The 1st most cited journal in Plant Sciences
Crop Science and Horticulture publishes major discoveries within all fields of plant science, with emphasis on agricultural and horticultural, including ornamental and fruit, crops. The section’s mission is to provide a single platform to report relevant findings about crop breeding and genetics; crop ecology and physiology; crop production and management; and crop-pest management. We seek to provide a forum for articles that address the use of combinations of different techniques, including ~omics, bioinformatics, biochemistry, and biotechnology, as well as articles that synthesize information from different disciplines with the aim of delivering and expanding our knowledge to achieve the sustainable use of crop plants for food, feed, and the biobased economy. The section therefore welcomes world-class submissions in any field related to the above topics.
Comparative transcriptomic analyses that do not comply with journal replication requirements outlined in the author guidelines or that simply report a collection of differentially expressed genes will not be considered for publication.
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Crop Science and Horticulture welcomes submissions of the following article types: Correction, Editorial, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective and Review.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Crop Science and Horticulture, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Crop Science and Horticulture 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.