Publisher of the most cited open-access journals in their fields.
Plant Systems and Synthetic Biology publishes works presenting a holistic view of the internal processes, and external cues that may modulate them, which ultimately determine plants’ characteristics; along with research applying such system-level understanding to forward-engineering plant traits.
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Plant Systems and Synthetic Biology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Correction, Editorial, Hypothesis & Theory, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review and Specialty Grand Challenge.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Plant Systems and Synthetic Biology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Plant Systems and Synthetic Biology will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Plant Science and Bioengineering and Biotechnology.