Recent Progress in Plant Science (RPPS) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. It covers all scientific studies in the field of plant, provides succinct updates, opinions and discussions on the most current research. Work at any scale, from fundamental plant science such as plant biology, plant physiology to applied plant science, is welcomed.
Topics contain but are not limited to:
It publishes a variety of article types: original research, review, communication, opinion, case report, study protocol, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc.
There is no restriction on paper length, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.
We sincerely welcome Prof. Riccardo Velasco from Research Center in Viticulture and Oenology of the Council for Agricultural Research and Agricultural Economy Analysis, Conegliano, Italy, to join the Editorial Board of Recent Progress in Plant Science. Prof. Velasco’s research focuses on the genome projects of fruit species, while previously he worked mainly on cereals. The main projects on the genomics of vines, apple trees and other fruit trees have produced numerous genomes used to support assisted genetic improvement. Applied genomics programs have constituted the most profitable innovation in the field of genetic improvement in vines and apple trees. More recently he has engaged in new generation breeding producing several works in which genes of resistance to major pathogens and protocols dedicated to genome editing have been identified.
We appreciate Prof. Velasco for his participation and support.
We sincerely welcome Prof. Jean Charles Munch, em. from former Chair for Soil Ecology, Technische Universität München, D-85350 Freising, Germany, to join the Editorial Board of Recent Progress in Plant Science. Prof. Munch’s research area in soil ecology is functional microbial diversity in soils. The extremely complex and multifaceted communities present in soils are only being fully analyzed now thanks to developments in genomics, metabolomics and proteomics as well as in their functioning and development thanks to the progress in non-destructive physical and chemical soil analysis at several scales, from soil units down to microsites. The aim of his research is to gain an understanding of how to control and make increased use of selected microbial functions.
We appreciate Prof. Munch for his participation and support.
We sincerely welcome Dr. James W. Byng from Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, Netherlands, to join the Editorial Board of Recent Progress in Plant Science. Dr. Byng’s research focuses on the classification of vascular plants, in particular angiosperms. This includes reconstruction of their phylogenetic relationships and preparing morphological revisions and flora treatments. In addition, Dr. Byng is developing automated species recognition (‘deep learning’) technology to expediate identification of herbarium specimens using digitised images. Research groups include, but are not limited to: Syzygium and Eugenia (Myrtaceae), Icacinaceae, Metteniusaceae, Dioscoreales and Malpighiales.
We appreciate Dr. Byng for his participation and support.
Recent Progress in Plant Science welcomes the following types of articles: original research, review, communication, opinion, case report, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc. There is no restriction on the length of the papers, color figures, supplementary file types. More details please see Instructions for Authors.