AoB Plants
DisciplineBotany, environmental biology
Edited byTom Buckley
Publication details
Oxford University Press on behalf of the Annals of Botany Company
FrequencyUpon acceptance
LicenseCreative Commons Attribution License 4.0
2.9 (2022)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4AoB Plants
OCLC no.495838677

AoB Plants (AoBP) is a peer-reviewed open-access, non-profit scientific journal established in 2009 and publishing on all aspects of plant biology. The editor-in-chief is Tom Buckley (University of California, Davis) and the journal is published through Oxford University Press but owned and managed by the Annals of Botany Company a non-profit educational charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. AoBP was one of the first plant science journals to adopt a fully open access publishing model. AoBP is one of few plant science journals that use double-blind peer review (neither authors nor reviewers know one another's identities); its "sound-science ethos and mission" statement[1] reads, "The mission of AoBP is to provide an outlet for plant-focused research without the biases that affect much of scientific publishing. These biases include the devaluing of confirmatory or negative results and prejudices against authors based on their personal characteristics (such as gender, ethnicity, affiliation, seniority and reputation). Thus, we base decisions to accept or reject papers solely on rigor, clarity and substance, and we use double-blind peer review, concealing the identities of authors and reviewers during the review process. We prefer to leave judgments about the wider importance of papers to the scientific community." An account of the thinking behind launching the journal and its progress over the first 10 years has been published.[2] AoB Plants has two sister journals, Annals of Botany, a subscription-based general botanical journal and in silico Plants, an open access journal devoted to all aspects of plant modelling.

Abstracting and indexing

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According to Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2022 impact factor of 2.9.[7]


  1. ^ "About AoB PLANTS". Retrieved 19 October 2023.
  2. ^ Jackson, Michael B. (2019). "Ten years of AoB PLANTS the open access journal for plant scientists: inception and progress since 2009". AoB Plants. 11 (3): plz025. doi:10.1093/aobpla/plz025. PMC 6524486. PMID 31114670.
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  6. ^ "Content overview". Scopus. Elsevier. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  7. ^ "AoB Plants". 2022 Journal Citation Reports (Science ed.). Clarivate. 2023 – via Web of Science.