Aims and scope

African Journal of Botany is a peer-reviewed, open access journal covering research on all aspects of botany, including ecology, evolution, physiology, biodiversity, systematics, development, genetics, paleobotany, structure and function, all levels of organization (ecosystem to molecular), and all organisms studied by botanical researchers (including land plants, algae, fungi, lichen, cyanobacteria).

The journal also publishes original papers that deal with the classification, biodiversity, morphology, physiology, molecular biology, ecology, biotechnology, ethnobotany and other botanically related aspects of species, plant structure, growth and differentiation, reproduction, biochemistry and primary metabolism, chemical products, development, diseases, evolutionary relationships, systematics, and plant taxonomy, etc.

It aims to publish novel concepts in discovery and identification of pioneered techniques of micro propagation and plant tissue culture controlled by plant hormones targeting high productivity. The scope of the journal includes, but is not limited to:

  • Agronomy
  • Bryology (mosses and liverworts)
  • Dendrology (woody plants)
  • Ethnobotany
  • Lichenology (lichens)
  • Mycology (fungi)
  • Paleobotany
  • Palynology (spores and pollen)
  • Phycology (algae)
  • Phytosociology
  • Plant anatomy
  • Plant ecology
  • Plant evolution
  • Plant morphology
  • Plant pathology
  • Plant physiology
  • Plant taxonomy
  • Pteridology (ferns)