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

Articles Published in Recent Progress in Plant Science will be under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License, unless otherwise noted. Under this license, authors agree to make articles, including data, graphics, and supplements, legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for virtually any purpose. Any individual or institution is free to copy, distribute, reproduce, or reuse these publications, as long as the author and original source are properly cited.

Please note that the copyright is retained by the author(s).

All the papers that are published in Recent Progress in Plant Science contain the following note in the published text:

© 2021 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the conditions of the Creative Commons by Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium or format, provided the original work is correctly cited.

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