Plant Cell and Plant Physiology publishing workshops at Plant Biology 2016

1df7e1d9-800pxDid you know that ASPB is the publisher of two top plant science research journals? Publishing has always been a core part of ASPB’s mission. At Plant Biology 2016 (July 9 – 13 in Austin, Texas), you can meet, learn from and share you thoughts with the Editors-in-Chief of the ASPB journals.

Publishing in and Reviewing for The Plant Cell. Sunday July 10, 11:30 am – 1 pm

What do Plant Cell editors look for in a submission? Why is the cover letter so important? How does one respond to a negative review? Editor-in-Chief of The Plant Cell Sabeeha Merchant and Senior Features Editor Nan Eckhardt will provide an overview of the editorial decision process and describe what happens after your paper is submitted. Guidelines for how to respond to peer review as well as how to be an effective peer reviewer will also be discussed.

Ethics, Writing, and Social Media: Communication Pre- and Post-Publication. Monday July 11, 11:30 am – 1 pm

Join guest panelists Noah Fahlgren (Donald Danforth Plant Science Center), Pamela Hines (AAAS / Science), Neil Olszewski (University of Minnesota / ASPB Publications Committee Chair), Rubén Rellán Álvarez (LANGEBIO, Cinvestav, Mexico), as well as Michael Blatt (University of Glasgow / Plant Physiology Editor-in-Chief) for a discussion of current issues in scholarly publishing.

Topics include:

  • What is the model peer review process (pre and post publication)?
  • Where does anonymity fit in publishing?
  • How can we recognize, respond to, and prevent misconduct and fraud in science, particularly in terms of published science?
  • What does the article of the future hold for scientific communications? Will articles become obsolete?

In both workshops, there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion; one of the objectives is to hear what you, the readers and authors of ASPB journals, are thinking about. If you’d like to submit a question or comment to be read by the moderator, send it to

No pre-registration is required for these workshop. Seating is first-come, first-served. Feel free to buy a lunch in the exhibit hall to bring to the workshop.

2 thoughts on “Plant Cell and Plant Physiology publishing workshops at Plant Biology 2016”

  1. Dear sir i wish i could join this workshop, but due to lack of fund its impossible for me to join you. i am phD student doing research work in plant physiology in department of plant sciences, Quaid-i-Azam university Islamabad. but if possible can you please send me the details in written form


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