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The Journal

The Journal of Plant Hydraulics is an editorial-reviewed, open-access, electronic journal owned by INRAE. Our ambition is to set up a reference scientific journal in the very dynamic field of plant hydraulics. We publish manuscripts that address relevant questions on plant hydraulics, plant water relations and the physiology and genetic of drought resistance. The journal is free of any charge for authors and readers and supported by public money.

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The publication allow the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions.

We are happy to publish all papers that are judged to be technically sound. Reviews are thus applied for readability, clarity, technical correctness, and appropriate scope and interpretation. We consider that judgments about the importance of a paper are made after publication by the readership who are the most qualified to determine what is of interest to them. At JPH, we believe that articles should be assessed on their own merits rather than on the basis of the journal in which they were published. Accordingly, we believe that metrics such as the journal Impact Factor are misleading and malicious because they inevitably encourage journals to publish a small number of arbitrarily selected ‘good’ papers. If we are to encourage the use of a metric we believe that metrics such as the H5 factor are more defendable and less pernicious. JPH encourages referees to sign their reviews.

As of 2014, JPH is an Open Acess & Free of charge journal published by the Open-revue platform of the University of Bordeaux and all its content is accessible at