Call for Papers! Special Issue on Plant Synthetic Biology

The Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB) is pleased to announce that it will publish a special issue on Plant Synthetic Biology! Many of the papers in this issue will be invited by our issue editor, however, unsolicited papers related to the topic are also welcome. All papers will be initially screened by the issue editor, 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 scientific community. Authors interested in submitting their work for publication in this special issue should consult our website,, for information on how to submit. Please do not forget to indicate in your cover letter that you are submitting to the "Special Issue on Plant Synthetic Biology".


Special Issue Author Benefits:


l All articles in the special issue will be FreeAccess

l All charges will be waived by JIPB. If authors wish to have their articles as OA, a 50% discount will be offered ($US 1,250).

l Authors will receive two free print copies of the journal

l A focused topic = high exposure!

Issue editor is:

Prof. Uwe Sonnewald

Department of Biology

Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg




Confirmed contributors and tentative titles:

Alisdair Fernie - The role of the TCA cycle in plant productivity

Holger Puchta - Genome engineering in plants

Berger Lindberg Møller - Metabolic engineering for production of high value natural products

Donald Richard Ort - Reducing the energetic cost and yield drag of photorespiration in crop plants

Xinguang Zhu - Model-based engineering of photosynthesis

Wilhelm Gruissem - Rational design of strategies for iron and zinc biofortification of crop plants
Barbara Halkier-Biotechnology of glucosinolates


Important dates:

Expected publication date: 1 November 2018

Deadline for submission: 31 May 2018


Issue assistant (submissions and questions):

Ping He

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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