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About the Journal
Editorial Office Address
Reviewers
Site Access
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The aim of JXB is to publish the highest quality manuscripts that address questions of broad interest in plant biology. We welcome manuscripts that identify fundamental mechanisms including those underpinning the improvement of plants for the sustainable production of food, fuel and renewable materials. Our emphasis is on molecular physiology, molecular genetics and environmental physiology, and we encourage integrative approaches employing cutting-edge technologies, systems biology, and synthetic biology.



Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

Plant Environment Interactions: plant responses to environmental variables including global change, biotic and abiotic stress, mineral nutrition;

Photosynthesis and Metabolism: light capture, carbon uptake and assimilation, resource allocation, broader metabolism and nutrition;

Crop Molecular Genetics: including evolution, diversity, domestication and trait and gene characterization;

Plant Growth and Differentiation: integration of internal and external cues determining development and architecture, reproductive biology.

Original articles should provide new insights into underlying biological processes or functions that will be of interest to the plant science community. Manuscripts that are essentially descriptive or that confirm a well-known process in a species in which the process has not been identified previously will not be considered for peer review.

Darwin reviews are a prestigious collection of invited articles that present a contemporary perspective on important topics of broad interest to the plant science community. Although generally these papers are written by invitation, proposals are welcome. The reviews should be scholarly articles; not only should they summarize relevant information, but they should add value to current knowledge through constructive academic criticism, informed insight or well-considered foresight. Authors are encouraged to use illustrations, particularly if such illustrations could become useful teaching aids or research models. Reviews should generally not include previously unpublished data. All review articles pass through the same refereeing process as regular articles and the response time to first decision can be expected to match the Journal’s target of 28 days. Opinion papers that express a particular point of view on a controversial topic relevant to any aspect of plant science are also considered.

Outlines of Reviews and Opinion Papers should be submitted to the Reviews Editor for consideration before preparation of a full manuscript.

In addition to regular issues the Journal also publishes Special Issues, which are collections of reviews on a particular subject and are often associated with scientific meetings. There are no submission fees or page charges to publish in the Journal of Experimental Botany.

The Journal of Experimental Botany is covered by the following major indexing services:

Abstract Bulletin of Paper Science and Technology
Abstracts in Anthropology
Agbiotech News and Information
Agricultural Engineering Abstracts Agroforestry Abstracts
Biochemistry & Biophysics Citation Index® Biocontrol News and Information
Biological Abstracts
Biological and Agricultural Index
BIOSIS Previews
CAB Abstracts
Calcium and Calcified Tissue Abstracts Chemical Abstracts
Crop Physiology Abstracts
Current Contents® /Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences
Current Contents® /Life Sciences
Dairy Science Abstracts
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Elsevier BIOBASE - Current Awareness in Biological Sciences (CABS)
Engineering Index Monthly
Environmental Science and Pollution Management
Excerpta Medica Abstract Journals
Field Crop Abstracts
Food Science and Technology Abstracts Forest Products Abstracts
Forestry Abstracts
Genetics Abstracts
Global Health Grasslands & Forage Abstracts Horticultural Abstracts
Journal Citation Reports /Science Edition Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Abstracts Maize Abstracts Online
Ornamental Horticulture
Plant Breeding Abstracts
Plant Genetic Resources Abstracts
Plant Growth Regulators
Post Harvest News and Information
Potato Abstracts

PROQUEST DATABASE : AGRICOLA PlusText PROQUEST DATABASE : MEDLINE with Full Text PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest 5000 International PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Agriculture Journals PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Biology Journals PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Central PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Health & Medical Complete PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Medical Library PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Pharma Collection PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Science Journals PubMed Protozoological Abstracts Reactions Weekly Review of Agricultural Entomology Review of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants Review of Plant Pathology Rice Abstracts Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®) Science Citation Index® Seed Abstracts Soybean Abstracts Sugar Industry Abstracts The Standard Periodical Directory Water Resources Abstracts Weed Abstracts Wheat, Barley and Triticale Abstracts Wildlife Review

IMPACT FACTOR AND RANKING


YearImpact FactorSi: Plant Sciences
20135.79411 out of 196
20125.24213 out of 195
20115.36411 out of 190
20104.81812 out of 187
20094.27114 out of 172
20084.00115 out of 155
20073.91713 out of 152
20063.63011 out of 147

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index by ISI.

EDITORIAL OFFICE ADDRESS

Bailrigg House
Lancaster University
Lancaster
LA1 4YE
UK

Telephone:

+44 (0)1524 594690

Fax:

+44 (0)1524 594133

REVIEWERS

The Journal of Experimental Botany is indebted to the following scientists for their invaluable contribution to the peer review process.

SITE ACCESS

Any Visitor can:

- access to full text of articles older than one year;
- register to receive the electronic table of contents and personalised research alerting through CiteTrack
- access themed collections of review articles (TexBot) and articles included in the "Plant Culture" section;
- browse the Archive: Abstracts are available from 1996; Full text from 1997 (pdf format).
- Purchase full site access to current articles on a 24 hour basis.

As a Subscriber you have access to all mentioned above PLUS:

- all the current year articles;
- JXB Advance Access: articles publish ahead of print;
- all current Special Issue articles.

JXB Advance Access:
Manuscripts are posted online weeks before their appearance in the printed issue. Advance Access articles are available online as soon as they are approved by the authors. Therefore, JXB Advance Access and the printed version of an article are identical. Advance Access articles are in PDF format and releases will take place daily.

SITE FEATURES

Advance Search: When searching for an article click on "Searching across Multiple Journals" and benefit from expanding your search to all or selected HW journals; search by DOI (unique Digital Object Identifier assigned to all electronic articles); limit your results and view them in two different formats.

Your Search Results indicate what full-text is accessible for free, via subscription or pay per view.

Select an article from your search and view a graphical representation of the articles citing or cited by that article. This 'Citation Map' shows you the most highly-cited articles directly related to your selected article. The map is based on the references found in the full text articles of the HighWire-hosted journals

InterJournal linking

Full-text free links are automatically created from JXB reference list to any article published in a journal affiliated with HighWire Press (American Journal of Botany, Annals of Botany, The Plant Cell, Plant & Cell Physiology, Plant Physiology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Science). Similarly, interjournal links allow users of other HighWire Press journals to easily access JXB articles without subscription barriers.

Note: Full-text of cited References to other HW-hosted journals is free of any subscription control.

eToCs and CiteTrack

Register to receive by email the JXB electronic Table of Contents or notification that a new issue has just gone online. Signed in with CiteTrack to receive by email whenever new content in your selected journals is published. You determine which journals should be covered, and the alerts are sent whenever new content matches criteria based on the topics (keywords/subjects of interest), authors (individuals whose work you are following) and articles (when a paper of interest is referenced by another paper or letter) you want to track. Including content put online in PubMed. You do not need a subscription to benefit from these features, just register to receive the information.

Access to site for non-subscribers:

Non-subscribers can access current articles in JXB by purchasing 24 hours access. Please note that access will be provided from the computer from which the access was purchased and it is per article. Remember that you do not need a subscription to view full-text articles older than one year.

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