Understanding plants is crucial to managing and maintaining a sustainable biosphere and securing humankind's well-being. Frontiers in Plant Science publishes research investigating plants’ form, function, development, diversity, reproduction, evolution, uses, and environmental interactions.
Short Name: Front. Plant Sci.
Electronic ISSN: 1664-462X
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Frontiers in Plant Science is composed of the following Specialty Sections:
The specialty sections of Frontiers in Plant Science welcome submission of the following tier 1 articles: Book Review, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology Report.
When submitting a manuscript to Frontiers in Plant Science, authors must submit the material directly to one of the specialty sections. Manuscripts are peer reviewed by the associate and review editors of the respective specialty section.
Articles published in the specialty sections above will be subject to the Frontiers evaluation 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 prestigious Frontiers Focused Review - a tier 2 article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in the 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.