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What are the Big Open Questions in Plant Cell Biology?

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As scientists, we are at least as excited about the open questions—the things we don’t know—as the discoveries. Science happens in the interface between known and unknown. In the review article Fifteen compelling open questions in plant cell biology, published in The Plant Cell Focus Issue on Plant…

Letter to the Editor: Recommendations for an inclusive undergraduate plant science classroom

This letter by Katelyn Butler, Carina Collins, and Jennifer Robison is the 5th 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. Butler K, Collins C, Robison J…

The Plant Cell is accepting applications for Assistant Features Editors

  Are you an early career researcher passionate about plants, writing, and science communication? The Plant Cell is accepting applications for new Assistant Features Editors (AFEs) for 2022. AFEs provide a valuable service to the journal, our authors, and the scientific community. In return,…

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…

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+…

Letter to the editor: Ready, primed, go: Ending the racism pandemic in science

This letter by Sona Pandey is the 2nd 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. Pandy, S. (2020). Ready, primed, go: Ending the racism pandemic in science.…

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…

THE PLANT CELL – TOP ARTICLES OF 2020 based on Altmetric scores

The Plant Cell is pleased to announce our Top 5 of 2020 articles based on Altmetric scores.  Altmetrics are metrics and qualitative data that are complementary to traditional, citation-based metrics. They can include (but are not limited to) peer reviews on Faculty Opinions, citations on Wikipedia and…

Focus Issue "Plant Cell Biology": Submissions due May 1, 2021

By Dolf Weijers In 2022, The Plant Cell will publish a Focus Issue on Plant Cell Biology. This will only be the second Focus Issue (FI) to be published in the journal, after the inaugural FI on the Biology of Plant Genomes, to appear in 2021. (Many years ago, the journal occasionally published…