The 1st most cited journal in Plant Sciences
Physiology studies the organism as a whole, with the aim of determining how each constituent (e.g. the independent tissues) contributes to its functions and interactions with the environment. Section Plant Physiology welcomes contributions that extend studies of molecules, cells, tissues, and organs to the whole-plant level.
The open-access model developed by Frontiers offers an outstanding alternative to traditional publication formats. Plant Physiology has assembled a team of internationally renowned scientists, from across a wide spectrum of expertise, who will strive to make this one of the best publishing venues in the field of plant sciences. 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 Physiology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Correction, Editorial, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective and Review.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Plant Physiology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Plant 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.