The 1st most cited journal in Plant Sciences
Plant nutrition is a field that crosses borders and that touches corners of several disciplines in the area of the nutritional sciences. On the one hand, plants require a multitude of essential and non-essential nutrients for proper sustenance and development. The uptake, transport, and accumulation of these micro- and macronutrients must be tightly regulated in order to avoid both deficiency and toxicity, and to regulate the plant's nutritional status to maintain an ideal equilibrium. On the other hand, fiber, protein, non-saturated fats, and phytochemicals (e.g. carotenoids, folic acid, alkaloids, polyphenols), besides having demonstrable critical functions in plant metabolism, have also gained visibility within human nutrition due to their health-related benefits. In fact, a safe and sufficient plant food supply is essential for humanity, since directly or indirectly, plant foods constitute our most important source of dietary nutrients.
In this context, section Plant Nutrition will consider submissions that deal with aspects of plant nutrition from both a plant standpoint (e.g. studies aimed at understanding diverse processes of nutrient uptake, transport, metabolism, and storage) and a human perspective (e.g. strategies to modulate nutritional and anti-nutritional content of plant foods; bioavailability of plant nutrients in the human gut; novel plant food sources with high nutritional content; validation of bioactivity of phytonutrients for human health). As such, we welcome papers that cover the entire scope of plant nutrition, bringing forward an integrated forum addressing the activities and functions of micro- and macronutrients needed for plant growth, but also showcasing the important role of plant foods in nutrient delivery for optimal human and animal health.
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Plant Nutrition 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 Nutrition, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Plant Nutrition 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.