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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Journal metrics

3.957 (2019)
Impact factor
3.757 (2019)
Five year impact factor
33 days
Submission to first decision
140 days
Submission to acceptance
81,603 (2020)

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This journal has 64 open access articles

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  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    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.

  • Call for Papers

    Plant Reproduction welcomes submissions to a Special Issue on the evolution of plant reproduction

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