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Current Opinion in Plant Biology

IMPACT FACTOR: 7.349
5-Year Impact Factor: 7.313
Issues per year: 6 issues
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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.

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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

Paradigm shift in plant growth control

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

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

Progress, challenges and the future of crop genomes

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

SWEETs, transporters for intracellular and intercellular sugar translocation

Volume 25, Issue , 01 June 2015, Pp 53-62
Joon Seob Eom | Li Qing Chen | Davide Sosso | Benjamin T. Julius | I. W. Lin | Xiao Qing Qu | David M. Braun | Wolf B. Frommer

Plant nitrogen assimilation and its regulation: A complex puzzle with missing pieces

Volume 25, Issue , 01 June 2015, Pp 115-122
Anne Krapp

Engineering of plant cell walls for enhanced biofuel production

Volume 25, Issue , 01 June 2015, Pp 151-161
Dominique Loqué | Henrik V. Scheller | Markus Pauly

Antiviral roles of plant ARGONAUTES

Volume 27, Issue , 01 October 2015, Pp 111-117
Alberto Carbonell | James C. Carrington

Applying CRISPR/Cas for genome engineering in plants: the best is yet to come

Volume 36, Issue , 01 April 2017, Pp 1-8
Holger Puchta

Plant expansins: Diversity and interactions with plant cell walls

Volume 25, Issue , 01 June 2015, Pp 162-172
Daniel J. Cosgrove

Integrated metabolomics for abiotic stress responses in plants

Volume 24, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 10-16
Ryo Nakabayashi | Kazuki Saito

Ancient WGD events as drivers of key innovations in angiosperms

Volume 30, Issue , 01 April 2016, Pp 159-165
Pamela S. Soltis | Douglas E. Soltis

Alternative splicing in plants: Directing traffic at the crossroads of adaptation and environmental stress

Volume 24, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 125-135
Sergei Filichkin | Henry D. Priest | Molly Megraw | Todd C. Mockler

Crop responses to elevated CO2 and interactions with H2O, N, and temperature

Volume 31, Issue , 01 June 2016, Pp 36-43
Bruce A. Kimball

Long non-coding RNAs and their functions in plants

Volume 27, Issue , 01 October 2015, Pp 207-216
Julia A. Chekanova

New mechanistic links between sugar and hormone signalling networks

Volume 25, Issue , 01 June 2015, Pp 130-137
Karin Ljung | Jennifer L. Nemhauser | Pierdomenico Perata

Epigenetic and developmental regulation in plant polyploids

Volume 24, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 101-109
Qingxin Song | Jeffrey Z. Chen

Plant cells under siege: Plant immune system versus pathogen effectors

Volume 28, Issue , 01 December 2015, Pp 1-8
Shuta Asai | Ken Shirasu

Redundancy and specificity in jasmonate signalling

Volume 33, Issue , 01 October 2016, Pp 147-156
Andrea Chini | Selena Gimenez-Ibanez | Alain Goossens | Roberto Solano

Cues from chewing insects - the intersection of DAMPs, HAMPs, MAMPs and effectors

Volume 26, Issue , 01 August 2015, Pp 80-86
Flor E. Acevedo | Loren J. Rivera-Vega | Seung Ho Chung | Swayamjit Ray | Gary W. Felton

Cell cycle entry, maintenance, and exit during plant development

Volume 23, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 1-7
Stefanie Polyn | Alex Willems | Lieven De Veylder

Polycomb repression in the regulation of growth and development in Arabidopsis

Volume 23, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 15-24
Jun Xiao | Doris Wagner

Metabolite-based genome-wide association studies in plants

Volume 24, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 31-38
Jie Luo

Exploring mutualistic interactions between microalgae and bacteria in the omics age

Volume 26, Issue , 01 August 2015, Pp 147-153
Matthew B. Cooper | Alison G. Smith

O Cell, Where Art Thou? The mechanisms of shoot meristem patterning

Volume 23, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 91-97
Christophe Gaillochet | Gabor Daum | Jan U. Lohmann