Aims and scope

Founded in 1995, Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants (PMBP) is a peer reviewed bimonthly journal co-published by Springer Nature. It contains research and review articles, short communications, commentaries, book reviews etc., in all areas of functional plant biology including, but not limited to plant physiology, biochemistry, biophysics, cell and molecular biology, genetics, genomics and bioinformatics. Its integrated and interdisciplinary approach reflects the global growth trajectories in functional plant biology, attracting authors/editors/reviewers from over 60 countries.

· Indexed by Clarivate-JCR (IF 2.005) and Scopus (IF 2.13)

· Tripled in 2-yr impact on Scopus in the last decade

· Scopus: h index grew from 6 in 2008 to 31 at present

· In the top 5 Asian plant journals and top one-third globally

· Google Scholar: h index 46 and I10 index 398 so far

· Google Scholar: >1000 cites/yr since 2015, ~2500 in 2019

· Articles received from 53 countries in the last 3 years

· 600+ registered peer reviewers from 60 countries globally

· Decision within 6 weeks by anonymous peer review

· Over 80% rejection rate, no handling/publishing charges

· ‘Online First’ publication within 2 weeks of acceptance

· Welcomes proposals for thematic special issues/sections

· Invites insightful review articles with novel perspectives

· Globally subscribed in 10,000 institutions across continents

· Over 1200 TOC alerts and 60,000 downloads per year

· Broad scope - a major resource for research & teaching

· Available in print & online through

· Online submission at