Plant Biosystems Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Società botanica italiana, Taylor & Francis

Journal description

An international journal dealing with all aspects of plant biology. Formerly "Giornale Botanico Italiano" Official Journal of the Società Botanica Italiana. Plant Biosystems is the research journal edited by the Società Botanica Italiana. Published three times a year, the journal is open to papers dealing with all aspects of plant biology, systematics, and ecology. Research studies containing novel and significant findings, from the molecular level to ecosystems and from micro-organisms to flowering plants, are welcome. Plant Biosystems succeeded "Giornale Botanico Italiano", the historical journal of the Societa' Botanica Italiana, from the year 1997. Plant Biosystems has been conceived in consideration of the recent progress in botanical research. An editorial board divided into 9 main sections has been devised to ensure that all the main trends of contemporary plant science are represented. Manuscripts are classified as Full Paper, Rapid Report or Short Communication. A Rapid Report is intended for publication, in a concise form, of new and relevant findings. The classification as Rapid Report is determined by the Editor. A Short Communication (no more than two printed pages) is for a concise but independent report. It is not intended for publication of preliminary results. Review articles are also published, but only upon invitation by the Editor. An international panel of highly qualified referees warrants the highest scientific standard.

Current impact factor: 1.92

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.92
2012 Impact Factor 1.912
2011 Impact Factor 1.418
2010 Impact Factor 0.829
2009 Impact Factor 0.744
2008 Impact Factor 0.517
2007 Impact Factor 0.75
2006 Impact Factor 0.649
2005 Impact Factor 0.368
2004 Impact Factor 0.274
2003 Impact Factor 0.31

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.86
Cited half-life 3.70
Immediacy index 0.30
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.33
Website Plant Biosystems website
Other titles Plant biosystems (Online)
ISSN 1126-3504
OCLC 57364341
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Taylor & Francis

  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
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    • On institutional repository or subject-based repository after either 12 months embargo
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • On a non-profit server
    • Published source must be acknowledged
    • Must link to publisher version
    • Set statements to accompany deposits (see policy)
    • The publisher will deposit in on behalf of authors to a designated institutional repository including PubMed Central, where a deposit agreement exists with the repository
    • STM: Science, Technology and Medicine
    • Publisher last contacted on 25/03/2014
    • This policy is an exception to the default policies of 'Taylor & Francis'
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Karyotypic studies with conventional staining have been unsuccessful due to the uniformity of Capsicum chromosomes. In this study, we found diagnostic chromosome characters that permit to characterize cultivars; this is the first cytological characterization of both rDNAs (18S and 5S) in a species of Capsicum using a genus-specific probe and the most exhaustive in C. annuum to date. The heterochromatic banding patterns enabled us to identify cultivars, and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) showed one 5S rDNA locus largely conserved within the cultivars, whereas high variation in the number of 18S rDNA loci was observed. One of the most obvious differences is the presence of an additional active nucleolar organizer region in pair #12 and the dispersal of inactive 18S rDNA signals. These results indicate that fluorochrome banding together with silver impregnation and FISH procedures are very useful for the identification of chromosomes and the interpretation of chromosomal variation between cultivars. The functional role of this variation is still uncertain, but our results show that copy number variation of repetitive DNA during the course of evolution might provide an excellent experimental system for studying genome rearrangements accompanying functional divergence in domesticated C. annuum.
    Plant Biosystems 09/2015;
  • Plant Biosystems 09/2015; DOI:10.1080/11263504.2015.1076085
  • Plant Biosystems 09/2015; DOI:10.1080/11263504.2015.1056858
  • Plant Biosystems 08/2015; DOI:10.1080/11263504.2015.1057261
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    ABSTRACT: The Neolithic settlement of Dispilió (lake Orestiás, northern Greece) is a unique site due to its continual inhabitation from the Middle Neolithic (5400 BC) to the Chalcolithic (3600 BC) and its exceptional location at the shore of Lake Orestiás (also known as Lake Kastoria). The plant landscape shaping of the area has been examined by correlating pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs from both on-site and off-site records. The examined pollen profiles bear concrete evidence of agricultural activities and land use in the area. The local pollen assemblages identified, each of them corresponding either to a different kind or intensity of exploitation of natural resources, display the diachronic evolution of the cultural landscape during more than 2000 years of human activity. The successive phases of intense human impact on vegetation patterns are in good accordance with the periods of major constructing activities described by the archaeological study of the Dispilió settlement. Finally, the differences on palynomorph accumulation pathways of the examined records made possible the distinction between local and “regional” plant landscapes and related human activities.
    Plant Biosystems 08/2015; 149(1):195-204. DOI:10.1080/11263504.2014.992998
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    ABSTRACT: Modena, founded by the Romans (183 BC), has always been conditioned by water in all its urban history. In the city, numerous archaeobotanical investigations have been carried out in order to reconstruct the natural landscape and human–environment interactions over time. During these investigations, four archaeological sites (two Roman and two medieval) have revealed deposits with a marked character of palaeobiocoenosis, largely resulting from the natural environment surrounding the sites, due to natural “seed rain”. These deposits are characterized by widespread evidence of plants related to water, constituting a valuable archive to investigate habitats which currently have become very rare and threatened, if they have not completely disappeared. The present paper aims to reveal the peculiarities of the Roman/medieval archaeocarpological floristic lists (through a comparison with the flora over the last two centuries in the area of Modena) and highlight the possible causes explaining the presence or the demise of several taxa, considering also the palaeoecological reconstruction of the environment in which they have been found.
    Plant Biosystems 08/2015; 149(1). DOI:10.1080/11263504.2014.998310