Plants — Open Access Journal of Plant Science

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 BIOSIS Previews (Clarivate Analytics), Scopus (from Vol. 5) and other databases. Citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central.
  • CiteScore 2017 (Scopus): 3.13, which equals rank 48/389 (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
Lamiaceae Species: Biology, Ecology and Practical Uses Guest Editor: Milan Stankovic
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Special Issue in Plants
Plant Development and Organogenesis: From Basic Principles to Applied Research Guest Editor: Giovanna Frugis
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Special Issue in Plants
Plant Phloem Development Guest Editor: Elisabeth Truernit
Deadline: 31 October 2018
Special Issue in Plants
Molecular Mechanisms and Genetics of Plant Resistance to Abiotic Stress Guest Editors: Jill M. Farrant, Maria-Cecília D. Costa
Deadline: 30 November 2018

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