Oxford University Press to publish American Society of Plant Biologists journals

Oxford University Press (OUP) and the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) are pleased to announce that OUP will publish the ASPB journals Plant Physiology® and The Plant Cell beginning January 2021.

Established in 1926, Plant Physiology® is an international journal devoted to the physiology, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, biophysics, and environmental biology of plants. It is one of the world’s oldest, most highly cited, and most well-respected plant science journals.

The Plant Cell, established in 1989, is a leader among plant science publications, ranking among the top journals publishing primary research in the field. The journal publishes novel research of special significance in plant biology, especially in the areas of cellular biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, development, and evolution.

Crispin Taylor, ASPB CEO, said “We are excited that Plant Physiology® and The Plant Cell are entering a new phase in their development by joining the OUP portfolio. We believe the digital capabilities and deep publishing experience of OUP will create new opportunities to expand the visibility and influence of the important research being published in our journals. And we expect that this partnership will allow the Society the freedom to explore new opportunities to better serve its members and support its mission.”

“OUP is delighted to be working collaboratively with ASPB to publish their leading journals and looks forward to broadening the reach of their high-quality content,” said Alison Denby, Vice President, Journals, at Oxford University Press.

About ASPB
The American Society of Plant Biologists was founded in 1924 to promote the growth and development of plant biology, to encourage and publish research in plant biology, and to promote the interests, growth, and education of plant scientists in general. Over the decades the Society has evolved and expanded to provide a forum for molecular and cellular biology as well as to serve the basic interests of plant science. Membership spans six continents, and our members work in such diverse areas as academia, government laboratories, and industrial and commercial environments. The Society also has a large student membership. ASPB plays a key role in uniting the international plant science disciplines.

About OUP
OUP publishes more than 450 academic and research journals covering a broad range of subject areas, two thirds of which are published in collaboration with learned societies and other international organizations. OUP has been publishing journals for more than a century and, as the world’s largest university press, has more than 500 years of publishing expertise.

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