Applications in Plant Sciences

Applications in Plant Sciences (APPS) (ISSN 2168-0450) is a monthly, online-only, open access, peer-reviewed journal promoting the rapid dissemination of newly developed, innovative tools and protocols in all areas of the plant sciences, including genetics, structure, function, development, evolution, systematics, and ecology. Given the rapid progress today in technology and its application in the plant sciences, the goal of APPS is to foster communication within the plant science community to advance scientific research. APPS is a publication of the Botanical Society of America, originating in 2009 as the American Journal of Botany's online-only section, AJB Primer Notes & Protocols in the Plant Sciences. The first issue of APPS published in January 2013 as part of BioOne's Open Access collection; the journal has been expanded to address novel protocols, software reports, reviews, and applications of new technology in any area of the plant sciences.

The journal publishes the following types of articles:  (1) Protocol Notes describe new methods and technological advancements; (2) Genomic Resources Notes characterize the development and demonstrate the usefulness of newly developed genomic resources, including transcriptomes; (3) Software Notes detail new software applications; (4) Application Articles illustrate the application of a new protocol, method, or software application within the context of a larger study; (5) Review Articles evaluate available techniques, methods, or protocols; (6) Primer Notes report novel genetic markers with evidence of wide applicability.  For more details on article types, editorial policies, open access charges, and other information, see the Instructions for Authors.

Impact factor: 0.667 (first impact factor, received June 2015 in the 2014 Journal Citation Report).

APPS is indexed in:
AGRICOLA   Mendeley    
Biological Abstracts   NCBI    
BIOSIS Previews   OIAster    
CAB Abstracts   PubMed    
CrossRef   PubMed Central    
Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences   Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)    
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)   WorldCat    
Google Scholar      
Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition      


APPS is archived in LOCKSS and Portico.

APPS operates under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license (CC-BY-NC-SA). For more information, see the Instructions for Authors or visit the Creative Commons website.

Articles published in the AJB Primer Notes & Protocols in the Plant Sciences section of the American Journal of Botany can be accessed online on the AJB website.

APPS Editorial Board

Theresa Culley
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

Diane Byers
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois
  Richard Cronn
USDA Forest Service
Corvallis, Oregon
  Mitchell Cruzan
Portland State University
Portland, Oregon
Matthew Gitzendanner
University of Florida,
Gainesville, Florida
  Kent Holsinger
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut
  Jeff Maughan
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah
Mike Moore
Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio
  Pamela Soltis
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
  Lisa Wallace
Mississippi State University
Starkville, Mississippi


APPS Reviewing Editor Boards

November 2012 through October 2014   September 2014 through August 2016    
Saikat Kumar Basu   Andres Cortes    
C. Guillermo Bueno  

Lucía de Soto Suárez

Mauricio Diazgranados   Uromi Goodale    
Bryan T. Drew   William Hughes    
Alan R. Franck   Gina Marchini    
Rupesh Kariyat   Nora Mitchell    
Alison Gonçalves Nazareno   Melanie Schori    
James B. Pettengill   Kathryn Theiss    
Kristin I. Powell   Evelyn Williams    
Simon Uribe-Convers      



Beth Parada, Managing Editor




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