JIPB is a peer-reviewed monthly journal with 21,432 library subscriptions worldwide and nearly 350,000 full-text downloads in 2019 alone. Now, the latest Impact Factor for JIPB is 4.885. Among 234 SCI-indexed Plant Science journals in the world, JIPB ranks 17th (top 7.3%), and has remained in Q1 of Plant Science category for eight consecutive years by JCR, and also in 1st Tier by Chinese Academy of Sciences Journal Rank. The latest CiteScore in Scopus is 8.1, ranking top 4.2%.
Recently, JIPB modifies its standard manuscript handling workflow (Figure 1), and further speeds up the peer-reviewing process. We make every possible effort to process manuscripts in a timely manner.
Our Editor-in-Chief (EIC) will make an initial evaluation on the content and the language for all submissions, and give a fast feedback within 24 hours. If a manuscript is suitable, the EIC will assign an Editor to handle the manuscript for peer-review. Papers will be handled by prestigious and dedicated editors. All decisions made by Editors will be monitored by the EIC. In order to quicken the publication and save authors’ time, the manuscript without fully revising may not be sent out for further reviewing.
Now the average time from submission to the first decision is 18 days, and the accepted articles will be published online within 48 hours and searchable in SCI, PubMed and Google-Scholar.
JIPB has a fast track for publication. Manuscripts of exceptional quality will be promptly assessed and receive a decision in 3-5 working days.
For more detail information, please visit our website www.jipb.net and we are looking forward to receiving your new submission.
Figure 1. JIPB manuscript handling workflow