Call For Papers

    Special Issue on 

    Plant Response to Abiotic Stress and Climate Change


    Plants are often subjected to unfavorable environmental conditions – abiotic factors, causing abiotic stresses - that play a major role in determining productivity of crop yields but also the differential distribution of the plants species across different types of environment. Some examples of abiotic stresses that a plant may face include decreased water availability, extreme temperatures (heating or freezing), decreased availability of soil nutrients and/or excess of toxic ions, excess of light and increased hardness of drying soil that hamper roots growth. The goal of this special issue is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in this area of plant response to abiotic stress and climate change.


    In this special issue, we invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles that explore plant response to abiotic stress and climate change. In this special issue, potential topics include, but are not limited to:



    • Salt stress in plants
    • Plant salt tolerance
    • Plant responses to heat stress
    • Physiological mechanisms underlying abiotic stress responses
    • Gene expression and regulation under abiotic stress
    • Transgenic approaches to improve abiotic stress resistance
    • Omics and system biology approaches to understand abiotic stress responses
    • Effects of abiotic stress on plants



    Authors should read over the journal’s For Authors carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal’s Paper Submission System.


    Please kindly specify the Special Issue” under your manuscript title. The research field “Special Issue – Plant Response to Abiotic Stress and Climate Change” should be selected during your submission.


    Special Issue timetable:


    Submission Deadline

    February 28th, 2021

    Publication Date

                  April 2021


    Guest Editor:

    Prof. Salah El Deen M. Mahmoud; Azher University, Egypt


    For further questions or inquiries

    Please contact the Editorial Assistant at

    ajps@scirp.org