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Editor
Ying Lou, BioMed Central

Section Editors
Biochemistry and physiology
Paul Boss, CSIRO, Australia 

Genomics and evolution
Z. Jeffrey Chen, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Jim Leebens-Mack, University of Georgia, USA

Genetics and crop biotechnology
Elizabeth Jean Finnegan, CSIRO, Australia
Fabrizio Costa, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy

Plant-abiotic interactions
Grant Cramer, University of Nevada, Reno, USA 

Plant-biotic interactions
Pradeep Kachroo, University of Kentucky, USA

Reproductive biology
Chris Makaroff, Miami University, USA

Development and cell biology
Kay Schneitz, Technische Universität München, Germany

 

Deputy Section Editors
Giovanni Giuliano, ENEA, Italy
Hong-Wei Xue, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, China

Associate Editors
Biochemistry and physiology 
Magdalena Arasimowicz-Jelonek, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland
Brian Ayre, University of North Texas, USA
Roque Bru-Martinez, University of Alicante, Spain
Daniel R Bush, CSU, USA
John D'Auria, Texas Tech University, USA
Aaron Fait, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Eloise Foo, University of Tasmania, Australia
Susan I Gibson, University of Minnesota, USA
Adil Hussain, Abdul Wali Khan University, Pakistan
Giles Johnson, University of Manchester, UK
Tobias Koellner, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
James Lloyd, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
David Mackey, Ohio State, USA
Martin Robert McAinsh, Lancaster University, UK
Tomas Morosinotto, Università di Padova, Italy
Carl Ng, University College Dublin, Ireland
Matthew Paul, Rothamsted Research, UK
Zoe Popper, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Jenny Renaut, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Allan M Showalter, Ohio University, USA
Alex Valentine, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Serena Varotto, University of Padova, Italy
Albrecht von Arnim, University of Tennessee, USA
Astrid Wingler, University College Cork, Ireland
Eve Wurtele, Iowa State University, USA
Janusz Zwiazek, University of Alberta, Canada

Development and cell biology
Sureshkumar Balasubramanian, School of Biological Sciences, Australia
Clay Carter, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA
Paolo Costantino, University of Rome, Italy
Ive De Smet, Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie, Belgium
Taku Demura, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan
Marie-Theres Hauser, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna, Austria
Jinxing Lin, Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Klaus Mayer, Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany
Staffan Persson, Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany
Ulises Rosas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
Thomas Schmulling, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Przemyslaw Wojtaszek, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Genetics and crop biotechnology
Patricio Arce-Johnson, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Yuling Bai, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Amalia Barone, University of Naples, Italy
Nick Collins, University of Adelaide, Australia
Juan Jose Ferreira, SERIDA, Spain
Kristina Gruden, NIB, Slovenia
Groetz Hensel, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Germany
Xuehui Huang, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Thomas Lübberstedt, Iowa State University, USA
Ligeng Ma, Zhongguancun Life Science Park, China 
George Manganaris, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Curt McCartney, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada
Wojtek Pawlowski, Cornell University, USA
Thomas Peterson, Iowa State University, USA
Chris-Carolin C Schoen, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Wen-Hui Shen, CNRS, France
Francesco Sunseri, Universita Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy
Robert Stupar, University of Minnesota, USA
Guiliang Tang, Michigan Technological University, USA
Michela Troggio, Edmund Mach Foundation, Italy
Michel Vincentz, Tate University of Campinas, Brazil
Jianbing Yan, Huazhong Agricultural University, China
Jingjuan Yu, China Agricultural University No2., China
Runxuan Zhang, The James Hutton Institute, UK
Xiangqi Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Genomics and evolution
Erik Alexandersson, SLU Alnarp, Sweden
Abdelali Barakat, University of South Dakota, USA
Yong Qiang Gu, USDA, USA
Samuel Hazen, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Takeshi Itoh, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Japan
Yukio Kurihara, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan
Bao Liu, Northeast Normal University, China
Martin A Lysak, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Karen McGinnis, Florida State University, USA
Manoj Prasad, NIPGR, India
Stefan Rensing, University of Marburg, Germany
Nese Sreenivasulu, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Germany
Guenter Theissen, Friedrich-Schiller University, Germany
Heng Zhang, Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology/CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, China
Xiaoyu Zhang, University of Georgia, USA

