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: 1.91

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
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 1.73
Cited half-life 3.30
Immediacy index 0.44
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.30
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

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    • STM: Science, Technology and Medicine
    • Publisher last contacted on 25/03/2014
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  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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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
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    ABSTRACT: The online platform “Wikiplantbase #Toscana” provides a framework where the full set of georeferenced floristic records of Tuscany (central Italy) can be entered, stored, updated and freely accessed through the Internet. As of 5 January 2015, the database stores 67360 floristic records, referable to 3578 accepted specific and subspecific taxa. Most records are based on published data (80.6% of the total), then by published herbarium specimens (15.1%) and on unpublished field data (3.8%); unpublished herbarium records account only for 0.5% of the stored data. At present the most represented species is the fern Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn subsp. aquilinum (Dennstaedtiaceae) with 234 records for 219 localities, but 625 species are still represented only by one record for a single locality. Data acquisition is far from complete, but in slightly more than one year a massive amount of data was accumulated, and can be maintained up-to-date with relatively little effort. This could power several researches like e.g.: 1) taxonomic researches especially on species and genera in Tuscany and Italy; 2) studies on the distribution of diversity across administrative or ecological boundaries; 3) evaluation of conservation status of endangered taxa; 4) static and dynamic range modelling and evolution niche studies.
    Plant Biosystems 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/11263504.2015.1057266
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    ABSTRACT: Based on general morphology, spore measurements and ornamentation (SEM), genome size estimation, and molecular systematics (trnL-trnF IGS), we show the extreme systematic complexity within the European representatives of the genus Ophioglossum. In particular, three hybrids from Tuscany are described: the tetraploid O. ×pierinii Peruzzi, Magrini, Marchetti & Viane, seen as the hybrid between diploid O. lusitanicum L. and hexaploid O. azoricum C.Presl; the tetraploid O. ×giovanninii Peruzzi, Pierini, Magrini, Marchetti & Viane, seen as the homoploid hybrid between tetraploid O. vulgatum L. and tetraploid O. ×pierinii Peruzzi, Magrini, Marchetti & Viane; the pentaploid O. ×pseudoazoricum Peruzzi, Pierini, Magrini, Marchetti & Viane, seen as the hybrid between hexaploid O. azoricum C.Presl and tetraploid O. vulgatum L. All the three new taxa grow in different localities in the Monte Pisano mountain range.
    Plant Biosystems 06/2015; DOI:10.1080/11263504.2015.1057264
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    ABSTRACT: We conduct a study of the dry forest in areas of scant rainfall in the Dominican Republic; these are sites with particular endemic habitats, as the samples reveal a high rate of local and insular endemic species, with 84 (24.85%) endemisms. This work covers dry forests rich in coarse spiny plants and includes a statistical (multivariate analysis), phytosociological and catenal study of the vegetation. We analyse the floristic composition, ecology, distribution and richness in endemisms of each association. The bioclimatic analysis reveals the different thermotypes and ombrotypes on the island, and locates the proposed plant associations in the infra- and thermotropical thermotypes, and in the arid, semiarid and dry ombrotypes. As a result of this phytosociological analysis we propose the new alliance Harrio nashii-Acacion skleroxylae and four plant associations: Harrisio nashii-Prosopidetum juliflorae, Crotono poitaei-Erythroxyletum rotundifolii, Lonchocarpo pycnophylli-Cylindropuntietum caribaeae and Neoabbottio paniculatae-Guaiacetum officinali; these associations connect catenally with the subhumid forest and mangrove swamps.
    Plant Biosystems 04/2015; DOI:10.1080/11263504.2015.1040482
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    ABSTRACT: We present the first report of the transcribed 18S–25S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) unit of the South American crop Ilex paraguariensis. This tree is consumed as an infusion named “mate”. Next-generation sequencing data were assembled, reference-annotated and further characterized. The assembled consensus sequence of the complete transcribed rDNA unit is 6961 nt, with a coverage of ,18,646X and 99.3% of global sequence similarity. The transcribed 18S and 25S rDNA genes of yerba mate are the first in the genus to be characterized, combined with the 5.8S that is identical to the consensus sequence of Ilex. The ITS1 and the ITS2 display species-specific regions, useful to differentiate yerba mate from adulterant taxa of the manufactured product. A replication slippage process seems significant in the evolution of the internal transcribed spacer in Ilex. The 5-external transcribed spacer consists of SR1, which encloses a large inverted repeat/hairpin region, and SR2, which is a high homology region in the Asterids clade and embrace six distinctive inverted repeat/hairpin segments. The 3ETS presents a pyrimidine-rich block associated with transcription termination, mirror-like palindromes and repetitive segments, all networking at the secondary structure level. This information will be helpful in carrying out future studies in the molecular evolution characterization of this crop and related species of Ilex.
    Plant Biosystems 03/2015; DOI:10.1080/11263504.2015.1018982