Tuesday 21 May 2019

British & Irish Botany: issue 2 published

Taraxacum chlorofrugale in Cardiganshire
- this new species is described in
British & Irish Botany 1.2
Image: R. Pryce
The second issue of British & Irish Botany, BSBI's new open access, on-line scientific journal, has just been published. 

This latest issue is 114 pages long and features six papers by some well-known botanists, including dandelion expert John Richards; BSBI's Officer for England Pete Stroh; County Recorders from north Somerset (Helena Crouch) and Banffshire (Andy Amphlett); and Fred Rumsey from the Natural History Museum, alongside some less well-known names.

Editor-in-Chief Dr Ian Denholm said:

"This issue includes six papers by professional and amateur botanists covering the ecology, systematics and conservation of the British and Irish flora. 

"The papers encompass diverse plant groups including grasses, sedges, rushes, orchids and composites (dandelions and mayweeds). 

Bolboschoenus laticarpus in Shropshire:
a paper in British & Irish Botany 1.2
asks if this plant is an overlooked native
 or a spreading neophyte
Image: H Crouch
"We extend huge thanks to our authors and welcome feedback on this novel approach to online scientific publishing that is free to contributors and free to anyone who wishes to read the papers online or download them to read at their leisure".

Check out the latest issue here and you can also view issue one here. If you like what you see, why not register as a reader to receive an alert every time a new issue is published? 

If you'd like to submit a manuscript for consideration, just register as an author as well as a reader, take a look at the house style guidelines and send us your submission. 

Or email us at bib@bsbi.org to discuss your proposal. We'll look forward to hearing from you. 

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