Journal of Integrative Plant Biology

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 10

Edited By: Chun-Ming Liu

Impact Factor: 3.448

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 25/196 (Plant Sciences); 102/291 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Online ISSN: 1744-7909

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JIPB Announces 2012 Impact Factor at Press Conference

On June 25th, 2013, JIPB held a press conference to announce its newly-released impact factor and to discuss its course of development, achievements and future plans. Speakers included JIPB’s Editor-in-Chief Professor Chun-Ming Liu, Secretary of the Party Committee of the Institute of Botany Professor Kang Chong, Professors of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Deyuan Hong and Zhihong Xu, Xingping Liu of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), Ziyuan Duan of the Bureau of Science & Technology for Development of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chenxia Miao of the CNKI International Development & Promotion Center for Academic Journals, and Tina Wang of Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. In attendance were the Beijing Evening Post, the People's Daily Overseas Edition, China Science Daily, and Science and Technology Daily.

Professor Kang Chong began with a brief review of the progress of JIPB and congratulated the journal on its achievements. In addition, he said that the Institute of Botany is committed to supporting the journal’s development.

Professor Chun-Ming Liu next introduced JIPB’s history as China’s oldest plant science journal, and its evolution to become a fully international journal. JIPB’s impact factor for 2012 was announced to be 3.75, which is a 48% improvement compared to 2.534 in 2011, continuing the upward trajectory that the journal has enjoyed since 2005. JIPB’s ranking in the Plant Science category of journals has also increased to 22nd out of 195, and it is ranked 12th among international plant science research journals and 7th among all SCI journals in China. In addition, Prof. Liu noted that 65% of JIPB’s editorial board is from countries outside of China, and that JIPB’s overseas authors rate has risen to 32% in the first half of 2013.

In terms of future plans, Prof. Liu announced that JIPB intends to discontinue its print edition in favor of an electronic version by 2015, and that the journal is considering becoming OpenAccess. JIPB has also recently opened its own blog, and will soon offer an iPad version for download.

Tina Wang from Wiley-Blackwell next took the stage to discuss JIPB’s progress at WB. Tina said that online subscriptions to the journal have increased to 83% of all subscriptions in 2012 compared to 78% in 2011. Tina also described WB’s new marketing strategy for JIPB, which will include Facebook and Twitter campaigns to increase international visibility.

Professors Deyuan Hong and Zhihong Xu noted JIPB’s positive influence on and status among domestic and international plant science journals. Furthermore, they said that JIPB is deserving of its position as a leading plant science journal, and that it should continue to strive toward becoming a key medium of discourse between Chinese and international journals. Finally, Xingping Liu, Ziyuan Duan and Chenxia Miao all congratulated JIPB on its achievements.

The JIPB Editorial Office would like to thank all speakers, organizers and attendees of this event. For more information please contact us at joshfenn@ibcas.ac.cn, or jipb@ibcas.ac.cn.

The JIPB Editorial Office.


JIPB's 2012 Impact Factor Reaches 3.75

The JIPB editorial office is very pleased to announce that JIPB’s impact factor for 2012 is 3.75, compared to 2.534 in 2011. This represents an increase of 48% over last year. In addition, JIPB is now ranked 7th out of all SCI journals in China. In the Plant Science category, the journal is in the top 11.3% (22nd out of 195) based on its impact factor over the past two years.

We would like to extend our gratitude to all those who helped JIPB reach this achievement. We could not have done it without your continued support of the journal, and we look forward to even greater success in the future.

In addition to its increased impact factor, JIPB has also been an active participant in the plant science community. The journal is a proud sponsor of the 21st International Conference on Plant Growth Substances in Shanghai, and will host the 3rd International Symposium on Integrative Plant Biology in July, 2013.

For more information, please contact us at jipb@ibcas.ac.cn.

The JIPB Editorial Office.


Wiley-Blackwell, JIPB Hold Publisher Meeting

JIPB and its publisher Wiley-Blackwell held a joint meeting on April 11th, 2013 to discuss the journal’s progress in the past year, its potential areas of improvement, and its future prospects.

Present at the meeting were JIPB’s Editor-in-Chief Professor Chun-Ming Liu, Associate Editor Professor Li-Jia Qu, Tina Wang and Carol Bacchus-Wermke from Wiley-Blackwell, as well as the JIPB Editorial Office staff.

Tina Wang began the meeting by discussing the journal’s progress based on its 2012 objectives. Notably, the journal’s impact factor is projected to reach 3.7 for 2012, a 45% increase compared to 2011. In addition, full text article downloads increased from 178,235 to 195,782, and online licensed subscriptions rose by 5%.

