Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences (CRIT REV PLANT SCI)

Publisher: Chemical Rubber Company, Taylor & Francis

Journal description

The journal focuses on presenting in-depth and up-to-date reviews of timely subjects in the broad discipline of plant science. Topics include molecular biology-biochemistry, cell biology, plant physiology, genetics, classical botany, ecology, as well as practical agricultural applications.

Current impact factor: 5.44

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 5.442
2013 Impact Factor 5.292
2012 Impact Factor 4.356
2011 Impact Factor 4.659
2010 Impact Factor 3.821
2009 Impact Factor 4.769
2008 Impact Factor 6.206
2007 Impact Factor 4.477
2006 Impact Factor 3.4
2005 Impact Factor 3.467
2004 Impact Factor 3.525
2003 Impact Factor 3.641
2002 Impact Factor 3.697
2001 Impact Factor 3.388
2000 Impact Factor 3.422
1999 Impact Factor 5.448
1998 Impact Factor 6.625
1997 Impact Factor 4.606
1996 Impact Factor 4.25
1995 Impact Factor 5.423
1994 Impact Factor 4.146
1993 Impact Factor 3.933
1992 Impact Factor 3.324

Impact factor over time

Impact factor
Year

Additional details

5-year impact 5.98
Cited half-life 9.80
Immediacy index 1.10
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 1.71
Website Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences website
Other titles Critical reviews in plant sciences, Chemical Rubber Company critical reviews in plant sciences, C.R.C. critical reviews in plant sciences, CRC critical reviews in plant sciences
ISSN 0735-2689
OCLC 8901777
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

Taylor & Francis

  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author can archive a post-print version
  • Conditions
    • Some individual journals may have policies prohibiting pre-print archiving
    • On author's personal website or departmental website immediately
    • On institutional repository or subject-based repository after either 12 months embargo
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • On a non-profit server
    • Published source must be acknowledged
    • Must link to publisher version
    • Set statements to accompany deposits (see policy)
    • The publisher will deposit in on behalf of authors to a designated institutional repository including PubMed Central, where a deposit agreement exists with the repository
    • STM: Science, Technology and Medicine
    • Publisher last contacted on 25/03/2014
    • This policy is an exception to the default policies of 'Taylor & Francis'
  • Classification
    green

Publications in this journal


  • No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences
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    ABSTRACT: The present review of gas-exchange studies conducted in rainfed or irrigated field conditions clearly indicates that stomatal conductance (g s) of major crops has been inadvertently increased in the last 50 to 80 years as higher yields were being reached through conventional plant breeding. These findings suggest that high g s rates are critical to optimum growth and yield of modern crops, in particular to crop growth rate (CGR) during seed formation and filling. Several hypotheses are presented that may account for this increase. This review also includes studies in which increases in g s were documented for genetically-engineered plants. However, field evaluations of their gas-exchange performance remain sparse. The main finding of this review is that higher rates of g s should be sought, as we forego the usual consideration of crop plants as single organisms losing water, but rather acknowledge that water does exit a crop canopy along a Soil Plant Atmosphere Continuum (SPAC). In non-limiting or moderately-limiting soil water conditions, high yields are generated by an active SPAC that requires sustained levels of g s. In conditions of high evaporative demand, as in summer afternoons, sustained g s allows for cooler canopies with no mid-day depression in photosynthesis as CO2 remains able to diffuse in the leaf through stomata.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2015 · Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences