Tropical Plant Biology

ISSN: 1935-9756 (Print) 1935-9764 (Online)


Tropical Plant Biology covers rapidly advancing aspects of tropical plant biology including physiology, evolution, development, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, genomics, genomic ecology, and molecular breeding. It presents articles of original research and review articles and publishes occasional special issues focused on a single tropical crop species or breakthrough. Tropical Plant Biology fills a void in current publications; it is the singular, major journal specifically aimed at reporting advances in the science of all tropical plant related fields. It is a repository of knowledge intended for use by geneticists, physiologists, agronomists, breeders, other scientists, and managers to develop improved plants and practices to increase crop productivity and utilization.2011 Unofficial Impact Factor*: 1.297* Unofficial Impact Factors: For journals that have not been tracked for long enough to have an Impact Factor, or are not yet tracked by Thomson Reuters(ISI), it is nonetheless possible to calculate a unofficial Impact Factor, which we have done for this journal.The unofficial 2011 Impact Factor was established by taking the number of times articles published in 2009 - 2010 were cited in 2011 (based on a search of Cross Ref database), and dividing by the number of articles published in 2009-2010.

Praise for Tropical Plant BiologyMichael Freeling, Professor, University of California, Berkeley, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 'So much of evolutionary innovation happened in the tropics, and is still happening. In plants, so often the basal genera of successful lineages-- the out-groups-- are represented today by a few tropical species, and understanding these is necessary to understand origins, and the biological meanings within our ever-growing sequence databases. Additionally, there are so many economically important tropical species. It is my pleasure to endorse the niche journal , Tropical Plant Biology as a timely and useful addition to our biology journals and the Springer family. The leadership of Ray Ming and Paul Moore, co Editors-in-Chief should ensure high quality at the launch. I'm looking forward to pointing my browser at Tropical Plant Biology.' Steven D. Tanksley, Professor, Cornell University, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA“Tropical species represent a major part of agricultural and international trade. As genomic sequencing and the tools of genomics spread to tropical species, there will be the need for a high quality journal to handle the many reports that will be forthcoming. Tropical Plant Biology is posed to fill this niche and should thus be highly successful.”

7 Volumes 22 Issues 137 Articles available from 2008 - 2014

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