The Turkish Journal of Botany is published electronically 6 times a year by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and accepts manuscripts (in English) covering all areas of plant biology (including genetics, evolution, systematics, structure, function, development, diversity, conservation biology, biogeography, paleobotany, ontogeny, functional morphology, ecology, reproductive biology, and pollination biology), all levels of organisation (molecular to ecosystem), and all plant groups and allied organisms (algae, fungi, and lichens). Authors are required to frame their research questions and discuss their results in terms of major questions in plant biology. In general, papers that are too narrowly focused, purely descriptive, or broad surveys, or that contain only preliminary data or natural history, will not be considered (*).
The following types of article will be considered:
1. Research articles: Original research in various fields of botany will be evaluated as research articles.
2. Research notes: These include articles such as preliminary notes on a study or manuscripts on the morphological, anatomical, cytological, physiological, biochemical, and other properties of plant species and new records.
3. Reviews: Reviews of recent developments, improvements, discoveries, and ideas in various fields of botany.
4. Letters to the editor: These include opinions, comments relating to the publishing policy of the Turkish Journal of Botany, news, and suggestions. Letters should not exceed one journal page.
1. Raw floristic lists (of algae, lichens, fungi, or plants), species descriptions, chorological studies, and plant sociology studies without any additional independent approaches.
2. Comparative morphology and anatomy studies (that do not cover a family, tribe, subtribe, genus, subgenus, section, subsection, or species complexes with taxonomical problems) without one or more independent additional approaches such as DNA, pollen/spore, micromorphology, karyotype, and anatomical analyses.
3. Revisions of family, tribe, genus, subgenus, section, subsection, or species complexes without any original outputs such as taxonomical status changes, IUCN categories, and phenological and ecological analyses.
4. New records or new species reports of all plants without any additional independent approaches such as DNA, pollen/spore, micromorphology, and karyotype and anatomical analyses. New reports may be accepted for peer review as research notes (not research articles) if they contain 3 or more new records or taxonomical status update (such as lectotypification, new combinations, transfers, revivals, and synonyms) data.
5. New records or new taxa of algae, lichens, and fungi without any additional independent approaches such as DNA, spore, morphology, ecology, chromosome, chorology, and correlation analyses. New reports may be accepted for peer review as research notes (not as research articles) if they report 10 or more taxonomical status changes (such as lectotypifications, new combinations, transfers, revivals, and synonyms) data.