The Journal of Plant Growth Regulation is an international publication featuring original articles on all aspects of plant growth and development. Published manuscripts report question-based research using hormonal, physiological, environmental, genetic, biophysical, developmental and/or molecular approaches to study the regulation of plant growth.

The journal also publishes review articles on highly relevant areas in plant growth and development – including on interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on plant growth and plant pathology or abiotic stress – as well as brief communications describing novel techniques. 

On occasion, thematic issues with special guest editors are published in the journal. Please see here for recently published and upcoming special issues.

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  • International in scope
  • Reports on all aspects of plant growth and development
  • Features original research articles, reviews, brief communications, and novel methods
  • Publishes occasional thematic issues with special guest editors
  • Editor-in-Chief: Jutta Ludwig-Müller

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  • Jutta Ludwig-Müller
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4.169 (2020)
Impact factor
4.038 (2020)
Five year impact factor
74 days
Submission to first decision
212 days
Submission to acceptance
190,983 (2020)

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