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.

Indexing: COPE.

Free Publication in 2021
Current Issue: 2021  Archive: 2020

Editorial Board

James W. Byng, PhD

1. Director and Researcher, Plant Gateway Ltd., Bradford and Kingston (UK) and The Hague (the Netherlands)

2. Research Fellow, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden (Netherlands)

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Research Interests: classification of vascular plants; angiosperms; phylogenetic relationships; morphological revisions; flora treatments; automated species recognition technology; identification of herbarium specimens; digitised images; Syzygium and Eugenia (Myrtaceae); Icacinaceae; Metteniusaceae; Dioscoreales; Malpighiales

Jean Charles Munch, Professor em

Former Chair for Soil Ecology, Technische Universität München, D-85350 Freising, Germany

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Research Interests: soil ecology; functional microbial diversity in soils; soil habitats/microsites of microorganisms; rhizosphere

M. Teresa Sanchez-Ballesta, PhD

Lab. Biotechnology and Postharvest Quality. Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition (ICTAN-CSIC), Jose Antonio Novais, 10. E-28040 Madrid, Spain

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Research Interests: biochemistry; biotechnology; bioinformatics; molecular biology; postharvest technology; fruit quality; plant physiology; food quality

Olga Maria Duarte Silva, PhD, Associate Professor

Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidade de Lisboa, Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa) Av. Professor Gama Pinto, 1649-003 Lisbon, Portugal

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Research Interests: quality; safety; mode of action; regulation; CPLP and chinese traditional herbal medicines; bioinformatics and computational biology; antidiabetic activity; antimicrobial activity; antitumor activity; antidepressant activity

Riccardo Velasco, PhD, Professor

Director of the Research Center in Viticulture and Oenology of the Council for Agricultural Research and Agricultural Economy Analysis, Conegliano, Italy

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Research Interests: agricultural sciences; molecular biology; genetics; genomics; genome editing; assisted breeding and plant biology; cereals; fruit species; vines; apple trees