About Crops


Crops (ISSN 2673-7655) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal. It publishes original articles, critical reviews, and short communications in every aspect of crop science. The journal invites contributions concerning production, improvement and utilization of food, feed, forage, horticultural, and industrial crops. Our aim is to publish timely experimental and theoretical research results in a rapid and readily accessible manner.


Crops covers studies related to the following topics:

  • Crop management
  • Crop protection
  • Crop ecology
  • Crop and soil interactions
  • Crop physiology and metabolism
  • Seed science
  • Crop breeding and genetics
  • Crop molecular biology
  • Crop biotechnology and bioinformatics
  • Germplasm resources
  • Crop quality and utilization
  • Grain chemistry
  • Crop storage and processing

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Crops is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Crops will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2021 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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Announcement and Advertisement

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Editorial Office

Ms. Lotus Guo
Managing Editor

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