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The inaugural issue was released, and Plants is published as a quarterly journal.
Indexed by BIOSIS Previews.
Indexed in Scopus. Citations available in MEDLINE (PubMed), full-text archived in PubMed Central. Plants held the first online Editorial Board Member meeting.
Plants received its first CiteScore 2017 (Scopus) of 3.21. Plants started 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 setup: Plant Physiology and Metabolism; Phytochemistry Plant Protection Molecular Botany Plant Development and Morphogenesis Functional Plant Ecology Plant Biophysics Plant Systematics, Taxonomy and Classification Plant Genetics Plant Modeling
Founding Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Dilantha Fernando