Plant-abiotic interactions
Mark Aarts, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Alessandro Alboresi, University of Padova, Italy
Dario Cantu, University of California Davis, USA
Li-Song Chen, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China 
Paulo Ferreira, UFRJ, Brazil
Vasileios Fotopoulos, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Jose Gadea, IBMCP-Instituto de Biologia Molecular y Celular de Plantas, Spain
Gregory Gambetta, Institut de la Science de la Vigne et du Vin, France  
He Guangyuan, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China 
Mike Haydon, University of York, UK
Prakash Kumar, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Ramamurthy Mahalingam, Oklahoma State University, USA
Federico Martinelli, University of Palermo, Italy
Francisco J. Quintero, The Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Seville, Spain
Jose Luis Reyes, Instituto de Biotecnologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Felipe Klein Ricachenevsky, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil
Arnould Savoure, UPMC, France
Armand Seguin, Natural Resources Canada, Canada
Huazhong Shi, Texas Tech University, USA
Raul Sperotto, Centro Universitario Univates, Brazil
Laszlo Szabados, Biological Research Center, Hungary
Lam-Son Tran, RIKEN Plant Science Center, Japan
Doug Van Hoewyk, Coastal Carolina University, USA
Wen-Hao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Plant-biotic interactions
Sebastian Asurmendi, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Argentina
Malin Elfstrand, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Rene Geurts, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Jin-Ying Gou, Fudan University, China
Vincent Klink, Mississippi State University, USA
Ajjamada Kushalappa, McGill University, Canada 
Tina Kyndt, Gent University, Belgium
Dawei Li, China Agricultural University, China
Federico Martinelli, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Brigitte Mauch-Mani, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
Kirankumar Mysore, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, USA
Patrick Schäfer, University of Warwick, UK
Peer Schenk, The University of Queensland, Australia
Armand Seguin, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Canada
Junji Takabayashi, Kyoto University, Japan
Francesco Vinale, National Research Council, Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, Italy
John Yoder, University of California, USA

Reproductive biology
Anja Geitmann, University of Montreal, Canada
David Honys, Institute of Experimental Botany ASCR, Czech Republic
Wenhui Lin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Jorge Muschietti, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Imran Siddiqi, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, India
Maria von Korff, Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf, Germany

Editorial Advisors
Muhammad Ashraf, University of Agriculture, Pakistan
Alison Baker, University of Leeds, UK
Jo Ann Banks, Purdue University, USA
David Baulcombe, University of Cambridge, UK
Philip Benfey, Duke University, USA
Madan Bhattacharyya, Iowa State University, USA
James A Birchler, University of Missouri, USA
Thierry Candresse, INRA, France
Jorge Casal, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joanne Chory, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Liz L Dennis, Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization, Australia
Edward Farmer, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Pascal Gantet, Université de Montpellier, France
Erich Grotewold, The Ohio State University, USA
Maureen Hanson, Cornell University, USA
Malcolm Hawkesford, Rothamsted Research, UK
Alistair Hetherington, University of Lancaster, UK
Kenneth Keegstra, Michigan State University, USA
Beat Keller, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Darryl Kropf, University of Utah, USA
Eric Lam, Rutgers University, USA
Jane A Langdale, University of Oxford, UK
Ottoline Leyser, University of Cambridge, UK
Dina Mandoli, University of Washington, USA
Joachim Messing, Rutgers University, USA
Robert T Mullen, University of Guelph, Canada
John Ohlrogge, Michigan State University, USA
Marcel Quint, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Germany
Antoni Rafalski, DuPont Crop Genetics, USA
David E Salt, Purdue University, USA
Pamela Soltis, University of Florida, USA
Chris Somerville, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Shauna Somerville, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Gregory J Taylor, University of Alberta, Canada
Oliver Tomic, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Ted Turlings, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
David Twell, University of Leicester, UK

2016 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    3.964 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.541 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.243 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.820 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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