Call for Papers! Special Issue on High-throughput Phenotyping

The Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB) is proud to announce that it will publish a special issue on High-throughput Phenotyping! Many of the papers in this issue will be invited by our issue editors, but unsolicited papers related to the topic are also welcome. All papers will be initially screened by the issue editors, and then sent out for peer-review in accordance with standard journal procedures.


Please note that all articles in this special issue will be available through FreeAccess. FreeAccess availability and its publication in our traditionally well-received Special Issues mean that your paper will benefit from the highest possible exposure to the public. Authors interested in submitting their work for publication in this special issue should consult our website,, for information on how to submit. Please don't forget to indicate in your cover letter that you are submitting to the "Special Issue on High-throughput Phenotyping".


Special Issue Author Benefits:


ˇń All articles in the special issue will be FreeAccess

ˇń All charges (page and color) will be waived by JIPB

ˇń Authors will receive two free print copies of the journal

ˇń A focused topic = high exposure!



Issue Editors are:


Dr. Jiansheng Li

National Maize Improvement Center

China Agricultural University

Beijing, China



Dr. Jiankang Wang

Institute of Crop Science

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Beijing, China



Dr. Jos¨¦ Luis Araus

University of Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain



Dr. Martin Parry

Rothamsted Research

Harpenden, Herts, UK



Important dates:

Expected publication date: 1 May 2014

Deadline for submission: 15 May 2013


Potential Submissions Include:





Physiological traits contributed to the recent increase in yield potential of winter wheat from Henan Province, China

Bangwei Zhou, Álvaro Sanz-S¨®ez, Abdelhalim Elazab, Tianmin Shen, Rut S¨®nchez-Bragado, Jordi Bort, Maria Dolors Serret and Jos¨¦ Luis Araus


Use of spectral reflectance to estimate genetic variation for grain yield and its components in spring wheat growing with and without water stress

Dong-Yao Gao, Zhao-Shi Xu, Yi He, Yong-Wei Sun, You-Zhi Ma and Lan-Qin Xia


Wheat genotypic variability in grain yield and carbon isotope discrimination under Mediterranean conditions assessed by spectral reflectance

Gustavo A. Lobos, Iv¨˘n Matus, Alejandra Rodriguez, Sebasti¨˘n Romero-Bravo, Jos¨¦ Luis Araus and Alejandro del Pozo



Quantifying relationships between rooting traits and water uptake under drought in Mediterranean barley and durum wheat

Pedro Carvalho, Sayed Azam-Ali and M. John Foulkes


Contribution of the ear and the flag leaf to grain filling in durum wheat inferred from the carbon isotope signature: Genotypic and growing conditions effects

Rut Sanchez-Bragado, Abdelhalim Elazab, Bangwei Zhou, Maria Dolors Serret, Jordi Bort, Maria Teresa Nieto-Taladriz and Jos¨¦ Luis Araus


Progress in TILLING as a tool for functional Genomics and improvement of crops

Liang Chen, Liugen Hao, Martin A. J. Parry, Andrew L. Phillips, Yin-Gang Hu


Changes in chlorophyll and anthocyanin content in the Chilean strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) under salt stress and its estimation using hyperspectral data

Miguel Garriga; Jorge B. Retamales; Sebasti¨˘n Romero; Peter D.S. Caligari; Gustavo A. Lobos



Issue Assistant (submissions and questions):


Lingfeng Chen

Tel: +86 10 6283 6133

Fax: +86 10 8259 2636



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We look forward to receiving your submission!


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