Plants is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal published semimonthly online by MDPI. The Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS), the Spanish Phytopathological Society (SEF),  the Spanish Society of Plant Physiology (SEFV), the Spanish Society of Horticultural Sciences (SECH) and the Italian Society of Phytotherapy (S.I.Fit.) are affiliated with Plants and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, PMC, PubAg, AGRIS, CAPlus / SciFinder, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Plant Sciences) / CiteScore - Q1 (Plant Science)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 15.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.1 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
Impact Factor: 4.5 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.8 (2022)
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Topic in Diversity, Ecologies, Insects, Plants, Taxonomy
Biodiversity in the Azores: A Whole Biota Assessment Topic Editors: Rosalina Gabriel, João Pedro Barreiros, Paulo A. V. Borges
Deadline: 15 August 2023
Topic in Agriculture, Bioengineering, Genes, IJMS, Plants
Genetic Engineering in Agriculture Topic Editors: Amy L. Klocko, Jianjun Chen, Haiwei Lu
Deadline: 31 August 2023
Topic in Agronomy, Diversity, Ecologies, Microorganisms, Plants
Plant-Associated Microbiota: From the Assembly to the Function Topic Editors: Alessandra Salvioli Di Fossalunga, Vincenza Cozzolino
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Topic in Agriculture, Agronomy, Crops, Plants, Viruses
Plant Virus Topic Editors: Munir Mawassi, Sergey Morozov
Deadline: 31 October 2023
Special Issue in Plants
Maintenance and Function of Biodiversity in Forests Guest Editors: Xugao Wang, Zuoqiang Yuan, Chengjin Chu
Deadline: 10 August 2023
Special Issue in Plants
Plant Phytochemicals on Crop Protection and Drug Development Guest Editors: Natália Cruz-Martins, Christophe Hano
Deadline: 20 August 2023
Special Issue in Plants
Wheat Crop Improvement (by Transgenic and Conventional Breeding Methods) Guest Editors: Mark D. Wilkinson, Ondrej Kosik
Deadline: 31 August 2023
Special Issue in Plants
Flax: A Traditional Culture with Modern Advantages Guest Editors: Anthony Quéro, Christophe Hano
Deadline: 20 September 2023
Topical Collection in Plants
Doubled Haploid Technology in Plant Breeding Collection Editor: Thomas Lübberstedt
Topical Collection in Plants
Feature Papers in Plant Physiology and Metabolism Collection Editors: John T. Hancock, Mikihisa Umehara
Topical Collection in Plants
Feature Papers in Plant Protection Collection Editors: Paula Baptista, Livy Williams
Topical Collection in Plants
Feature Papers in Plant Ecology Collection Editors: Ismael Aranda, Fernando Henrique Reboredo, Roberta Masin
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