Journal of Experimental Botany

Journal of Experimental Biology is the leading journal in comparative animal physiology and biomechanics.




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.

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Editor-in-Chief: John Lunn, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany


The aim of Journal of Experimental Botany (JXB) is to publish papers that advance our understanding of plant biology. Original research should provide new information on fundamental processes or mechanisms including those underpinning the improvement of plants for the sustainable production of food, fuel and renewable materials. When deciding whether a paper is suitable, consideration will be given to the breadth of the work and its significance to the plant science community. JXB also welcomes submissions communicating new methods and tools, provided that authors demonstrate that the method has the potential to bring new biological insight and has broad applicability.

Key Details

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Owners: SEB

Publishing model: Online-only, hybrid open-access (free and OA licenses available)

Peer-review model: Single-anonymous

Benefits of publishing

  • Excellent support and customer service provided by the JXB editorial office
  • 100% owned by the SEB, all SEB profits are reinvested into the community
  • Rapid publication of accepted manuscripts
  • Option to transfer declined manuscripts to Plant Direct
  • Integrated with bioRxiv for fast transfer of pre-prints to the JXB submission system
  • Editor’s Choice’ articles selected by the Editor-in-Chief and featured in regular issues
  • Promotion of early career researchers through SEB seminars and first author videos
  • Ten special issues every year, often linked to sponsorship of meetings
  • Flexible formatting for new papers
  • Committed to high standards of ethics in publishing (a member of COPE)
  • Many authors will have their open access charges covered under a Read & Publish deal with our publisher. JXB also retains a free option for publishing with the journal.

2022 metrics

  • Journal Impact Factor:  6.9 (rank 18/238 in ‘Plant Sciences’ category)
  • Journal Citation Indicator:  1.49 (rank 19/262 in ‘Plant Sciences’ category)
  • CiteScore:  12.0 (rank 16/487 in ‘Plant Sciences’ category)
  • Output:  648 papers
  • Visits with Content Engagement:  2.5 million
  • Acceptance rate:  22.4%
  • Turnaround time:  33.6 days (mean, submission to first decision, all papers)
  • Indexed in Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, PubMed

Types of articles

Research, Reviews (including prestigious Darwin Reviews & shorter Expert Views), Technical Innovations (methods), Community Resources, Insights (commentaries), Editorials, Viewpoints, Special Issue papers (research & reviews)

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JXB has six dedicated members of staff to answer any questions you may have: [email protected]