The 1st most cited journal in Plant Sciences
Plant Breeding publishes major discoveries contributing to the understanding and progress of modern plant breeding. The section’s mission is to provide a single platform to report cutting-edge aspects of plant improvement, including contemporary methods of plant breeding, germplasm characterization and utilization, marker assisted breeding, genetics and genomics in crops. A focus on applications is desirable, but we will also accept fundamental science papers as long as they are of direct relevance to plant breeding.
Please consider the requirements for experimental studies as listed below
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Plant Breeding 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 Breeding, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Plant Breeding 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.