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About The Plant Genome


The Plant Genome is an international, open-access, electronic journal published by the Crop Science Society of America. The goal of The Plant Genome is to provide the readership with a short submission-to-online publication of the latest advances and breakthroughs in plant genomics research.

The Plant Genome publishes original research investigating all aspects of plant genomics. Technical breakthroughs reporting improvements in the efficiency and speed of acquiring and interpreting plant genomics data are welcome.

Short articles (usually 4 printed pages or less) concerned with experimental techniques, database descriptions, method improvements, new analytical equipment, computational tools or other breakthroughs that significantly improve genomic data acquisition and analysis will be accepted for review as Science Notes. Science Notes may also describe novel findings that do not require extensive background or discussion. The journal also publishes invited review articles and perspectives that offer insight and commentary on recent advances in genomics and their potential for agronomic improvement.

The editorial board gives preference to novel reports that use innovative genomic applications that advance our understanding of plant biology that may have applications to crop improvement.


      Support a not-for-profit scientific Society that is rooted in the scientific community.    

      International editorial board

     Open access format for all articles

     Timely review and publication | Within days of submission, we'll decide whether or not to send your paper through review. For papers that are reviewed, the average time from submission to first decision is about 45 days. Papers are posted with days after acceptance on the journal's First Look page. 

     Competitive impact factor and Thomson Reuters ranking -- 2.736; ranked 48 out of 211 Plant Science journals.


Impact Factor: 2.736

5-Year Impact Factor: 4.848

Eigenfactor: 0.00292

Indexing coverage: PubMed, DOAJ, SCOPUS, Agricola, Web of Science, Chemical Abstracts Service, ProQuest, CAB Abstracts, BIOSIS, Google Scholar, and more.

Acceptance rate: 43%


Instructions to authors can be found at https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/authors. All papers, whether invited or volunteered, are subject to review. Additional details on requirements for articles are available on the web site. Appeals of decision by the editorial board are handled by the CSSA editor-in-chief.

Open Access: All articles published in The Plant Genome are made immediately available worldwide under an open access, CC BY-NC ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). This license permits noncommercial copying and redistribution of articles with proper attribution, and prohibits distribution of derivative content.

This means:
-everyone has free and unlimited access to the full text of all articles published in The Plant Genome, and 
-everyone is free to re-use the published material if proper accreditation/citation of the original publication is given.
-open access publication is supported by the authors’ institutions or research funding agencies by payment of a publication fee for accepted articles.

Important note: Some articles may contain figures, tables, or text taken from other publications, for which this publisher does not hold the copyright or the right to re-license the published material. Please note that you should inquire with the original copyright holder (usually the original publisher or authors), whether or not this material can be reused.

Online ISSN: 1940-3372



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Opinions and conclusions expressed by authors are their own and are not considered as those of the Crop Science Society of America, its staff, its members, or its advertisers. Advertisements in this publication do not constitute an endorsement of the product. Trade names are sometimes mentioned in papers published in this journal. No endorsement of those products by the publisher is intended, nor is any criticism implied of similar products not mentioned.