By: Association of Plant Science Researchers, Thomson Reuters RID: O-8636-2017, Impact Factor: 5.195

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Research Papers, Review Papers and General Articles are invited for publication in the upcoming issue of PLANTICA 

Date of Publication:

Vol. 2, No. - 1: 15 January, 2018

Vol. 2, No. - 2: 15 April, 2018 

Vol. 2, No. - 3: 15 July, 2018

Vol. 2, No. - 4: 15 October, 2018  


                    Welcome to PLANTICA (ISSN: 2456 - 9259)

2nd Plant Science Researchers Meet - 2019


“National Conference on Climate Change: Plants People and Planet” 

17 February, 2019, Place - Dehradun

Call for Abstracts: Send your abstract to -

Last date for Abstract Submission: 15 August, 2018     

Download - Brochure: PSRM - 2019    Registration Form 

 Download - Application Form for Best M. Sc. Thesis Award - 2018 

About us: PLANTICA - Journal of Plant Science is the official publication of Association of Plant Science Researchers. The Journal publishes original research articles, short communication, general articles and reviews. The aim of the journal is to provide a forum for the plant science research community including Botany, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Environmental Science, Biotechnology, Microbiology and Biochemistry research and other cognate sciences of sufficient importance and of such a character as to be of primary interest to plant scientists. The journal focuses on new developments of plant science and their applications. The editorial policy of the editors and the editorial team is rapid publication.

Frequency: Quarterly (January, April, July and October)

Peer Review Process:

Peer review is the major quality maintenance measure for any academic journal. In this process, experts in the relevant fields analyze the scholarly work from every perspective, including its writing, the accuracy of its technical content, its documentation, and its impact on and significance to the discipline.
Reviewers play a pivotal role in scholarly publishing, and their valuable opinions certify the quality of the article under consideration. Peer review helps to ratify research, establishing a standard for evaluation within research communities.
Depending on reviewer commentary and recommendations, manuscripts may be sent back to authors for revision. After the assistant editor receives the revised manuscript, it is assigned to the reviewer(s) once again, for approval of changes. But the final decision to publish is made by the Editor-in-Chief. 
These are following steps of Peer Review Process:

Step 1: Author should be registered and submit the complete manuscript in .doc or .docx format. 
Step 2: Manuscript submitted by registered author will be checked by Managing editor (may be rejected if not full filling the standard research criteria).
Step 3: Submitted Manuscript will be assigned a manuscript number.
Step 4: Peer review process will be started and manuscript will be send to two reviewers (manuscript may be rejected if reviewer comments are indicating the poor research quality).
Step 5: Author/s will receive the manuscript with reviewer’s comment/s.
Step 6: Author/s has to submit the revised manuscript to managing editor and manuscript checked by managing editor and one of the reviewers (may be rejected if not satisfying the reviewer’s queries).
Step 7: Revised Manuscript will be accepted for publication.
Step 8: Author/s should submit the manuscript handling/processing fee.
Step 9: Galley proof will be formed for the author/s approval and it will be send back to author/s.
Step 10: Manuscript typesetting and final editing process will be started based on the author/s feedback. And Manuscript will be published after the final approval from the author/s.

Publication Ethics:

The journal doesn’t support plagiarism and use of any fraudulent data. Furthermore, the work submitted for publication in the journal should not at the same time be submitted in any other journal till the final decision of the Editorial Board. 
The authors should clearly cite all the relevant literature pertaining to the work submitted for publication in the text as well as in the references section. The author(s) is also required to mention the funding source and agency (if any) which has provided assistance to carry out the research work.

Peer review Process and Responsibility of the Reviewers

After the initial editorial assessment, the article is subject to a peer review by two or more independent reviewers which have no conflict of interest with respect to research or funding.
During the peer review process, the reviewers should maintain the confidentiality and provide objective judgements regarding the MS. The lacunae in research work must be clearly cited, and non-citation of relevant literature by the authors should be highlighted.

Editorial responsibilities

After submission, the article is subject to assessment by the editors and it is their moral/ethical obligation to accept/reject the article based on the merit, without any conflict of interest. The editors are supposed to accept the article for peer review when they are reasonably sure about the quality and authenticity of work, while doing so the anonymity of reviewers should be preserved. The editors should encourage the author(s) to complete the peer review process and submit the final MS with retractions and corrections duly incorporated.

Author's responsibilities

For authentication and improvement (if any) of the submitted MS, the journal follows a strict peer review procedure and desires that the authors should act in accordance with the reviewer’s comments and for betterment of the MS should participate in peer review process and are encouraged to submit MS after retractions or corrections. If in any case, an article is to be retracted from the journal during the publication process, the authors should clearly mention the reasons for withdrawal. 
The journal’s policy requires a declaration certificate, duly signed by the author(s) regarding the originality of the work. It should certify that: 
“The findings/interpretations presented in the manuscript are original in nature except where stated otherwise and no part of work has been submitted for publication elsewhere. The data presented in the article are authentic, and all authors have agreed to the submission, have significantly contributed to the research and hold ethical /moral responsibility regarding legitimacy of the research work”.

Publishing ethics issues

The journal requires the Editorial Board to monitor and maintain publishing ethics issues and should not under any circumstances compromise the intellectual and ethical standards of the journal. The members of the board should maintain the sanctity and integrity of the academic record and is bound to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies whenever required. It should discourage plagiarism for the betterment of science.