The Journal of Experimental Botany

(2013 Impact Factor: 5.794, 2012 Impact Factor: 5.242) JxB.cover.

JXB aims to publish the highest quality manuscripts that address questions of broad interest in plant biology, and welcome manuscripts that identify fundamental mechanisms including those underpinning the improvements of plant for the sustainable production of food, fuel, and renewable materials. Our emphasis is on molecular physiology, molecular genetics, and environmental physiology, and we also encourage integrative approaches employing cutting-edge technologies, systems biology, and synthetic biology.

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Full-length primary papers should contribute to our understanding of how plants develop and function, and should provide new insights into biological processes. The journal will not publish purely descriptive papers or papers that report a well-known process in a species in which the process has not been identified previously. Articles should be concise and generally limited to 10 printed pages.

JXB publishes Review Articles on a regular basis. JXB reviews should be scholarly articles; Not only should they summarise relevant information, but they should add value to current knowledge through constructive academic criticism, informed insight or well considered foresight. Review authors are encouraged to use illustrations, particularly if such illustrations could become useful teaching aids or research models. Reviews should generally not include previously unpublished data. All review articles pass through the same refereeing process as regular articles and the response time to first decision can be expected to match the journal’s target of 28 days.

The Reviews Editor welcomes offers of review articles in any area of plant science. Authors are encouraged to send a brief outline of the article to the Reviews Editor for consideration before preparation of a full manuscript. Reviews are also commissioned, often as collections which may be associated with scientific meetings, and published as Special issues. Smaller collections form Focus Sections in regular volumes of the journal.

Opinion papers that express a particular point of view on a controversial topic relevant to any aspect of plant science are also considered. Outlines of Opinion Papers should be submitted to for consideration before preparation of a full manuscript.

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