Call for Papers! Special Issue on Sexual Plant Reproduction

The Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB) is proud to announce a upcoming special issue on Sexual Plant Reproduction! The issue will focus on major processes of sexual plant reproduction, aiming to provide a comprehensive update on studies in this area. Research or review articles related to control of flowering, pollination, gametophyte and gamete development, male-female gametophyte interactions and embryogenesis are welcome. Most papers in this issue will be invited by issue editors, but excellent unsolicited papers related to the topic are also welcome. All papers submitted will be initially screened by issue editors, and then reviewed in accordance with standard journal procedures.

Articles in this special issue will be available through FreeAccess. All manuscripts should be submitted via JIPB’s online manuscript handling system:, and state "Special Issue on Sexual Plant Reproduction" in the cover letter. Pre-consultation should be addressed to Issue Editors.

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:


Prof. Li-Jia Qu

College of Life Sciences, Peking University
Beijing, China


Prof. Meng-Xiang Sun

College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University
Wuhan 430072, China


Important dates:

Expected publication date: 1 September 2017

Deadline for submission: 1 May 2017


Issue Assistant (submissions and questions):

Jing-Jing Tan

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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