Continuous Article Publishing
As of 2020, Planta has changed its publication structure from paginated issues to a consecutive publishing model: Continuous Article Publishing.
This means that papers are published in a volume/issue immediately after acceptance. As a further aspect of the new system, articles are no longer paginated sequentially by issue. Therefore, every article starts with page number 1. Page numbers are not used for article citation but every article has a citation ID number, called the ArticleCitationID. The ArticleCitationID is replacing the page numbers in the citation line.
Example: Planta (2020) 251: 123
This method of citation is accepted by the Web of Science/Journal Citation Reports (ISI).
As a result, all articles will have their full and final citation information available as soon as the production process is complete. This change will not affect the production time from acceptance to online publication of an article, but since the articles will be published online immediately in their final form, the overall publication time for articles will become shorter.
Planta publishes timely and substantial articles on all aspects of plant biology.
We welcome original research papers on any plant species. Areas of interest include biochemistry, bioenergy, biotechnology, cell biology, development, ecological and environmental physiology, growth, metabolism, morphogenesis, molecular biology, new methods, physiology, plant-microbe interactions, structural biology, and systems biology.
Review articles summarize recent advances in topical areas of plant biology.
Planta’s cited half-life
(the median age of articles that were cited in a given Journal Citation Report year) is >10
Planta's Honorary Editor is Hans Mohr.
The Editors-in-Chief are Dorothea Bartels, Institut für Molekulare Physiologie und Biotechnologie der Pflanzen (IMBIO), Universität Bonn, Germany; and
Anastasios Melis, University of California, Berkeley CA USA.
Why publish with us
- First published in 1925, our journal has been ranked in the top quartile of plant sciences journals for many years.
- We welcome research in all areas of plant biology, including work on non-model species.
- With our swift and rigorous editorial process, we publish articles in their final form as soon as they are ready, with an average of 10 days from acceptance to publication in 2019.
- We deliver high levels of author satisfaction, with 94% of our published authors reporting that they would definitely or probably publish with us again.
- Anastasios Melis,
- Dorothea Bartels
- Publishing model
- Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us
- 3.390 (2019)
- Impact factor
- 3.687 (2019)
- Five year impact factor
- 27 days
- Submission to first decision
- 108 days
- Submission to acceptance
- 673,162 (2019)
Serendipita indica changes host sugar and defense status in Arabidopsis thaliana: cooperation or exploitation?
Authors (first, second and last of 6)
Gas exchange, vine performance and modulation of secondary metabolism in Vitis vinifera L. cv Barbera following long-term nitrogen deficit
Authors (first, second and last of 7)
Characteristic and evolution of HAT and HDAC genes in Gramineae genomes and their expression analysis under diverse stress in Oryza sativa
Authors (first, second and last of 10)
As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
Planta is inviting contributions for a topical collection on SORGHUM (Sorghum bicolor)
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