Plant Cell Reports publishes original, peer-reviewed articles on new advances in all aspects of plant cell science, plant genetics and molecular biology. Papers selected for publication contribute significant new advances to clearly identified technological problems and/or biological questions. The articles will prove relevant beyond the narrow topic of interest to a readership with broad scientific background. The coverage includes such topics as genomics and genetics, metabolism, cell biology, abiotic and biotic stress, phytopathology, gene transfer and expression, molecular pharming, systems biology, nanobiotechnology, genome editing, phenomics and synthetic biology.

The journal also publishes opinion papers, review and focus articles on the latest developments and new advances in research and technology in plant molecular biology and biotechnology.

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  • Our journal is ranked in the top quartile of plant sciences journals worldwide, and welcomes research from across the entire field of basic and applied science and technology in plant science.
  • We provide articles and reports on a wide range of topics, including genomics and genetics, cell biology, gene transfer, gene expression, molecular pharming, and plant stress biology.
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Editors-in-Chief
  • Günther Hahne,
  • C. Neal Stewart, Jr.
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3.825 (2019)
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3.686 (2019)
Five year impact factor
38 days
Submission to first decision
91 days
Submission to acceptance
416,015 (2019)
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