The Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program is pleased to announce that the second journal it launched, Plant Phenomics, has received its inaugural Journal Impact Factor, 6.961, ranking it 3 among 90 journals in the Agronomy, 18 among 238 journals in the Plant Sciences, and 6 among 34 journals in the Remote Sensing categories of the 2022 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) from Clarivate, 2022.
This milestone is the latest advancement for Plant Phenomics, which also holds a Journal Citation Indicator (JCI) of 1.55 and a CiteScore of 7.4, the latter ranking it 34 among 370 journals in the Agronomy and Crop Science category from Scopus.
These landmarks recognize advancements in the development and reception of Plant Phenomics, and of the SPJ program more broadly.
“This is an opportunity to pause, reflect, and celebrate the hard work of all involved,” said Bill Moran, Publisher of the Science family of journals at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Launched in 2018 in partnership with Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), Plant Phenomics publishes original interdisciplinary work on the latest technologies in plant phenotyping for data acquisition, data management, data interpretation, modeling, and their practical applications. Papers published since its launch have covered high-throughput phenotyping, convolutional neural networks for phenotyping and plant disease diagnoses, and UAV-based imagery for assessing environmental stressors, among others.
“We look forward to Plant Phenomics continuing to publish high-quality research and review articles that will continue to contribute to the advancement of science globally and expand on the journal’s mission to publish novel research that will advance all aspects of plant phenotyping from the cell to the plant population levels using innovative combinations of sensor systems and data analytics,” said Moran.
About Science Partner Journals
The Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program was launched in late 2017 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the nonprofit publisher of the Science family of journals. The program features high-quality, Open Access publications produced in collaboration with international research institutions, foundations, funders, and societies. Through these collaborations, AAAS furthers its mission to communicate science broadly and for the benefit of all people by providing top-tier international research organizations with the technology, visibility, and publishing expertise that AAAS is uniquely positioned to offer as the world’s largest general science membership society.
Organizations participating in the SPJ program are editorially independent and responsible for the content published in each journal. To oversee the publication process, each organization provides professional editors committed to best practices in peer review and author service. It is the responsibility of the staff of each SPJ title to establish and execute all aspects of the peer review process, including oversight of editorial policy, selection of papers, and editing of content, following best practices advised by AAAS. AAAS is actively seeking new partners across scientific disciplines. For more information about the SPJ program, please visit spj.sciencemag.org. For questions regarding the program and inquiries about the application process for becoming a partner organization, contact [email protected]
About the American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, as well as Science Translational Medicine; Science Signaling; digital, open access journal Science Advances; Science Immunology; and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes more than 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world. The nonprofit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more. For additional information about AAAS, visit www.aaas.org.
About Plant Phenomics
Plant Phenomics was launched in 2018 as the second journal in the Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program. It is an Open Access journal published in affiliation with the State Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics & Germplasm Enhancement, Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) and distributed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and began publishing in 2019. Like all partners participating in the Science Partner Journal program, Plant Phenomics is editorially independent from the Science family of journals. The mission of Plant Phenomics is to publish novel research that will advance all aspects of plant phenotyping from the cell to the plant population levels using innovative combinations of sensor systems and data analytics. Plant Phenomics aims also to connect phenomics to other science domains, such as genomics, genetics, physiology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, statistics, mathematics, and computer sciences. Plant Phenomics should thus contribute to advance plant sciences and agriculture/forestry/horticulture by addressing key scientific challenges in the area of plant phenomics.