The 1st most cited journal in Plant Sciences
Plant Biotechnology provides a single platform for articles that address the attempts of modern technologies to satisfy increasing demands for crop production, encompassing plant tissue culture and genetic engineering and extending the exploitability of plants to include other sustainable uses. It would be expected that most publications would involve either the production or analysis of plants that have been genetically altered.
The section welcomes world-class submissions in any field related to making the production of crops more sustainable, or to the engineering of plants for the manufacture of compounds with industrial applications — replacing or adding value to products that are traditionally provided by petroleum-based industry. Section Plant Biotechnology therefore also encourages manuscripts that deal with the synthesis and degradation of biopolymers from plant biomass or products.
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Plant Biotechnology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Correction, Editorial, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective and Review.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Plant Biotechnology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Plant Biotechnology 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.