Instructions for Journals

Botanical Review

Founded in 1935. Co-published quarterly by Springer & The New York Botanical Garden. Editor Dennis Wm. Stevenson, The New York Botanical Garden. Associate Editor Barbara Ambrose, The New York Botanical Garden

Articles are obtained primarily by invitation, but unsolicited manuscripts are also considered. All manuscripts are subject to critical review before acceptance, but it is to be expected that most solicited manuscripts will, in fact, be acceptable. In all cases, the Editor reserves the right to accept, reject, or suggest revisions in submitted material. Instructions for contributors can be found at

Articles submitted for publication as well as any editorial questions should be addressed to: The Editor, Botanical Review, The New York Botanical Garden., or emailed to

The function of Botanical Review is to present syntheses of the state of knowledge and understanding of individual segments of botany. It is to be hoped that these syntheses can be read and understood by other botanists less well informed than the authors. Photography, electron micrographs, and drawings may be included as necessary. Enough papers should be cited to document the information and interpretations presented, to help the reader learn how we arrive at the present state of understanding, and to demonstrate that the author is thoroughly familiar with the literature in his or her field. New information can and sometimes should be incorporated into the articles, but Botanical Review is not the place for articles primarily concerned with presenting a limited set of new data. It is the expectation of the editor and publisher of this journal that authors will make the data underlying published articles available. Any impediment to data sharing should be brought to the attention of the editor at the time of submission.



Founded in 1931. Co-published quarterly by Springer & The New York Botanical Garden. Editor-in-Chief Benjamin M. Torke, The New York Botanical Garden. Associate Editors Daniel E. Atha, The New York Botanical Garden; Lisa M. Campbell, The New York Botanical Garden; Janelle M. Burke, Howard University; Robbin C. Moran, The New York Botanical Garden. Latin Editor P. M. Eckel

Brittonia contains primary research papers concerned with systematic botany in a broad sense, including such fields as anatomy, botanical history, chemotaxonomy, cytology, ecology, morphology, paleobotany, palynology, phylogenetic systematics, and phytogeography. Brittonia includes publications by the staff of The New York Botanical Garden and outside contributors.

All manuscripts submitted to Brittonia are considered by at least two reviewers. For information concerning the preparation of manuscripts, authors should write to the editor or visit the Brittonia website at Editorial questions or manuscripts submitted for publication should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief at


Economic Botany

Founded in 1947. Co-published quarterly by Springer & The New York Botanical Garden for The Society for Economic Botany. Editor-in-Chief Robert Voeks, California State University. Book Review Editor Wendy Applequist, Missouri Botanical Garden. Managing Editor Brian Boom, The New York Botanical Garden. Senior Associate Editor for Reviews John R. Stepp, University of Florida. Senior Associate Editors Bradley Bennett, Florida International University; Tamara Ticktin, University of Hawaii

Economic Botany is a peer-reviewed journal of The Society for Economic Botany (, which publishes original research articles and notes on a wide range of topics dealing with the utilization of plants by people, plus special reports, letters, and book reviews. Economic Botany specializes in scientific articles on the botany, history, and evolution of useful plants and their modes of use. Articles that include particularly complex technical issues should be addressed to the general reader. Instructions to authors are posted online at and at

Image: Mauritiella pumila (Arecaceae), cross section of leaf. Photograph by Lorena I. Guevara. From Brittonia, Volume 63, Issue 3, September 2011.

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