The 1st most cited journal in Plant Sciences
Plant Evolution and Development aims to publish the best research across the entire field of plant development, which broadly encompasses studies on initiation, growth, and morphogenesis of plant organs and tissues; and helps to tie together organismal form and function via cell biology, genetics, and evolutionary biology assays, as well as morphometrics, computer-modeling, and all areas of omics and systems biology, to determine how structure is generated.
Development interfaces with plant physiology in determining how form and function are interconnected, as well as modes of hormonal regulation of developmental processes. Evolutionary studies illuminate how plant developmental processes have been modified through time.
Plant Evolution and Development thus welcomes research on growth and development of all plant life, from the early ancestors of plants to model systems and crop species. Special emphasis will be placed on studies that attempt to unravel developmental mechanisms and those that put development in the context of plant function and evolution.
We look forward to submissions on informatic and computational analyses of genes and genomes, as well as the development of novel genetic methods, tools, and resources relating to plant development. Analytical articles, including those that conduct computational meta-analysis of existing data sets, are encouraged. Thus, the section welcomes outstanding contributions in any domain of plant development, from developmental genetics to bioinformatics to modeling, and studies that span all land plant clades.
The open-access model developed by Frontiers offers an alternative to traditional publication formats. Plant Evolution and Development has assembled a team of internationally renowned experts from across a wide spectrum of the plant sciences, who strive to make this Specialty Section one of the best publishing options in this field. Frontiers articles are published fast; they will be online within ~12 weeks after the submission date. The peer-review process has been completely revised and adapted to guarantee fairness and efficiency using a thorough, paperless process, with real-time author-reviewer-editor interactions, collaborative reviewer mandates to maximize quality, and reviewer disclosure after article acceptance.
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Plant Evolution and Development welcomes submissions of the following article types: Correction, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective and Review.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Plant Evolution and Development, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Plant Evolution and Development 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.