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Annals of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin

Published by the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin

Open-access online edition

ISSN 1868-6397 online 
ISSN 0511-9618 print

2022 Journal Impact Factor™: 1.9 
Rank by Impact Factor: 129/238 in category Plant Sciences 
Journal Citation Reports™ (Clarivate 2023)

Editors & Editorial Board

Instructions for authors & submission of manuscripts

Willdenowia is an international peer-reviewed journal publishing original research articles in English from the entire fields of plant, algal and fungal systematics, covering the evolution, taxonomy and nomenclature of these organisms as well as related fields such as floristics and plant geography. Articles on phylogeny and molecular systematics are especially welcome. Descriptions of new taxa will normally not be considered unless they are part of the results of a phylogenetic study or revision of a larger group, and that study or revision is the main focus of the manuscript. Manuscripts focused on nomenclature and typifications, checklists and new floristic records are also normally not considered (excluding contributions to the Euro+Med-Checklist Notulae). Authors are encouraged to deposit duplicates of their material in the Berlin herbarium (B).

Three issues appear each year, in April, August and December, in an open-access online edition and a print edition. Individual articles are normally published first in an issue in progress in the online edition.

Authors pay no open-access fees and retain copyright under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use provided the original author and source are credited. All authors may make the version of record of their article freely available by self-archiving, individually, institutionally or in a subject-based open-access repository. Public archiving of earlier versions, e.g. manuscripts or proofs on preprint platforms, is not permitted.

Willdenowia is indexed by: CAB International; CNKI Scholar; Crossref; EBSCO Discovery Service; Ex Libris; Google/Google Scholar; Meta; Microsoft Academic Search; ReadCube; Scopus (Elsevier); Semantic Scholar; Summon Service (Serials Solutions); TDNet; Web of Science (Clarivate); WorldCat Discovery Services (OCLC); Yewno.

Willdenowia is archived by: LOCKSS; Portico.

Orders, subscriptions, back issues & library exchange

Subscription price per year (three issues, print edition, excluding postage): EUR 150

Electronic access to all back issues of Willdenowia and its precursors, with a moving wall of three years, is provided by JSTOR. This includes:

  • Notizblatt des Königl. Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin (1895-1918)
  • Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin (1919-1944)
  • Mitteilungen aus dem Botanischen Garten und Museum Berlin-Dahlem (1953)
  • Willdenowia (1954-)
  • Willdenowia Beiheft (1963-1977, superseded by Englera)

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Willdenowia volumes 26-38 (on BGBM server)

Willdenowia volumes 1-25 (cumulative contents)

De Herbario Berolinensi Notulae

BGBM Annual Reports

Jahresberichte BGBM

The precursor of Willdenowia was founded in 1895 as Notizblatt des Königlichen Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin to publish information about the institution's collections and activities, and research contributions from its staff and associated botanists. In 1919 renamed as Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahlem it was discontinued in 1944, after the fatal destruction of much of the institution's collections and facilities in World War II. In 1953 it was revived, initially as Mitteilungen aus dem botanischen Garten und Museum Berlin-Dahlem, and continued with its present title commemorating Carl Ludwig Willdenow (1765-1812), director of the Botanic Garden and first professor of botany in Berlin.