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Aims and scope
Plant Methods is an open access, peer-reviewed journal for the plant research community that encompasses all aspects of technological innovation in the plant sciences.
The goal of this journal is to stimulate the development and adoption of new and improved techniques and research tools and, where appropriate, to promote consistency of methodologies for better integration of data from different laboratories.
Plant Methods Editor-in-Chief
Ute Roessner , Editor-in-Chief
University of Melbourne
Ute Roessner is currently an Associate Professor of Plant Biochemistry in the School of BioSciences, The University of Melbourne, Australia. She is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, the Deputy Head of School, a Node Leader of Metabolomics Australia and the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. She is also currently the President (elect) of the International Metabolomics Society. Her research interests mainly focus on applying metabolomics and lipidomics tools to investigate the responses of plants to abiotic and biotic stressors with an aim to idenfiy novel mechanisms plants, and in particular crops, employ to cope with these stresses. More recently her research has focussed on developing novel approaches for tissue- and cell component specific omics techniques allowing more spatially and temporally resolved analysis of different plant tissues.
Annual Journal Metrics
62 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
53 days to first decision for all manuscripts
149 days from submission to acceptance
11 days from acceptance to publication
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