Hoboken, NJ, March 20, 2013, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has renewed its relationship with the Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society (SPPS); a partnership which began over sixty years ago. Wiley will continue to support the society's leading research journal Physiologia Plantarum, an international thought leader in the field of plant physiology.
The partnership began in 1948 when the society, known then as the Nordisk Förening för Fysiologisk Botanik, began collaborating with Munksgaard, later a part of Wiley. That partnership has resulted in Physiologia Plantarum becoming an established thought leader in the field, gaining an Impact Factor of 3.112 in 2011.
The SPPS is currently based in Helsinki, yet while it is led by elected representatives from Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway, the society has a truly global focus with members from the USA, Japan and many other non-Scandinavian countries.
Physiologia Plantarum is an international journal committed to publishing the best original research which explores primary physiology, and the molecular, genetic and ecological mechanisms which govern plant development, growth and productivity. The Editor-in-Chief is Australian Professor Vaughan Hurry.
The journal also publishes Minireviews and Technical Focus papers, with the aim of providing a forum for the exchange of information on recent breakthroughs and technical advances.
"Over the past sixty years the SPPS and Wiley have worked together to promote the best research across the fields of experimental plant biology," said David Nicholson, Vice President & Journals Publishing Director, Wiley. "We are very proud to renew and extend this relationship as we continue to promote plant science research to an ever growing global audience."
Physiologia Plantarum is an official journal of the Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (FESPB), Europe's largest and most widely representative society of plant scientists.