Wiley’s Carol Bacchus-Wermke next took the floor to discuss potential Open Access models for JIPB, as well as social media marketing strategies. An Open Access model could increase JIPB’s visibility by allowing digital copies of all its articles to be distributed freely to readers, while maintaining a high standard of rigorous peer review. Combined with strong social media marketing campaigns, JIPB would be poised to greatly expand its online presence and international visibility.

In addition, Carol announced that a mobile version of JIPB for iOS and Android devices is expected to be released by September, 2013. The application will feature on-the-go access, easy article navigation, support for interactive figures, and more.

Professor Chun-Ming Liu next announced that JIPB’s layout and design will be enhanced to allow for a better reader experience. Among the discussed changes, figures noted in the text will be color-coded, margins will be adjusted to make better use of space, and the format of references will be improved.

Please check the News and Views section at www.jipb.net for future updates on JIPB.

The JIPB Editorial Office


3rd International Symposium on Integrative Plant Biology (2nd announcement) (English Version) (4–7, July, 2013, Lijiang, China)

The biannual International Symposium on Integrative Plant Biology (ISIPB) will provide a great opportunity for members of the international plant science community, senior scientists, and students to meet and discuss the latest trends and innovations in plant biology in a beautiful and relaxed setting. Topics covered will include plant growth and development, sexual reproduction, metabolic regulation, molecular evolution and ecology, and environmental physiology. Following the extremely successful 1st and 2nd Integrative Plant Biology Symposia held in Yantai in 2009 and in Lanzhou in 2011, this symposium will be held in Lijiang, Yunnan, China, from July 4th to 7th, 2013. Please take special note of the fact that the dates of the symposium have changed slightly since our original announcement: the symposium will now conclude at noon of July 7th, rather than the morning of July 7th. We believe this meeting will provide an even better platform for participants to communicate new ideas, discuss new technologies and explore future collaborations. The official language of the symposium is English.

On behalf of JIPB, we welcome you to join us in Lijiang this summer!

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Call for Papers! Special Issue on Mineral Nutrient Sensing

The Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB) is proud to announce that it will publish a special issue on Mineral Nutrient Sensing as its first issue of 2014! Many of the papers in this issue will be invited by our issue editors, but unsolicited papers related to the topic are also welcome. All papers will be initially screened by the issue editors, and then sent out for peer-review in accordance with standard journal procedures.

Please note that all articles in this special issue will be available through FreeAccess. FreeAccess availability and its publication in our traditionally well-received Special Issues mean that your paper will benefit from the highest possible exposure to the public. Authors interested in submitting their work for publication in this special issue should consult our website, www.jipb.net, for information on how to submit. Please don't forget to indicate in your cover letter that you are submitting to the "Special Issue on Mineral Nutrient Sensing".

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Third International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology (26-30 July 2013, Helsinki, Finland)


The 9th National Congress of Genetics Society of China (Programs) (18-21 Sept., 2013, Harbin, China)


Call for Papers! Special Issue on Cotton Genetics & Genomics

The Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB) will publish a special issue in 2013 with focus on Cotton Genetics & Genomics. Many of the papers will be invited by our issue editors, but unsolicited papers related to the topic are welcome! All papers will be initially screened by the issue editors, and then sent out for peer-review in accordance with standard journal procedures.

Please note that all articles in this special issue will be published free of charge and will be available through FreeAccess. Your paper's FreeAccess availability and its publication in our traditionally well-received Special Issue means that your paper will benefit from highest possible exposure to the public. Authors interested in submitting to this special issue should consult our website, www.jipb.net for information on how to submit. Please don’t forget to indicate in the cover letter that you are submitting to the “Special Issue on Cotton Genetics & Genomics”.

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Call for Papers! Special Issue on High-throughput Phenotyping

The Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB) is proud to announce that it will publish a special issue on High-throughput Phenotyping! Many of the papers in this issue will be invited by our issue editors, but unsolicited papers related to the topic are also welcome. All papers will be initially screened by the issue editors, and then sent out for peer-review in accordance with standard journal procedures.

Please note that all articles in this special issue will be available through FreeAccess. FreeAccess availability and its publication in our traditionally well-received Special Issues mean that your paper will benefit from the highest possible exposure to the public. Authors interested in submitting their work for publication in this special issue should consult our website, www.jipb.net, for information on how to submit. Please don't forget to indicate in your cover letter that you are submitting to the "Special Issue on High-throughput Phenotyping".

