a journal devoted to maize and allied species

About Maydica

Maydica, founded by L. Fenaroli in 1956, 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.



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 (April 2011), Maydica is being published using an open access publication model, meaning that all interested readers are  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.  Authors maintain the copyrights of the manuscripts submitted and any data disclosed. Likewise the authors maintain legal responsibility for the data disclosed.

Maydica is currently owned by the Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria ( and manuscript submissions can be pursued through their institutional website. The current director is Dr. Carlotta Balconi (


Maydica - ISSN: 2279-8013



Maydica editorial information


Dr. Carlotta Balconi



Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria


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Maydica - ISSN: 2279-8013


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