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About The Plant Genome

The Plant Genome is an international, open-access, electronic journal published by the Crop Science Society of America. The goal of The Plant Genome is to provide the readership with a short submission-to-online publication of the latest advances and breakthroughs in plant genomics research.


     International editorial board;

     Open access format for all articles;

     Expedited review process with average time from submission to final decision of 61 days;

     Timely publication on the journal's First Look and Just Published pages.

     Competitive impact factor and Thomson Reuters ranking -- 4.659; ranked 16th out of 196 Plant Science journals.


The Plant Genome publishes original research investigating all aspects of plant genomics. Technical breakthroughs reporting improvements in the efficiency and speed of acquiring and interpreting plant genomics data are welcome.

Short articles (usually 4 printed pages or less) concerned with experimental techniques, database descriptions, method improvements, new analytical equipment, computational tools or other breakthroughs that significantly improve genomic data acquisition and analysis will be accepted for review as Science Notes. Science Notes may also describe novel findings that do not require extensive background or discussion. The journal also publishes invited review articles and perspectives that offer insight and commentary on recent advances in genomics and their potential for agronomic improvement.

The editorial board gives preference to novel reports that use innovative genomic applications that advance our understanding of plant biology that may have applications to crop improvement.

Impact Factor: 4.659

Online ISSN: 1940-3372


Instructions to authors can be found at All papers, whether invited or volunteered, are subject to review. Additional details on requirements for articles are available on the web site. Appeals of decision by the editorial board are handled by the CSSA editor-in-chief.



Business and editorial offices at ACSESS, 5585 Guilford Rd., Madison, WI 53711-5801.
Phone: (608) 273-8080; Fax: (608) 273-2021;


Copyright © 2015 by the Crop Science Society of America, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this periodical may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.

Opinions and conclusions expressed by authors are their own and are not considered as those of the Crop Science Society of America, its staff, its members, or its advertisers. Advertisements in this publication do not constitute an endorsement of the product. Trade names are sometimes mentioned in papers published in this journal. No endorsement of those products by the publisher is intended, nor is any criticism implied of similar products not mentioned.