a journal devoted to maize and allied species


is dedicated to publishing high-quality original research, review articles (technical and non), short communications, and case studies in the field of genetics, genomics, molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physiology, breeding, and agronomy of maize and related species. These species are mainly members of the Andropogoneae, such as Sorghum, Panicum, Pennisetum, and other relevant genera. Articles treating similar species that are receiving significant attention by plant researchers as model species (Brachypodium distachyon) or as an energy crop (Jatropa curcas) are also being welcomed by Maydica. All editorial decisions are made by the author’s peers. Full documentation of the data presented, access to all data as well as evidence for the conclusions drawn are requirements for consideration of publication.

open access publication model

The key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted access to research publications. Open access gives a worldwide audience larger than that of any subscription-based journal and this will increase the visibility of published work. Starting with volume 56 (scheduled April 2011), Maydica will be published using an open access publication model, meaning that all interested readers will be able to freely access the Journal on line, without the need for subscription. With this modification, the Editors intend to better adapt to the current style of the scientific community addressing the research topics covered by the Maydica journal. Maydica - ISSN:2279-8013

Maydica is currently property of the "Consiglio per la Ricerca e la Sperimentazione in Agricoltura". An OJS-based system for manuscript submission has been put into place and can be addressed (registration required) here: CRA Journals.
Alternatively, authors can submit through our website here:

In either case, authors maintain the copyrights of the manuscripts submitted and any data disclosed. Likewise the authors maintain legal responsibility for the data disclosed. For further information:

Editors and Reviewers

We ask you to support Maydica by joining our team. Maydica is seeking qualified researchers to join its editorial team as editors, subeditors or reviewers. If you are interested in serving as a member of the editorial team, kindly send your resume to