Seed Technology Journal

Aims and Scope

Seed Technology is an international journal containing scientific and technological papers in all areas of seed science and technology. The emphasis is on applied and basic research in seed physiology, pathology and biology that may relate to seed development, maturation, germination, dormancy and deterioration. Studies on seed production, sampling, testing, conditioning, distribution and storage are also included. Short communications from seed analysts and technologists are encouraged and will be published as Seed Tech Notes. These notes include new techniques, standardization of laboratory tests and documentation of anatomical and pathological observations of seed and seedling development. The journal also includes timely review articles in all areas of seed technology that may relate directly to the seed industry.


Seed Technology Editors

Dr. Riad Baalbaki

Assistant Editor
Sue Alvarez, RST



Seed Technology offers online and/or printed subscription options. Online subscriptions, with unlimited access to current and archived content are also available. Please contact SCST (

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Information for Authors

The emphasis of the Seed Technology Journal continues to be the publication of original papers, review articles, technical notes and symposia in applied and basic areas of seed science and technology.  This includes seed research in physiology, pathology and biology for all plant species. The criteria for acceptance are originality, quality of research and interest to the readership.  Papers are accepted on the understanding that they have not been published or submitted to any other scientific journal. Author Invitation Download


Please note that the journal now accepts submissions using a web-based portal:

FastTrack is the manuscript management system selected to streamline the submission and review process.  There is no charge to establish an account and the submission instructions are few and quite simple.

Complete instructions for authors

Instructions to Authors      Abstract Checklist and Sample

Authors may provide a translation of their abstract in one additional language, which will be printed in the journal following the primary abstract in English. Author Invitation Download.

Sponsorship & Support Opportunities

Seed Technology offers several sponsorship options to support the publication of this journal.  Your participation through sponsorship will help maintain a vibrant environment for the publication of timely seed research in Seed Technology.  It will provide Seed Technology with the ability to innovate and develop as it serves the national and international seed industry. 

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