Editorial: Introducing Plant Direct

Editor-in-Chief Ivan Baxter introduces the new journal Plant Direct, “a new journal from Wiley and the societies behind Plant Physiology, The Plant Journal, and The Plant Cell” [that is, the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) and Society for Experimental Biology (SEB)]. This new Open Access journal is a “sound science” journal, which means that manuscripts will be judged by “whether the experiments and analysis are performed to an acceptable technical standard and described in adequate detail in standard English, how well the conclusions are supported by the data, and whether the manuscript and contents meet all ethical and research integrity standards.” EiC Baxter is also eager to hear suggestions and commentary about the practices of this new journal. Send feedback to @PlantDirectJ and join the discussions at the Plant Direct network on Plantae.org. Plant Direct 10.1002/pld3.1