Manuscript submissions to Weed Science should be uploaded at https://www.editorialmanager.com/ws/.
This journal uses Editorial Manager for online submission and peer review. Editorial Manager is the “leading, cloud-based manuscript submission and peer-review tracking system for scholarly journals, reference works, books and other publications”. Further information on Editorial Manager can be found here, and queries can be directed to the Editorial Office.
For information on formatting figures and other image files for submission, see https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/authors/journals/journals-artwork-guide.
Weed Science now publishes Accepted Manuscripts (AM) online 3-5 days after acceptance, allowing authors to make their work available to read and cite much more quickly. When submitting manuscripts (particularly upon revision), include the manuscript, tables, and figures all merged into a single Word file (do not include any Supplementary files). In the event of acceptance, this file will be posted as an Accepted Manuscript on Cambridge Core prior to FirstView publication. Please make sure the manuscript is formatted exactly as it should appear in the AM version. The Accepted Manuscript will eventually be replaced with the final copy-edited and typeset Version of Record. Authors wishing to opt out of Accepted Manuscript publication must contact the Editorial Office (email@example.com) before acceptance or no later than 24 hours after acceptance.
The reader should be able to fully understand the author’s work through a reading of the article alone. However, the provision of Supplementary Material may be beneficial to readers if it supports reproducibility and transparency. Additional material too extensive for publication in a journal issue can be submitted as supplementary files to be made available online (e.g. figures, videos, 3-D structures/images, extensive datasets, etc).
Supplementary tables should be identified and referenced in the text as "Supplementary Table S1", "Supplementary Table S2" etc.; supplementary figures should be identified and referenced as "Supplementary Figure S1", "Supplementary Figure S2" etc. Any supplementary file that is not a table or figure should be referenced and identified as "Supplementary Appendix S1", "Supplementary Appendix S2" etc. All Supplementary Material should be uploaded in Editorial Manager at the time of parent article submission and clearly cited in a “Supplementary Materials” references list at the end of the body text. Supplementary Material will be made available for peer review for both relevance to the parent article and accuracy, but will be neither copyedited nor typeset.
All manuscripts submitted to Weed Science are screened for plagiarized content using iThenticate software and are reviewed for suitability by the journal Editor before being assigned to an Associate Editor. The Associate Editor coordinates review of the manuscript for content and presentation by two or more anonymous reviewers and communicates with the corresponding author concerning manuscript revisions. Final acceptance or rejection is the prerogative of the Editor.