The 1st most cited journal in Plant Sciences
Crop and product physiology publishes major discoveries in the production of horticultural and agronomic crops as well as quality of the harvested products. The focus is on physiological regulation of crop production and product quality at harvest and its postharvest behaviour.Read More
Crop and product physiology publishes major discoveries in the production of horticultural and agronomic crops as well as quality of the harvested products. The focus is on physiological regulation of crop production and product quality at harvest and its postharvest behaviour. We want to understand how production and product quality are affected by environmental conditions and production techniques during cultivation and after harvest and how application of basic research can enhance crop yield and quality in a sustainable way. Understanding of crop production and product quality requires research that synthesizes knowledge from different aggregation levels, i.e. from gene, cell, tissue, organ, plant to crop level; up and down scaling between these aggregation levels can boost this understanding. We welcome world-class submissions in any field related to the above topics, which may include both studies based on experimentation as well as simulation modelling.
Descriptive studies that report responses of growth, yield or quality to agronomical treatments will not be considered if they do not progress physiological understanding of these responses.
Quantitative analysis need to be performed on a minimum number of 3 biological replicates in order to enable an assessment of significance. This includes quantitative omics studies (transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics) as well as phenotypic measurements, quantitative assays, and qPCR expression analysis. Studies that do not comply with these replication requirements will not be considered for review.
Studies falling in the categories below will also not be considered for review, unless they are extended to provide meaningful insights into gene/protein function and/or the biology of plants:
-Comparative transcriptomic analyses that report a collection of differentially expressed genes, some validated by qPCR under different conditions or treatments;
-Descriptive studies that merely define gene families using basic phylogenetics and assign cursory functional attributions (e.g. expression profiles, hormone or metabolites levels, promoter analysis, informatic parameters).
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Crop and Product Physiology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Correction, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Crop and Product Physiology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Crop and Product Physiology 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 all 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.