ORYZA follows a
strong peer review policy. Submission of a manuscript doesn’t guarantee its
publication. The submitted manuscript undergoes strict peer review. The
manuscript may be accepted / rejected based on the merit of the manuscript.
The Editorial Board of ORYZA is responsible for taking a
decision on whether the article submitted to the journal is to be published or
not. The members have complete discretion to reject/accept an article based on
reviewer’s comments and author’s response.
After submission, each manuscript is checked for plagiarism (as detailed
in plagiarism policy of the Journal) in the technical section, and evaluated carefully
to determine if it fits the aims and scope of the journal.Those manuscripts that
meet the minimum criteria are passed on to Editor-in-Chief (EIC). EIC based on
the subject assigns the article to the concerned Sectional Editor.
of Peer Review
Oryza employs double blind reviewing, where both the referee and author
remain anonymous throughout the process.Reviewers help determine the rationality,significance
and originality of the work,and can suggest improvements to the manuscript. The
Sectional Editors scrutinize the manuscript and recommend for acceptance/rejection.
Referees are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:
appropriate ethical guidelines
results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
references previous relevant work
On their endorsement, editors will accept or accept with minor/major revisions,
or reject the manuscript. If the reviewer recommends for minor/major revision,
the paper is send back to authors for the necessary revision. If the author
agrees to revise the manuscript, they are encouraged to give the reply or
rebuttal point by point and submit the revision. The editor may again send the
revised manuscript to the same reviewer or if required the same can be send to
another reviewer for taking a decision on the suitability of the manuscript for
A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the
author along with any recommendations made by the referees, and may include the
comments by the referees.
Decision is final
Finally the editorial board is responsible for the
final decision to accept or reject the article.
After acceptance the article is transferred to production division. As
soon as the article has been typeset, author will receive an email with a PDF
attachment of the article for further corrections, if any.
a Referee for ORYZA
If you are not currently a referee for ORYZA but would like to be added
to the list of referees for this title, please contact the Editor:
A. K. Nayak, FNAAS
Editor - in – Chief
Association of Rice Research Workers,
ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack,
The benefits of refereeing for ORYZA include the opportunity to see and
evaluate the latest work in your research area at an early stage. You may also
be able to cite your work for ORYZA as part of your professional development
requirements for various Professional Societies and Organisations.