Section policies

Editorial

Editorial article written by one of the senior Editors

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General Articles

General articles discuss current trends in research in a field that would be of interest to readers outside the field. These include interdisciplinary topics, science policy and science administration, some aspects of the application of science and technology to human needs or the impact of science and technology on society/ecosystems/life. The articles should include an abstract, introductory paragraph, brief subheads at appropriate places, illustrations that will help a general reader, and references.

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Review Articles

Review articles are expected to survey and discuss current developments in a field. They should be well focused and organized, and avoid a general ‘textbook’ style.

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Research Articles

Research articles report research results of major significance. They should include an abstract, an introductory paragraph, and brief subheads.

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Research communications

Research communications contain important new findings that are novel and of fairly broad interest. They should include a brief abstract and an introductory paragraph. Text should may or may not be broken up under subheads.

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Research Data

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Correspondence

Correspondence includes letters that are of general interest to botanical scientists and technical comments, including those on articles or communications published in Plant Science Today within the previous six months. Short letters are preferred. Letters may be reviewed and edited.

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News

News (not exceeding 1000 words) can cover important scientific events or any other news of interest to scientists in general.

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Meeting Reports

Meeting reports (less than 1500 words) deal with highlights/technical contents of a conference/ symposium/discussion-meeting, etc. conveying to readers the significance of important advances. Reports must avoid merely listing brief accounts of topics discussed.

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Book Reviews

Book reviews (not exceeding 1500 words). Although Book Reviews are generally solicited/commissioned, unsolicited reviews will also be considered. Reviews must not merely ‘list’ brief descriptions of the contents of a book.

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Opinion

Your opinion or thoughts on any matter related to plant science

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Mini Reviews

Under Mini Reviews, short review articles of max. 5 printed pages including references can be published.

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