Molecular Breeding is an international journal establishing a strategic collaboration with the National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement at Huazhong Agricultural University in China. Molecular Breeding’s outstanding Editorial Board provides high standard and rapid peer review.

Molecular Breeding focuses on the applications of molecular biology in crop plants: research most likely leading to practical crop breeding applications. Molecular Breeding publishes researches which contribute to the understanding and progress of modern plant breeding, encompassing the scientific disciplines of genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, physiology, pathology and breeding. Topics include contemporary methods of molecular genetics and genomic analysis, functional genomics, proteomics and metabolic profiling, biotic stress, abiotic stress, molecular breeding and field evaluation of crops with improved traits.

The journal also publishes reviews, short communications and papers describing novel methods. All submissions are subject to peer review, ensuring the highest scientific standards.

- Presents fundamental science papers of direct relevance to crop plants
- Covers significant technology advances in applied plant molecular biology
- Publishes relevant articles addressing intellectual property issues, regulation and public attitudes to plant biotechnology
- 96% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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  • Qifa Zhang
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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3.297 (2021)
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3.011 (2021)
Five year impact factor
10 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
275,480 (2021)
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1572-9788
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1380-3743
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