Journal updates

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    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.


    The Journal of Plant Research is the official journal of The Botanical Society of Japan. 
    Society information, Journal of Plant Research Paper Award.

    New Content Item (1)

    A virtual issue is a collection of articles already published in various issues and centered around a certain topic. JPR Symposium is a special feature published in a single issue.

    New Content Item

    Each issue of the Journal of Plant Research has a different cover. In this cover gallery, you can browse the covers of back issues as well as their captions.

    New Content Item

    The Editorial Committee of the Botanical Society of Japan annually select papers for the Journal of Plant Research 'Best Paper Award' and 'Most-Cited Paper Award'.

    New Content Item
  • Virtual Issue No. 3 - Ecology and evolution of pteridophytes

    A collection of 19 papers dealing with the biology of pteridophytes, grouped into six categories: (1) breeding systems, (2) species complexes and polyploidization, (3) fossil taxa, (4) gametophyte ecology, (5) systematics, and (6) biodiversity.

  • Virtual Issue No. 1 - Forest carbon cycle

    Long-term and multidisciplinary research of the forest carbon cycle at the Takayama site, Japan  --- Joint contents from the "Journal of Plant Research" and "Ecological Research"