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Prof. Tingyun Kuang's 50th Anniversary at the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

On December 27th 2012, women scientists from the Institute of Botany hosted Prof. Tingyun Kuang for a celebration of her 50th anniversary working at the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Prof. Tingyun Kuang has a long and productive scientific career. In 1962, she received her doctoral degree from Moscow University and began working at CAS. She was a visiting scholar at Michigan State University and at the Plant Research Laboratory of the US Department of Energy from 1981 to 1982. In 1987, Prof. Kuang was elected a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Photosynthesis. She has also received numerous awards and recognition from scientific organizations throughout China for her contributions to the Chinese science community.

During the anniversary celebration, on behalf of Prof. Chun-Ming Liu, Editor-in-Chief of JIPB, Ping He awarded a trophy to Prof. Kuang for her great contribution to JIPB. Prof. Kuang is JIPB’s top author, having contributed 96 papers to the journal. Please join the JIPB Editorial Board in congratulating Prof. Tingyun Kuang on this milestone of her career at CAS! For more information, please click here.


Journal of Integrative Plant Biology Recruitment Notice: Executive Chief Editor

The Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB) is a monthly plant biology journal that reports scientific discoveries by using integrative genetic, chemical, cell and molecular biological approaches. As one of the leading Wiley-Blackwell journals, JIPB is available in over 14,200 libraries worldwide and is indexed by 67 databases such as SCI, PubMed, Google Scholar, CA, BA and BIOSIS (website at www.jipb.net). We are currently looking for an Executive Chief Editor to work under the supervision of the Chief Editor and the board members to promote the journal in the plant science community, and to bridge the communication among the editorial board, the reviewers, the authors and the publisher. The ideal candidate should find creative ways to increase the journal’s visibility by organizing special issues, setting up a user-friendly public access system, and ensuring an efficient publication cycle. The annual salary will be 200,000 RMB to 300,000 RMB, depending on qualifications. The position is open from September 21st, 2012, until filled.

For more information, please click here.


Special Offer for JIPB Reviewers

JIPB relies on its reviewers to ensure the continued accuracy and high quality of all articles published in the journal. As a gesture of appreciation to our reviewers, we are now offering one manuscript to be published free of charge in JIPB for every manuscript reviewed since October 2012. All color printing fees for figures will be waived under this offer!

In order to take advantage of this bonus, reviewers should make note of the manuscript number(s) that they have reviewed in the body of their manuscript submission email to JIPB.

For more information or for any questions, please feel free to contact our Manuscript Manager Jing-Jing Tan at tanjj@ibcas.ac.cn.

JIPB Editorial Office


2012 National Congress of Plant Biology Recap

JIPB recently sponsored and attended the 2012 National Congress of Plant Biology in Yangling, near Xi’an. The event had a very large turnout, with the Chinese Cell Biology Society, the Genetics Society of China, the China Plant Physiology Society, the Botanical Society of China, and the China Crop Science Society all in attendance. More than 800 participants attended the congress.

During the meeting, Professor Bill Lucas of the University of California, Davis gave a talk on local and long-distance communication in plants, and professors Jiankang Zhu, Xiaoya Chen, Yongbiao Xue and 7 others gave keynote speeches.

In addition, JIPB hosted a special Scientific Writing Workshop taught by Professor Bill Lucas and emceed by Professor Chun-Ming Liu. Bill engaged the audience in discussion on ethical issues in scientific writing, how to compose a compelling manuscript, the importance of clarity in writing, and more. The workshop was attended by over 60 participants.

We at JIPB are very happy to have helped make this event successful, and look forward to bringing together more members of the worldwide scientific community in the future!

- JIPB Editorial Office


JIPB’s Awards and Recognition: A Retrospective

Throughout its history, JIPB has continually strived for excellence as a preeminent plant science journal. JIPB was founded in 1952 as a Chinese-language journal, and has progressed to become fully English-language and international. It is now SCI-indexed, and is available in over 14,200 libraries worldwide. During its development, JIPB has been recognized for its accomplishments in the form of both awards and grants. In light of the journal’s upcoming 60th Anniversary Special Issue, we would like to highlight some of JIPB’s awards over the years. We welcome you to join JIPB in celebrating these achievements!

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JIPB Awarded Grant from the China Association for Science and Technology

JIPB is proud to announce that it has received a very prestigious grant from the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), which will provide 1 million RMB ($150K USD) per year for the coming three years in order to promote the journal’s international impact. This award could not have been possible without the hard work and dedication from our Editorial Board members, authors, and reviewers. We at JIPB would like to thank all those who have contributed their time and effort to make this grant a reality.

