Plant Biotechnology Journal

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Editor-in-Chief: Johnathan Napier, Rothamsted Research, UK

Scope: 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.

Publisher: Wiley

Owners: SEB, Association of Applied Biologists (AAB), Wiley


Benefits of publishing:

  • Dedicated reviewers and editors to ensure a high standard, rigorous peer review for your article.
  • High impact factor and currently ranks #3 among plant science journals publishing original research. Plant Biotechnology Journal ranks first amongst open access plant science journals.
  • Broad dissemination with articles attracting high Altmetric scores.
  • Open access: fully compliant with open access mandates, articles are published under Creative Commons license and authors are the copyright holder.
  • As an open access journal your research will be accessible globally without restriction.
  • Our author centre provides promotional tools to help you maximise the impact of your article.
  • Active on WeChat in China.

Publishing model: Online-only, open access

Peer-review model: Single-anonymous

Latest metrics:

  • 2021 Impact Factor = 13.263 (rank 5/238 in ‘Plant Sciences’ category)
  • 2021 Normalised Eigenfactor = 3.967 (rank 12/238 in ‘Plant Sciences’ category)
  • 2021 CiteScore = 16.6 (rank 6/482 in ‘Plant Sciences’ category)
  • 2021 output = 247 papers
  • Indexed in Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, PubMed

Types of articles:

Research, Reviews, Brief Communications.

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Contact: Editorial office e-mail address [email protected]