About this journal

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
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