Plant Reproduction (formerly known as Sexual Plant Reproduction) is a journal devoted to publishing high-quality research in the field of reproductive processes in plants. Article formats include original articles, short communications, reviews, perspectives, method papers, and opinion papers. Articles are selected based on significance for the field of plant reproduction, spanning from the induction of flowering to fruit development. Topics include but are not limited to:

- Floral induction & flower organ development
- Meiosis
- Male & female gametogenesis
- Pollen tube growth and guidance
- Self-incompatibility
- Fertilization mechanisms
- Apomixis
- Embryogenesis
- Seed biology
- Fruit development
- Epigenetics & imprinting
- Quantitative analysis of reproduction
- Modelling of reproductive mechanisms
- Evolution of reproductive systems & speciation
- Biotechnological applications in reproduction

Studies in model organisms where mechanisms of reproduction can be supported by genetic or biochemical evidence are strongly encouraged.

  • The journal provides new insights on reproductive processes in plants
  • Average time from receipt of contributions to first decision in 2017: 25 days
  • Accepted articles are published online within 2-3 weeks.

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  • Dolf Weijers
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3.957 (2019)
Impact factor
3.757 (2019)
Five year impact factor
26 days
Submission to first decision
152 days
Submission to acceptance
84,520 (2019)

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