But Quantitative Plant Biology wants to be more than a collection of research articles. It offers two additional sections to stimulate scientists to think outside the box. First, ‘Theories’ can be submitted to QPB, which are speculative articles questioning existing beliefs. Second, publications from citizen science projects are encouraged. They are based on data collected by non-scientists, written in cooperation with researchers. These papers are aimed at the general public so need to be easy to understand. But what all publications will have in common is a quantitative approach towards plant research and high-quality statistics.
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