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Fees and copyright

Fees and privileges

Physiologia Plantarum has no page limit and no fee per pages. It is however in the interest of the authors to focus their papers. Verbose manuscripts will be returned with a request for condensation.

Physiologia Plantarum offers authors free colour-online service, where colour figures are published on the journal website free of charge. In addition, the journal offers 3 colour figures free of charge in the printed version, provided the colour is deemed necessary by the Editor. Subsequent printed colour figures will be chargeable (4th figure 150£, subsequent figures 50£ each). A Colour Work Agreement form must be submitted to the Publisher before the manuscript can be published (see p.31).


With OnlineOpen, the authors pay a fee to ensure that the article is made freely available upon publication via Wiley Online Library. Authors choosing OnlineOpen will retain copyright of their articles and will be offered a choice of creative commons licenses (full list of terms and conditions).

Authors that wish to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form.

The decision to publish OnlineOpen can be taken before or after paper acceptance. OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal’s standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.


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An article cannot be published until the publisher has received the appropriate signed license agreement. Once the article has been received by Wiley for production the corresponding author will receive an e-mail from Wiley’s Author Services system which will ask them to log in and will present the appropriate license for completion.

After submission authors will retain the right to publish their manuscript in various media/circumstances and authors should take particular note that the Society licenses to them:

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The Author may not update the submitted version or replace it with the published paper. Self-archiving of the accepted version is subject to an embargo period of 12 months.

  1. The right to transmit, print and share copies with colleagues.

For their full rights concerning re-use of the accepted or final published versions, authors should consult the copyright form. Permission to reuse copyrighted materials can be obtained via the article’s abstract page on the journal’s website.

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