Planta publishes timely and substantial articles on all aspects of plant biology.
We welcome 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.
The Editors-in-Chief are Dorothea Bartels, Institut für Molekulare Physiologie und Biotechnologie der Pflanzen (IMBIO), Universität Bonn, Germany; and
Anastasios Melis, University of California, Berkeley CA USA.
Why publish with us
- 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, with an average of 10 days from acceptance to publication in 2019.
- We deliver high levels of author satisfaction, with 94% of our published authors reporting that they would definitely or probably publish with us again.
- Anastasios Melis,
- Dorothea Bartels
- Publishing model
- Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us
- 4.116 (2020)
- Impact factor
- 4.316 (2020)
- Five year impact factor
- 28 days
- Submission to first decision
- 116 days
- Submission to acceptance
- 717,439 (2020)
Genome-wide analysis of the bZIP gene lineage in apple and functional analysis of MhABF in Malus halliana
Authors (first, second and last of 8)
iTRAQ-based proteomic analysis provides insights into the molecular mechanisms of rice formyl tetrahydrofolate deformylase in salt response
Authors (first, second and last of 10)
Identification of BR biosynthesis genes in cotton reveals that GhCPD-3 restores BR biosynthesis and mediates plant growth and development
Authors (first, second and last of 10)
Preanthesis changes in freeze resistance, relative water content, and ovary growth preempt bud phenology and signify dormancy release of sour cherry floral buds
Authors (first, second and last of 7)
As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
Planta is inviting contributions for a topical collection on SORGHUM (Sorghum bicolor)
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