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Plant Signaling & Behavior

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Plant Signaling and Behavior Symposium 2023

Manuscript deadline
29 February 2024

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Prof. Satish C Bhatla, University of Delhi, India
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Prof. Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh, University of Washington, United States
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Dr. Gustavo Maia Souza, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
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Prof. Ariel Novoplansky, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
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Assoc. Prof. Eric Brenner, Pace University, United States
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Plant Signaling and Behavior Symposium 2023

Plant science is rapidly advancing, unveiling novel frontiers in signaling, communication, cognition, and behavior. Recent breakthroughs have illuminated the intricate and dynamic nature of plant interactions within both abiotic and biotic environments. The Society of Plant Signaling and Behavior has been successfully organizing international symposia from time to time in Asia, Europe and American continents. We invite the participants of the 2023 Plant Signaling and Behavior (PSB) Symposium and other interested authors to contribute to a collection of articles to be published in Plant Signaling & Behavior. The articles under consideration shall focus on plant-specific sensory mechanisms, encompassing signal perception, transduction, and the acquisition and processing of sensory information. The focus will extend to the molecular mechanisms of stress responses, inter-plant communication, and the intricate interplay among plants, pathogens, and herbivores. Furthermore, this collection will explore various facets of plant-specific intelligence, cognition that propels complex plant behavior, and also focus on how this field of plant science research is igniting or supporting innovations in agriculture.

Categories of Manuscripts:

  1. Review Articles and Manuscripts on Original Work
    The PSB 2023 participating scientists are encouraged to submit manuscripts (review or original work), based on their presentations in the symposium.
  2. Manuscripts from Early-Career Scientists
    A sizable number of enthusiastic early-career scientists have shown considerable interest in presenting their novel scientific contributions at PSB symposia. Keeping these early-career enthusiastic minds in view, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) recognized their potential and provided financial support to these early-career scholars to participate in the PSB 2023 Symposium. The presentations from these NSF-funded participants will receive visibility and recognition through publication of their findings in this Article Collection for Plant Signaling and Behavior.


All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo a full peer-review; the Guest Advisors for this collection will not be handling the manuscripts (unless they are an Editorial Board member). Please review the journal scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts is February 29, 2024.

Satish C. Bhatla is a plant physiologist (Ph.D. 1980), a Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany (1983), an Associate Editor of Plant Signaling and Behavior, and author of highly downloaded book entitled “Plant Physiology, Development and Metabolism” (Springer Nature; first published in 2018; Second edition available from November 2023). Served Delhi University (India) from 1985 to 2020 as Professor, Head of Botany Department and Dean, Faculty of Science. Current research specialization focusses on the role melatonin and nitric oxide in alleviating salt stress in plants.

Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh is a plant physiologist and president of the Society for Plant Signaling and Behavior.  Her research focused on plant adaptation to water deficit, especially mechanisms controlling the rate of leaf expansion.  She taught Plant Physiology and Plant Behavior and expecially enjoyed active learning settings that engendered inclusivity of learning styles and cultural backgrounds.

Gustavo Maia Souza is a biologist with a Ph.D. in Plant Biology, who is currently a Full Professor at the Federal University of Pelotas, acting as head of the Graduate Program in Plant Physiology, member of the board of the Brazilian Society of Plant Physiology from 2014 to 2019. He has experience in Botany, with an emphasis on Plant Physiology, working mainly on the following topics: plant electrophysiology, ecophysiology and physiology of stress in plants, plant cognition and theoretical biology.

Ariel Novoplansky’s work deals with the ways plants execute developmental decisions based on information they perceive and integrate from their abiotic environment and neighbors. Novoplansky is the Director of the Swiss Institute of for Dryland Energy and Environmental Research, Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, BGU. He is the initiator and organizer of Camp Evolution and is serving as Editor in the scientific journals Environmental Science & Ecotechnology (Elsevier), PLoS ONE (PLOS), Ecological Research (Wiley) and Plant Signaling & Behavior (Taylor and Francis).

Eric Brenner has experience and published in most realms of plant science including plant physiology, pathology, genetics, genomics, evolution, ecology and behavior. He also has taken a role in developing teaching methods to improve interest of and understanding in plants. More recently he has developed tools for tracking plant movement from time lapse videos for both teaching and research.

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All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.