At this time, we would also like to remind you that the JIPB Editorial Office is always open to suggestions about how to improve our journal’s international standing. If you would like to get in touch with us, please contact our Manuscript Manager Jing-Jing Tan at tanjj@ibcas.ac.cn.

Thank you celebrating these good times with us!

The JIPB Editorial Office


New Impact Factor Ranking

Yesterday, Thomson Reuters released the journal Impact Factor rankings for 2011. We are pleased to announce that JIPB’s impact factor has continued to improve, going from a score of 1.603 in 2010 to 2.534 in 2011. This represents a rise of 58%, and a ranking of 49th among 190 international journals in the plant sciences. We are also very proud to announce that JIPB has ranked in the top 8 among 154 SCI journals published in China.


Tenth International Conference on Plant Biology Frontiers: Development and Environment (Nov. 4–8, 2012)

今年的国际植物生物学前沿大会是本系列的第十届,是一个高水平的科学论坛,聚焦于最先进、最前沿的植物生物学领域的研究课题和研究领域,旨在促进世界知名专家、国内植物学家以及年轻学者间的相互交流。“第十届国际植物生物学前沿大会:植物发育与环境”,将于2012年11月4日至8日在安徽黄山召开,本次会议将集中讨论植物发育以及对环境应答过程中的调节机制。

植物发育的过程主要由其内在程序决定,同时环境信号可以影响与调控该过程。植物生物学家已经在形态、生理、细胞、分子等多个层次上对植物的发育,及其与环境的互作开展了深入研究,并取得了长足的进展。此次会议目的在于搭建一个可以让工作在各个水平各个领域的植物生物学家聚集在一起进行相互交流的平台。此次会议将重点讨论植物发育过程中的多种调控机制和对环境应答的各种信号作用原理,内容包括大会主题演讲、大会邀请报告和墙报宣传。我们也鼓励处于事业早期的年轻的优秀科学家们及研究生通过报告或海报的形式踊跃参与到此次令人激动的会议中来。

热忱欢迎从事或对相关领域感兴趣的人员参加此次国际学术研讨会。期待与您在黄山会面!

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Call for Papers! Organelle Biology

The Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB) will publish a special issue of 2012, with focus on Organelle Biology. Many of the papers will be invited by our issue editors, but unsolicited papers related to the topic are welcome! All papers will be initially screened by the issue editors, and then sent out for peer-review in accordance with standard journal procedures.

Please note that all articles in this special issue will be published free of charge and will be available through FreeAccess. Your paper's FreeAccess availability and its publication in our traditionally well-received Special Issue means that your paper will benefit from highest possible exposure to the public. Authors interested in submitting to this special issue should consult our website, www.jipb.net for information on how to submit. Please don’t forget to indicate in the cover letter that you are submitting to the “Special Issue on Organelle Biology”.

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JIPB's Best Papers Published in 2011


JIPB Workshop on Scientific Writing 2012 (2nd announcement) (English Version)


Get Your Boots Ready for Plant Biology 2012 in Austin


2012 International Symposium on Epigenetic Regulation in Higher Plants (Apr. 19-21, 2012)

Epigenetics is defined as the study of heritable changes in gene function that occur without a change in the DNA sequence. Epigenetic regulation is involved in many important processes, including post-transcriptional gene silencing, transposon activation, transcription regulation, X-chromosome inactivation.

2012 International Symposium on Epigenetic Regulation in Higher Plants focuses on a general understanding of dynamic regulation of DNA methylation/demethylation, histone modifications and variants, non-coding RNA, epigenomics, comparative genomics and evolution. By bringing together researchers working on plant epigenetics, this meeting aims to provide the oppotunity to exchange new finding and ideas in plant epigenetics.

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is our pleasure to invite colleagues in the fields of plant epigenetics to attend 2012 International Symposium on Epigenetic Regulation in Higher Plants, which will be held at Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, from April 19-21, 2012.


No Page Charge from February 1, 2012!

Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB) is very pleased to announce that the journal will be eliminating all page charges for authors from February 1, 2012, for a period of 2 years. This will allow authors to publish in JIPB in full color online and in black/white in print without any fee! For those authors who would like to publish color figures in print version, a small fee will still be applied. This will make your publication in JIPB a lot cheaper and easier. The ground-breaking decision was not made lightly, but we strongly believe that costs should not be a barrier to publish high quality scientific papers. This will make JIPB as very few exceptional free-to-publish plant science journals in the world.

