The Plant Cell

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For the cell, see Plant cell.
The Plant Cell  
Discipline Plant biology
Language English
Edited by Cathie Martin
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
ISSN 1040-4651 (print)
1531-298X (web)

The Plant Cell is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of botany, especially the areas of cell and molecular biology, genetics, development, and evolution. It is published by the American Society of Plant Biologists. The current editor-in-chief is Cathie Martin (John Innes Centre).

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2013 impact factor of 9.575, 10.656 (5-year).[1]

In October 2009, The Plant Cell introduced Teaching Tools in Plant Biology, a new online feature consisting of materials to help instructors teach plant biology courses. Each topic includes a short essay introducing the topic, with suggested further readings, and a PowerPoint lecture with handouts.


  1. ^ "Web of Science". 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 

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