Journal info (provided by editor)

% accepted last year
39% accepted
% immediately rejected last year
31% imm. rejected
Articles published last year
203 articles
Manuscripts received last year
545 manuscripts
Open access status
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Aims and Scope

The American Journal of Botany (AJB), the flagship journal of the Botanical Society of America (BSA), publishes peer-reviewed, innovative, significant research of interest to a wide audience of plant scientists in all areas of plant biology (structure, function, development, diversity, genetics, evolution, systematics), all levels of organization (molecular to ecosystem), and all plant groups and allied organisms (cyanobacteria, algae, fungi, and lichens).

Latest review

First review round: 7.9 weeks. Overall rating: 5 (excellent). Outcome: Accepted.

The editors of this journal were very responsive to my questions and concerns; they responded quickly to any emails I sent and were easy to work with. The review process was efficient as well. This was an invited submission to a special issue (though it still went out for peer review), so I'm not sure if the process was any different than a standard submission.