Journal Title
PLANT CELL

PLANT CELL

ISSN / eISSN
1040-4651 / 1532-298X
Aims and Scope
he Plant Cell (eISSN 1531-298X), is published monthly (one volume per year) by the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB). The journal is produced by Sheridan Journal Services, Waterbury, VT.

Within three years of its initial publication in 1989, The Plant Cell ranked first in impact among journals publishing primary research in the plant sciences. It has continued to maintain this standard of excellence ever since.

The Plant Cell publishes novel research of special significance in plant biology, especially in the areas of cellular biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, development, and evolution. The primary criteria for publication are that the article provides new insight that is of broad interest to plant biologists, not only to specialists, and that the presentation of results is appropriate for a wide audience of plant biologists.

The Plant Cell was founded on four key tenets: (1) to publish the most exciting, cutting-edge research in plant cellular and molecular biology, (2) to provide the most rapid turnaround time possible for reviewing and publishing a research paper, (3) to feature the highest quality reproduction of data, and (4) to provide, in the front section of the journal, a more interactive format for commentaries, opinion pieces, and the exchange of information and ideas in review articles, meeting reports, and insightful overviews of featured research papers.
Subject Area

BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

CELL BIOLOGY

PLANT SCIENCES

CiteScore
16.00 View Trend
CiteScore Ranking
Category Quartile Rank
Agricultural and Biological Sciences - Plant Science Q1 #9/487
Web of Science Core Collection
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
Indexed -
Category (Journal Citation Reports 2023) Quartile
BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY - SCIE Q1
CELL BIOLOGY - SCIE Q1
PLANT SCIENCES - SCIE Q1
H-index
309
Country/Area of Publication
UNITED STATES
Publisher
American Society of Plant Biologists
Publication Frequency
Monthly
Year Publication Started
1989
Annual Article Volume
271
Open Access
NO
Contact
AMER SOC PLANT BIOLOGISTS, 15501 MONONA DRIVE, ROCKVILLE, USA, MD, 20855
Verified Reviews
Note: Verified reviews are sourced from across review platforms and social media globally.
Although npj is all about hot topics, Plant Cell is not that great. It is comprehensive but not innovative. It excessively emphasizes the completeness of the story, lacking originality. Once a gene in Arabidopsis thaliana is discovered, then it's followed by discoveries in maize and rice. Actually, it's not very interesting. Moreover, it seems like either cell biology or signaling pathways are the main focuses. In recent years, to increase the impact factor, there have also been publications on database genomics. In fact, the reputation is getting worse and worse.
2021-07-08
I feel that what the person downstairs said is not right. The influence of Nature Plants is far less than that of PC. NP is a new publication, and although its Impact Factor is high, it has hardly reported any important conclusions. It's just a halo of Nature.
2021-04-03

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