An International Journal of Plant Biology

ISSN: 0032-0935 (Print) 1432-2048 (Online)


Planta publishes timely and substantial articles on all aspects of plant biology.
We welcome original research papers on any plant species. Areas of interest include biochemistry, bioenergy, biotechnology, cell biology, development, ecological and environmental physiology, growth, metabolism, morphogenesis, molecular biology, physiology, plant-microbe interactions, structural biology, and systems biology.
Review articles summarize recent advances in topical areas of plant biology; while the section on Emerging Technologies describes the development of new methods with the potential to advance one or more areas of plant biology.

Accepted articles are published online within 2-3 weeks.

Planta’s cited half-life
(the median age of articles that were cited in a given Journal Citation Report year) is >10

Planta's Honorary Editor is Hans Mohr.

The Editors-in-Chief are Dorothea Bartels, Institut für Molekulare Physiologie und Biotechnologie der Pflanzen (IMBIO), Universität Bonn, Germany; and
Anastasios Melis, University of California, Berkeley CA USA.

5-Year Impact Factor: 3.632 (2014)
Journal Citation Reports®, Thomson Reuters

Planta has an h5-index of 46 and ranks 16th in Google Scholar’s journal category “Botany” (as of August 2014)

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