Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Life Sciences - Plant Sciences | Plant Biotechnology Report - incl. option to publish open access (Editorial Board)

Plant Biotechnology Reports

Plant Biotechnology Reports

Editors-in-Chief: J.R. Liu; Y.D. Choi

ISSN: 1863-5466 (print version)
ISSN: 1863-5474 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11816

$99.00 Personal Rate e-only for the Americas
Get Subscription

Online subscription, valid from January through December of current calendar year

Immediate access to this year's issues via SpringerLink

1 Volume(-s) with 6 issue(-s) per annual subscription

Automatic annual renewal

More information: >> FAQs // >> Policy


Jang R. Liu
Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology
Daejeon 34141, Korea

Yang Do Choi (Reviews)
Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University
Seoul 08826, Korea


Managing Editor

Ju-Kon Kim
School of Biotechnology and Environmental Engineering, Myongji University
Yongin 449-728, Korea


Associate Editors

Yong-Eui Choi
Division of Forest Resources, Kangwon National University
Chunchon 200-701, Korea

Jae-Yean Kim
Division of Applied Life Science, Gyeongsang National University
6-306, Gajwa-dong 900, Jinju 660-701, Korea

Kyung-Nam Kim
Department of Molecular Biology, Sejong University
Gunja-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul 143-747, Korea

Hiroaki Kodama
Graduate School of Horticulture, Chiba University
648 Matsudo, Chiba 271-8510, Japan

Prakash Kumar
Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore
14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Singapore

Heung Kyu Moon
Biotechnology Division, Korea Forest Research Institute
44-3 Omokchundong, Suwon, 441-350, Korea

Toshiya Muranaka
Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871, Japan

Jeong Mee Park
Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB)
111 Gwahangno, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-806, Korea

Youn-Il Park
Department of Biological Science, Chungnam National University
Daejeon 305-764, Korea

Masaaki Sakuta
Department of Biological Sciences, Ochanomizu University
2-1-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 112-8610, Japan

Hsin-sheng Tsay
Graduate Institute of Biochemical Sciences and Technology,
Chaoyang University of Technology, 168 Gifong E. Fd., Wufong 41349, Taiwan

Sun-Hwa Ha
Department of Genetic Engineering, Kyung Hee University,
1732 Deokyoung-daero, Giheung-gu, Yongin 17104, Korea

Suk Weon Kim
Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology (KRIBB),
181 Ipsin-gil, Jeongeup-si, Jeonbuk 56212, Korea

Nam-Chon Paek
Deparment of Plant Science, Seoul National University,
Daehak-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826, Korea

Mi Chung Suh
Department of Bioenergy Science and Technology,
Chonnam National University, 77 Yongbongro, Buk-fu, Gwangju 61186, Korea


Editorial Board

Trevor A. Thorpe
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary
Calgary AB T2N 1N4, Canada

Arie Altman
Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
P.O. Box 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel

Sant S. Bhojwani
Department of Botany, Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University)
Dayalbagh, Agra 282005, India

Richard Brettell
Director Biodiversity and Integrated Gene Management Program
ICARDA, PO Box 5466, Aleppo, Syria

Daniel G. Brown
School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo
200 University Ave., Waterloo, Ontario ON N2L 3G1, Canada

Anthony J. Conner
New Zealand Institute for Crop and Food Research Ltd
Private Bag 4704, Christchurch, New Zealand

Hiroshi Ezura
Gene Research Center, University of Tsukuba
Tennodai 1-1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8572, Japan

Chee Hark Harn
Biotechnology Institute, Nongwoo Bio Co.
537-17 Jeongdan-ri, Ganam-myeon, Yeoju-gun
Gyeonggi-do Gyeonggi-do 469-885, Korea

T. Sudhakar Johnson
Natural Remedies Pvt Ltd.
Plot no.5B, Veerasandra Industrial Area,
19th KM Stone, Hosur Road, Electric City (PO)
Bangalore 560100, India

Toyoki Kozai

Office of President, Chiba University
1-33, Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba, 263-8522, Japan

Sang Soo Kwak
Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB)
52 Eoeun-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-333, Korea

Jai-Heon Lee
Division of Plant Bio-Science, Dong-A University
Busan 604-714, Korea

Chae Oh Lim
Division of Applied Life Sciences, Gyeongsang National University
Jinju 660-701, Korea

Yong Pyo Lim
Department of Horticulture, Chungnam National University
220 Gung-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-764, Korea

Chiang-Shiong Loh
Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore
14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Singapore

Masahiro Mii
Laboratory of Plant Cell Technology, Chiba University
648 Matsudo, Matsudo, Chiba 271-8510, Japan

Helen Nair
Faculty of Applied Sciences, AIMST University
Jalan Bedong-Semeling, 08100 Bedong, Kedah Darulaman, Malaysia

Quynh Thi Nguyen
Institute of Tropical Biology
1 Mac Dinh Chi street, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Kee Yoeup Paek
Research Center for the Development of Advanced Horticultural Technology
Chungbuk National University, Cheong-ju, 361-763 Chungbuk, Korea

Ky Young Park
Sunchon National University
315 Maegok-Dong, Sunchon, Chonnam 540-742, Korea

