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Call for papers: Biocontrol strategies - An Eco-smart tool for integrated pest & diseases management

BMC Microbiology, BMC Plant Biology and BMC Biotechnology jointly welcome submissions to the cross-journal Collection on biocontrol strategies. Supporting SDG2 on achieving Zero hunger, biocontrol of plant-insect pests and diseases is considered one of the most important and current challenges our society faces for eco-sustainability. Click to read more.

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Evolutionary history of an east-Asian Laurel: Establishment of the subtropical evergreen broad-leafed forests was facilitated by heightened precipitation in during the early Miocene. 

Varying response to abiotic stress: Cross-species transcriptomic analyses reveals genes with opposite responses to common abiotic stresses between Arabidopsis, rice and barley.

New Content ItemA new software for 3D root phenotyping: 3D phenotyping of rice root system architecture is now very easy with the newly developed software, RSAtrace3D. 

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BMC Plant Biology is looking for new Editorial Board Members

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What makes for sound science?

The inclusive threshold policy for publication in BMC journals including BMC Plant Biology means that editorial decisions are largely based on the soundness of the research presented rather than the novelty or potential impact of the work. Here our Editors discuss what is required to ensure that research meets the requirement of scientific soundness.

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Aims and scope

BMC Plant Biology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of plant biology, including molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and whole organism research.

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High-resolution imaging and genomic technologies are changing the way we view the environment, cells, chromosomes and molecules. Here we share recent highlights from the BMC Series journals.

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Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science. Hence, the BMC Series introduced Data notes, a short article type allowing you to describe your data and publish them to make your data easier to find, cite and share.

You can publish your data in BMC Genomic Data (genomic, transcriptomic and high-throughput genotype data) or in BMC Research Notes (data from across all natural and clinical sciences). 

More information about our unique article type can be found on the BMC Genomic Data and BMC Research Notes journal websites. 

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    5.260 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    5.761 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.435 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.117 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    45 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    49 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    2,762,315 Downloads (2021)
    1,690 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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