Journal of Plant Studies

Journal of Plant Studies is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal. JPS is published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education in both print and online versions.

Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original works that are not under review in any other journals. 

This journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail (

The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following fields:

  • Plant Anatomy and Morphology
  • Plant Ecology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Pathology
  • plant Growth Regulation
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Plant Cell
  • Tissue and Organ Culture




Competing Interests Statement

All authors of Journal of Plant Studies are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest along with the paper, including financial, professional, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations. Download MS-Word



Journal of Plant Studies has been indexed by AGRICOLA, which is one of four national libraries of the United States, housing one of the world's largest and most accessible agricultural information collections and serves as the nexus for a national network of state land-grant and U.S.


Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)

Journal of Plant Studies has been indexed by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS). Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society, is the world’s authority for chemical information. CAS is the only organization in the world whose objective is to find, collect and organize all publicly disclosed substance information. A team of scientists worldwide curates and controls the quality of our databases, which are recognized as the most comprehensive and authoritative by chemical and pharmaceutical companies, universities, government organizations and patent offices around the world.


What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article.
We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First in two week's time after the final draft completed.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

a) Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.

b) Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission. The review process may take 2-3 weeks.

c) Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d) If the submission is accepted, the authors revise accordingly and pay the publication fee (300USD).

e) A PDF version of the article is available for download on the journal’s webpage free of charge.

f) From July 1, 2018, we will not automatically provide authors free print journals. We will provide free print copies for authors who really need them. Authors are requested to kindly fill an application form to request free print copies. Additionally, we are happy to provide the journal’s eBook in PDF format for authors, free of charge. This is the same as the printed version.



The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.



JPS, Vol. 7, No. 2, September 2018: Call for Papers


Journal of Plant Studies (JPS) is calling for submission of papers for the Vol. 7, No. 2, September 2018 issue. You are cordially invited to submit manuscripts to JPS. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to JPS, please view the journal’s profile and submit your manuscripts online.

Tutorial for Paper Submission

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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Policy Change of Free Print Journals


As you are aware, printing and delivery of journals results in causing a significant amount of detrimental impact to the environment. Being a responsible publisher and being considerate for the environment, we have decided to change the policy of offering free print journals for authors.

From July 1, 2018, we will not automatically provide authors free print journals. However, when authors really need free print copies, they are requested to kindly complete an application form to order printed copies. Once approved, we will arrange print and delivery, for a maximum of two copies per article. If authors require more than two copies, they are requested to order online at:

Additionally, we are happy to provide journal’s eBook in PDF format for authors, free of charge. The eBook is the same as the printed version, but it is completely environmentally friendly. Please contact the journal editor to request eBook of the journal’s issues.

We are committed to saving the planet for our future generations.

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2018 Q1: Articles Received: 15; Accepted: 7; Rejected: 8; Published: 5; Retracted: 0

2017: Articles Received: 77; Accepted: 41; Rejected: 38; Published: 17; Retracted: 0

2016: Articles Received: 48; Accepted: 33; Rejected: 14; Published: 14; Retracted: 0

2015: Articles Received: 45; Accepted: 26; Rejected: 17; Published: 18; Retracted: 0

2014: Articles Received: 44; Accepted: 23; Rejected: 21; Published: 21; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 62; Accepted: 37; Rejected: 20; Published: 29; Retracted: 0

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Vol 7, No 2 (2018)

Journal of Plant Studies, Vol. 7, No. 2,  September 2018,  e-Version FirstTM

Table of Contents


Hamako Sasamoto, Tsukasa Iwashina, Sakae Suzuki, Yoshitaka Azumi, Yoshiharu Fujii
Heritier Kambale Mbusa, Kahiu Ngugi, Florence M. Olubayo, Benjamin Musembi Kivuva, James W. Muthomi, Felister M. Nzuve
Randall W. Myster