The Journal of Plant Research is an international publication that gathers and disseminates fundamental knowledge in all areas of plant sciences. Coverage extends to every corner of the field, including such topics as evolutionary biology, phylogeography, phylogeny, taxonomy, genetics, ecology, morphology, physiology, developmental biology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, and systems biology.

The journal presents full-length research articles that describe original and fundamental findings of significance that contribute to understanding of plants, as well as technical notes on new methodology, and invited review articles.

The Journal of Plant Research has been voted one of the 100 Most Influential Journals in Biology and Medicine over the last 100 Years (DBIO 100).

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  • Formerly The Botanical Magazine, Tokyo
  • An international journal disseminating fundamental knowledge in all areas of plant sciences
  • Offers articles, reviews and notes on new methodologies
  • No page charges to the authors

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  • Kouki Hikosaka
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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2.082 (2018)
Impact factor
2.051 (2018)
Five year impact factor
22 days
Submission to first decision
169,661 (2019)
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Volume 133

Issue 3, May 2020

Including the JPR Symposium on Apical Stem Cell(s): Evolutionary Basis for 3D Body Plans in Land Plants

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