Plants — Open Access Journal

Plants (ISSN 2223-7747; CODEN: PLANCD) is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal published quarterly online by MDPI. The Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS) is affiliated with Plants and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access: free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: Indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and BIOSIS Previews (Clarivate Analytics), Scopus (from Vol. 5) and other databases. Citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central.
  • CiteScore 2017 (Scopus): 3.21, which equals rank 42/389 (Q1) in the 'Plant Science' category.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.3 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • Recognition of reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Plants
Fruit Biology Guest Editor: Paul Boss
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Special Issue in Plants
Nitric Oxide Signaling in Plants Guest Editors: John T. Hancock, Steven J. Neill
Deadline: 30 January 2019
Special Issue in Plants
Advances in Plant Sulfur Research Guest Editors: Dimitris L. Bouranis , Elke Bloem, Mario Malagoli, Jean-Christophe Avice
Deadline: 1 March 2019
Special Issue in Plants
Vitamin C Metabolism in Plants Guest Editors: Patricia L. Conklin, Nick Smirnoff
Deadline: 29 March 2019

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