The Plant Cell (PLANT CELL)

Publisher: American Society of Plant Physiologists; American Society of Plant Biologists, American Society of Plant Biologists

Journal description

The Plant Cell, which is published monthly (one volume per year) by the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), is in its 13th year of publication. Within three years of its initial publication, The Plant Cell ranked first in impact among journals publishing primary research in the plant sciences. It has continued to maintain this standard of excellence ever since. The Plant Cell was founded on four key tenets: (1) to publish the most exciting, cutting-edge research in plant cellular and molecular biology, (2) to provide the most rapid turn-around time possible for reviewing and publishing a research paper, (3) to feature the highest quality reproduction of data, and (4) to provide, in the front section of the journal, a more interactive format for commentaries, opinion pieces, and the exchange of information and ideas in review articles, meeting reports, and insightful overviews of featured research papers. Moreover, our all-review issues, each of which focuses on a specific area of plant biology, are highly regarded teaching and reference tools. Those highlighting Plant-Microbe Interactions and Plant Vegetative Development are available for purchase by individuals.

Current impact factor: 9.58

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 9.575
2012 Impact Factor 9.251
2011 Impact Factor 8.987
2010 Impact Factor 9.396
2009 Impact Factor 9.293
2008 Impact Factor 9.296
2007 Impact Factor 9.653
2006 Impact Factor 9.868
2005 Impact Factor 11.088
2004 Impact Factor 11.295
2003 Impact Factor 10.679
2002 Impact Factor 10.751
2001 Impact Factor 11.081
2000 Impact Factor 11.093
1999 Impact Factor 10.463
1998 Impact Factor 11.757
1997 Impact Factor 9.709

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 10.13
Cited half-life 8.00
Immediacy index 1.53
Eigenfactor 0.09
Article influence 3.80
Website Plant Cell Online, The website
Other titles Plant cell online., The Plant cell
ISSN 1040-4651
OCLC 18424872
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

American Society of Plant Biologists

  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author can archive a post-print version
  • Conditions
    • On author's personal website and institutional repository
    • State that pre-print is under review/accepted
    • Remove pre-print on publication and replace with toll-free link to publisher version
    • If funding agency rules apply, authors may post articles in PubMed Central 12 months after publication
    • Must link to publisher version, toll-free link provided
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • Publisher last reviewed on 25/03/2014
  • Classification
    ​ green

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Proper control of immune-related gene expression is crucial for the host to launch an effective defense response. Perception of microbe-associated molecular patterns (MAMPs) induces rapid and profound transcriptional reprogramming via unclear mechanisms. Here, we show that ASR3 (ARABIDOPSIS SH4-RELATED3) functions as a transcriptional repressor and plays a negative role in regulating pattern-triggered immunity (PTI) in Arabidopsis thaliana. ASR3 belongs to a plant-specific trihelix transcription factor family for which functional studies are lacking. MAMP treatments induce rapid phosphorylation of ASR3 at threonine 189 via MPK4, a mitogen-activated protein kinase that negatively regulates PTI responses downstream of multiple MAMP receptors. ASR3 possesses transcriptional repressor activity via its ERF-associated amphiphilic repression motifs and negatively regulates a large subset of flg22-induced genes. Phosphorylation of ASR3 by MPK4 enhances its DNA binding activity to suppress gene expression. Importantly, the asr3 mutant shows enhanced disease resistance to virulent bacterial pathogen infection, whereas transgenic plants overexpressing the wild-type or phospho-mimetic form of ASR3 exhibit compromised PTI responses. Our studies reveal a function of the trihelix transcription factors in plant innate immunity and provide evidence that ASR3 functions as a transcriptional repressor regulated by MAMP-activated MPK4 to fine-tune plant immune gene expression. © 2015 American Society of Plant Biologists. All rights reserved.
    The Plant Cell 03/2015; 27(3). DOI:10.1105/tpc.114.134809
  • The Plant Cell 03/2015; 27(3). DOI:10.1105/tpc.15.00197
  • The Plant Cell 03/2015; 27(3). DOI:10.1105/tpc.15.00177
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    ABSTRACT: Organ growth involves the coordination of cell proliferation and cell growth with differentiation. Endoreduplication is correlated with the onset of cell differentiation and with cell and organ size, but little is known about the molecular mechanisms linking cell and organ growth with endoreduplication. We have previously demonstrated that the ubiquitin receptor DA1 influences organ growth by restricting cell proliferation. Here, we show that DA1 and its close family members DAR1 and DAR2 are redundantly required for endoreduplication during leaf development. DA1, DAR1, and DAR2 physically interact with the transcription factors TCP14 and TCP15, which repress endoreduplication by directly regulating the expression of cell-cycle genes. We also show that DA1, DAR1, and DAR2 modulate the stability of TCP14 and TCP15 proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetic analyses demonstrate that DA1, DAR1, and DAR2 function in a common pathway with TCP14/15 to regulate endoreduplication. Thus, our findings define an important genetic and molecular mechanism involving the ubiquitin receptors DA1, DAR1, and DAR2 and the transcription factors TCP14 and TCP15 that links endoreduplication with cell and organ growth. © 2015 American Society of Plant Biologists. All rights reserved.
    The Plant Cell 03/2015; 27(3). DOI:10.1105/tpc.114.132274
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    ABSTRACT: Plant circadian clocks that oscillate autonomously with a roughly 24-h period are entrained by fluctuating light and temperature and globally regulate downstream genes in the field. However, it remains unknown how punctual internal time produced by the circadian clock in the field is and how it is affected by environmental fluctuations due to weather or daylength. Using hundreds of samples of field-grown rice (Oryza sativa) leaves, we developed a statistical model for the expression of circadian clock-related genes integrating diurnally entrained circadian clock with phase setting by light, both responses to light and temperature gated by the circadian clock. We show that expression of individual genes was strongly affected by temperature. However, internal time estimated from expression of multiple genes, which may reflect transcriptional regulation of downstream genes, is punctual to 22 min and not affected by weather, daylength, or plant developmental age in the field. We also revealed perturbed progression of internal time under controlled environment or in a mutant of the circadian clock gene GIGANTEA. Thus, we demonstrated that the circadian clock is a regulatory network of multiple genes that retains accurate physical time of day by integrating the perturbations on individual genes under fluctuating environments in the field. © 2015 American Society of Plant Biologists. All rights reserved.
    The Plant Cell 03/2015; 27(3). DOI:10.1105/tpc.114.135582