Development is planning a Special Issue on Plant Development – in memory of Ian Sussex, one of the founding fathers of the plant developmental biology field. Ian passed away earlier this year (you can read more about his life in this Obituary, recently published in Developmental Biology), but his legacy lives on in his work and in the many members of the plant community he trained and worked with.
With this Special Issue, Development aims to commemorate Ian’s life and to showcase the best plant developmental biology research across the field today. Development has a long-standing history of publishing influential papers about plant developmental biology, and today our plant papers are consistently among the most highly accessed and cited articles in the journal. We are therefore excited to have the opportunity to continue in this tradition with this upcoming Special Issue.