Plants is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal published monthly 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, AGRICOLA, AGRIS, CAPlus / SciFinder, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Plant Sciences) / CiteScore - Q2 (Plant Science)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 12.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.4 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • 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: 3.935 (2020)
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Topic in Plants, Microorganisms
Mechanisms of Resistance to Plant Diseases Editors-in-Chief: Attila L. Ádám, Lorant Király
Deadline: 15 February 2022
Topic in Applied Sciences, Foods, Plants
Frontiers in Phytochemicals Editors-in-Chief: Marcello Iriti, Sara Vitalini
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Topic in Agriculture, Agronomy, Plants, Horticulturae
Physiological and Molecular Characterization of Crop Tolerance to Abiotic Stresses Editors-in-Chief: Pirjo Mäkelä, Mercè Llugany, Peter A. Roussos, Mumtaz Cheema
Deadline: 1 May 2022
Topic in Horticulturae, Agriculture, Agronomy, Crops, Plants
Plant Nutrition Biofortification Deadline: 25 September 2022
Special Issue in Plants
Insect-Plant-Microbe Interactions Guest Editors: S. Karen Gomez, Cecilia Tamborindeguy, Cristina Rosa
Deadline: 1 December 2021
Special Issue in Plants
Ethylene Signaling and Crosstalk in Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress Guest Editor: Irina Vaseva
Deadline: 15 December 2021
Special Issue in Plants
Chlamydomonas, the Reference Alga Guest Editor: Olivier Vallon
Deadline: 31 December 2021
Special Issue in Plants
Role of Trees in Phytoremediation of Soils/Areas Polluted with Trace Elements Guest Editors: Miroslaw Mleczek, Magdalena Krzesłowska, Danuta Antosiewicz
Deadline: 1 January 2022
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
Topical Collection in Plants
Essential Oils of Plants (Chemical Composition, Variation and Properties) Collection Editors: Jésus Palá-Pául, Joe Brophy
Topical Collection in Plants
Feature Papers in Plant Ecology Collection Editors: Roberta Masin, Ismael Aranda, Fernando Henrique Reboredo
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