Plant Direct

Plant Direct Journal

Plant Direct Journal



Editor-in-Chief: Larry York, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

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.

Publisher: Wiley

Owners: SEB, American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), Wiley

Benefits of publishing:

  • Prompt and equal consideration to papers reporting work dealing with a variety of subjects
  • Rigorous peer review
  • Pre-prints and society members receive discounts
  • Publishing quality research with speed and efficiency
  • Immediate open access
  • Rapid evaluation of transfers with reviews
  • Supports two societies with all their benefits

Publishing model: Online-only, open access

Peer-review model: Single-anonymous

Latest metrics:

  • 2021 Impact Factor = 3.369 (rank 70/238 in ‘Plant Sciences’ category)
  • 2021 Normalised Eigenfactor = 0.456 (rank 88/238 in ‘Plant Sciences’ category)
  • 2021 CiteScore = 4.7 (rank 96/482 in ‘Plant Sciences’ category)
  • 2021 output = 74 papers
  • Indexed in Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, PubMed

Types of articles:

Research, Reviews, White Papers, Editorials, Registered Reports.

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