Special Issue on Plant developmental evolution: Call for Manuscripts

Last updated: 20 Jun, 2016

37th New Phytologist Symposium logoPlant evolutionary-developmental biology (plant ‘evo-devo’) seeks to understand how and why plant morphological characters have evolved to produce the tremendous diversity of form in living plants. It draws from concepts and techniques of molecular biology, developmental biology, genetics, genomics, evolutionary biology and ecology, and attempts to synthesize principles from these disciplines to yield an understanding of how developmental systems respond to selection pressures for novel characters.


In May 2016, the 37th New Phytologist Symposium brought together a group of researchers focused on this topic and to celebrate this we will be accepting submissions for a Special Issue on Plant developmental evolution. Submissions are welcome on all aspects of plant developmental evolution, and we welcome submissions of synthetic reviews as well as experimental studies.


Deadline for submission: 1 September 2016


All manuscripts will be subject to rigorous peer review. Articles submitted for consideration will be treated in exactly the same way as regular papers submitted to the journal are (i.e. they will go through the same peer review process as regular papers and acceptance is not guaranteed); special papers must therefore focus on timely research that provides new insights into the broad principles of plant science.


Register your interest

To register your interest in submitting a manuscript for this Special Issue please send an email to the Managing Editor, Sarah Lennon (np-managinged@lancaster.ac.uk), noting the tentative title of your work. Download the Call for Manuscripts.


Author Guidelines

Please refer to our full Author Guidelines, which can be accessed via our website www.newphytologist.com, however, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance in the preparation of your manuscript.



Sarah Lennon
Managing Editor, New Phytologist
Tel + 44 1524 594387; Fax + 44 1524 594696; Email np-managinged@lancaster.ac.uk