About This Journal

Science Partner Journal BioDesign Research is an online-only Open Access journal published in affiliation with the State Key Laboratory of Crop Genetics & Germplasm Enhancement, Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) and distributed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Like all partners participating in the Science Partner Journal program, BioDesign Research is editorially independent from the Science family of journals. Editorial decisions and scientific activities pursued by the journal's Editorial Board are made independently, based on scientific merit and adhering to the highest standards for accurate and ethical promotion of science. These decisions and activities are in no way influenced by the financial support of NAU, NAU administration, or any other institutions and sponsors. The Editorial Board is solely responsible for all content published in the journal. To learn more about the Science Partner Journal program, visit the SPJ program homepage

Should researchers be interested in submitting their work to BioDesign Research, we ask that they please first review the Information for Authors page. 

BioDesign Research content is Open Access, publishing under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) on a continuous basis. This means that content is freely available to all readers upon publication and content is published as soon as production is complete. Nanjing Agricultural University holds an exclusive license to the content, the author(s) hold copyright and retain the right to publish. 

AAAS is a member of the following organizations: ALPSP, DOAJ, OASPA, ORCID, SSP, and STM.

Mission and Scope

The mission of BioDesign Research is to publish novel research that will advance all aspects of plant phenotyping from the cell to the plant population levels using innovative combinations of sensor systems and data analytics. BioDesign Research aims also to connect phenomics to other science domains, such as genomics, genetics, physiology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, statistics, mathematics, and computer sciences. BioDesign Research should thus contribute to advance plant sciences and agriculture/forestry/horticulture by addressing key scientific challenges in the area of BioDesign Research. 

The scope of the journal covers the latest technologies in plant phenotyping for data acquisition, data management, data interpretation, modeling, and their practical applications for crop cultivation, plant breeding, forestry, horticulture, ecology, and other plant-related domains.

Publication Identifiers

e-ISSN: 2693-1257 

DOI Prefix: 10.34133


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