The New Phytologist Trust at the 19th International Botanical Congress, Shenzhen, China, July 2017

Some of the New Phytologist Trust team, including Editors, Trustees, and Central office staff recently attended the 19th International Botanical Congress in Shenzhen, China. The congress was a very lively event and we were able to meet many contributors to the journal at our exhibition booth. Many thanks to all of delegates that stopped by!

New Phytologist Managing Editor, Sarah Lennon, and Editors Keith Lindsey and Shuhua Yang
New Phytologist Editor-in-Chief Alistair Hetherington at the New Phytologist Publishing workshop

The New Phytologist Trust was delighted to launch Plants, People, Planet at the congress, a new cross-disciplinary Open Access journal that will focus on the interface between plant science and society, offering a lively and accessible forum for plant science research and discussion in its broadest sense, with Prof. Simon Hiscock (University of Oxford) as Editor-in-Chief. Simon will be supported by Dr Paul Wilkin, Head of Science (Natural Capital), at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as Deputy Editor-in-Chief.

The inspiration for Plants, People, Planet came from the desire to reconnect plants with people and society by promoting and celebrating outstanding plant-based research in its broadest sense. The aim is for Plants, People, Planet to become the ‘go to’ journal for everything new, innovative and exciting in plant sciences that is relevant to society and people’s daily lives. We welcome ideas and suggestions, and you can follow Plants, People, Planet via social media @plantspplplanet on Twitter, or via Facebook, and the journal’s website can be found here.

Editor-in-Chief Simon Hiscock introduces Plants, People, Planet
Plants, People, Planet launch

We also organised a publishing workshop, led by Editor-in-Chief of New Phytologist Alistair Hetherington, with contributions from Chair of the New Phytologist Trust and New Phytologist Editor, Prof. Keith Lindsey, and Plants, People, Planet Editor-in-Chief Professor Simon Hiscock. If you missed the workshop, our video on publishing in New Phytologist is available to view here.

Sarah Lennon
Managing Editor
New Phytologist