First European Congress on Photosynthesis Research, ePS-1
A Marcus Wallenberg Symposium

Special issue on photosynthesis in Physiologia plantarum

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Physiologia Plantarum is inviting original research and review papers for a Special Issue on “Photosynthesis”, that will cover topics on photosynthesis ranging from research on physiology, structure and mechanisms to artificial photosynthesis and improving photosynthesis.

Improving natural photosynthesis may lead to substantive gains in efficiency of crop productivity by capturing light and converting it into biomass more efficiently. Basic research in photosynthesis is the key to identify important processes limiting photosynthetic electron transport, assimilation and related metabolism. A precise understanding of the molecular details of structure and function of the photosynthetic apparatus and metabolism from various organisms is required to identify intrinsic mechanistic limitations of photosynthesis in crop fields and to develop strategies counteracting these limitations.

Artificial photosynthesis mimics the natural processes giving insights into light capture, charge separation and catalysis. Artificial photosynthesis and photoelectrochemical cells may also facilitate the construction of scalable devices that convert, with high efficiency and stability, water (and CO2) into H2 or other products using fluctuating renewable electricity.

With this thought, we would like to invite manuscripts for a Special Issue on “Photosynthesis.

The submission target date for the Special Issue is October 2018 with a publication on March/April 2019. All accepted manuscripts will be available online immediately upon acceptance. All accepted papers will be free of charges and will be open access for the first 6 months.

Authors of Minireview/Opinion papers are encouraged to be creative in their thinking and to address interesting and novel possibilities related to the concepts of Improving and mimicking photosynthesis. 

Minireview and Special Issue original research papers, which are subject to peer-review, must be written concisely, with about 50 references and a maximum of about 9 printed pages, including all references and data displays (one printed page of full text is equivalent to around 5600 characters, including spaces). Minireviews/Opinion papers should include about 4 data displays, with an emphasis on integrative models rather than primary data. Authors are encouraged to submit these data displays in color and, if found suitable, color displays will be published free of charge.

 Please go to the journal web page for more information!

Editors for the Special issue on ‘’Photosynthesis’’:

Dr. Anja Krieger, Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell (I2BC), CEA, CNRS, Univ Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, F-91198, Gif-sur-Yvette cedex, France

Dr. Johannes Messinger, Department of Chemistry – Ångström, Molecular Biomimetics, Uppsala University, 752 37 Uppsala, Sweden,

Dr. Cornelia Spetea Wiklund, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, 40530 Gothenburg, Sweden,