ASPB is a professional society devoted to the advancement of the plant sciences. It self-publishes two world-class journals and co-publishes a third, and it organizes conferences and other activities that are key to the advancement of the science.


The American Society of Plant Biologists was founded in 1924 to promote the growth and development of plant biology, to encourage and publish research in plant biology, and to promote the interests and growth of plant scientists in general. Over the decades the Society has evolved and expanded to provide a forum for molecular and cellular biology as well as to serve the basic interests of plant science. It publishes the highly cited and respected journals Plant Physiology and The Plant Cell and co-publishes Plant Direct. Membership spans six continents, and our members work in such diverse areas as academia, government laboratories, and industrial and commercial environments. The Society also has a large student membership. ASPB plays a key role in uniting the international plant science disciplines.


Membership in the American Society of Plant Biologists is open to anyone from any nation engaged with the full spectrum of plant science research from fundamental to applied.

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