Functional Plant Biology publishes papers of a broad interest that advance our knowledge on mechanisms by which plants operate and interact with environment. Of specific interest are mechanisms and signal transduction pathways by which plants adapt to extreme environmental conditions such as high and low temperatures, drought, flooding, salinity, pathogens, and other major abiotic and biotic stress factors. FPB also encourages papers on emerging concepts and new tools in plant biology, and studies on the following functional areas encompassing work from the molecular through whole plant to community scale. FPB does not publish merely phenomenological observations or findings of merely applied significance.
- Environmental physiology
- Stress and adaptation
- Plant cell biology
- Plant growth and development
- Photosynthesis and carbohydrate metabolism
- Nutrient uptake, transport and metabolism
- Effective resource utilisation (water; assimilates; nutrients)
- Root – rhizosphere biology
- Reproduction, seed and fruit biology
- Defence and protection
- Emerging science
Perspective articles and focused reviews on these topics are welcome.
There are no arbitrary restrictions on the length of papers, and there are no page charges. FPB welcomes papers from any part of the world and uses expert reviewers from a wide range of countries.
Functional Plant Biology is pleased to offer an annual award for the best paper published in the Journal in each calendar year by an early-career scientist.
Frequency: 12 issues per year
Current Issue: Volume 43 (2)
Impact Factor: 3.145
This Journal was formerly known as Australian Journal of Plant Physiology