Instructions for Books

Authors interested in submitting a book to NYBG Press should fill out the Book Proposal Form, available as a PDF here, or as a Word doc here and submit to NYBG Press at Via the Book Proposal Form, you will be asked to provide information outlining your book project, scope, and audience; a copy of your manuscript or sample chapters; and professional information about the author, including previous publications. Proposals are evaluated by an editorial board of the NYBG Press within 8 to 12 weeks of submission.

In addition to general books focused on the classification and identification, conservation, exploration, and utilization of plants and fungi, the Press publishes books in several series with specific focus. If you would like more information on any of the Series below before submitting your Book Proposal Form to NYBG Press, please contact the relevant editor directly:

Advances in Economic Botany:  Dr. Ina Vandebroek at

This is  an interdisciplinary series designed to integrate pure and applied studies. Advances has found its readership among policy makers, teachers, researchers, and students in the field of agronomy, anthropology, biology, ecology, economic botany, ethnobotany, geography, and pharmacology.


Contributions of The New York Botanical Garden: Dr. William R. Buck at

Contributions was established in 1899 as a monographic series of technical papers written by Botanical Garden staff members, published in other journals, and reprinted by the Garden. This format was discontinued in 1933. Reactivated in 1983, Contributions now provides the scientific community with an outlet for the publication of translations, annotated bibliographies, and classical works that are out-of-print.


Flora Neotropica:  Dr. Lawrence M. Kelly at  

These monographic volumes provide taxonomic treatments of plant groups or families growing in the Americas between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. The monographs are intended to be comprehensive, so most of them also include information on economic botany, conservation, phylogenetic relationships, taxonomic history, ecology, cytology, anatomy, and phytochemistry, among other topics. Each volume is illustrated with line drawings, black and white photographs, and distribution maps. 


Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden: Dr. William R. Buck at

Established in 1900, the Memoirs series has traditionally focused on taxonomy and floristics, with an emphasis on plants of the Western Hemisphere. In recent years, the series has expanded to encompass field guides and botanical history as well.

Image: Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) in Joshua Tree National Monument, CA. From A Color Atlas of Plant Propagation and Conservation by Bryan G. Bowes. 

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