Frequent Asked Questions

What are the types of articles published by Communications in Plant Sciences?
The CPS journal now publishes three types of articles:
Research Article refers to a publication with basis on an original scientific research on recent issues in plant sciences and related areas.
Review Article refers to a publication with basis on an original literature review on relevant issues in plant sciences and related areas.
Letter refers to an original very short publication where authors can express their critical opinion on some activity or finding, or they can make technical considerations on some important issue in plant sciences and related areas.

Does the CPS journal publish information restricted to the Plant Science?
No, any information related to plants may be published by this journal. For example, studies within the Soil Science, such as soil fertilization affecting plant growth and yield, or studies within the Medical Science, such as the use of medicinal plants to prevent human diseases, or even studies within the Psychological Science, such as the use of hallucinogenic plants by humans, all of them may be published by this journal.

Does the CPS journal encourage short publications?
Yes, this journal encourages short publications, even Research Articles or Reviews. Building, spreading, and sharing the knowledge worldwide are included as objectives of this journal.

Does the CPS journal have Impact Factor?
No, this journal is a recent publication and is not indexed by Thomson Reuters ISI, having no Impact Factor (JCR) yet.

Is the CPS journal indexed by some research platform?
Yes, this journal is indexed by AGRIS, CABI, DOAJ, Latindex, and other platfomrs.

Is the CPS journal in the Qualis System from Brazil?
Yes, this journal have a Qualis B3 in Agrarian Sciences.

What are the percentage of rejection and the reasons why manuscripts get declined?
Manuscripts have being rejected by 17% due mainly to a low quality of scientific writing or/and a very low quality of English writing. In general, a native English writing is not mandatory but a minimum quality of English writing must be guaranteed for this journal.

What is the average time for manuscript publication?
It depends on the minimum quality of the scientific and English writing of manuscripts. In general, evaluation and editing processes have extended for no more than three months.

What does it cost to publish in the CPS journal?
Authors do not pay any charge to publish in this journal.