Eng-Chong Pua
School of Arts and Sciences, Monash University, Sunway Campus
Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, 46150, Selangor, Malaysia

Endang Semiarti
Faculty of Biology, Gadjah Mada University
Jl. Sekip Utara, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia

J. S. Tahardi
Plant Cell Culture Laboratory, Biotechnology Research Institute for Estate Crops
Jl. Taman Kencana No. 1, Bogor 16151, Indonesia

Hong-wei Xue
Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
300 Fenglin Road, Shanghai 200032, China

Kunijirou Yoshitama
Department of Biological Science, Kumamoto University
2-chome, 39-1, Kurokami, Kumamoto-shi 860-8555, Japan

For authors and editors

  • Journal Citation Reports®
    2017 Impact Factor
  • 1.301
  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Plant Biotechnology Reports publishes original, peer-reviewed articles dealing with all aspects of fundamental and applied research in the field of plant biotechnology, which includes molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, cell and tissue culture, production of secondary metabolites, metabolic engineering, genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. Plant Biotechnology Reports emphasizes studies on plants indigenous to the Asia-Pacific region and studies related to commercialization of plant biotechnology. Plant Biotechnology Reports does not exclude studies on lower plants including algae and cyanobacteria if studies are carried out within the aspects described above.

  • Submit Online
  • Open Choice - Your Way to Open Access
  • Instructions for Authors

    Instructions for Authors


  • English Language Editing

    English Language Editing


  • Author Academy: Training for Authors
  • Copyright Information

    Copyright Information


    Copyright Information

    For Authors

    Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as – tacitly or explicitly – by the responsible authorities at the institution where the work was carried out.

    Author warrants (i) that he/she is the sole owner or has been authorized by any additional copyright owner to assign the right, (ii) that the article does not infringe any third party rights and no license from or payments to a third party is required to publish the article and (iii) that the article has not been previously published or licensed. The author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors. Transfer of copyright to Springer (respective to owner if other than Springer) becomes effective if and when a Copyright Transfer Statement is signed or transferred electronically by the corresponding author. After submission of the Copyright Transfer Statement signed by the corresponding author, changes of authorship or in the order of the authors listed will not be accepted by Springer.

    The copyright to this article, including any graphic elements therein (e.g. illustrations, charts, moving images), is assigned for good and valuable consideration to Springer effective if and when the article is accepted for publication and to the extent assignable if assignability is restricted for by applicable law or regulations (e.g. for U.S. government or crown employees).

    The copyright assignment includes without limitation the exclusive, assignable and sublicensable right, unlimited in time and territory, to reproduce, publish, distribute, transmit, make available and store the article, including abstracts thereof, in all forms of media of expression now known or developed in the future, including pre- and reprints, translations, photographic reproductions and microform. Springer may use the article in whole or in part in electronic form, such as use in databases or data networks for display, print or download to stationary or portable devices. This includes interactive and multimedia use and the right to alter the article to the extent necessary for such use.

    Authors may self-archive the Author's accepted manuscript of their articles on their own websites. Authors may also deposit this version of the article in any repository, provided it is only made publicly available 12 months after official publication or later. He/she may not use the publisher's version (the final article), which is posted on SpringerLink and other Springer websites, for the purpose of self-archiving or deposit. Furthermore, the Author may only post his/her version provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication and a link is inserted to the published article on Springer's website. The link must be accompanied by the following text: "The final publication is available at link.springer.com".

    Prior versions of the article published on non-commercial pre-print servers like arXiv.org can remain on these servers and/or can be updated with Author's accepted version. The final published version (in pdf or html/xml format) cannot be used for this purpose. Acknowledgement needs to be given to the final publication and a link must be inserted to the published article on Springer's website, accompanied by the text "The final publication is available at link.springer.com". Author retains the right to use his/her article for his/her further scientific career by including the final published journal article in other publications such as dissertations and postdoctoral qualifications provided acknowledgement is given to the original source of publication.

    Author is requested to use the appropriate DOI for the article. Articles disseminated via link.springer.com are indexed, abstracted and referenced by many abstracting and information services, bibliographic networks, subscription agencies, library networks, and consortia.

    For Readers

    While the advice and information in this journal is believed to be true and accurate at the date of its publication, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may have been made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.

    All articles published in this journal are protected by copyright, which covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article (e.g., as offprints), as well as all translation rights. No material published in this journal may be reproduced photographically or stored on microfilm, in electronic data bases, video disks, etc., without first obtaining written permission from the publisher (respective the copyright owner if other than Springer). The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, etc., in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations.

    Springer has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center's RightsLink service to offer a variety of options for reusing Springer content. For permission to reuse our content please locate the material that you wish to use on link.springer.com or on springerimages.com and click on the permissions link or go to copyright.com, then enter the title of the publication that you wish to use. For assistance in placing a permission request, Copyright Clearance Center can be connected directly via phone: +1-855-239-3415, fax: +1-978-646-8600, or e-mail: info@copyright.com.

    © Korean Society for Plant Biotechnology and Springer Japan

Services for the Journal

Alerts for this journal


Get the table of contents of every new issue published in Plant Biotechnology Reports.