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Editorial Policy

  • Editorial Policy

    Manuscripts to ASCT must be editorials, commentaries, original articles, review articles, short communications, case investigation report, book reviews and letter to the editor, which have not been published previously, and are not being considered for publication by other journals.
    Original raw data must be available for review by the editorial board when required. All authors of a manuscript must have agreed to submit the manuscript to ASCT and are responsible for the whole content, including literature citation and acknowledgements. The authors must also have agreed that the corresponding author has the authority to act on their behalf on all matters pertaining to the publication of the paper, and that it is their responsibility to comply with copyright laws. When a manuscript is published in ASCT, it is understood that authors have agreed to ASCT's rights to protect the manuscript from misappropriation of their work, and that the manuscript becomes permanent property of ASCT, which may not be published elsewhere without official permission.
    Anyone who made a substantial contribution to the work may be included as an author. All authors of each manuscript have to fill in the information of names, institutions, and positions.
    The term of the Editor-in-Chief shall be two years and can be extended. The term of office for the Editors shall be two years and renewable.
  • Research ethics

    Research frauds including forgeries, falsifications, plagiarisms, double publications, improper inclusion or exclusion of authors, etc. are strictly forbidden and will be dealt with guidelines set by the editorial board of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology (ASCT).
    Reports dealing with experiments on transgenic plants, human or animal materials should meet the relevant regulations or requirements imposed by institutional or governmental authorities, and this should be clearly stated in the manuscript. These regulations and guidelines must be available for review by the editorial office. The editor reserves the right to reject papers if ethical standards are not satisfactorily met. For detailed guidelines and regulations, please visit
    (www.plantbreedbio.org/authors/sub03.html).
  • Authorship

    Anyone who made a substantial contribution to the work may be included as an author. All authors of each manuscript are responsible for the entire paper and must have agreed that the corresponding author has the authority to act on their behalf on all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript. To avoid any possible dispute during processing, authorship changes including the order of authors' names during revision must be agreed upon by all of the authors and brought to the editor's attention in the cover letter submitted with the revised version.

    Changes to authorship

    Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. definitive list of authors should include information of names, institutions, and positions. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider the addition, deletion or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, publication of the manuscript will be suspended. If the manuscript has already been published in an online issue, any requests approved by the Editor will result in a corrigendum.
  • Copyright

    All authors are to thoroughly read and sign ASCT's "Copyright Transfer Agreement" form and submit it with the manuscript or fax a copy to +82-31-296-6898. For the copyrights of the contributions published in ASCT, see Creative Commons (Attribution-Noncommercial) at http://creativecommons.org. Copyright of all manuscripts published in PBB belongs to the Korean Society of Breeding Science. This copyright covers stipulations in the copyright law of Korea.

Journal information

March, 2021, Vol.30 No 2

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An Overview of Techniques in Enzyme Immobilization

Hoang Hiep Nguyen, and Moonil Kim
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A Review of Outgassing and Methods for its Reduction

Rebecca Grinham, and Andrew Chew
ASCT 2017; 26(5): 95-109 more

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An Overview of Techniques in Enzyme Immobilization

Hoang Hiep Nguyen, and Moonil Kim
ASCT 2017; 26(6): 157-163 more

A Review of Outgassing and Methods for its Reduction

Rebecca Grinham, and Andrew Chew
ASCT 2017; 26(5): 95-109 more

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