International Association for Plant Biotechnology (IAPB)
In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology (Plant)
Online journal access is now available to all members in good standing.
Please contact your National Correspondent for further information.
It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to the new In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology (Plant) journal. Several important changes have taken place over the last six months. Firstly, you will see that the association’s name has changed to the International Association for Plant Biotechnology (IAPB) and, secondly, the editorial office has rotated and is now based at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St Louis MO, USA. In addition, on January 1, 2007, we transitioned to working with a new international publisher, Springer. We hope you like the revised four-color cover designs which are intended to modernize layout of the articles as we move forward into the 21st century.
The change to Springer also provides real benefits to authors and readers:
- Manuscript submission and peer review for the journals is now handled online through Editorial Manager, one of the most prestigious online manuscript tracking systems.
- Articles will be published electronically in citable form weeks before distribution of the print journal.
- There are no additional page charges to publish in the journal and no additional black & white illustration charges as in the past.
- Costs for four-color publication have been reduced to a flat rate of $534 for as many color figures as you wish within an article.
- We now offer Open Choice whereby authors can have their journal articles made available with full open access in exchange for payment of a basic fee.
While IAPB will retain responsibility for production of two issues each year, we continue our close association with the Society for In Vitro Biology and the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Greg Phillips. Our collaborative goal is to steadily increase uniformity and quality of the journal, while serving the needs and interests of the membership of both organizations.
I hope you will agree that these represent positive and exciting changes for IAPB, our journal, authors, and readers and you will seriously consider In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology (Plant) as you publish your research.