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Plant Direct is an open access, sound science journal for the plant sciences that gives prompt and equal consideration to papers reporting work dealing with a variety of subjects. It is a collaborative journal launched by the American Society of Plant Biologists, the Society for Experimental Biology, and Wiley and it supports the ASPB and SEB communities.
The scope of Plant Direct covers plant science broadly, including genetics, biochemistry, development, cell biology, biotic stress, abiotic stress, genomics, phenomics, bioinformatics, physiology, ecophysiology, molecular biology, and evolution. The research must address mechanisms and processes relevant to the level of biological organization being considered, from molecular to organismal.
Introducing the Editor-in-Chief for Plant Direct
The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) and Wiley are delighted to introduce Dr Larry York as the Editor-in-Chief for Plant Direct.
Larry is a plant ecophysiologist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory where his work focuses on whole-plant physiology and carbon-use efficiency with a focus on roots and plant responses to soil stresses. Larry has held several editorial roles and has been an active reviewer for the plant science community for many years. He has the skills, ideas and drive to build on the strengths of Plant Direct.
Reasons to publish with Plant Direct
- Prompt and equal consideration to papers reporting work dealing with a variety of subjects
- Rigorous peer review
- Support for preprints
- Publishing quality research with speed and efficiency
- Rapid and transparent publication process
- Immediate open access
- Indexed in Scopus and the Directory of Open Access Journals and searchable in PubMed
Transfering into Plant Direct?
Transfers with reviews will go through an initial quality check, and once with a Supervising Editor, we aim to have an initial decision within 2 weeks based on the transferred decision summary and reviews.
Transfers without reviews will be handled as any other direct submission to Plant Direct with no expected difference in timeline or process.
Please see here for more information or contact [email protected] with further questions
Science with Impact
Scientists with Impact
The SEB has also conducted a series of interviews with influential researchers, celebrating their scientific achievements and showcasing their quality research published in the society’s journals. These inspiring individuals were nominated by journal editors, SEB section chairs, and other respected names from various fields. Read the interviews here
Need help with Open Access fees?
You can now publish a registered report in Plant Direct. Find out more about the benefits of Registered Reports and the peer review and publishing process in Plant Direct.
Read interviews with Plant Direct Authors
Check out Plant Direct Q&As on the Plantae blog. Alexis Maizel, Elizabeth Haswell and Joshua R. Widhalm tell us about their experience publishing in Plant Direct, what inspired the studies published in the journal and what their labs are working on.
Regulatory mechanisms of the LBD40 transcription factor in Arabidopsis thaliana somatic embryogenesis
-  6 December 2023
Conserved cellular patterning in the mesophyll of rice leaves
-  4 December 2023
Identification and preliminary characterization of conserved uncharacterized proteins from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Arabidopsis thaliana, and Setaria viridis
-  1 December 2023
Photosynthetically active radiation is required for seedling growth promotion by volcanic dacitic tuff breccia (Azomite)
-  1 December 2023
Dissecting genomic regions and underlying sheath blight resistance traits in rice (Oryza sativa L.) using a genome-wide association study
-  23 November 2023
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-  9 January 2018
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-  3 July 2019
CRISPR/Cas9-mediated resistance to cauliflower mosaic virus
-  7 March 2018
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-  29 May 2019
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-  12 November 2019