A summary of the five journals owned by the SEB is given below. Clicking on a journal name will take you to a dedicated webpage with more detailed information. To find out about SEB member benefits associated with the Society’s journals, click here.









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Journal of Experimental Botany (JXB)

The Journal of Experimental Botany has been publishing at the forefront of the plant sciences since 1950 and is the SEB’s longest running journal. JXB combines this prestigious history and experience with progressive policies to ensure the journal remains at the forefront of scientific publishing and meets the high expectations of our community. JXB considers high quality papers that advance understanding of plant biology across a range of manuscript types and also publishes ten special issues on focus topics every year. The journal has a dedicated editorial office based in Lancaster in the north-west of England, which provides an excellent level of customer service to our community. JXB’s diverse and experienced editors strive to provide a constructive peer-review process to authors, and we go the extra mile to help promote your work once it is published.


The Plant Journal (TPJ)

The Plant Journal publishes exciting, high quality science that addresses fundamental and important questions in plant biology. The journal aims to publish work that constitutes a significant contribution to our understanding of plants and is of general interest to the wider plant science community. Typically, Plant Journal papers provide insight into an as yet unknown mechanism or poorly understood process. The journal also publishes Technical Advances and Resource articles, the latter providing a unique home for large datasets, including genome sequences, and other resources that will be of significant value to the community. All areas of plant biology are welcome and research into any plant or algal species and their interactions with the environment and other organisms will be considered. The journal also commissions high profile review articles as part of an annual special issue and, throughout the year publishes Focused reviews, Perspective reviews and Foundation reviews


Plant Biotechnology Journal (PBJ) 

Plant Biotechnology Journal publishes important and high-impact original research and incisive reviews by leading researchers in applied plant science, with an emphasis on modern molecular biology and its application in plant biotechnology. We provide a forum for the most significant advances in this field, with a strong emphasis on strategic research in plant biotechnology, but also including curiosity-driven studies with the potential for application, and scientific analysis of the performance of the products of plant biotechnology in practice.


Conservation Physiology (CP)

Conservation Physiology is an online-only, open access journal published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the SEB. Biodiversity across the globe faces a growing number of threats associated with human activities. Conservation Physiology publishes research on all taxa (microbes, plants and animals) focused on understanding and predicting how organisms, populations, ecosystems and natural resources respond to environmental change and stressors. The journal particularly welcomes research with potential applications in biodiversity restoration, resource management and conservation policy.


Plant Direct (PD)

Plant Direct is an open access, sound science journal for the plant sciences that strives to be a leader in supporting evolving community needs. Plant Direct is a collaboration between the American Society of Plant Biologists, the Society for Experimental Biology, and Wiley. In addition to direct submissions, we accept transfers from our society-journal partners The Plant JournalThe Plant CellPlant Physiology, and Journal of Experimental Botany.   Topics include but are not limited to genetics, biochemistry, development, cell biology, biotic stress, abiotic stress, genomics, phenomics, bioinformatics, physiology, molecular biology, and evolution.