Plants — Open Access Journal

Plants (ISSN 2223-7747; CODEN: PLANCD)

is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal published monthly online by MDPI. The Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS) and the Spanish Phytopathological Society (SEF) are 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 (2018 Scopus data): 4.06, which equals rank 29/404 (Q1) in 'Plant Science'.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2019).
  • 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.
Impact Factor: 2.632 (2018)
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Special Issue in Plants
RNAs and Plant Disease Resistance Guest Editor: Alberto Carbonell
Deadline: 30 September 2019
Special Issue in Plants
Leaf Senescence Guest Editor: Ulrike Zentgraf
Deadline: 15 October 2019
Special Issue in Plants
Starch Metabolism in Plants Guest Editor: Ángel Mérida Berlanga
Deadline: 31 October 2019
Special Issue in Plants
Plant-Virus Interactions Guest Editor: Carmen Hernández
Deadline: 30 November 2019
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