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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the scope of the journal Plant Phenomics?

Plant Phenomics publishes novel research that can advance all aspects of plant phenotyping in whole plant or cellular levels through novel mathematical and computational technologies in phenotypic data analyses. For more information, visit the Mission and Scope page.

What is the word limit for a submission?

For word limits and other guidelines based on article type, visit the Information for Authors page.

What kinds of content does the journal publish?

The journal publishes research articles, reviews, perspectives, and editorials on a continuous basis. For more information, visit the IInformation for Authors page.

How can I submit to the journal?

Submitting a manuscript is easy. Instructions on how to submit your research can be found on the Information for Authors page. The journal’s submission system can be found here.

If your manuscript is on bioRxiv, you can also directly transfer it to our submission system.

Is there a fee to submit or publish in the journal?

There is no submission fee. There is an article processing charge (APC) for accepted papers. However, from 2018-2021, all APCs will be paid by Nanjing Agricultural University. Authors whose work is accepted for publication in Plant Phenomics before January 1, 2022 will therefore not be responsible for paying APCs.

Is the journal open access?

Plant Phenomics is an open access (OA) journal, which means that articles can be read by anyone, anywhere and at anytime.

What kind of license or copyright policy does the journal use?

All Plant Phenomics content publishes under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). While Nanjing Agricultural University holds an exclusive license to the content, the author(s) hold copyright and retain the right to publish.

What is Research’s digital archiving policy?

Plant Phenomics is archived in Portico, which provides permanent archiving for electronic scholarly journals, as well as via the LOCKSS initiative. Plant Phenomics operates a fully open access publishing model which allows open global access to its published content.

Where is the journal indexed?

Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI)

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

What is the journal’s ISSN?

Plant Phenomics online ISSN is 2643-6515.

What is the relationship between Plant Phenomics and Science?

Plant Phenomics is part of the Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program. The program is run by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the nonprofit publisher of the Science family of journals. The SPJ program features high-quality, online-only open access publications produced in collaboration with international research institutions, foundations, funders and societies. While Plant Phenomics and Science share the same publisher and best practices they operate on separate submission and publication platforms and Plant Phenomics is editorially independent, run by Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU).

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