In brief

The UV4Plants Bulletin (ISSN 2343-323X) is an open access journal of the UV4Plants Association, publishing both peer-reviewed and editorial-board-reviewed articles. No publication charges (members) or minimal handling charges (non-members, possibly waived). No charges for color illustrations. Issues and individual articles are assigned DOIs on publication. Early on-line publication available. 

Sections: Research Methods, Tutorials, Historical Accounts, Research group and Members Profiles, Opinions, Case Notes, Travel and Conference Reports and Accounts, Academic and Industry News, Book Reviews, Call for Collaboration, Letters to the Editor.

Articles to be submitted can deal with any aspects of research on plants (terrestrial or aquatic) and ultraviolet radiation and applications to plant production and related fields. Methods and opinions of interest to those doing such research.

Aims and scope

In this age of fast on-line communication, we aim at making our association’s UV4Plants Bulletin a publication channel for articles of long-lasting interest, while using our web site, members e-mail list, Twitter and Facebook for the delivery of most news and other short-lived information to members. 

The aim of the UV4Plants Bulletin is not to compete with established scientific journals but rather to complement them by focusing on the publication of articles that are not reports of original research. The Bulletin will include varied content: Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Research News, Industry News, Profiles and Accounts, Case notes, Tutorials, Reviews, Calls for Collaboration. Subject-wise, articles can be related to any aspects of research on plants and ultraviolet radiation, including molecular biology, physiology, ecology, genetics and evolution, and practical applications of manipulations of ultraviolet radiation in the growing environment or breeding for altered ultraviolet sensitivity in agriculture, forestry and horticulture, as well as related research methods and tools. In addition case notes, tutorials, examples and reviews related to teaching and the popularization of the subjects listed above are welcomed. When in doubt about a possible submission, please, consult one of the Editors.


The Bulletin accepts submissions both from UV4Plants members and non-members, and will also publish invited articles. All manuscript handling is done on-line in our Open Journals System server.


The electronic version is open-access. New issues and articles are announced via e-mail to UV4Plants members and via Twitter. The UV4Plants Bulletin (ISSN 2343-323X) as PDF versions plus supplementary material is archived. Individual issues and articles are assigned DOIs through which PDFs can be accessed.