Starting this year, Prof. Dr. Christiane Werner, Chair of Ecosystem Physiology at Freiburg University, Germany, has taken the new editor-in-chief position of our scientific journal Plant Biology. Werner was Co-Editor of the journal for several years and has established new ideas together with her predecessor, Prof. Dr. Heinz Rennenberg (Freiburg University), to advance the journal: The new research reviews, for example, are a good possibility for PostDocs and early career researchers to promote their field of research and become more visible in the plant science community. Contact person for reviews is Dr. Susann Wicke (HU Berlin). Werner is pleased that, thanks to Rennenberg's outstanding work, she will be able to continue a well-established journal whose impact factor Rennenberg has increased from 17 years of his editorial leadership from 1.4 to nearly 2.5. Plant Biology receives around 800 papers each year. Together with her diverse editorial board, the new leader hopes to implement other measures to increase the journal's visibility, such as Special Issues or notices on Twitter and other social media. Werner is looking forward to receiving research articles as well as opinion pieces on plant research, which can be published Open Access thanks to the so-called DEAL contract, provided that the first author comes from a German scientific institution. Werner is supported by Annette Schlierenkamp in the Freiburg editorial office.
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