The 1st most cited journal in Plant Sciences
Scientific progress is inextricably linked to the development of new technologies that allow previously intractable questions to be addressed. Technical Advances in Plant Science aims to accelerate the pace of discovery through publication of new methods that will have a significant impact on our ability to study and understand the biology of plants. The section publishes technical advances related to any type of plant (unicellular or multicellular), at levels ranging from molecules to whole organisms. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, advances in tools for making system-level measurements (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, etc.); computational approaches for analyzing and/or integrating large-scale datasets; methods for integrating mathematical, statistical, and/or computational models to decipher plant function and growth at any level; microscopy and imaging techniques; methods for physiological and morphological analyses; high-throughput screening; genetic tools for non-model or developing model plants; biofuel-related methods; instrumentation development; improvements to existing methods that significantly increase their utility and/or robustness; and adaptation of existing methods to plant systems. The main criteria for publication are proof-of-concept and demonstration of the application of a new research tool, along with enough information to allow readers to employ it. Significant new biological insights are welcomed but are not a requirement for publication.
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Technical Advances in Plant Science welcomes submissions of the following article types: Correction, Editorial, Methods, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective and Protocols.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Technical Advances in Plant Science, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Technical Advances in Plant Science 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.