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Current Opinion in Plant Biology

IMPACT FACTOR: 7.357
5-Year Impact Factor: 7.875
Issues per year: 6 issues
Editorial Board

Current Opinion in Plant Biology

The Current Opinion journals were developed out of the recognition that it is increasingly difficult for specialists to keep up to date with the expanding volume of information published in their subject. In Current Opinion in Plant Biology, we help the reader by providing in a systematic manner:

1. The views of experts on current advances in plant biology in a clear and readable form.
2. Evaluations of the most interesting papers, annotated by experts, from the great wealth of original publications.

Division of the subject into sections: The subject of plant biology is divided into themed sections which are reviewed regularly to keep them relevant. Presently they are:
Growth and development - Genome studies and molecular genetics (+ Plant biotechnology every other year) - Physiology and metabolism - Biotic interactions - Cell signalling and gene regulation - Cell biology

Selection of topics to be reviewed: Section Editors, who are major authorities in the field, are appointed by the Editors of the journal. They divide their section into a number of topics, ensuring that the field is comprehensively covered and that all issues of current importance are emphasised. Section Editors commission reviews from authorities on each topic that they have selected.

Reviews: Authors write short review articles in which they present recent developments in their subject, emphasising the aspects that, in their opinion, are most important. In addition, they provide short annotations to the papers that they consider to be most interesting from all those published in their topic over the previous year.

Editorial Overview: Section Editors write a short overview at the beginning of the section to introduce the reviews and to draw the reader's attention to any particularly interesting developments.

Ethics in Publishing - General Statement: The Editor(s) and Publisher of this Journal believe that there are fundamental principles underlying scholarly or professional publishing. While this may not amount to a formal 'code of conduct', these fundamental principles with respect to the authors' paper are that the paper should: i) be the authors' own original work, which has not been previously published elsewhere, ii) reflect the authors' own research and analysis and do so in a truthful and complete manner, iii) properly credit the meaningful contributions of co-authors and co-researchers, iv) not be submitted to more than one journal for consideration, and v) be appropriately placed in the context of prior and existing research. Of equal importance are ethical guidelines dealing with research methods and research funding, including issues dealing with informed consent, research subject privacy rights, conflicts of interest, and sources of funding. While it may not be possible to draft a 'code' that applies adequately to all instances and circumstances, we believe it useful to outline our expectations of authors and procedures that the Journal will employ in the event of questions concerning author conduct. With respect to conflicts of interest, the Publisher now requires authors to declare any conflicts of interest that relate to papers accepted for publication in this Journal. A conflict of interest may exist when an author or the author's institution has a financial or other relationship with other people or organizations that may inappropriately influence the author's work. A conflict can be actual or potential and full disclosure to the Journal is the safest course. All submissions to the Journal must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest. The Journal may use such information as a basis for editorial decisions and may publish such disclosures if they are believed to be important to readers in judging the manuscript. A decision may be made by the Journal not to publish on the basis of the declared conflict.

Best Cited over the last year.

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ABA-dependent and ABA-independent signaling in response to osmotic stress in plants

Volume 21, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 133-139
Takuya Yoshida | Junro Mogami | Kazuko Yamaguchi-Shinozaki

Evolution of flexible non-photochemical quenching mechanisms that regulate light harvesting in oxygenic photosynthesis

Volume 16, Issue 3, 01 June 2013, Pp 307-314
Krishna K. Niyogi | Thuy B. Truong

Lights, camera, action: High-throughput plant phenotyping is ready for a close-up

Volume 24, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 93-99
Noah Fahlgren | Malia A. Gehan | Ivan Baxter

Biochemical pathways in seed oil synthesis

Volume 16, Issue 3, 01 June 2013, Pp 358-364
Philip D. Bates | Sten Stymne | John Ohlrogge

Ethylene signaling: Simple ligand, complex regulation

Volume 16, Issue 5, 01 October 2013, Pp 554-560
Catharina Merchante | Jose M. Alonso | Anna N. Stepanova

ROS signaling loops - production, perception, regulation

Volume 16, Issue 5, 01 October 2013, Pp 575-582
Michael Wrzaczek | Mikael Brosché | Jaakko Kangasjärvi

Re-constructing our models of cellulose and primary cell wall assembly

Volume 22, Issue , 01 December 2014, Pp 122-131
Daniel J. Cosgrove

Plant phenomics and high-throughput phenotyping: Accelerating rice functional genomics using multidisciplinary technologies

Volume 16, Issue 2, 01 May 2013, Pp 180-187
Wanneng Yang | Lingfeng Duan | Guoxing Chen | Lizhong Xiong | Qian Liu

Paradigm shift in plant growth control

Volume 25, Issue , 01 June 2015, Pp 107-114
Christian Körner

Improvement of phosphorus efficiency in rice on the basis of understanding phosphate signaling and homeostasis

Volume 16, Issue 2, 01 May 2013, Pp 205-212
Ping Wu | Huixia Shou | Guohua Xu | Xinming Lian

Immune receptor complexes at the plant cell surface

Volume 20, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 47-54
Hannah Böhm | Isabell Albert | Li Fan | André Reinhard | Thorsten Nürnberger

Filamentous pathogen effector functions: Of pathogens, hosts and microbiomes

Volume 20, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 96-103
Hanna Rovenich | Jordi C. Boshoven | Bart P.H.J. Thomma

Nitric oxide and reactive oxygen species in plant biotic interactions

Volume 16, Issue 4, 01 August 2013, Pp 534-539
Claudia Scheler | Jörg Durner | Jeremy Astier

Perception of the plant immune signal salicylic acid

Volume 20, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 64-68
Shunping Yan | Xinnian Dong

Dosage, duplication, and diploidization: Clarifying the interplay of multiple models for duplicate gene evolution over time

Volume 19, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 91-98
Gavin C. Conant | James A. Birchler | J. Chris Pires

Root responses to flooding

Volume 16, Issue 3, 01 June 2013, Pp 282-286
Margret Sauter

Progress, challenges and the future of crop genomes

Volume 24, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 71-81
Todd P. Michael | Robert VanBuren

Diversity and specificity: Auxin perception and signaling through the TIR1/AFB pathway

Volume 21, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 51-58
Renhou Wang | Mark Estelle

Systemic signaling during plant defense

Volume 16, Issue 4, 01 August 2013, Pp 527-533
Aardra Kachroo | Guillaume P. Robin

Novel insights into strigolactone distribution and signalling

Volume 16, Issue 5, 01 October 2013, Pp 583-589
Alexandre de Saint Germain | Sandrine Bonhomme | François Didier Boyer | Catherine Rameau

Ambient temperature signalling in plants

Volume 16, Issue 5, 01 October 2013, Pp 661-666
Philip A. Wigge

Embolism resistance as a key mechanism to understand adaptive plant strategies

Volume 16, Issue 3, 01 June 2013, Pp 287-292
Frederic Lens | Aude Tixier | Hervé Cochard | John S. Sperry | Steven Jansen | Stephane Herbette

Transcriptional control of plant defence responses

Volume 20, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 35-46
Pierre Buscaill | Susana Rivas

Plant sphingolipids: Function follows form

Volume 16, Issue 3, 01 June 2013, Pp 350-357
Jonathan E. Markham | Daniel V. Lynch | Johnathan A. Napier | Teresa M. Dunn | Edgar B. Cahoon

Mechanisms of abscisic acid-mediated control of stomatal aperture

Volume 28, Issue , 01 December 2015, Pp 154-162
Shintaro Munemasa | Felix Hauser | Jiyoung Park | Rainer Waadt | Benjamin Brandt | Julian I. Schroeder