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Plant Biotechnology Reports

Plant Biotechnology Reports

Editor-in-Chief: Sang-Soo Kwak

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

Journal no. 11816

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Instructions for Authors

Instructions for Authors 

"Plant Biotechnology Reports" is pleased to announce the launch of its new online manuscript submission and tracking system. This new system makes it possible for authors to submit manuscripts via the Internet, provides online peer review services, and tracks manuscripts through the review process. Key features include automatic conversion of authors' submissions into PDF format as well as supporting submissions in various file formats and special characters. Authors are requested to use Editorial Manager for all submissions of new manuscripts.

Manuscript submission

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
Permissions
Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
Online Submission
Authors should submit their manuscripts online. Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens overall publication times. Please follow the hyperlink "Submit online" on the right and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.

Legal requirements

The author(s) guarantee(s) that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright owners, that the rights of third parties will not be violated, and that the publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.
Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
Reports of animal experiments must state that the ”Principles of laboratory animal care” (NIH publication No. 86-23, revised 1985) were followed, as well as specific national laws where applicable.
The editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements. The author will be held responsible for false statements or failure to fulfill the above-mentioned requirements.

Manuscript preparation

Manuscripts must be written in English and typed in double-line spacing with 3-cm margins; pages and lines should be numbered using the automatic numbering function. Authors whose first language is not English are urged to have their manuscript read by a colleague who is a native English speaker and is familiar with their field of work before submitting the paper.
Please arrange your manuscript as follows:
Title page (including name(s) of author(s), a concise and informative title, affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s), e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author.)
Abstract (less than 250 words for a full paper, and less than 100 words for a short communication.)
Up to six keywords
Text of the paper divided into the following sections, if appropriate: Introduction; Materials and methods; Results; Discussion; Acknowledgments; References; tables; figure legends
Abbreviations should be defined at first mention in the abstract and again in the main body of the text and used consistently thereafter.

References

The list of References should include only works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications should be mentioned only in the text.
In the text, references should be cited by author and year (Hammer 1994; Hammer and Sjöqvist 1995; Hammer et al. 1993) and listed in alphabetical order in the reference list. References with correct punctuation should be styled as follows:
Examples:
Journal papers:
Barlow PW, Lück J (2006) Patterned cell development in the secondary phloem of dicotyledonous trees: a review and a hypothesis. J Plant Res 119:271–291
If available, the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) can be added at the end of the reference in question:
Shinohara N, Sugiyama M, Fukuda H (2006) Higher extracellular pH suppresses tracheary element differentiation by affecting auxin uptake. Planta 224:394–404. DOI 10.1007/s00425-006-0224-1
A paper published online but not yet in print can be cited using the DOI:
Jayasekaran K, Kim KN, Vivekanandan M, Shin JS, Ok SH (2006) Novel calcium-binding GTPase (AtCBG) involved in ABA-mediated salt stress signaling in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell Rep. DOI 10.1007/s00299-006-0195-5
Single contribution in a book:
Breviario D (2000) Tubulin genes and promotors. In: Nick P (ed) Plant microtubules. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp 137-157
Book:
Schwarze FWMR, Engels J, Mattheck C (2000) Fungal strategies of wood decay in trees. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York

Tables and figures

Tables must be numbered consecutively with arabic numerals. They should have a title explaining any abbreviation used in that table. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lowercase letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data).
Illustrations must be restricted to the minimum needed to clarify the text. All figures (photographs, graphs, or diagrams) should be cited in the text and numbered consecutively throughout. Figure parts should be identified by lowercase roman letters (a, b, etc.). If illustrations are supplied with uppercase labeling, lowercase letters will still be used in the figure legends and citations.
Figure legends must be brief, self-sufficient explanations of the illustrations. The legends should be placed at the end of the text.
Line drawings. Inscriptions should be legible, with initial uppercase letters and appropriately scaled to the size of the drawing. Scanned line drawings should be digitized with a resolution of 800 dpi relative to the final figure size.
Halftone illustrations (black and white and color). Magnification should be indicated by scale bars. For scanned halftone illustrations, a resolution of 300 dpi is usually sufficient.
Save color illustrations as RGB (8 bits per channel) in TIFF format.
Size of figures. The figures, including legends, should match either the column width (84 mm) or the print area of 174 × 234 mm. The publisher reserves the right to reduce or enlarge illustrations.
The manuscripts and the figures will not normally be returned, unless specifically requested by the authors.

The International System of Units (SI)

Please always use internationally accepted signs and symbols for units (SI units).

Electronic Supplementary Material

Electronic Supplementary Material (ESM) for a paper will be published in the electronic edition of this journal provided the material is:
submitted in electronic form together with the manuscript accepted after peer review
ESM may consist of:
information that cannot be printed: animations, video clips, sound recordings (use QuickTime, .avi, .mpeg, animated GIFs, or any other common file format); information that is more convenient in electronic form: sequences, spectral data, etc.; large quantities of original data that relate to the article, e.g., additional tables, large numbers of illustrations (color and black & white), etc.
Legends must be brief, self-sufficient explanations of the ESM. ESM is to be numbered and referred to as S1, S2, etc.
After acceptance for publication, ESM will be published as received from the author in the online version only. Reference will be given in the printed version.

After acceptance

Upon acceptance of your article you will receive a link to the special Author Query Application at Springer’s web page where you can sign the CopyrightTransfer Statement online and indicate whether you wish to order OpenChoice and offprints. Once the Author Query Application has been completed, your article will be processed and you will receive the proofs.
Open Choice
In addition to the normal publication process (whereby an article is submitted to the journal and access to that article is granted to customers who have purchased a subscription), Springer provides an alternative publishing option: Springer Open Choice. A Springer Open Choice article receives all the benefits of a regular subscription-based article, but in addition is made available publicly through Springer’s online platform SpringerLink. We regret that Springer Open Choice cannot be ordered for published articles.
Copyright transfer
Authors will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher (or grant the Publisher exclusive publication and dissemination rights). This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws. Open Choice articles do not require transfer of copyright as the copyright remains with the author. In opting for open access, they agree to the Springer Open Choice Licence.
Offprints
Offprints can be ordered by the corresponding author.
Proof reading
The purpose of the proof is to check for typesetting or conversion errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, title and authorship, are not allowed without the approval of the Editor. After online publication, further changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article.
Online First
The article will be published online after receipt of the corrected proofs. This is the official first publication citable with the DOI. After release of the printed version, the paper can also be cited by issue and page numbers.

Open Choice 

Open Choice allows you to publish open access in more than 1850 Springer Nature journals, making your research more visible and accessible immediately on publication.
Article processing charges (APCs) vary by journal – view the full list
Benefits:
  • Increased researcher engagement: Open Choice enables access by anyone with an internet connection, immediately on publication.
  • Higher visibility and impact: In Springer hybrid journals, OA articles are accessed 4 times more often on average, and cited 1.7 more times on average*.
  • Easy compliance with funder and institutional mandates: Many funders require open access publishing, and some take compliance into account when assessing future grant applications.
It is easy to find funding to support open access – please see our funding and support pages for more information.
*) Within the first three years of publication. Springer Nature hybrid journal OA impact analysis, 2018.

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Open Choice articles do not require transfer of copyright as the copyright remains with the author. In opting for open access, the author(s) agree to publish the article under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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".

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