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:

  • plant biology
  • morphology, anatomy
  • cellular biology, tissues, organs
  • plant taxonomy, systematics, phylogenetics
  • genetics, evolution, genome evolution
  • plant diversity, plant ecology, phytogeography
  • germplasm resources
  • paleobotany
  • conservation biology
  • plant physiology
  • molecular biology
  • biochemistry
  • metabolism
  • photosynthesis, respiration
  • ecophysiology
  • applied plant science
  • phytopathology
  • plant nutrition
  • agricultural plants
  • reproduction, breeding
  • biotechnology
  • medicinal plants
  • plant drug, secondary metabolites
  • horticultural plants
  • environmental protection

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.

Free Publication in 2020
Current Issue: 2020

All papers published in Recent Progress in Plant Science are published in full open access. In order to provide free access to readers, and to cover the costs of peer review, copyediting, typesetting, long-term archiving, and journal management, a paper processing charge (APC) of 300 USD (US Dollars) applies to papers accepted after peer review. Recent Progress in Plant Science will fully afford the APC in 2020. Once accepted, papers will be published totally free of charges. Please note that there is no submission charges in this journal.