10th Anniversary of Plants
The year 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Plants, a peer-reviewed, open access journal on plant science. Plants has published more than 4000 papers from more than 17,000 authors. More than 10,000 reviewers have submitted at least one review report. We value the contributions made by authors and reviewers. To celebrate this 10th anniversary, we are arranging a series of special content and events. We hope you can join us in celebrating this milestone of our journal and enjoy the collection below.
Development and Achievements
View the 10-year timeline of Plants here, where you can follow the journal’s remarkable events and development from its origins until the current day.
The inaugural issue was released, and Plants was published as a quarterly journal.
Founding Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Dilantha Fernando
Prof. Dr. Dilantha Fernando works at the University of Manitoba. His particular interest lies in canola and wheat pathology, epidemiology of plant pathogens, evolution/genetic variation of fungal pathogens, biological control of plant diseases, breeding for disease resistance microbial, ecology and microbial interactions.
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Plants held its first online Editorial Board Member meeting
Plants received its first CiteScore 2017 (Scopus) of 3.21. Plants launched the Travel Awards project
Plants became an affiliated journal of the Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS). Covered by the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
Plants changed to a monthly publication schedule
The following ten sections were launched:
Plant Physiology and Metabolism;
Plant Development and Morphogenesis;
Plant Cell Biology;
Plant Systematics, Taxonomy and Classification;
Plant Genetics and Genomics;
Plants received its first journal Impact Factor: 2.632
Plants became an affiliated journal of the Spanish Society of Plant Physiology (SEFV), the Spanish Society of Horticultural Sciences (SECH) and the Italian Society of Phytotherapy (S.I.Fit.)
Plants announced the first edition of the Young Investigators Award
Plants established the following SectionsPlant–Soil Interactions
Plant Response to Abiotic Stress and Climate Change
Plant Protection was renamed as Plant Protection and Biotic Interactions
Molecular Botany was renamed as Plant Molecular Biology
Plant Genetics and Genomics was renamed as Plant Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology
Plants organized the 1st International Electronic Conference on Plant Science
Plants received an Impact Factor of 2.762. The journal ranks 58/234 (Q1) in the ‘Plant Sciences’ category
Plants Accepted for Coverage in Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA)
Plants received an Impact Factor of 3.935. The journal ranks 47/235 (Q1) in the ‘Plant Sciences’ category
Plants 2021 Best Paper Award for 10th Anniversary Special Issue (CHF 500)
The awards will be granted to a best paper published in the Anniversary Special Issue “10th Anniversary of Plants—Recent Advances and Perspectives” with CHF 500, a certificate and an offer to publish a paper free of charge in Plants in 2022, after the normal peer-review procedure.
Plants 2021 Best Paper Award for Young Investigator (CHF 500)
The awards will be granted to a best paper published in the Special Issue “Young Investigator in Plant Sciences” with CHF 500, a certificate and an offer to publish a paper free of charge in Plants in 2022, after the normal peer-review procedure.
Plants 2nd International Electronic Conference on Plant Science (IECPS 2021)
The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Plant Sciences—10th Anniversary of Journal Plants will be held online from 1 to 15 December 2021. This event enables the researchers of plant science to present their research and exchange ideas with their colleagues without the need to travel. All proceedings will be published on the conference homepage in an open access format.
Anniversary Special Issues
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