JIPB, a Wiley-Blackwell journal, was first established in China in 1952 as Acta Botanica Sinica. It is a monthly peer-reviewed international journal that reports novel discoveries that answer fundamental questions in plant biology. Articles published are in 3 categories: invited reviews, new technologies and research articles. All research articles published in JIPB should fall into one of the 6 core topics: Cell & Developmental Biology; Metabolic Biology & Biochemistry; Molecular Evolution & Ecology; Sexual Reproduction; Signal Transduction & Stress Response; and Systems Biology & Molecular Physiology. JIPB is currently subscribed by 12, 400 libraries worldwide and indexed by 66 databases such as PubMed, Google Scholar, SCI, CA, BA and BIOSIS. The journal has an extensive Free Access initiative, which provides free online access to most articles published since 1952. In 2011, there are 233, 000 abstract downloads and 113, 000 full text downloads to papers published in JIPB. JIPB’s SCI impact factor has increased 4 times in the last 5 years.

For more information about JIPB, please visit www.jipb.net


A Bold Step Toward 2012: JIPB’s 2011 Editorial Board Meeting Report


JIPB Ranks in the List of "International Outstanding S&T Journals of China" Once Again!

The Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB) was listed in the top 18 International Outstanding S&T Journals of China, as evaluated by comprehensive indicators including Eigenfactor score according to the Statistical Data Report of Chinese S&T Papers 2011 issued by the Institute of S&T Information of China (ISTIC) in December 2011. This year’s selection was based on the 112 candidate journals that have academic indexes in ISI Journal Citation Reports (JCR) 2010. The ISTIC first published a list of 23 International Outstanding S&T Journals of China in 2008. JIPB ranked in this prestigious list, earning JIPB an even higher reputation among the scientific journals of China ever since.


New Impact Factor and Immediacy Factor Rankings!

We are pleased to note the continuing progress of JIPB’s impact factor from a score of 1.395 in 2009 to 1.603 in 2010. We are also very excited to announce that JIPB has ranked in the top 12 among 187 international journals in the plant sciences according to the immediacy index.


The 2009 Impact Factor of JIPB is 1.395

JIPB's 2009 Impact Factor is 1.395, an increase of 62% compared with last year. Prof Chun Ming Liu, Editor-in-Chief, would like to thank all the editors, authors and reviewers for your great contribution to the journal!

All Arabidopsis Gene Data Published in JIPB will be Included Immediately in TAIR Database
As part of JIPB’s recently initiated collaboration with “The Arabidopsis Information Resource” (TAIR: www.arabidopsis.org), all arabidopsis gene data (array, genomics, cDNA, mutants, microRNA, function, metabolic pathways, etc.) presented in JIPB will from now on be included immediately in TAIR database.

TAIR is the most comprehensive plant genetic and genomic database in the world, providing extensive online information and knowledge on the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. As a leading plant science journal, JIPB every year publishes numerous papers related to arabidopsis gene functions, metabolic processes, subcellular localizations, and various interaction networks. It is our hope that by establishing collaboration with TAIR, the journal and our authors will be able to communicate more effectively with the broader plant science community.

Journal of Integrative Plant Biology and Editor-in-Chief Prof. Chun-Ming Liu Awarded “Most Influential Periodical” and ”Best Editor-in-Chief” of the past 60 years in China
In order to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of People’s Republic of China (PRC) and to award periodicals and Editors that/who have played important roles in the fields of the science and technology, culture, economy, and social development, China Periodicals Association and the Chinese Institute of Publishing Science, sponsored by the General Administration of Press and Publication of the PRC, recently presented the “Most Influential Periodicals” and "Best Editors” of China in the past 60 years in Beijing. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology was presented with the award ”Most Influential Periodical of PRC in the past 60 years”, and Editor-in-Chief Dr Chun-Ming Liu was awarded ”Best Editor-in-Chief” of PRC in the past 60 years”. A total of 161 periodicals from across the nation were awarded, of which 61 are related to natural sciences (23 Dec. 2009).

New and Improved Journal Format from January 2010
During the editorial board meeting in earlier this year, it was decided that JIPB would change its format from the beginning of 2010, making the online version of the manuscripts more user-friendly and attractive by using full-color for all pictures and figures, including diagrams and line-figures, and with dynamic links to figures, tables and references in every article (Note that color figures are now published in the online-version of JIPB without extra charge, authors are encouraged to always submit all their material in color). These new features make JIPB a pioneer among the established plant biology journals and will further enhance the reader’s experience. We hope you will enjoy reading the new JIPB in 2010!

