Call for Manuscripts: Special collection on Plant volatiles

Last updated: 29 Jun, 2016

Plants are becoming increasingly used as the basic model systems to understand the complex chemical information transfer between organisms. Thereby plant volatile organic compounds (VOCs) seem to play a particularly important role because they provide a common chemical language that can mediate interactions from the cellular to the whole plant and population level, to a multitrophic-community level. VOCs are crucial in the communication between plants and pollinators, herbivores and natural enemies of herbivores, as well as in plant–plant interactions. New molecular and analytical tools make VOCs ideal to study fundamental biosynthetic and metabolic mechanisms as well as ecological functions of chemical information transfer.


We are currently accepting submissions for a Special collection on Plant volatiles. We welcome submissions of synthetic reviews as well as experimental studies. We encourage research in all areas of plant science, from molecular approaches, to large-scale ecology and evolution studies.


Deadline for submission – 1 October 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 (, noting the tentative title of your work.


Author Guidelines


Please refer to our full Author guidelines. 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