Applications in Plant Sciences

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open access
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Aims and Scope

Applications in Plant Sciences (APPS) 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. A publication of the Botanical Society of America, the first issue of APPS published in January 2013 as part of BioOne's Open Access collection.

SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 3 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 2.3 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 2.9 mnths compare →
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Characteristics of peer review process
Average number of review reports 2.7 compare →
Average number of review rounds 2.0 compare →
Quality of review reports 4.7 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 2.7 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 5.0 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 9.7 weeks. Overall rating: 5 (excellent). Outcome: Accepted.

I have been very satisfied with handling, processing, and review of manuscripts with Applications in Plant Sciences. The editorial staff is very communicative and reviews are responsive and thorough. Internal and outside reviewers were well selected and provided comments that greatly improved my manuscript. The staff has worked with me to improve style and layout of figures and tables that greatly improves the visual presentation of the content. The editorial staff also regularly promotes published content for broader dissemination in professional and social media.