Journal Title
PLANT SCIENCE

PLANT SCI

ISSN / eISSN
0168-9452 / 1873-2259
Aims and Scope
Plant Science will publish in the minimum of time, research manuscripts as well as commissioned reviews and commentaries recommended by its referees in all areas of experimental plant biology with emphasis in the broad areas of genomics, proteomics, biochemistry (including enzymology), physiology, cell biology, development, genetics, functional plant breeding, systems biology and the interaction of plants with the environment.

Manuscripts for full consideration should be written concisely and essentially as a final report. The main criterion for publication is that the manuscript must contain original and significant insights that lead to a better understanding of fundamental plant biology. Papers centering on plant cell culture should be of interest to a wide audience and methods employed result in a substantial improvement over existing established techniques and approaches. Methods papers are welcome only when the technique(s) described is novel or provides a major advancement of established protocols.
Subject Area

BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

PLANT SCIENCES

CiteScore
9.50 View Trend
CiteScore Ranking
Category Quartile Rank
Agricultural and Biological Sciences - Plant Science Q1 #29/487
Agricultural and Biological Sciences - Agronomy and Crop Science Q1 #27/376
Agricultural and Biological Sciences - Genetics Q1 #49/328
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 Q2
PLANT SCIENCES - SCIE Q1
H-index
130
Country/Area of Publication
IRELAND
Publisher
Elsevier Ireland Ltd
Publication Frequency
Semimonthly
Year Publication Started
1985
Annual Article Volume
329
Open Access
NO
Contact
ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD, ELSEVIER HOUSE, BROOKVALE PLAZA, EAST PARK SHANNON, CO, CLARE, IRELAND, 00000
Verified Reviews
Note: Verified reviews are sourced from across review platforms and social media globally.
The quality of the manuscript review is really disappointing. I recently submitted an article that I had prepared for a solid year, thinking it was completely presentable. Unexpectedly, the first feedback received stated that there were ethical issues in the article, just like another paper I had published before, from the experiments to the data to the conclusions. This comment was so powerful that the editor immediately rejected the paper, while other reviewers' feedback has yet to be received. Seeing this comment and decision is simply absurd. There is indeed another parallel work that was published in another journal earlier, but the data, methods, objectives, and conclusions are completely different from those of the paper under review. The reviewer probably did not thoroughly read the content, hastily drawing conclusions that determine the fate of the article. The editor is also quite irresponsible. As an associate editor of a journal myself, I generally do not easily conclude on ethical issues, at least not based solely on one reviewer's opinion.
2021-06-03
First review takes three months, with one reviewer suggesting minor revisions and another suggesting major revisions. The editor rejects the submission but invites a resubmission. After conducting additional experiments, the resubmission undergoes a second review which takes one and a half months. The same reviewers are involved, with one agreeing directly and the other raising some language issues. The editor gives the authors five days to make the necessary revisions. After five days, the revised version is accepted by the editor.

Overall evaluation: The reviewers are very professional and responsible. The editor is relatively friendly. It is said that PS is also a well-established journal in the field of botany, and the overall quality of the article is good. Best wishes for everyone's article to be accepted soon!
2022-12-13

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