The Plant Journal

Cover image for Vol. 90 Issue 4

Edited By: Christoph Benning

Impact Factor: 5.468

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 13/209 (Plant Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1365-313X


In the news

New discoveries offer critical information for improving crop yield
Read the press release from 5th October 2016
Read the article: The role of PLDα1 in providing specificity to signal-response coupling by heterotrimeric G-protein components in Arabidopsis

July 2016 Special Issue
Synthetic Biology for Basic and Applied Plant Research

2015 Impact Factor is 5.468 - ISI Journal Citation Reports Ranking: 2015: 13/209 (Plant Sciences)

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Thank you to our Reviewers
The Plant Journal would like to thank all of the 1153 people from 42 countries who helped review manuscripts in 2015. We greatly appreciate the time and effort they put into this.

Author Benefits
The Plant Journal does not charge authors any submission fees, publication fees or page charges and colour costs are extremely competitive at £150 for the first colour figure and £50 for each subsequent figure. In addition, our online manuscript submission system and Early View article-by-article publishing policy have led to extremely rapid submission to decision and publication times.

Online Open
Authors of articles in this journal can now choose to make their articles open access and available free for all readers through the payment of an author fee. Read more. Authors are asked not to inform the Editorial Office or Editors prior to acceptance whether or not they intend to take up the Online Open option.

NIH Public Access Mandate
For those interested in the Wiley-Blackwell policy on the NIH Public Access Mandate,  please visit our policy statement. 

Free Access in the Developing World
Free online access to this journal is available within institutions in the developing world through the HINARI initiative with the World Health Organization (WHO),  the AGORA initiative with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the OARE Initiative (Online Access to Research in the Environment) with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

COPE - Committee on Publication Ethics
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Attention ASPB Members
Members of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) can subscribe to the online version of The Plant Journal for just $61 in 2017! Simply select the relevant subscription rate to subscribe.