Plant Science Today (PST; ISSN: 2348-1900; DOI: 10.14719/pst; CODEN: PSTLEH) is an open access journal devoted to publish research papers from all areas of plant science to share advances to a wider audience. Currently our user registrations are from 154 countries (see PST's country list). The journal publishes research and review papers and is indexed in Google Scholar and many other indexing/abstracting services.
The journal invites submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish:
- Original articles (research paper, short communications, etc)
- Review articles
- Conference reports
- Book reviews
Interested in submitting to this journal? We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines. Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.
Dr. K. K. Sabu
Senior Scientist, Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI), Thiruvananthapuram - 695562, India
Focus and Scope
Plant Science Today (PST) brings out research findings in all areas of plant science. It is published quarterly by the Horizon e-Publishing Group (India). PST is a peer reviewed, open access, online journal indexed by many major indexing and abstracting services. Besides full length research articles and shorter research communications, the journal publishes review articles, research data, scientific correspondence, opinions, etc.
Peer Review Process
All papers, solicited and unsolicited, will be first assessed by the Managing Editor or one of the Editors. Papers found unsuitable in terms of the overall requirements of the journal will be returned. If suitable, the manuscripts will be sent to Reviewers for detailed review. Authors of these papers will be notified of acceptance, need for revision or rejection of the paper. It may be noted that papers once rejected cannot be resubmitted.
Review details: The PST peer reviews all the material it receives. We aim to reach a first decision on all manuscripts within two or three weeks of submission.
We may screen a research article initially by reading only the abstract, so abstracts should be as complete, accurate, and clear as possible. If the work does not seem to fit in the PST, it may be better sent straight to another journal with a more specialist or local readership.
For original research articles one editor will usually take each article through from start to finish. The PST's team of research editors aims to read all of newly submitted research articles normally within two working days. If the article is potentially suitable for the PST that editor will send your article to three external peer reviewers.
We aim to reach a final decision on publication within four to six weeks of submission for all articles. If we make an offer of publication subject to revision we usually ask authors to return their articles to us within two weeks.
Accepted articles are published on http://horizonepublishing.com/journals/index.php/PST/ as they become ready.
The PST Journal will be published one volume each year. There will be four issues per volume, publishing on 1st of January, April, July and October. However, to avoid delay in publishing, the accepted manuscripts will be published as soon as they are ready by adding them to the "current" issue's Table of Contents.
ISSN, DOI AND CODEN
ISSN number: 2348 – 1900
DOI prefix: 10.14719/pst
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Our Editorial Team comprises of honorary positions such as Editor-in-Chief, Advisory Board members, Associate Editor, Section Editors, and Editorial Board members who help in reviewing the submissions received. The term of appointment is usually one year. We take maximum care to keep geographical balance while selecting members to the team. The member selection criteria include expertise in the field of interest and previous experience, if any. Those who serve as Reviewers for PST and perform well (quick and detailed reviewing) may get a preference during selection.
Other journal management, site maintenance, layout and proofread activities, etc are coordinated by Managing Editor.
See our Editorial Team