The Plant Cell

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For the cell, see Plant cell.
The Plant Cell  
Discipline Plant biology
Peer-reviewed yes
Language English
Edited by Cathie Martin
Publication details
Publication history
since 1989
Frequency 12/year
ISSN 1040-4651 (print)
1531-298X (web)

The Plant Cell is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of plant biology, 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, Norwich, United Kingdom).

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2009 impact factor of 9.293.[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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