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Molecular Plant Breeding (ISSN 1923-8266; Abbr: Mol Plant Breed) is an open-access journal operated by the GenBreed Publisher on an online publishing platform in Canada. The journal appoints scholars with expertise in the field and experience in journal management as editors-in-chief and selects renowned scientists worldwide as associate editors and editorial board members, forming the editorial board of the journal. Associate editors and board members can be nominated by the editor-in-chief, recommended by the editorial board, or self-nominated, and their qualifications are confirmed by the Molecular Plant Breeding Editorial Board Assembly.



Xuanjun Fang, Ph.D., Professor & General Director
Hainan Institute of Tropical Agricultural Resources, Hainan, China


Jim Mason, Ph.D., Professor
The GenBreed Publisher, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

Associate Editor

X.P. Yang, Ph.D., Associate Professor
College of Agriculture, Guangxi University, Guangxi, China


Editorial Office

All editorial and publishing affairs are managed by the editorial office located in Richmond, Greater Vancouver, Canada. Typesetting, graphic editing, and publication production are outsourced to Jiugu MolBreed SciTech.


Senior Academic Editor: Jim Mason (
Managing Editor: Julie M. Luo (
Assistant Editor: Melisa Zibell (


MPB welcomes scientists worldwide dedicated to contributing expertise in this research field and anyone interested in becoming an editor to join our team. Click here to learn how to become an editor of MPB.


International Editorial Advisory Board

The Editorial Board Assembly awards honorary membership titles to globally renowned scholars in the field, appointing them to the International Editorial Advisory Board (IEAB).

Q. F. Zhang, Ph.D., Professor
Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

Roberto Tuberosa, Ph.D., Professor
Dept. of Agricultural Sciences (DipSA), University of Bologna, Italy

Eduard Roumen, Ph.D., Geneticist & Breeder
Roumen Plant Breeding Support Services, Vestesingel 37, 6049LC Herten, the Netherlands

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Editorial Board Members

(The list is arranged in alphabetical order by surname)

Shenkui Liu, Ph.D., Professor
State Key Laboratory of Subtropical Silviculture, Zhejiang A&F University, Hangzhou, China

Degang Zhao, Ph.D., Professor
College of Life Sciences, Guizhou University, Guizhou, China

Shubiao Zhang, Ph.D., Professor
College of Agriculture, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fujian, China

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Peer Review Experts

(The list is arranged in alphabetical order by surname)

Molecular Plant Breeding journal implements a comprehensive peer review policy, inviting globally renowned scholars to serve as peer reviewers. To thank them for their contributions, the names and institutions of the 2023 annual peer review experts, listed with their consent, are as follows:

Y. Zhao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
College of Agriculture, Guangxi University, Guangxi, China

Kaiwen Liang, Ph.D.
Hainan Institute of Tropical Agricultural Resources, Hainan, China

Jiong Fu, Ph.D.
Biotechnology Research Center
Cuixi Academy of Biotechnology, Zhejiang, China