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Journal overview

The New Zealand Journal of Botany is an international journal aiming to disseminate peer-reviewed scientific research in all areas of plant science. We welcome submissions relevant to all aspects of botany, mycology, and phycology of New Zealand and the southern hemisphere. Papers concerning general botanical principles and other species of the world likely to be of interest to a wide audience of plant scientists are also encouraged.

The journal’s subject matter encompasses biosystematics and biogeography, ecology, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, reproductive biology, structure and development, plant biotechnology, plant-animal interactions, forestry, taxonomy, ethnobotany, medicinal plants, palaeobotany, bryology, lichenology, mycology, plant pathology, and phycology.

Prospective contributors should consult recent issues of the journal and see whether a planned submission is appropriate.

  • No page charges for publication
  • Free colour printing
  • Articles published online before quarterly print publication
  • Open Select options 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 anonymized 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.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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