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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 Section Editors discuss what is required to ensure that research meets the requirement of scientific soundness.

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Call for papers: Genome editing in plants

BMC Plant Biology is currently accepting submissions to a thematic series entitled "Genome editing in plants".


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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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Grant Cramer, Section Editor

I am a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno. I am actively working at the international level to develop cooperation amongst grape scientists and at the local level to establish a grape and wine industry in the dry desert climates of Nevada.

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Portable Peer Review

The editors of BMC Plant Biology support initiatives that expedite the peer review process and are happy to consider manuscripts that have been reviewed in Peerage of Science. Please indicate in your cover letter if this applies to your manuscript.

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