The journal OIL CROP SCIENCE publishes high quality, original research presenting novel findings from oil-bearing plants such as soybean, peanut, rapeseed, sesame, sunflower, oil flax, safflower, castor bean, and other woody oil plants such as oil-tea camellia and oil palm. A range of topics to be covered includes biotechnology, genetics and breeding, germplasm resources, physiology and biochemistry, cultivation, tillage, plant protection, plant nutrition, soil and fertilization, oil detection and quality inspection, functional oil processing, lipid chemistry and nutrition. The journal also publishes Review and Short communication.

     Quick Author Guidelines for OIL CROP SCIENCE



    Abstract (max. length)

    Running title (8 words)

    Figures and/or tables (combined)

    Manuscript max. length

    Peer review

    Original Research

    350 words


    12,000 words


    350 words


    12,000 words

    Short Communication

    200 words


    3,000 words



    Text and figures combined into a single file with page and line numbers up to 3 MB in size in txt, doc, docx or tex Files. Prepares your manuscript in the following order: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, References, Tables, Figure Legends and Figures. Provide Cover letter and Supplementary Material (if necessary) at the same time.

    Title page

    Including: (a) title; (b) all authors' full names; (c) author affiliations and contact information; (d) a running head (maximum 8 characters); (e)word count and (f)5-8 keywords.

    l  Title

    Centered, capitalize only the first letter in 16 point bold Times New Roman font. Less than 20 words.

                  Headings and Sub-headings

    Capitalize only the first letter in Times New Roman, 12, bold.

    Authors and Affiliations

    12 point normal Times New Roman font, 1.5 line-spaced. e.g. Max Maximus, Department of Excellence, International University of Science, New York, NY, USA.


    12 point normal Times New Roman.


    5- 8 keywords.


    12 point normal Times New Roman font, 1.5 line-spaced, using either LaTeX or MS-Word.


    Succinct, with no subheadings.

                  Materials and Methods

    Detailed, with subheadings.


    Divided by subheadings.


    Divided by subheadings.


    Contributions of specific colleagues, institutions and fundings including grant numbers.


    10 point normal Times New Roman, 1.5 line-spaced, in alphabetical order listed in the form of Hanging indent. List only first 10 authors and followed by et al. e.g. Wu H., Ji Y., Du J., Kong D., Liang H., Ling H.Q. 2010. Clpc1, an ATP-dependent Clp protease in plastids, is involved in iron homeostasis in Arabidopsis leaves. Ann. Bot. 105(5): 823-33. doi:10.1093/aob/mcq051.


    Number tables consecutively according to the order cited in the text (e.g. Table 4) and build your table in MS-Word or LaTeX. 12 point normal Times New Roman, 1.5 line-spaced.

    Figure and table Legends

    12 point normal Times New Roman, 1.5 line-spaced. Figure panels are referred to by bold capital letters in brackets: (A), (B), (C), (D), etc.


    Don’t be longer than one page (200 mm) and with a width that corresponds to 1 column (85 mm) or 2 columns (170 mm) in TIFF, JPEG, PDF, AI or EPS format. RGB color mode, text is no less than 8 points and lines are no smaller than 2 points. Panel tags (A, B, C) should be presented as capital letters in 10- or 12-pt. bold in Helvetica or Arial. Resolution for Line art is 1000-1200 dpi, for Halftones is 300 dpi and 600 dpi for Combination Halftones.

                  Supplementary Material

    Data Sheet, Presentation, Image, Table, Audio or Video.

                  Cover Letter

    Title of the manuscript and article type must be indicated in the first paragraph.


    Submit an Article

    Submit your manuscript in English. Send it to our email box (, attaching any supplemental material when required. Submission of a manuscript to OIL CROP SCIENCE implies that the corresponding author has obtained the permission of all authors, and that all authors have read the manuscript and guarantee that the manuscript represents original research, that the data are available to the Editors if requested, and that the manuscript (and its substance) has not been previously published and is not currently being considered for publication by another journal.


    Contact Us

    Editorial office of OIL CROP SCIENCE

    No. 2 Xudong 2nd Road, Wuhan 430062, P. R. China


    Phone & Fax: 86 27-86728520

    Oil Crops Research Institute, CAAS