Aim & Scope:
2013 Impact Factor - 0.625
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Aims : The New Zealand Journal of Botany aims to disseminate peer-reviewed research on the botany, mycology, and phycology of New Zealand and the southern hemisphere.
Scope of submissions : The New Zealand Journal of Botany publishes original research papers, review papers, short communications, book reviews, letters, and forum articles. We welcome submissions on all aspects of the botany, mycology, and phycology of the South Pacific, Australia, South America, and Southern Africa. The journal’s subject matter encompasses biosystematics and biogeography, ecology, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, reproductive biology, structure and development, taxonomy, ethnobotany, palaeobotany, bryology, lichenology, mycology, plant pathology, and phycology.
Prospective contributors should consult recent issues of the journal and contact the publishing teamto discuss whether a planned submission is appropriate.
No page charges for publication. Articles published online before quarterly print publication. Open Selectoptions available for open access publication (e.g., Gold OA).
Electronic and printed issues are published quarterly (B5 format).
Peer review policy All manuscripts are screened by the editorial office to assess their match to the journal’s aims and scope. The senior editor assigns those manuscripts deemed to be appropriate for peer-review to an associate editor.
The New Zealand Journal of Botany operates a single blind peer-review system. Reviewers will be sourced from both domestic and overseas institutions. All manuscripts are normally reviewed by two experts but where there is disparity regarding the merits of the work, an additional review may also be requested or one of the journal’s editors may give an evaluation. The exception to this is short taxonomic note manuscripts which are reviewed by one expert in the field.
Supplementary material is subject to editorial oversight and is made available to reviewers.
Direct correspondence between reviewers and authors is not permitted; all correspondence between these parties must be made through the editor.
Dr Chris Lusk - The University of Waikato, New Zealand
Dr Julie Barcelona - University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Dr Kevin C Burns - Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Dr Roberta D’Archino - National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), New Zealand
Professor Julian Eaton-Rye - University of Otago, New Zealand
Professor Kevin Gould - Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Dr Stephen Hartley - Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Professor Julian Heyes - Massey University, New Zealand
Dr Janice Lord - University of Otago, New Zealand
Dr Eric McKenzie - Landcare Research Ltd, New Zealand
Associate Professor Brian Murray - University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr Pieter Pelser - University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Dr Leon Perrie - Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand
Dr Rob Smissen - Landcare Research, New Zealand
International Advisory Panel
Professor Linda F Delph - Indiana University, Indiana, USA
Dr Matt Von Konrat - The Field Museum, Chicago, USA
Associate Professor Martin Schaefer - University of Freiburg, Germany
Andrew Young - Australian National Herbarium Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Canberra, Australia