Call for Papers! Special Issue on Maize Biology

The Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB) is proud to announce that it will publish a special issue on Maize Biology, as its third issue of 2019! 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 Maize Biologyˇ±.


Special Issue Author Benefits:


l All articles in the special issue will be FreeAccess

l All charges (page and color) 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 editors are:

Dr. Bao-Cai Tan

School of Life Sciences, Shandong University

Jinan, China 250100

Tel: +86-0531-8836-3592; Fax: +86-0531-8856-5610



Dr. Jianbing Yan

National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement and College of Life Science and Technology,

Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), Wuhan, China

Tel: +86-27-87280110



Important dates:

Expected publication date: 1 April, 2019

Deadline for submission: 31 December, 2018


Issue assistant (submissions and questions):

Tong Liu

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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