Call for Papers: The Plant Cell Focus Issue on Cell Biology


Plants have been a source of fundamental discoveries on the nature, organization, and function of cells, from the first description of cells to the dissection of the secretory system, and from insights into the role of the cytoskeleton and cell wall in morphogenesis to the discovery of novel membrane-less organelles.

This Focus Issue of The Plant Cell will celebrate the many insights into cell biology that have been gained through studying plants. We are commissioning reviews and seek from the community submission of primary research papers that present new data of special significance in cell biology. Authors interested in contributing should indicate this in the cover letter when submitting papers online at

Editors: Dolf Weijers, Magdalena Bezanilla, Liwen Jiang, Adrienne Roeder, and Mary Williams

Deadline for Submission: May 1, 2021

Publication: January 2022

Please select “Cell Biology” from the Focus Issue list in the online submission system. Articles published in The Plant Cell on this topic within 1 year before and after the Focus Issue publication date will be collected in an online Focus Collection.

For more information:

  • Dolf Weijers (
  • Magdalena Bezanilla (
  • Liwen Jiang (
  • Adrienne Roeder (
  • Mary Williams (