Plants is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal published monthly online by MDPI. The Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS), the Spanish Phytopathological Society (SEF),  the Spanish Society of Plant Physiology (SEFV), the Spanish Society of Horticultural Sciences (SECH) and the Italian Society of Phytotherapy (S.I.Fit.) are affiliated with Plants and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, PMC, AGRICOLA, AGRIS, CAPlus / SciFinder, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Plant Sciences) / CiteScore - Q2 (Plant Science)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 12.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.4 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
Impact Factor: 3.935 (2020)
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Topic in Plants, Microorganisms
Mechanisms of Resistance to Plant Diseases Editors-in-Chief: Attila L. Ádám, Lorant Király
Deadline: 31 October 2021
Topic in Applied Sciences, Foods, Plants
Frontiers in Phytochemicals Editors-in-Chief: Marcello Iriti, Sara Vitalini
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Topic in Agriculture, Agronomy, Plants, Horticulturae
Physiological and Molecular Characterization of Crop Tolerance to Abiotic Stresses Editors-in-Chief: Pirjo Mäkelä, Mercè Llugany, Peter A. Roussos, Mumtaz Cheema
Deadline: 1 May 2022
Special Issue in Plants
Plant-Microbe Interactions Guest Editors: Michelina Ruocco, Maurilia Maria Monti
Deadline: 31 July 2021
Special Issue in Plants
Grapevine–Cooperation and Struggle with Microbial Residents Guest Editors: Tomislav Radić, Katarina Hančević
Deadline: 1 August 2021
Special Issue in Plants
Advances in Functional Genomics of Plant Cell Wall Metabolism Guest Editors: Ahmed Faik, Michael Held
Deadline: 15 August 2021
Special Issue in Plants
Applied Time-Domain NMR and MRI to Plants Research Guest Editor: Maja Musse
Deadline: 31 August 2021
Topical Collection in Plants
New Trends in Plant Science in Italy Collection Editors: Claudio Moser, Massimo Galbiati
Topical Collection in Plants
New Trends in Plant Science in China Collection Editors: Ming Chen, Dijun Chen
Topical Collection in Plants
Feature Papers in Plant Ecology Collection Editors: Ismael Aranda, Fernando Henrique Reboredo, Roberta Masin
Topical Collection in Plants
Plant Morphofunctional and Evolutionary Traits under a Climate Change Scenario Collection Editors: Luigi Sanita' di Toppi, Howard S. Neufeld, Yasutomo Hoshika, Mirwais Qaderi
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