Jasmonates are a family of compounds including jasmonic acid and its derivatives that regulate many plant processes from germination to defense. The Journal of Experimental Botany has a special issue on jasmonate research, which commemorates the advances in this field in the ten years since the JAZ proteins were identified. The open access editorial overview by Zhu and Napier (10.1093/jxb/erx068) provides an excellent overview of this topic that is well worth reading. Several additional review articles cover the jasmonates from signaling to transcriptional responses to their roles in development and defense. J. Exp. Bot.