Congratulations to Dr Peter de Lange on receiving the 2014 New Zealand Journal of Botany prize.
His publication record in the journal has significantly advanced our knowledge of plant diversity in New Zealand and has done a great service to the cause of conservation. The award was presented to Peter by the journal’s new senior editor, Dr Chris Lusk, from the University of Waikato.
- Chris Lusk, University of Waikato, New Zealand
- Julie Barcelona, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
- Kevin Burns,Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
- Roberta D’Archino, NIWA, New Zealand
- Julian Eaton-Rye, University of Otago, New Zealand
- Kevin Gould,Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
- Stephen Hartley, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
- Julian Heyes, Massey University, New Zealand
- Janice Lord, University of Otago, New Zealand
- Eric McKenzie, Landcare Research, New Zealand
- Brian Murray, University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Pieter Pelser, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
- Leon Perrie, Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand
- Rob Smissen, Landcare Research, New Zealand
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 team to discuss whether a planned submission is appropriate.
- No page charges for publication
- Online iFirst e-before print publication between quarterly issues option
- Open Select option available for open access publication (gold OA)
Electronic and printed issues are published quarterly (B5 format)
Print ISSN: 0028-825X, Online ISSN: 1175-8643
The New Zealand Journal of Botany awards a prize which alternates annually between researchers who have a sustained record for excellence, and those early-career researchers who have published a significant paper in recent issues of the journal. The editorial board may decide not to award the prize if no candidate meets the criteria that year. The award is NZ$300 in the form of a cheque, and a certificate.
The established researcher prize will be awarded to a person who has made a sustained contribution to the journal during the last five years (regularly publishing and reviewing papers), and whose work has been widely cited by researchers in other journals during the same period.
This award cannot be won by the same person more than twice.
The early researcher prize is for the best paper published, in the opinion of the editorial board, by an emerging researcher in issues of the journal in the two preceding years. At the time of submission of the manuscript, the first author must either be a full time student, or be within seven years of completing their highest degree (Bachelors, Masters or PhD), unless suitable reasons for a career break can be given (e.g. prolonged illness or parental leave). The award is open to authors from any country.
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