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Plant Cell Reports

Plant Cell Reports

Editors-in-Chief: G. Hahne; J.R. Liu

ISSN: 0721-7714 (print version)
ISSN: 1432-203X (electronic version)

Journal no. 299

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Call for papers on Biotechnology of sweetpotato

Contributions are now invited for a special issue around the topic of biotechnology of sweetpotato. It is intended to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art based on the significant amount of literature that has accumulated over the last decade or so in the field. Contributions are invited in the form of Opinion papers, Review articles and Original manuscripts describing recent advances in biotechnology of sweetpotato in a broad-spectrum approach (see below).
Sweetpotato is one of the most important staple food crops in many developing countries. This root crop is superior to other important staple crops in their vitamin, mineral, dietary fiber and protein content. Because of its wide ecological adaptation and a short maturity period sweetpotato is often recommended as a food security crop. Biotechnology may improve the potential of sweetpotato as a food crop and take the lead to explore new usages. This special issue aims to review the current status of research on sweetpotato biotechnology including genomic study and to project future trends in its application.
Manuscripts intended for publication in this special issue must be submitted by April 30th, 2019 through the regular online submission procedure for Plant Cell Reports (http://www.editorialmanager.com/pcre/). Submitted manuscripts will be subject to peer review and evaluation according to the journal’s standard procedure.
• Original manuscripts are expected to contribute specific scientific advances and new knowledge on any topic within the scope of the special issue.
• Reviews are expected to address a specific topic within the scope of the special issue and to provide a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art, to highlight significant new advances, to identify obstacles for further advances and discuss possible solutions, and to give an outlook on possible evolution of the field.
• Opinion papers are expected to provide a concise discussion of cross-cutting subjects including – but not limited to – issues relating to the scientific and socio-economic impact of newly advanced biotechnology of sweetpotato.
We have flexibility for the length of each manuscript (recommended range 10±2 pages). Charges for color illustrations deemed necessary will be waived for the special issue.
For review and opinion papers, please discuss a tentative outline with the Editor of the special issue, Dr. Sang-Soo Kwak (sskwak@kribb.re.kr) before finalizing the manuscript.
• Target date for printed issue to be published: August 2019
• All articles will be published Online First immediately after acceptance (with a footnote identifying the paper as a contribution to the special issue)
• Deadline for submission of manuscripts: April 30th, 2019
Günther Hahne (Editor in Chief)
Jang R. Liu (Editor in Chief)
Neal Stewart (Reviews Editor)
Bettina Hahne (Managing Editor)
Sang-Soo Kwak (Guest Editor)

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