Journal of Integrative Plant Biology

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Edited By: Chun-Ming Liu

Impact Factor: 3.67

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 24/209 (Plant Sciences); 91/289 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Online ISSN: 1744-7909


Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB) is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal that reports the latest discoveries in plant biology. Established in 1952 and sponsored by the Botanical Society of China and the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, it is one of the leading academic journals in China.

The journal publishes articles in 3 categories: invited reviews, new technologies and full-length research articles. The invited reviews are intended to bring our readers the latest scientific news and development in the field, while the new technologies category describes new and improved methods and research tools in plant biology. The research articles explore basic biological questions through reproducible experimental design, using genetic, biochemical, cell and molecular biological methods, and statistical analyses.

First-class manuscript handling and rapid turnaround time for submitted papers is guaranteed. The journal seeks to reach a wider international audience, and welcomes plant scientists worldwide to submit manuscripts. All accepted papers will be given immediate exposure on the journal's home page. Authors may submit color photographs to be considered for our front cover illustration, and in return, if accepted, these authors will receive free offprints with color covers at no additional cost.

JIPB is currently available in over 14,200 libraries worldwide, and indexed by 66 databases such as Medline/PubMed, SCI, CA, BA and BIOSIS. The journal has an extensive Open Access initiative, which provides free online access to many of the articles published in JIPB. For details see our Open Access policy page.

For information on subscription rates and how to order, please see our subscription page. If you wish to advertise in the journal, please contact our editorial office . Information about our advertisement rates can be found on our advertising page . To contact journal editors or staff, please visit the editorial board section.

Aims and Scope

The aim of the journal is to report novel scientific discoveries related to all biological processes in plants using integrative genetic, chemical, cell and molecular biological approaches to understand plants at micro- and macro-scale.

Articles submitted to JIPB should fit in one of the following six themes: 1) Cell & Developmental Biology; 2) Metabolic Biology & Biochemistry; 3) Signal Transduction & Stress Response; 4) Systems Biology & Molecular Physiology; 5) Sexual Reproduction; and 6) Molecular Evolution & Ecology. Our primary focus is on providing the answers to significant plant biological questions and on the technologies essential for such studies. Preliminary observations, purely descriptive studies, tissue culture and transformation, and reporting on single plant-derived chemicals fall beyond the scope of the journal.


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