Planta publishes timely and substantial articles on all aspects of plant biology.

Current Call for Papers (last updated April 2022): We invite you to submit to our topical collections:

Phenotyping photosynthetic capacity for crop improvement, a topical collection looking for studies that contribute to the understanding of photosynthetic capacity at organ, whole-plant and canopy level and its implication in crop improvement and stress tolerance.

- Using CRISPR/Cas-mediated gene editing to ensure product quality and plant performance, a topical collection that would like to focus on product quality and crop performance. We would highly appreciate receiving work that may help developing countries benefit the most from the plants generated.

The Editors-in-Chief of Planta are Dorothea Bartels, Institut für Molekulare Physiologie und Biotechnologie der Pflanzen (IMBIO), Universität Bonn, Germany; and Anastasios Melis, University of California, Berkeley CA USA.

Planta welcomes original research papers on any plant species. Areas of interest include biochemistry, bioenergy, biotechnology, cell biology, development, ecological and environmental physiology, growth, metabolism, morphogenesis, molecular biology, new methods, physiology, plant-microbe interactions, structural biology, and systems biology. Review articles summarize recent advances in topical areas of plant biology.

Planta’s cited half-life (the median age of articles that were cited in a given Journal Citation Report year) is >10

Planta's Honorary Editor is Hans Mohr.

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  • First published in 1925, our journal has been ranked in the top quartile of plant sciences journals for many years.
  • We welcome research in all areas of plant biology, including work on non-model species.
  • With our swift and rigorous editorial process, we publish articles in their final form as soon as they are ready.
  • We deliver high levels of author satisfaction, with 94% of our published authors reporting that they would definitely or probably publish with us again.

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  • Anastasios Melis,
  • Dorothea Bartels
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