Aims & Scope
The Turkish Journal of Botany is published electronically 6 times a year by TUBITAK ULAKBIM and accepts original English-language manuscripts covering all areas of plant systematics and taxonomy, plant evolution, biodiversity, genetics, genome evolution, comparative and evolutionary genomics, genome sequencing, bioinformatics, biogeography and phylogeography, conservation, population genetics, reproductive biology, ecology, ecophysiology, paleobotany, cell biology and ultrastructure, morphogenesis, anatomy and structural biology, palynology, systems biology, physiology, and development. Taxonomic emphasis is on all land plant groups in a wide sense, including algae, lichens, bryophytes, and fungi. Authors are required to frame their research questions and discuss their results in terms of major questions in plant biology.
Research areas covered in the journal are as follows:
Ecology:biogeography, pollination biology, conservation biology, diversity, molecular ecology, phytogeography, vegetation ecology, functional ecology,
Ethnobotany: ethnobotany, ethnomedicine,
Molecular Biology and Genetics: genomics, proteomics, biotechnology, bioinformatics, computational biology, chromosome, genetic diversity, population genetics, cytology,
Physiology and Biochemistry: growth & development, stress, metabolism, enzymes, proteins and natural products,
Reproductive Biology: plant breeding, embryology, ontogeny,
Structure : morphology & anatomy, palynology, paleobotany, functional morphology, plant development,
Systematics: evolution, phylogeny, taxonomy, nomenclature.
Together with significant research of interest to a wide audience of scientists in all organization levels and all plant and allied organisms (algae, fungi, and lichens).
In general, papers that are too narrowly focused, purely descriptive, or broad surveys, or that contain only preliminary data or natural history, or the following types of articles will not be considered:
- Manuscripts that are only of local interest,
- New taxa studies without molecular evidence,
- New record,
Ethnobotany studies that are not correlated with their use in the experimental part.