Call for Papers! Special Issue on Mineral Nutrient Sensing

The Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB) is proud to announce that it will publish a special issue on Mineral Nutrient Sensing in March of 2014!  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 Mineral Nutrient Sensing".


Special Issue Author Benefits:

● All articles in the special issue will be FreeAccess.

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

● Authors will receive two free print copies of the journal.

● A focused topic = high exposure!


Issue Editors are: 

Professor William J. Lucas

Distinguished Professor of Plant Biology 
Department of Plant Biology
1231 Life Sciences
College of Biological Sciences
University of California, Davis
California 95616-8537, USA
Tel : +1-530-752-1093

Professor Leon V. Kochian

Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health

United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service

Tower Road

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY, 14853-2901, USA

Tel: + 1-607-255-5480



Important Dates:

Expected publication date: 1 March, 2014

Deadline for submission: 30 September, 2013



Manuscript Title





Signaling between roots and mycorrhizae

Maria Harrison

Boyce Thompson Institute, USA


Micronutrient metal sensing/homeostasis

Olena Vatamaniuk

Cornell University, USA


K/Na signaling

Ryoung Shin

Riken, Japan


Meta-analysis and candidate gene mining of low-phosphorus tolerance in maize

Wen-Xue Li

China Aricultural University,China


Nitrate regulates rhizobial and mycorrhizal symbiosis in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

Miguel Lara

Escuela Nacional de Estudios Superiores,Mexico


Issue Assistant (submissions and questions):

Tanjing Jing

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!


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