SEB Journals Initiatives

 The SEB’s five academic journals are organising a number of initiatives to commemorate the Centenary.

These include:


Logos of the SEB's five academic journals: The Plant Journal, Conservation Physiology, Journal of Experimental Botany, Plant Direct and Plant Biotechnology Journal.


Science with Impact

The SEB journals will produce collections of the most influential articles published throughout the journals’ lifetimes. Articles will be featured for their scientific advances, contributions to policy, and high scientific and public interest.


Scientists with Impact

This interview series will celebrate the work of early career researchers who are making substantial contributions to their fields. The interviews will feature inspirational ECRs from across the cell, animal, and plant sciences and will be available to read online.


Centenary Reviews

The Journal of Experimental Botany has commissioned a series of special Darwin Reviews for the SEB’s Centenary celebrations. The reviews will be authored by leading scientists and will focus on areas where experimental plant science is being used to tackle global challenges, with a forward-looking perspective. The reviews will be available as a printed collection for delegates at the Centenary conference.


Conservation Physiology Ten Year Celebration

Conservation Physiology Journal will celebrate its ten-year anniversary in 2023. In a session at the Centenary conference, the journal will look back on its first decade, reflect on the impact of conservation physiology research to date, and chart a course for the decade ahead. A diverse group of speakers will discuss threats to biodiversity as well as possible solutions for sustainably managing and restoring imperilled populations and ecosystems. 

Booking information: to be provided at a later date.


Reflecting on the Past, Present and Future of Experimental Biology Research

In a SEB magazine piece, the Editor’s-in-Chief of the Society’s five journals will reflect on the past century of experimental biology research, highlighting key breakthroughs within their respective fields. The piece will also look forwards and emphasise the importance of applying research to solve the most pressing scientific and societal issues.