Turk J Bot
E-ISSN: 1303-6106
ISSN: 1300-008X

Editor in Chief:

Prof. Dr. Asim KADIOĞLU

Karadeniz Technical University

Associate Editor in Chief:

Prof. Dr. Jeff OLLERTON

University of Northampton

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ferhat CELEP

Kırıkkale University

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16 June 2021

Call for Contributions to a Special Issue of Turkish Journal of Botany


Guest Editors

  • Prof. Dr. İlkay ERDOĞAN ORHAN, Department of Pharmacognosy, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey, (Email:iorhan@gazi.edu.tr )
  • Prof. Dr. Selami SELVİ, Department of Plant and Animal Production, Altınoluk Vocational School, Balıkesir University, Balıkesir, Turkey (Email: sselvi@balikesir.edu.tr)
  • Assoc. Prof.Dr. Uğur ÇAKILCIOĞLU, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Processing, Munzur University, Tunceli, Turkey (Email: ucakilcioglu@yahoo.com)


Ethnobotanical researches are studies that record very valuable information that people have passed down from generation to generation for centuries and learned through trial and error and shed light on the plant-human relationship.  At the same time, these studies lead to the protection and recording of the ecosystem and biodiversity. Recording ethnobotanical information is also very important for the discovery of new drug molecules. It is known that many drugs containing many bioactive substances such as digoxin, digitoxin, morphine, reserpine, taxol, vinblastine, vincristine, which are used in treatment today, are obtained from ethnobotanical studies. As in the past, plants are undoubtedly important raw material sources for the treatment of diseases today. In short, ethnobotanical studies enable the traditional knowledge of the people to be transferred to scientific research and thus, new therapeutic agents can be developed.

We welcome papers that: (1) Present original research and answer research questions (or hypotheses) related to ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology; and (2) demonstrate the relevance of results by pharmacological studies of medicinal plants used by the local people.

By considering these facts, in this special issue, a theme entitled “Medicinal Plants from Past to Present: From Ethnomedicinal to Ethnopharmacology”, as a novel understanding, has been chosen and highlighted. Hence, we cordially invite researchers working in the field to submit their review papers and original research articles associated with “ethnobotanical studies” to this special issue in Turkish Journal of Botany.

For review and opinion papers, please discuss a tentative outline with the editors of the special issue. The article will be published online following acceptance. The deadline for contributions is November 2021 whereas the target date for the printed issue to be published is December 2021.


 The topics of the special issue covers the following subtopics:

- Ethnobotanical studies

- Ethnomedicinal studies

- Ethnopharmacological studies

- Ethnochemical studies

- Ethnoveterinary

- Pharmacognosy

- Traditional medicine

- Novel drug molecules

-Biological and pharmacological activities (Antimicrobial activity, Antioxidant activity, Antiulcer activity, Anticonvulsant activity, Anti-anxiety activity, Antidiabetic activity, Anti-gout activity, Antiprotozoal activity, Anti-inflammatory activity, Antispasmodic activity, Antiparasitic activity, Antiovicidal activity, Anti-mutagenic activity, Anticholinesterase activity, Antidepressant activity, Hepatoprotective activity, Anti-anxiety activity, Anti-convulsant activity, Anti-spasmolytic activity, Anticancer activity, Cytotoxic activity)