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Plant Gene and Trait (ISSN 1925-2013) is an international, open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by GenBreed Publisher, which aims to publish all the latest and outstanding research articles, reviews and letters in all areas of plant genes and traits.

Aims and Scopes

Plant Gene and Trait is dedicated to the plant genes and traits within the fields of genetics, functional genomics, phenomics, biochemistry, physiology and morphology. This journal publishes research and review articles on the use of genetics to investigate the physiology of plant organisms. This includes reverse genetic approaches such as addition or removal of genes by transgenesis or gene targeting, and forward genetics by spontaneous or induced mutagenesis, particularly in the areas of chromatin, chromosomes, genomes, gene structure and its function, metabolic pathways, as well as heredity and variation in plants.

The primary criteria for publication is new insights that not only meet the specific interests of scientists working on genomics and genetics, but also to attract the attention from researchers who are engaging in the areas of general biology, botany and agronomy.

Publication mode

We are following the Open Access publishing mode. All papers published in this journal should be under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any media, provided the original work is properly cited (see GenBreed Publisher Open Access Policy). The table of contents for this journal is now available pre-publication, Please send an e-mail message to edit@pgt.genbreedpublisher.com for further information about this service.

Manuscripts must be submitted by GenBreed Publisher online Manuscripts Handling System. For details please see Instructions for authors.

Criteria for publication
Similarity check

All submissions must be subjected to CrossCheck service. Only those with no similarity when compared in the CrossCheck database can be proceeded for peer review. This practice is solely for the purpose of submission's language arts and does not imply any plagiarism or forging existed.


Scientists in the world are invited to be as peer reviewer in this journal. All submission will be automatically transferred online to the reviewers by online manuscript handling system in GenBreed Publisher prior to CrossCheck service.|

Online publication

There are much more advantages for online publishing, including:
•Peer review quickly and professionally
•Publish online immediately upon acceptance
•Deposit permanently and track easily
•Access free and open around the world
•Disseminate multilingual available

Period of publication

Plant Gene and Trait promises to offer much faster publication schedules. Normally it takes four or six weeks depend on the speed of peer review. Using the recommended manuscript preparation formats will largely speed up the paper procedures and short the periods. Research articles will be published electronically in provisional PDF immediately upon acceptance. A fully structured web version and PDF download version will be uploaded within four weeks after acceptance.

Indexing and archiving

All articles published in Plant Gene and Trait will be deposited in CrossRef with the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) identity.

Preferred Citation

Articles in this journal should be recommended to follow regular citation rules. There is an exception for unique article series and DOI instead of the page number.


Preferred citation:

Authors' name, Publishing year, Article title, Journal name, Volume, Article number and DOI