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About the Journal

Molecular Plant is an international journal publishing significant findings in plant biology, focusing broadly on cellular biology, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, development, plant–microbe interaction, genomics, bioinformatics, and molecular evolution.

The journal features a strong international editorial board and seeks rigorous peer review to publish novel insights that are of high impact to plant science. Submissions of original research that is highly novel but not necessarily fully developed are encouraged. Contributions may comprise Research Articles, Review Articles, Research Highlights, Letters to the Editor, Methods, and Editorials.

Molecular Plant receives a large number of submissions and publishes those of highest quality. Molecular Plant also frequently publishes Special Issues on exciting and important topics in current plant biology. Plant biology authors are strongly encouraged to submit their best work to the journal. Every effort is made to ensure that papers are fully reviewed within four weeks and that all accepted papers are published online immediately in their draft format and in their final format within four weeks of arrival of the finished manuscript at the publisher.

Abstracting and Indexing

Molecular Plant is included in the following services:

CAB Abstracts
Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI)
Chemical Abstracts
Crop Physiology Abstracts
Field Crop Abstracts
Food Science and Technology Abstracts
Forestry Abstracts
Grasslands & Forage Abstracts
Horticultural Abstracts
Infovell Inc
Maize Abstracts Online
Plant Breeding Abstracts
Plant Genetic Resources Abstracts
Plant Genetics and Breeding Database
Plant Growth Regulator Abstracts
Plant Protection Database
Review of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants
Review of Plant Pathology
Rice Abstracts
Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®)
Science Citation Index®
Soil Science Database
Soybean Abstracts
Sugar Industry Abstracts
The Standard Periodical Directory
Weed Abstracts
Wheat, Barley and Triticale Abstracts


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

YearImpact FactorSi: Plant SciencesSi: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
20136.6058 out of 19633 out of 291
20126.12610 out of 19540 out of 290
20115.5469 out of 19044 out of 289
20104.29614 out of 18776 out of 286