Entries by Nancy Eckardt

Letter to the editor: Creating supportive environments in academia for Black scientists to thrive

This letter by Kevin Cox, Kiona Elliott, and Taylor Harris is the 4th in our series on diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM disciplines. Read the editorial call for letters here: Sowing the seeds of equity and diversity in academia and STEM disciplines. Cox KL Jr, Elliott KR, Harris TM (2021) Creating supportive environments in […]

Letter to the editor: Challenges facing LGBTQ+ early-career scientists and how to engage in changing the status quo

This letter by Sterling Field and Alex Rajewski is the 3rd in our series on diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM disciplines. Read the editorial call for letters here: Sowing the seeds of equity and diversity in academia and STEM disciplines. Field S, Rajewski A (2021). Challenges facing LGBTQ+ early-career scientists and how to engage […]

Letter to the editor: Planting equity: Using what we know to cultivate growth as a plant biology community

This letter by Beronda Montgomery is the 1st in our series on diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM disciplines. Read the editorial call for letters here: Sowing the seeds of equity and diversity in academia and STEM disciplines. Montgomery, BL (2020). Planting equity: Using what we know to cultivate growth as a plant biology community. […]

Easy PDF submission at The Plant Cell

YES, you can submit a single PDF of your manuscript with your figures (and supplemental data) to The Plant Cell at first submission! We’ve realized that authors may not be aware of this, although it has been possible for some years. During submission you will notice that there are only two files required: a cover […]

The Plant Cell Is Accepting Applications for Assistant Features Editors

The Plant Cell has several openings for new Assistant Features Editors (AFEs) in 2020. AFEs provide a valuable service to the journal, our authors, and the scientific community. In return, AFEs receive experience in writing and communicating scientific findings to a wide audience, as well as networking and learning about the workings of The Plant […]

EDITORIAL The Plant Cell celebrates 30 years of publishing the best work in plant biology

By Sabeeha S. Merchant, Nancy A. Eckardt and Nancy Winchester As Bob Goldberg, founding editor, noted upon the 20th anniversary of The Plant Cell in 2009 (Vol. 21, pp. 3–12), 1989 was a year of major change: not just for the world (“the Iron Curtain came down, the Berlin Wall crumbled, the Cold War ended…”), […]

Exploring Pollen Patterns to Learn How Cells Create Distinct Domains

Lee et al. identify a protein involved in pollen aperture development and the formation of distinct membrane domains in microspores. https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.18.00442  By Byung Ha Lee and Anna Dobritsa Background: Pollen grains are famous for their ability to develop various intricate patterns on their surfaces. One type of patterns common to the pollen grains of most plant […]