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Plant Systematics and Evolution

Plant Systematics and Evolution is a biannual peer-reviewed scientific journal covering systematic botany and evolutionary biology.[1] The editors-in-chief are Marcus A. Koch (Heidelberg University), Martin A. Lysak, (Masaryk University), and Karol Marhold (Slovak Academy of Sciences).[1][2]

Plant Systematics and Evolution  
Edited byMarcus A. Koch, Martin A. Lysak, Karol Marhold
Publication details
Former name(s)
Österreichisches botanisches Wochenblatt, Österreichische botanische Zeitschrift, Wiener botanische Zeitschrift
1.154 (2013)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Plant Syst. Evol.
ISSN0378-2697 (print)
2199-6881 (web)
OCLC no.47207423


The journal was established in Vienna in 1851 under founding editor-in-chief Alexander Skofitz as Österreichisches Botanisches Wochenblatt (Austrian Botanical Weekly).[3] In 1858 the publication was renamed Österreichische Botanische Zeitschrift (Austrian Journal of Botany) and it continued under that title from volume 9 to 91. In 1943 and 1944, two volumes were published under the title Wiener botanische Zeitschrift (Viennese Botanical Journal).[4] It then continued under its previous title until 1973 when it was relaunched with a more international scope under its current title.[2]

Abstracting and indexingEdit

The journal is abstracted and indexed in Agricola, Biological Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Service, EMBiology, International Bibliography of Periodical Literature, Scopus, Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences, The Zoological Record, BIOSIS Previews, and the Science Citation Index.[1][5] According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2013 impact factor of 1.154.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Plant Systematics and Evolution". Springer Science+Business Media. Retrieved 16 Feb 2015.
  2. ^ a b Marhold, Karol; Singliarová, Barbora; Olšavská, Katarína; Koch, Marcus; Lysak, Martin (28 July 2014). "Plant Systematics and Evolution - bridging tradition and the rapidly evolving field of plant systematics". Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  3. ^ Nowotny, O. (2005). Skofitz, Alexander (1822-1892), Pharmazeut und Botaniker (PDF). Österreichisches Biographisches Lexikon 1815–1950 (in German). Institut für Neuzeit- und Zeitgeschichtsforschung. pp. 327–328. ISBN 978-3-7001-3580-7.
  4. ^ "Oesterr. Bot. Z". Tropicos. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2015-02-18.
  6. ^ "Plant Systematics and Evolution". 2013 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2014.

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