Agricultural Sciences

ISSN Print: 2156-8553    ISSN Online: 2156-8561

Call For Papers


    Special Issue on Seed Science


    Seed sciences and technologies process, test, and conserve food and agricultural seeds. The goal is to improve the quality of the seeds that farmers plant, and the food plants that people and livestock eat. Seeds make up over 70% of the food that people consume directly. From the wheat in our bread to the oats in our cereal, from corn and rice to beans and peas, seeds nourish humankind. Seeds are also planted to produce the rest of the plant foods we eat. From the leaves of lettuce to the fruits of tomatoes, it all starts with a seed. When we eat meat, dairy, and eggs, we also rely on seeds and their products, as livestock are largely fed on corn, soybean, and other seeds. The goal of this special issue is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in this area of seed science.


    In this special issue, we invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles that explore seed science. In this special issue, potential topics include, but are not limited to:


    • Role and goal of seed technology in crop production
    • Seed biology
    • Crop seed production
    • Seed dormancy and methods of breaking seed dormancy
    • Seed movement, germination requirements
    • Seed processing and storage
    • Seed bank ecology
    • Seed physiology, pathology


    Authors should read over the journal’s For Authors carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal’s Paper Submission System.


    Please kindly specify the Special Issue” under your manuscript title. The research field “Special Issue - Seed Science” should be selected during your submission.


    Special Issue timetable:


    Submission Deadline

    May 23rd, 2018

    Publication Date

                  July 2018


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