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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…

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…

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…

Press Release (Chinese) for IbBBX24 Promotes the Jasmonic Acid Pathway and Enhances Fusarium Wilt Resistance in Sweet Potato

Plant cell∣中国农大何绍贞、刘庆昌教授课题组在甘薯蔓割病抗性机理研究中取得突破性进展 近日,国际著名植物学期刊The Plant Cell在线发表了中国农业大学农学院、农业农村部甘薯生物学与生物技术重点实验室何绍贞/刘庆昌教授课题组题为“IbBBX24…

THE PLANT CELL Welcomes New Assistant Features Editors

The Plant Cell welcomes 12 new Assistant Features Editors (AFEs) for 2020. They join six continuing AFEs who started in 2019. We would also like to thank all of the original AFEs who stepped down from the editorial board in 2018-2019, who helped us to establish the program and provided valuable input…

New Teaching Tool, "Computational Microscopy: Revealing Molecular Mechanisms in Plants Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations"

We’re excited to annouce the publication of The Plant Cell‘s latest Teaching Tool, “Computational Microscopy: Revealing Molecular Mechanisms in Plants Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations,” by Jiangyan Feng, Jiming Chen, Balaji Selvam, and Diwakar Shukla. Available without subscription at The…

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…

Gene Responsible for Lutein Esterification in Bread Wheat Identified

Researchers have identified and confirmed the gene responsible for lutein esterification in bread wheat. The activity of this gene controls the timing of esterification in grain, which is related to storage and nutritional qualities of bread wheat and other grains. Researchers Jacinta Watkins and Barry…