Fast Publication in Plant Science

Elsevier aims to offer you the fastest possible speed of publication, without compromising on the quality of our peer-review process. This is a promise the editorial and publishing teams work hard to keep.

Current review and production time averages for our Plant Science journals* are highlighted below:

Journal First decision
submission to
first decision in weeks
Review speed
submission to
final decision in weeks
First online
acceptance to
citable online in weeks
Algal Research 5.86 10.85 3.68
Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 7.18 10.40 4.20
Current Opinion in Plant Biology 7.22 11.85 3.54
Environmental and Experimental Botany 3.33 5.46 1.80
Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 4.01 7.52 1.95
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 4.32 6.27 1.49
Plant Science 3.14 4.76 1.27
Scientia Horticulturae 6.25 9.10 4.05
South African Journal of Botany 5.50 8.15 4.71

Information on timeframe and definitions.

Every year we aim to improve the publication speed. It’s just one of the many reasons you should submit your research to one of Elsevier’s Plant Science journals.

*The journals featured represent a selection of journals from Plant Science.