Journal Title
JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

J PLANT PHYSIOL

ISSN / eISSN
0176-1617 / 1618-1328
Aims and Scope
The Journal of Plant Physiology is a broad-spectrum journal that welcomes high-quality submissions in all major areas of plant physiology, including plant biochemistry, functional biotechnology, computational and synthetic plant biology, growth and development, photosynthesis and respiration, transport and translocation, plant-microbe interactions, biotic and abiotic stress. Studies are welcome at all levels of integration ranging from molecules and cells to organisms and their environments and are expected to use state-of-the-art methodologies. Pure gene expression studies are not within the focus of our journal. To be considered for publication, papers must significantly contribute to the mechanistic understanding of physiological processes, and not be merely descriptive, or confirmatory of previous results. We encourage the submission of papers that explore the physiology of non-model as well as accepted model species and those that bridge basic and applied research. For instance, studies on agricultural plants that show new physiological mechanisms to improve agricultural efficiency are welcome. Studies performed under uncontrolled situations (e.g. field conditions) not providing mechanistic insight will not be considered for publication.

The Journal of Plant Physiology publishes several types of articles: Original Research Articles, Reviews, Perspectives Articles, and Short Communications. Reviews and Perspectives will be solicited by the Editors; unsolicited reviews are also welcome but only from authors with a strong track record in the field of the review. Original research papers comprise the majority of published contributions.
Subject Area

PLANT SCIENCES

CiteScore
6.80 View Trend
CiteScore Ranking
Category Quartile Rank
Agricultural and Biological Sciences - Agronomy and Crop Science Q1 #46/376
Agricultural and Biological Sciences - Plant Science Q1 #61/487
Agricultural and Biological Sciences - Physiology Q1 #46/182
Web of Science Core Collection
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
Indexed -
Category (Journal Citation Reports 2023) Quartile
PLANT SCIENCES - SCIE Q1
H-index
109
Country/Area of Publication
GERMANY
Publisher
Urban und Fischer Verlag GmbH und Co. KG
Publication Frequency
Monthly
Year Publication Started
1984
Annual Article Volume
178
Open Access
NO
Contact
ELSEVIER GMBH, URBAN & FISCHER VERLAG, OFFICE JENA, P O BOX 100537, JENA, GERMANY, 07705
Verified Reviews
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The first SCI paper was quite tortuous. When I received the news of resubmission and reevaluation during the first review, I felt like the sky was falling. One reviewer doubted the originality, but the editor did not reject it. So I wrote a tearful response emphasizing the novelty. Then came the lengthy second review, which took even longer than the first. Fortunately, the reviewer who rejected it during the first review was convinced, and another reviewer provided some minor suggestions. The editor then requested major revisions, which I completed, and without sending it for external review, they informed me of acceptance in advance and even provided free language polishing.

I feel that the resubmission and reevaluation during the first review was actually a major revision, and the major revision during the second review was actually a minor one. As long as the editor doesn't reject it, there is a chance. Overall, the review process for my paper is relatively long. It may be different from the journal's previous style. I've seen people accepting within forty-something days in the journal, but my first and second reviews have taken almost two months each, adding up to nearly half a year.
2022-10-25
I have reviewed and submitted papers for this journal before. I would like to share my experiences for everyone's reference.

Submission: This journal has multiple editors. The Chinese editor is specifically responsible for handling Chinese manuscripts. The Chinese editor is very efficient, going online once every day on average. As long as the submission shows "Under Review," it means that the manuscript has been sent to the reviewers, and we just need to wait patiently.

Review: I had one paper accepted before, and later I received an invitation to review a paper with a deadline of 10 days. The manuscript sent to me was honestly of poor quality, with language and content issues. However, the manuscript had some innovative aspects, so I provided major revisions. After I submitted my comments, another reviewer also submitted their comments a few days later, and our opinions were similar. The editor gave us an opportunity to revise. From this, it can be seen that for this journal, as long as the paper has some innovation, the editor will send it for review. Good luck to everyone!
2022-06-13

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