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New Special Issue: Endemism Hotspots

Read the latest special issue of AoB investigating the links between endemism hotspots and climatic refugia. The issue is guest edited by Susan Harrison and Reed Noss.

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Call for papers: Special Issue on Functional-Structural Plant Growth Modelling

Annals of Botany will release a Special Issue on Functional-Structural Plant Growth Modelling in 2018 following the FSPMA 2016 conference.

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Impact Factor: 3.982
Five Year Impact Factor: 4.088
SI – Plant Sciences: 20 out of 209

Eigenfactor: 0.02299
Rank: 14 out of 209

SCImago Score: 1.912
Rank: 112 out of 1,954

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Root Biology

This Special Issue presents a collection of papers that address topics at the forefront of our understanding of root biology.

Developmental Robustness and Species Diversity

Articles in this Special Issue try to understand better the impact of developmental robustness, phenotypic plasticity and variance on species diversity, evolution and morphological disparity.

Plants and Climate Change

Papers in this Special Issue review the impact of anthropogenic climate change on phenology, distributions, ecophysiology, regeneration biology, plant–plant and plant–herbivore interactions, and the roles of plasticity and evolution.


Special Issues of Annals of Botany focus on a particular subject with an emphasis on topicality and current interest. They contain both reviews and original research articles by leading scientists in the field.

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