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New PLANT journals (yay!)

Until this item, the last launch of a new plant journal I shared with you was for the august publication Nature Plants (although in its 3rd year of publication, it still awaits an Impact Factor. Will it get one before...

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Feel the force!

Plants are remarkably sensitive to their environment, responding by appropriate growth and development to a wide range of environmental stimuli. In the case of gravity, the appropriate response is for stems to grow...

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Problems with models?

Faced with the breathtaking diversity of living things, compromises are made and research effort concentrated in a few selected species – so-called ‘model organisms’ – in the hope that biological discoveries made in...

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Rice finally makes impact!

The Springer-published, peer-reviewed, economically entitled research journal Rice, which is devoted to… err… rice, has received its first Impact Factor (a metric by which journals are evaluated and ranked – rightly or...