Plants is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal published semimonthly online by MDPI. The Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS), the Spanish Phytopathological Society (SEF),  the Spanish Society of Plant Physiology (SEFV), the Spanish Society of Horticultural Sciences (SECH) and the Italian Society of Phytotherapy (S.I.Fit.) are affiliated with Plants and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.
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  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Plant Sciences) / CiteScore - Q2 (Plant Science)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 13.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2022).
  • 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: 4.658 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.827 (2021)
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Topic in Agronomy, Crops, IJMS, Life, Plants
Plant Functional Genomics and Crop Genetic Improvement Topic Editors: Yin Li, Guangxiao Yang, Yongfang Wan, Jian Zeng, Yaqiong Wang
Deadline: 31 December 2022
Topic in Agriculture, Agronomy, Crops, Genes, Plants
Weed Resistance to Herbicides: Assessing and Finding Solutions for a Complex Problem Topic Editors: Nilda Roma Burgos, Luis Antonio de Avila, Harry Strek
Deadline: 15 January 2023
Topic in Agronomy, Forests, Plants
Biotechnological Tools to Achieve 21st Century Agriculture and Forestry Topic Editors: Itziar A. Montalbán, Paloma Moncaleán, Jorge Canhoto
Deadline: 31 January 2023
Topic in Agriculture, Agronomy, Forests, Plants, Stresses
The Effect of Climate Change on Crops and Natural Ecosystems Topic Editors: Arnd Jürgen Kuhn, Giuseppe Fenu, Hazem M. Kalaji, Branka Salopek-Sondi
Deadline: 20 February 2023
Special Issue in Plants
Biological and Molecular Variability of Plant Viruses Guest Editors: Giuseppe Parrella, Eui-Joon Kil
Deadline: 10 December 2022
Special Issue in Plants
Insight into Plant Response to Abiotic Stress: The Role of Glyoxalase Pathway and Antioxidant System Guest Editor: Biancaelena Maserti
Deadline: 20 December 2022
Special Issue in Plants
Plant and Microbe Adaptations to Cold Guest Editors: Ryozo Imai, Gabor Galiba
Deadline: 10 January 2023
Special Issue in Plants
Molecular, Metabolic and Physiological Responses to Boron Stress in Higher Plants Guest Editors: Juan J. Camacho-Cristóbal, Maria Reguera
Deadline: 20 January 2023
Topical Collection in Plants
Advances in Plant Diversification and Biosystematics Collection Editors: José María Postigo-Mijarra, Yang Liu
Topical Collection in Plants
New Trends in Plant Science in Italy Collection Editors: Claudio Moser, Massimo Galbiati
Topical Collection in Plants
New Trends in Plant Science in China Collection Editors: Ming Chen, Dijun Chen, Xianwen Meng
Topical Collection in Plants
Essential Oils of Plants (Chemical Composition, Variation and Properties) Collection Editors: Jésus Palá-Pául, Joe Brophy
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