligence, Cairns, August 1996. Lecture notes in computer science (Lecture notes in artificial intelligence), vol 1114. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, p 157.

6. Proceedings with an editor (without a publisher):
Aaron M (1999) The future of genomics. In: Williams H (ed) Proceedings of the genomic researchers, Boston, 1999.

Page Charges:

There is a fee of 450 AUD for online publications.

To order the hard copy of journal or ask questions about publication fees please contact us or send your request here.

End Note
If Authors have created an End Note library for their manuscripts they are encouraged to use the Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture format as bibliography format.
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