REVIEW PROCESS

Types of contributions: Original research papers, as well as short communications. Review articles will be published following invitation or by the suggestion of authors. “Journal of Plant Development” also publishes book reviews, conference reports.

Submission of a paper implies that it has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors, and that, if accepted, will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the publisher.

Journal of Plant Development uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. The Editors will first preview the scientific paper before agreeing if it is suitable for publication in Journal of Plant Development. If it is the case, two independent reviewers are asked to read and comment on the quality of the manuscript, under criteria as scientific accuracy, adequacy of documentation, importance / significance. The Editor will mediate the discussion between reviewers and authors as necessary and will be responsible for the final decision regarding publication.

Step 1
All papers should be submitted electronically only, according to Authors instructions, via e-mail, as attachments to the following address: gbot.is@uaic.ro or ana.cojocariu@uaic.ro. The article sent for publication will contain a short presentation of author/s, institution and correspondence address. The drafting rules can be found on „Instruction for authors” section of the website.

Step 2
The editors will select articles which comply with the submission requirements. The articles which fail to meet the submission requirements will not be reviewed.

Step 3
Two members of the Editorial Board will make an initial review of the scientific quality of the article and appoint two referees for specialty review.

Step 4
Two referees, experts in the field, will make a peer-review of the article.
We recommend using the journal's specific Review Form available here.

Step 5
Articles which are conforming to scientific standards will be proposed for publication. The articles which have complied with the standards but need some changes or improvements will be returned to authors. Articles which do not meet the scientific standards will be rejected.

Step 6
Authors will be notified when a manuscript has been accepted for publication. Each author will receive an evaluation feedback sheet of the submitted article.

 

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