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About the journal
AoB PLANTS is an open-access, online journal that has been publishing peer-reviewed articles since 2010, with an emphasis on all aspects of environmental and evolutionary plant biology …Find out more
Why submit to AoB PLANTS?
10 reasons why you should consider submitting your research to AoB PLANTS.
Open access publication charges
Our charge of $1,000 per published article is among the lowest levied by any open-access journal in the biological sciences and illustrates the commitment of AoB PLANTS to provide an economical means for rapidly publishing research to a global audience.
AoB PLANTS is committed to evaluating submitted manuscripts in a fair and transparent fashion and believes that the personal characteristics of authors should not influence how manuscripts are handled during the review process.
Island plant biology: celebrating Carlquist’s legacy
This special issue focuses on new developments in five areas of island biology: island biogeography, systematics and evolution, plant-animal interactions, global change, and conservation.
Using ideas from behavioural ecology to understand plants
This special issue focuses on how application of principles from animal behaviour can improve our ability to understand plant biology and ecology.
The role of below-ground processes in mediating plant invasions
The papers in this special issue provide novel insights into current research on soil microbial-driven belowground processes mediating plant invasions and reveal areas that should be addressed in future studies.
Previously published and under development
AoB PLANTS is committed to producing high-quality Special Issues each year on a wide range of topics in the plant sciences. Follow the link below to browse more special issues.
Fastest predators in the plant kingdom - functional morphology and biomechanics of suction traps found in the largest genus of carnivorous plants
By Simon Poppinga, Carmen Weisskopf, Anna Sophia Westermeier, Tom Masselter, and Thomas Speck
SPECIAL ISSUE - Island Plant Biology - Celebrating Carlquist's Legacy
Is heterostyly rare on oceanic islands?
By Kenta Watanabe and Takashi Sugawara
SPECIAL ISSUE - Plant Responses to Low-Oxygen Environments
Consequences of waterlogging in cotton and opportunities for mitigation of yield losses
By Ullah Najeeb, Michael P. Bange, Daniel K. Y. Tan, and Brian J. Atwell
AoB PLANTS believes that the publication and dissemination of comprehensive review articles is critical for the advancement of all areas in the plant sciences.
News and Announcements
June 2016: AoB PLANTS has received its 2015 Impact Factor score (2.079) and JCR® ranking (65/209), placing the journal at the top of the second quartile in Plant Sciences.
February 2016: Heidrun Huber (Radboud University, the Netherlands), Heather Reynolds (Indiana University) and Karina Boege (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) have joined the Editorial Board of AoB PLANTS.
September 2015: Xiangcheng Mi (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China), Sílvia Castro (University of Coimbra, Portugal), and Adrian Brennan (Durham University, UK) have joined the Editorial Board of AoB PLANTS.
July 2015: Philippine Vergeer (Wageningen University, the Netherlands) has joined the Editorial Board of AoB PLANTS.
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Evidence for rapid ecological range expansion in a newly invasive plant
By Silvia Matesanz, Tim Horgan-Kobelski, and Sonia E. Sultan
Testing models for the leaf economics spectrum with leaf and whole-plant traits in Arabidopsis thaliana
By Benjamin Blonder, François Vasseur, Cyrille Violle, Bill Shipley, Brian J. Enquist, and Denis Vile
Inter-plant communication through mycorrhizal networks mediates complex adaptive behaviour in plant communities
By Monika A. Gorzelak, Amanda K. Asay, Brian J. Pickles, and Suzanne W. Simard
Community-level impacts of white-tailed deer on understorey plants in North American forests: a meta-analysis
By Christopher W. Habeck and Alexis K. Schultz
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