Tropical Plant Biology covers rapidly advancing aspects of tropical plant biology including physiology, evolution, development, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, genomics, genomic ecology, and molecular breeding. It presents articles of original research and review articles and publishes occasional special issues focused on a single tropical crop species or breakthrough.

Tropical Plant Biology fills a void in current publications; it is the singular, major journal specifically aimed at reporting advances in the science of all tropical plant related fields. It is a repository of knowledge intended for use by geneticists, physiologists, agronomists, breeders, other scientists, and managers to develop improved plants and practices to increase crop productivity and utilization.

Praise for Tropical Plant Biology

Michael Freeling, Professor, University of California, Berkeley, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA

"So much of evolutionary innovation happened in the tropics, and is still happening. In plants, so often the basal genera of successful lineages-- the out-groups-- are represented today by a few tropical species, and understanding these is necessary to understand origins, and the biological meanings within our ever-growing sequence databases. Additionally, there are so many economically important tropical species. It is my pleasure to endorse the niche journal Tropical Plant Biology as a timely and useful addition to our biology journals and the Springer family. The leadership of Ray Ming and Paul Moore, co Editors-in-Chief should ensure high quality at the launch. I'm looking forward to pointing my browser at Tropical Plant Biology."

Steven D. Tanksley, Professor, Cornell University, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA

“Tropical species represent a major part of agricultural and international trade. As genomic sequencing and the tools of genomics spread to tropical species, there will be the need for a high quality journal to handle the many reports that will be forthcoming. Tropical Plant Biology is posed to fill this niche and should thus be highly successful.”

  • Covers rapidly advancing aspects of tropical plant biology
  • Topics include physiology, evolution, development, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, genomics, genomic ecology, and molecular breeding
  • Reports significant advances in all aspects of tropical plant biology

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  • Ray Ming,
  • Paulo Arruda
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1.563 (2019)
Impact factor
1.675 (2019)
Five year impact factor
31 days
Submission to first decision
109 days
Submission to acceptance
33,298 (2019)

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