Author guidelines

MycoAsia deals with the discovery, cultivation, characterization, description, identification, classification, metabolites and nomenclature of fungi, preferably from (under-explored) terrestrial, aquatic and atmospheric habitats of Asian countries. The journal also welcomes manuscripts on lichens.

Well-prepared manuscripts, including a cover letter, declarations on authorship and conflict of interest/ competing interests, main text, figures, tables, references, acknowledgements, and supplementary information, can be emailed to [email protected]. Please note that there is no format required during the initial submission.

Types of manuscripts: MycoAsia would consider manuscripts for publication under the major categories: (i) original research articles, (ii) reviews, and (iii) opinion articles that fall within the broad aims and scope of the journal. There is no limitation on page length. There are no limitations on the number of figures and tables.

Peer-review process: All manuscripts submitted to MycoAsia will be first examined for quality by the Editorial Office. If serious issues of scientific misconduct, including plagiarism, data manipulation/ fabrication, image manipulation, multiple submission, redundant publication etc., are suspected, such manuscripts shall be returned to the authors. Manuscripts scrutinised by the Editorial Board shall be assigned to a Handling Editor for peer review. The handling editor will invite reviewers and obtain expert opinions on novelty, methodology and scientific claims presented in the manuscript. If reviewers agree, their names can be revealed at the author’s request. The handling editor will forward reviewers’ reports and his/ her recommendations/ comments to the Editorial Office for further processing. Editor-in-Chief/ Managing Editor will decide whether to accept or reject the manuscript. Final acceptance shall be subject to minor/ major revision of the manuscript, as the case may be. 

Editorial Office will communicate the decision to the corresponding author. This process should normally take 8-10 weeks. In some instances, it might take more time due to issues beyond the Editorial Office’s control. In any case, if the authors don’t get any response within 60 days post-submission, they may contact the Editorial Office ([email protected]) to know the status of their submission.

Normally, authors will be given 30 days to revise their manuscript and resubmit, along with a point-wise response to reviewers’ concerns/ comments. Authors will receive instructions on formatting requirements which they should strictly follow at this stage. The final decision shall be communicated to the corresponding author within 2-4 weeks after the resubmission. Sometimes, the Editor-in-Chief/ Managing Editor may opt for additional rounds of peer review.

Post-acceptance scenario: MycoAsia production team will email the final proof to the corresponding author, who will return it to the production team with minor corrections within a reasonable time as specified in the mail. Major corrections will go for editorial approval; hence best be avoided at this stage. 

Access to published papers: Papers will be published on the journal website, www.mycoasia.org, and the corresponding author will be notified through email. The PDF version of published papers can be downloaded for free from the journal website without any restrictions.

Corrigendum: Any corrections in published papers can be affected only through a corrigendum.