Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


The Journal is specifically for publishing the results of scientific research on bamboo and rattan that are of interest to the large community of researchers, users and policy makers involved with these important group of plants. However only articles in which bamboo and rattan are a major component of the study are accepted.

The Journal is published in Open Access mode under a user license equivalent to the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0).


CC BY (Creative Commons Attribution) is a public copyright license as defined by Creative Commons, a non--profit organization that provides legal tools for sharing and use of creative works and research. Under this licence anyone is free to use and reuse the content if the original source and authors are given credit. The Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0) permits free use, modification as long as credit is given to the source and further distribution is done on identical terms

We believe that publication under CC BY is the way forward for publicly funded research since it ensures the maximum benefit for the public while protecting the rights of authors


The scope of the Journal encompasses the following broad areas of studies on bamboo and rattan:
  • Biology, genetic resources and conservation
  • Biotechnology and genetic improvement
  • Environment
  • Propagation
  • Management of natural stands and plantations
  • Utilization, value addition and engineering applications
  • Marketing and socio-economics
  • Policy issues

Articles on any subject relevant to bamboo and rattan that does not fall in these areas may be accepted, but please write to JBR and verify before submission.


The journal is published bi-annually in June and December each year in electronic format.


Yes. Journal of Bamboo and Rattan has instituted a rigorous peer review process JBR works closely with an international team of scientists and technologists, who are experts in their respective fields process.


Please visit the Editorial board Page of this website (editorial-board.asp) for the names and brief bio data of Chief Editor, Editors and Editorial board.


Please visit Guidelines for Authors and sample paper on the website. (guidelines-to-authors.asp). You can download a PDF file by clicking on the link.


JBR does not accept pre-submission inquiries. If your manuscript is not ready for submission, but you would like to inquire about the suitability of your study for JBR, especially of a subject that is not listed in the scope of the journal, please email with details to


No, there are no limits on manuscript length or numbers of figures in journal articles if the subject matter justifies the length.


Please see the overview of steps to a successful submission.
  1. Online Registration of the Author
  2. Login to Authors Section
  3. Upload the .zip file
  4. Editorial review
  5. Two rounds of double blinded peer review
  6. Submission of revised article by the author/s
  7. Re-review by the editors and reviewers
  8. Communication of final decision regarding the article to the author/s


Yes, please refer “Form of manuscripts” under Guidelines to authors ("guidelines-to-authors.asp) of this website. A sample document also available for download from that page.


Address all correspondence to “The Chief Editor, Journal of Bamboo and Rattan, Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), Peechi 680 653, Thrissur, Kerala, India. E-mail:” mentioning the subject of the query and referring to the article number /date if relevant..


No, JBR does not charge any fee for publishing articles.


After submission you can follow the status of your article at JBR by using a reference number that you’ll receive by email. Login to Authors Area, If your paper is accepted for publication, you can follow the publication status through to completion using the ‘track your article’ feature.