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Plant and Fungal Systematics

Aims and Scope

Plant and Fungal Systematics is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, fast-track, full-color journal. Articles are published online with full pagination immediately upon acceptance, and hardcopies are published twice a year (July, December). It was founded in 1953 as Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica and continued as Polish Botanical Journal after 2001.

The main goal of Plant and Fungal Systematics is to promote integrated systematic biology (fusing traditional approaches, modern molecular techniques and bioinformatics tools) in order to more effectively describe plant and fungal biodiversity within a phylogenetic framework. Detailed descriptions and illustrations of morphological characters for newly introduced species, and deposition of voucher specimens, cultures, DNA sequences, alignments and phylogenies in public repositories are central to this endeavor.

Plant and Fungal Systematics publishes original research papers of the highest quality, review articles on timely subjects, and book reviews. The journal articles address the biodiversity, taxonomy, molecular systematics and evolution of algae (broadly defined), cyanobacteria, bryophytes, vascular plants, fungi, oomycetes and myxomycetes.

Financial support

Plant and Fungal Systematics, financed in 2019 under contract no. 870/P-DUN/2019 from funds of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland, designated for activities aimed at dissemination of scientific results. Project: Line-editing of research papers intended for publication in Plant and Fungal Systematics (64), by a native speaker of English; and publication of two issues of the annual Plant and Fungal Systematics (64: 1, 2) in electronic editions.

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The original version of the Plant and Fungal Systematics is the electronic edition.

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Polish Botanical Journal (former title)

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Volume 64 (2019): Issue 2 (Dec 2019)

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Adam Flakus, Poland
Jolanta Miądlikowska, USA

Managing Editor
Agnieszka Sojka, Poland

Layout Editor
Marian Wysocki, Poland

Associate Editors
Hiroyuki Akiyama, Japan
Elżbieta Cieślak, Poland
Bryn T. M. Dentinger, USA
Marcial Escudero, Spain
Cécile Gueidan, Australia
Judita Koreiviene, Lithuania
Martin Kukwa, Poland
Andrew N. Miller, USA
Ireneusz J. Odrzykoski, Poland
Marcin Piątek, Poland
Anna Ronikier, Poland
Michał Ronikier, Poland
Jakub Sawicki, Poland
Mike Thiv, Germany
Merje Toome-Heller, New Zealand
Agata Wojtal, Poland

Editorial Board Members
Anne E. Arnold, USA
Andreas Beck, Germany
Janusz Błaszkowski, Poland
Lei Cai, China
Dmitry V. Geltman, Russia
Bernard Goffinet, USA
Werner Greuter, Germany
Gilles E. St. J. Hardy, Australia
David L. Hawksworth, UK
Miroslav Kolařik, Czech Republic
T. K. Arun Kumar, India
Carlos Lado, Spain
Louise A. Lewis, USA
Robert Lücking, Germany
H. Thorsten Lumbsch, USA
François Lutzoni, USA
Karol Marhold, Slovakia
P. Brandon Matheny, USA
Alistair McTaggart, Australia
Jiři Neustupa, Czech Republic
Sergio Pérez-Ortega, Spain
Jolanta Piątek, Poland
Dietmar Quandt, Germany
Harald Schneider, UK
Laura Selbmann, Italy
James R. Shevock, USA
Pamela S. Soltis, USA
Krzysztof Spalik, Poland
Adriano A. Spielmann, Brazil
Lucyna Śliwa, Poland
Susumu Takamatsu, Japan
Konrad Wołowski, Poland
Andrzej Witkowski, Poland
Ying Zhang, China

Publisher (printed version)
W. Szafer Institute of Botany,
Polish Academy of Sciences,
31-512 Krakow, Lubicz 46, Poland,

Publisher (on-line version)
De Gruyter Poland
Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15