ive de smet
Flemish Institute for Biotechnology
Specialty Chief Editor
Plant Proteomics and Protein Structural Biology
Plant Proteomics and Protein Structural Biology section publishes significant findings and major advances in the field of protein-based regulation of biological processes, specifically focusing on proteome-wide and structural biology studies that examine the dynamics, functions, and interactions of proteins from plant systems.
Topics covered by this section include, but are not limited to:
Data sets also welcomed in the section are:
Validation can be broadly interpreted (e.g. direct validation of differential candidates through another biochemical approach or genetics, but this can also be with respect to a particular pathway that stands out and that can be validated through simple experiments).
These submission types will not be accepted in the section:
These submission requirements must be met:
Frontiers in Plant Science is member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
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PubMed, PubMed Central (PMC), Scopus, Web of Science Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Google Scholar, DOAJ, CrossRef, AGRICOLA
All published articles receive a PMCID
Plant Proteomics and Protein Structural Biology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Correction, Editorial, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Systematic Review, Technology and Code.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Plant Proteomics and Protein Structural Biology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
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