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Welcome to the Plant Phenomics and Precision Agriculture Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

PLANT PHENOMICS AND PRECISION AGRICULTURE

Submit to PLOS ONE, the #1 publisher of plant phenomics and precision agriculture research.

Deadline June 5, 2020

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Guest Editors

Malia Gehan

danforth center
usa

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Guillaume Lobet

Forschungszentrum Jülich
germany

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Sierra Young

north carolina state university
usa

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Scope & Topics

Phenomics has the potential to improve the speed and sustainability of research and supply ecosystems for food, fuel, and fiber crops. At the heart of phenomics research are hardware and software tools and methods that are developed by interdisciplinary teams. 

— Malia Gehan, Guest Editor

Advances in plant phenomics and precision agriculture rely on research that spans disciplines and spatiotemporal scales. From cell to field, from second to season, investigators seek to understand plant processes and environmental interactions, and to develop interventions for maximal resilience and yield. These efforts are fundamental to guaranteeing food security and sustainable crop production in the context of rising demand and increasingly challenging environments. With its commitment to publication of rigorously validated, reproducible methods and tools, PLOS ONE is an ideal venue for the interdisciplinary research that is characteristic of plant phenomics and precision agriculture.

In this Call for Papers, we are inviting submissions that develop and test- in controlled environments or in the field- new technologies for phenotypic measurements and agricultural surveillance and intervention. 

Example Topics

Sensor Design

Robotic Systems

Machine/computer vision tools

Data visualization and integration

Digital soil mapping

Bioinformatics pipelines

In-field phenomic application

Distributed research infrastructure

Multi-environment networks

Farmer support services

Journal Requirements

Data underlying the study’s findings will be a requirement of publication, per the PLOS data policy. Under this Call for Papers, authors are responsible for providing, where relevant and upon submission, the source code needed to replicate their findings, in a repository (such as GitHub or Bitbucket) or a cloud computing service (such as Code Ocean). Protection of authors’ intellectual property will not be cause for exception. Authors should explain in the manuscript’s Data Availability Statement how readers can access the shared code. For any referenced third party code that cannot be shared, authors are responsible for including, in the Data Availability Statement, contact information and steps by which an interested reader can acquire the code.

Where relevant, authors are encouraged to provide executable documents, such as a Jupyter Notebook or an RMarkdown, to increase reproducibility. The Software Sustainability Institute provides guidance on choosing a repository and sharing code, as do these PLOS articles on Best Practices and Good Enough Practices in scientific computing.

Authors reporting new protocols are encouraged to register these on the protocols.io platform. For more information on our partnership with protocols.io, please see this blogpost.

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Ready to Submit?

Mention the Plant Phenomics and Precision Agriculture Call for Papers in your cover letter. The Collection will publish October 2020.

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Journal Information

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