Journal Title
Frontiers in Plant Science


Aims and Scope
In an ever changing world, plant science is of the utmost importance for securing the future well-being of humankind. Plants provide oxygen, food, feed, fibers, and building materials. In addition, they are a diverse source of industrial and pharmaceutical chemicals. Plants are centrally important to the health of ecosystems, and their understanding is critical for learning how to manage and maintain a sustainable biosphere. Plant science is extremely interdisciplinary, reaching from agricultural science to paleobotany, and molecular physiology to ecology. It uses the latest developments in computer science, optics, molecular biology and genomics to address challenges in model systems, agricultural crops, and ecosystems. Plant science research inquires into the form, function, development, diversity, reproduction, evolution and uses of both higher and lower plants and their interactions with other organisms throughout the biosphere. Frontiers in Plant Science welcomes outstanding contributions in any field of plant science from basic to applied research, from organismal to molecular studies, from single plant analysis to studies of populations and whole ecosystems, and from molecular to biophysical to computational approaches.

Frontiers in Plant Science publishes articles on the most outstanding discoveries across a wide research spectrum of Plant Science. The mission of Frontiers in Plant Science is to bring all relevant Plant Science areas together on a single platform.
Subject Area


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CiteScore Ranking
Category Quartile Rank
Agricultural and Biological Sciences - Plant Science Q1 #56/487
Web of Science Core Collection
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
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Country/Area of Publication
Frontiers Media S.A.
Annual Article Volume
Open Access
Verified Reviews
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One thousand readers, one thousand Hamlets. Therefore, the articles in the magazine vary in quality. Personally, I think this magazine is quite good. The editorial review process is fast, and the reviewers' opinions are fair and reasonable. Previously, I submitted to Plant Physiology, and one reviewer agreed to accept it. However, I encountered another reviewer in the same field who held a different opinion. They raised overly strict questions and after making efforts to complete the experiments, they came up with a bunch of new questions. As a result, I knew it was difficult to continue and switched to Journal of Experimental Botany. Unfortunately, I encountered the same reviewer again, which caused me to have psychological shadows when submitting manuscripts and resulted in a long delay for this article. I submitted to Frontiers in Plant Science on October 29th and received the opinions of two reviewers on November 10th. They gave me 10 days to make revisions. Later, when the revision time was not enough, I applied for a one-week extension. I submitted the revised manuscript on November 26th and received a response from the second reviewer on November 29th, stating that there was a small issue that needed to be addressed in the discussion. On the evening of December 1st, at 22:30, I submitted the revised manuscript and at 22:50, the second reviewer agreed to publish it. On December 2nd, the first reviewer also agreed to publish it, and the article was accepted. I would like to thank the two reviewers for their insightful questions, and I am grateful to the editor.
19 Oct 2022 - Accepted for publication. Review of Review Editor 1 finalized.
18 Oct 2022 - Author re-submitted manuscript.
14 Oct 2022 - Interactive review forum activated automatically.
06 Oct 2022 - Review of Reviewer 2 is finalized.
30 Sep 2022 - Corresponding Author submitted manuscript.

From submission to acceptance in 19 days, yes, you read it correctly. And the reviewers were truly professional and diligent. I received their comments and made revisions immediately. The manuscript was accepted on the same day it was resubmitted. Hard work pays off, as this paper was initially rejected by a top European journal in the field of botany. It was only unfortunate that I had only one reviewer who was not friendly. However, as they say, a gem will always shine. The reviewers and editors recognized the value of my work and gave me a smooth process, completing everything in just 19 days. One of the main reasons I chose to submit to this journal is because its impact factor has been steadily rising, soon reaching over 8. As a showcase journal for biology, plant science, and Frontiers, it has been a top-tier journal in the Chinese Academy of Sciences for many years. Its promotion to the first quartile is within reach.

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