Brian G. Forde is currently Professor of Environmental Plant Biotechnology at the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, in the UK.
“There is an old saying that everyone has a book in them, and although this seems over-optimistic, I like to think that every scientist (or at least every lab) has at least one methodology paper in them. So if you personally have never considered writing a methodology paper before, why not think about it now?
New techniques are an important catalyst for progress in any scientific discipline – and it is no coincidence that many of the most highly cited papers in the scientific literature are methodology papers. Plant Methods welcomes pre-submission enquiries, so if you have an idea for a paper or perhaps a review, get in touch with the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss its suitability.”
Brian G. Forde