Monday, January 7, 2013

IRRN to cease publication on 31 January

The International Rice Research Notes (IRRN) will cease publication effective 31 January 2013. Since its first issue (as the International Rice Research Newsletter) in October 1976, IRRN, for more than 36 years, expedited communication among scientists concerned with development of improved technology for rice and rice-based cropping systems. It was a mechanism to help scientists keep each other informed of current rice research findings.

In its heyday in the late 1970s through the early 1990s, six issues per year were printed and distributed. It became a quarterly in 1993. In 2008, IRRN became an online-only publication. Since there are now more mechanisms and channels to disseminate important rice research information (such as the open-access journal Rice, published by Springer), the decision was made to cease publication.

Submitted articles received after 31 January will be returned. However, all articles already in the pipeline and accepted for publication will be placed online. All past IRRN issues dating back to 1976 are archived here and will continue to be available to rice researchers worldwide. 

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