Call for Papers! Special Issue on Plant Vascular Biology

The Fourth International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology (PVB2016), co-organized by the Botanical Society of China and the Chinese Society for Cell Biology, will be held in Shenzhen, China. The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists working on diverse aspects of vascular biology including the formation, function and evolution of phloem, xylem and cambium. Attention will be given to intra- and inter-cellular communication in relation to vascular bundle formation and environmental responses. As part of the PVB2016, a peer-reviewed and FreeAccess Special Issue is planned for the Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (, under the theme of ¡°Plant Vascular Biology¡±. Free submissions of research articles to the special issue are welcome. If you¡¯d like to submit an ¡°Invited Expert Review¡± article, please consult the issue editors first.

Special Issue Author Benefits:

l  All articles in the special issue will be FreeAccess

l  All charges will be waived by JIPB

l  Authors will receive two free print copies of the journal

l  A focused topic = high exposure!

Issue Editors are:

Prof. William J. Lucas

Department of Plant Biology
University of California, Davis


Prof. Chun-Ming Liu

Institute of Botany
Chinese Academy of Sciences


Important Dates:

Expected publication date: 1 May 2017

Deadline for submission: 3 January 2017

Issue Assistant (submissions and questions):

Lingfeng Chen

Tel: +86 10 6283 6133

Fax: +86 10 8259 2636


If you have any suggestions or questions about the special issue, please feel free to contact us at or

We look forward to receiving your submission!

The JIPB Editorial Office



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