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Omics technologies and applications in horticultural crops

Guest Edited by Yunpeng Cao and Mohammad Shah Jahan

Crop breeding for drought stress tolerance

Guest Edited by Mostafa Abdelrahman, Ahmad M. Alqudah, Vijay Gahlaut and Daoquan Xiang

Plant synthetic biology: advances in fundamental research and applications

Guest Edited by Jemaa Essemine, Saroj Kumar Sah and Qinlong Zhu

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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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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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Climate Change

Understanding the impact of climate change and exploring potential solutions to this global threat is more important than ever. 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Valuable data often go unpublished when they could be helping to progress science.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 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 4.3
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 5.2
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.253
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.103

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 14
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 134

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 3,148,425
    Altmetric mentions: 1,056

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