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About the New Zealand Journal of Botany

The New Zealand Journal of Botany is an international journal of the biology of plants, fungi and algae of the southern hemisphere

2018 Impact Factor 1.118

Senior Editor:

  • Chris Lusk, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Associate Editors:

  • Kevin Burns, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Lohengrin Cavieres, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
  • Christopher Cornwall, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Mike Cramer, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Peter de Lange, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand
  • Lynda Delph, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
  • Julian Eaton-Rye, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Gary Houliston, Landcare Research, New Zealand
  • Liliana Katinas, Museo de La Plata, Argentina
  • Matthew von Konrat, The Field Museum, USA
  • Janice Lord, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Eric McKenzie, Landcare Research, New Zealand
  • Leon Perrie, Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand
  • Matt Renner, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Australia 
  • Rob Smissen, Landcare Research, New Zealand
  • Priscilla Wehi, Landcare Research, New Zealand

Aims: The New Zealand Journal of Botany aims to disseminate peer-reviewed research relevant to 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, perspectives, short communications, forum articles, letters and book reviews. We welcome submissions relevant to 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.

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

Contact us

Contact the Publishing team at the Royal Society of New Zealand