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Frontiers in Plant Science is a leading journal in its field, publishing rigorously peer-reviewed research that seeks to advance our understanding of fundamental processes in plant biology. Field Chief Editor Joshua L. Heazlewood at the University of Melbourne is supported by an outstanding Editorial Board of international researchers. This multidisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers, academics, policy makers and the public worldwide.
In an ever-changing world, plant science is of the utmost importance for securing humankind's future well-being. Plants provide oxygen, food, feed, fibers, and building materials, and are a diverse source of industrial and pharmaceutical chemicals. In addition, they are centrally important to the health of ecosystems, and the management and maintenance of a sustainable biosphere necessitates their thorough understanding. A basic knowledge of plant biology processes underpins our ability to both utilize and improve plants for sustainable production of food, biofuel, and renewable biomaterials, as well as better understand their role in the environment.
Plant science is extremely interdisciplinary, reaching from crop molecular genetics, cell biology, and physiology to ecology, evolution and plant pathogens. It uses the latest developments in computer science, optics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and genomics to address challenges at the cellular level, within whole plants, and into ecosystems; it explores the form, function, metabolism, growth, development, diversity, reproduction, evolution, and their interactions with the environment and other organisms throughout the biosphere.
Frontiers in Plant Science welcomes original and significant contributions from across the field — from single-plant to populations and whole-ecosystem analyses; from molecular, to biophysical, to computational approaches; from molecular to the organism-scale studies.
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Short Name: Front. Plant Sci.
Electronic ISSN: 1664-462X
Indexed in: PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar, DOAJ, CrossRef, AGRICOLA
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Frontiers in Plant Science is composed of the following Specialty Sections:
The specialty sections of Frontiers in Plant Science welcome submission of the following article types: Correction, Editorial, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Systematic Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Technology and Code, Policy and Practice Reviews, Brief Research Report, Case Report and General Commentary.
When submitting a manuscript to Frontiers in Plant Science, authors must submit the material directly to one of the specialty sections. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the respective specialty section.
Articles published in the specialty sections above will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in the Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Plant Science.
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