|Bartonia: Instructions to Authors|
Types of Articles Published
Research papers communicate original research in plant systematics, plant ecology, plant conservation biology, and related topics. Other contributed papers convey the results of studies in floristics, distribution, methods, biography, bibliography, history of botanical exploration, and other topics of botanical interest. Short reports of one or two pages appear in "News and Notes." Other items include obituaries, book reviews, and field trip reports. The focus is on the mid-Atlantic region, but contributions of interest to Bartonia readers from farther afield are also welcomed.
Authors should send their manuscripts electronically (.doc files are preferred) via e-mail to the editor at the address below. While electronic submission of manuscripts is preferred, manuscripts can also be submitted in paper form to the corresponding editor. Paper submission should consist of three paper copies including all figures and tables as well as a cover letter with the contact information of the authors. Once the manuscript is submitted, the editors will select two reviewers for each manuscript and, on the basis of the reviews, decide on suitability for publication in Bartonia.
Authors who have been asked to resubmit a revised manuscript should make the requested revisions and provide a brief rationale in a letter for any reviewers' comments not complied with. Authors should send an electronic copy (preferably as an e-mail attachment; a mailed diskette or CD is also acceptable) of the revised manuscript to the Editor.
After a manuscript's final acceptance, authors will receive page proofs with a request to proofread and return them within 48 hours of their receipt. At this time, authors also will receive a price schedule and order form for offprints and a page cost donation form, to be returned with payment to the Philadelphia Botanical Club.
Editor in Chief
|Updated August 14, 2011.|