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Cereal Chemistry Focus Issue on Wheat Grain Quality​​​


​I am pleased to announce that the theme for the 2023 Focus Issue of Cereal Chemistry will be Wheat Grain Quality. The issue will be a tribute to honor the scientific contributions of Craig Morris, who sadly passed away in October 2021. Craig was Director of the USDA-ARS Western Wheat Quality Lab and the immediate past Editor-in-Chief of Cereal Chemistry. He was a fine scientist and wonderful colleague, recognized internationally for research that led to numerous fundamental discoveries about wheat quality.

The Focus Issue Guest Editors are Art Bettge (ADB Wheat Consulting, USA) and Andrew Ross (Oregon State University, USA), who were both close colleagues of Craig Morris.

Submissions to the Focus Issue are invited on all aspects of wheat grain quality and its significance for processing, p​roducts, applications, and health and nutrition. Submissions may be in the form of Reviews, Mini-Reviews, Research Articles or Notes, according to the Author Guidelines for Cereal Chemistry. Manuscripts must be submitted to the Cereal Chemistry ScholarOne site and will go through the normal peer-review process of peer-review to ensure they meet the scope and quality standards of the journal. 

Publication of the Focus Issue will be in January 2023, but papers will be published online and citable from their DOI number as soon as they are accepted. There are no page fees for the first 8 published pages (typically 5,000 words). Open Access publication is also available.

Being part of a Focus I​ssue has the advantage of allowing research on a ​particular theme to be published together, increasing exposure and impact through connectivity for citation tracking. Articles in Focus Issues are generally well cited.

Submission Deadline: 31 July 2022

I look forward to reading your research!

Les Copeland AM
Editor-in-Chief, Cereal Chemistry