The 8th National Symposium on Quantitative Genetics in Plants and Animals was held from 26 to 28 August 2019 at the Friendship Hotel in Beijing (http://qgc2019.isbreeding.net/). The symposium was sponsored by The Crop Science Society of China, The Genetics Society of China, and Institute of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS). Eighteen distinguished scientists and ten speakers delivered talks on six themes: (1) new and future areas of quantitative genetics; (2) omics-driven quantitative genetics studies; (3) genetic analysis and gene mapping of quantitative traits; (4) whole genome dissection and prediction of quantitative traits; (5) quantitative genetic theories for molecular breeding; and (6) applications of quantitative genetics. About 120 participants attended the symposium.
In memory of this symposium, The Crop Journal will publish a special issue on “Quantitative Genetics in the Omics Era”. We expect to have 1–2 review articles and 9–12 research articles for the special issue. Manuscripts on any of the six symposium themes are welcome. Authors of the special issue are not restricted to participants to the symposium. When preparing your manuscript, please follow The Crop Journal instructions for authors. In your submission cover letter, indicate that the manuscript is intended for the “Quantitative Genetics in the Omics Era” special issue. The special issue editors are Dr. Jiankang Wang, ICS-CAAS, Beijing, and Dr. Jose Crossa, CIMMYT, Mexico.
The Special Issue will be Open Access in ScienceDirect for the highest possible exposure to the public. The journal policy on publication fees applies on the special issue. Please submit your manuscript through Elsevier Editorial System (http://ees.elsevier.com/cj/). Sample article can be ordered and questions to the editorial office through E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Manuscript submission due: 31 December 2019
- Peer review: October 2019 to February 2020
- Author revisions due: January to April 2020
- Targeted publishing date: May to June 2020