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Journal of Plant Physiology

Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 1761617
Publisher: Elsevier BV
History: 1979, 1984-1989, 1991-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Journal of Plant Physiology

Impact Factor


Impact Factor


Impact Factor



The Journal of Plant Physiology is a broad-spectrum journal that welcomes high-quality submissions in all major areas of plant physiology, including plant biochemistry, functional biotechnology, computational and synthetic plant biology, growth and development, photosynthesis and respiration, transport and translocation, plant-microbe interactions, biotic and abiotic stress. Studies are welcome at all levels of integration ranging from molecules and cells to organisms and their environments and are expected to use state-of-the-art methodologies. Pure gene expression studies are not within the focus of our journal. To be considered for publication, papers must significantly contribute to the mechanistic understanding of physiological processes, and not be merely descriptive, or confirmatory of previous results. We encourage the submission of papers that explore the physiology of non-model as well as accepted model species and those that bridge basic and applied research. For instance, studies on agricultural plants that show new physiological mechanisms to improve agricultural efficiency are welcome. Studies performed under uncontrolled situations (e.g. field conditions) not providing mechanistic insight will not be considered for publication. The Journal of Plant Physiology publishes several types of articles: Original Research Articles, Reviews, Perspectives Articles, and Short Communications. Reviews and Perspectives will be solicited by the Editors; unsolicited reviews are also welcome but only from authors with a strong track record in the field of the review. Original research papers comprise the majority of published contributions.

Journal of Plant Physiology

2-year Impact Factor Trend
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3-year Impact Factor Trend
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4-year Impact Factor Trend
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Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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Journal of Plant Physiology

Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 3.047
  • 2018 Impact Factor 3.047
  • 2017 Impact Factor 3.200
  • 2016 Impact Factor 3.629
  • 2015 Impact Factor 3.348
  • 2014 Impact Factor 3.082
  • 2013 Impact Factor 3.102
  • 2012 Impact Factor 3.157
  • 2011 Impact Factor 2.956
  • 2010 Impact Factor 2.913
  • 2009 Impact Factor 2.683
  • 2008 Impact Factor 2.587
  • 2007 Impact Factor 2.440
  • 2006 Impact Factor 1.648
  • 2005 Impact Factor 1.481
  • 2004 Impact Factor 1.031
  • 2003 Impact Factor 1.139
  • 2002 Impact Factor 0.995
  • 2001 Impact Factor 1.035
  • 2000 Impact Factor 1.026
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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Journal of Plant Physiology


The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


Journal of Plant Physiology

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.