Aims & Scope


Like all Nature-branded journals, Nature Plants is characterized by a dedicated team of professional editors, a fair and rigorous peer-review process, high standards of copy-editing and production, swift publication and editorial independence.

In addition to publishing original research, Nature Plants publishes Comments, Reviews, News & Views, Features and Correspondence from across the full range of disciplines concerned with plants.


Topics covered in the journal include:

Agriculture Genetics
Agronomy Genomics
Biochemistry Metabolism
Biofuels Metabolomics
Biophysics Molecular biology
Cell Biology Photosynthesis
Defence Physiology
Development Plant-microbe interactions
Disease resistance Proteomics
Ecology Secondary metabolism
Economics Sociology
Evolution Symbiosis
Food security Systems biology
Forestry Water use