Special Issue on Plant Vascular Biology to be published in Issue 1 January 2010
Guest Editor: Prof Bill Lucas, USA.
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JIPB's Editorial Board Meeting held in August in Yantai, China
On August 10, 2009, JIPB’s annual board meeting was held in Yantai, a seaside town located in the Shandong Province. 30 of our editors attended the very productive session. The board meeting was opened by Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Chun-Ming Liu. Dr. Liu, who gave an overview of the current state of JIPB and presented strategies for journal development. Publishing Manager Mr. Jason Hu from Wiley-Blackwell was next and gave a brief presentation from the publisher’s viewpoint. Associate Editor, Dr. Bill Lucas, then introduced the new Editor’s Handbook, which will aid our board members to execute their job. After the introduction, the meeting opened for discussions. Click here for more details

Vacancy: JIPB Senior Managing Editor
Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB) is a monthly plant biological journal that reports scientific discoveries by using integrative genetic, chemical, cell and molecular biological approaches. As one of the leading Wiley-Blackwell journals in the plant science field, JIPB is available in over 7,800 libraries worldwide and indexed by 45 databases such as PubMed, Google Scholar, SCI, CA, BA and BIOSIS. We are looking for a Senior Managing Editor to be fully in charge of the Editorial Office, to work under the supervision of the chief editor and the board members to promote the journal in the plant science community, to bridge the communication among the editorial board, the reviewers, the authors and the publisher. The ideal candidate should be creative in increasing the journal’s visibility through organizing special issues, setting up a user-friendly public access system, and ensuring efficient publication cycle. The annual salary will be 100,000 RMB to 180,000 RMB, depending on the qualification. Start date is negotiable.

Qualifications:
1. PhD degree in plant molecular biology-related area;
2. Over three-year-working experience in scientific publishing or 3 or more years research experience in an English-speaking laboratory, with good publication record;
3. Experienced in writing, editing and marketing scientific journals.
To apply, please send your application, including your CV and three names of referee, to cmliu@ibcas.ac.cn.

Call for papers: Special Issue on "Integrative Plant Biology"
http://www.jipb.net/uploadfiles/pdf/2009/9/10/154401.pdf


JIPB's Best Paper Published in 2008
As decided by the board, an annual prize is awarded for the “Best Invited Expert Review” and “Best Research Article”, selected from all papers published during the previous year. The main criteria are quality of research and innovation, number of citations, and number of downloads through Wiley-Blackwell InterScience.

From the top five candidate articles in each category, the board members finally decided upon the following two articles:

1. Best Invited Expert Review Article:
Li-Juan Quan, Bo Zhang, Wei-Wei Shi and Hong-Yu Li (2008). Hydrogen Peroxide in Plants: a Versatile Molecule of the Reactive Oxygen Species Network. J. Integr. Plant Biol. 50(1): 2–18.

2. Best Research Article:
Yan-Yan Du, Peng-Cheng Wang, Jia Chen and Chun-Peng Song (2008). Comprehensive Functional Analysis of the Catalase Gene Family in Arabidopsis thaliana. J. Integr. Plant Biol. 50(10): 1318–1326.

2008 ISI/SCI Impact Factors confirm JIPB as a good plant sciences journal - a steady increase over three straight years!

We are happy and proud to report that on 19th June, 2009, ISI/SCI released their 2008 Journal Citation Reports, reporting journal impact factors for the worlds' most important scholarly journals. The “Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB)” was included and ended up with a considerable impact factor of 0.859, placing the journal on #91 in the plant sciences category (out of 155 plant sciences journals), and #242 in the very broad 'Biochemistry & Molecular Biology' journal category, which includes 276 other journals.

Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB) is now indexed by MEDLINE!

We are very proud to announce that in July 2008 the Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB) has been selected by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to be indexed in MEDLINE, the world's most important biomedical bibliographical database. NLM uses an advisory committee, the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee, composed of authorities knowledgeable in the field of biomedicine, such as physicians, researchers, educators, editors, health science librarians, and historians, to review and recommend the journal titles NLM should index. Only 15-20% of medical journals are selected at each session for inclusion in MEDLINE.

The announcement of our inclusion in Index MEDLINE is excellent news for our esteemed authors, our world-class editorial board, and our ever-growing pool of expert peer reviewers, and especially our readers and potential readers. All share in and benefit from this success.

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

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

 

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