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Aims and Scope
Aims and scope
The journal publishes contributions from all of the disciplines of marine botany at all levels of biological organisation from subcellular to ecosystem. Subject areas are: marine algal and marine angiosperm systematics, floristics, biogeography, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, chemistry, industrial processes and utilisation; marine mycology and marine microbiology. Original knowledge is disseminated to provide synopses of global or interdisciplinary interest, and to stress aspects of utilisation. Applied science papers are especially welcome, when they illustrate the application of emerging conceptual issues or promote developing technologies. Checklists or equivalent manuscripts may be considered for publication only if they contribute new information on taxonomy (e.g., new combinations), ecology or biogeography of more than just local relevance. Checklists should be focused to highlight original information.
Botanica Marina publishes full-length contributions, short communications and reviews in English only. The journal has a ‘‘Forum’’ section. Authors are invited to write letters to the editors expressing their opinions on hot/difficult scientific issues pertinent to the subject areas of marine botany. Ahead-of-print publishing ensures faster processing of fully proof-read, DOI-citable articles. Publication of colour figures is provided free of charge both in online and print editions.
Botanica Marina is accredited with the International Association for Plant Taxonomy for the registration of new names of algae and fungi (including fossils).
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Researchers in all fields of marine phycology
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