Plants is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal on plant science 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.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, PMC, PubAg, AGRIS, CAPlus / SciFinder, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Plant Sciences) / CiteScore - Q1 (Plant Science)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 15.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • 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: 4.5 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.8 (2022)
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Topic in Horticulturae, Plants, Agronomy, Agriculture, Sustainability
Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition for Sustainable Agriculture Topic Editors: Othmane Merah, Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash, Magdi T. Abdelhamid, Hailin Zhang, Bachar Zebib
Deadline: 10 March 2024
Topic in Antioxidants, Beverages, BioTech, Foods, Plants
Recent Advances in Application of Essential Oil and other Νatural Εxtracts in Food Industry Topic Editors: Anastasios Nikolaou, Paula Silva, Ioanna Mantzourani
Deadline: 31 March 2024
Topic in Biomolecules, CIMB, IJMS, Marine Drugs, Molecules, Plants
Safety and Toxicological Risks of Medicinal Plants and Natural Products: Mechanistic Insights Topic Editors: Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez, Esra Küpeli Akkol
Deadline: 15 April 2024
Topic in Antioxidants, IJPB, Molecules, Pharmaceuticals, Plants
Plants Volatile Compounds Topic Editors: Dario Kremer, Igor Jerković, Valerija Dunkić
Deadline: 30 April 2024
Special Issue in Plants
Biostimulant and Biofertilizer Use in Agricultural Systems Guest Editors: Gustavo Brunetto, Elena Baldi, Paulo Ademar Avelar Ferreira, Cláudio Roberto Fonsêca Sousa Soares
Deadline: 1 March 2024
Special Issue in Plants
Climate Change and Environmental Pollution on Plants: Potential Impacts and Survival Strategies Guest Editors: Chengliang Sun, Yiquan Ye
Deadline: 15 March 2024
Special Issue in Plants
Microbial Formulations to Increase Crop Production, from Laboratory to Fields Guest Editors: Jesus Munoz Rojas, Paulina Estrada-de los Santos
Deadline: 20 March 2024
Special Issue in Plants
Metabolism, Genetics and Biodiversity in Wild Crops Relatives and Herbals Guest Editors: Vincenzo D’Amelia, Massimo Iorizzo, Teresa Docimo
Deadline: 31 March 2024
Topical Collection in Plants
Advances in Plant Diversification and Biosystematics Collection Editors: Yang Liu, Ângela Sartori
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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