aBIOTECH is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research articles and review papers in areas of biotechnology, agricultural sciences, plant biology, and other relevant biological sciences. We encourage submissions of technological advancements and fundamental findings that enable further innovations and discoveries.

Article types include research articles, reviews, letters to editor, technology breakthrough, and brief communications.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Technologies/strategies that control plant growth and development
  • Plant transformation
  • Genome editing and genome manipulation
  • Innovative plant breeding approaches
  • Plant-biotic/abiotic interactions
  • Quantification and analysis of metabolites and other biological molecules
  • Identification of useful genetic elements/gene functions
  • Bioinformatics tools/algorithms

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  • Yunde Zhao
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28 days
Submission to first decision
96 days
Submission to acceptance
41,221 (2020)

Latest issue

Volume 2

Issue 2, June 2021

Special Issue: Plant Photobiology and Biotechnology

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This journal has 9 open access articles

Journal updates

  • Call for Papers --- Special Issue "Bioinformatics methods and tools"

    Climate change and rapidly growing global populations pose major challenges to agriculture. The new genomic tools, technologies, and resources with genetic approaches are essential to help solve important scientific problems in agricultural and other related fields.

    Prof. Jue Ruan would like to call for research and review articles for an aBIOTECH special issue on “Bioinformatics methods and tools”. Many of the papers in this issue will be invited by issue editor; however, unsolicited papers related to the topic are also welcome. We would like to invite you to contribute a research article or review article for the special issue, relating to bioinformatics algorithms/pipelines/visualizations.

    Submission Deadline: September 2021

  • Call for Papers --- Special Issue "Responses and Adaptation of Plants to Temperature Changes"

    Climate change poses major challenges to agriculture. One consequence of climate change is that plants have to cope with greater ambient temperature fluctuations and more frequent extreme temperature changes. Research on the fundamental mechanisms through which plants respond and adapt to temperature changes will be vital to maintain agricultural productivities. Prof. Jian-Xiang Liu and Prof. Wenqiang Tang would like to call for research and review articles for an aBIOTECH special issue on “Responses and Adaptation of Plants to Temperature Changes”.

    Submission Deadline: October 2021

  • Call for Papers --- Special Issue "Soybean and legume biotechnology" in 2021

    This special issue seeks submissions of research articles and review articles in both basic research and technological advancements in soybean and other leguminous crops breeding. We welcome articles in areas of genetic engineering, trait improvement by gene editing, mutagenesis, and marker-assistant breeding, genetic resources and evolution, functional genomics, soybean production systems-environment, legume nodulation and nitrogen fixation, and other related areas.

    Guest Editors: Prof. Xuelu Wang, Prof. Fanjiang Kong and Prof. Yufeng Guan

    Submission Deadline: June 2021

  • Call for Papers --- Special Issue "Metabolic engineering" in 2021

    In this special issue, we invite submissions of original research and review articles in all areas of metabolic engineering for either primary or specialized metabolites. We encourage submission of fundamental research in plant metabolic engineering and of new strategies/technologies that facilitate effectively engineering metabolite production. Papers describing synthetic biology or pathway engineering using heterologous systems are also welcome.

    Guest Editors: Prof. Li Li & Prof. Xiao-Ya Chen

    Submission Deadline: May 2021

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