The Club publishes the journal Rhodora, which began publication in 1899. This peer-reviewed journal is devoted primarily to the botany of North America and accepts scientific papers and notes relating to the systematics, floristics, ecology, evolution, biogeography, population genetics, paleobotany, or conservation biology of this or floristically related regions. Rhodora is issued four times a year, typically totaling 450 printed pages annually.
Dr. Nishanta Rajakaruna is the appointed Editor-in-Chief of Rhodora and Dr. Antoinette P. Hartgerink is Managing Editor. Dr. Karen Searcy is Editor for Botanists' Corner. All notes, announcements, books for review, and manuscripts should be sent to:
Dr. Nishanta Rajakaruna
Rhodora is printed on acid-free paper for the New England Botanical Club by Allen Press. ISSN: 0035-4902. Rhodora is abstracted and/or indexed in Biological Abstracts and Web of Science.
The Editorial Board of Rhodora is pleased to announce a new section of the journal, entitled "Featured Review", which will focus on topics relating to the systematics, floristics, ecology, paleobotany, phytogeography, conservation biology, or restoration ecology of the flora of northeastern North America or floristically related areas. The aim of the Featured Review section is to provide a venue to synthesize current topics of broad botanical interest, particularly in areas that have had a significant body of research conducted in recent decades. The reviews must synthesize key literature and highlight significant insights that can lead to better understanding of the topic and should recommend areas for future research that would lead to advances in the field. The reviews should not exceed 15,000 words, including references. All reviews will be peer-reviewed by two external reviewers and the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Nishanta Rajakaruna. Authors interested in preparing a review may submit a one-page proposal to the Editor-in-Chief via email at email@example.com. Members of the New England Botanical Club and readers of Rhodora are also welcome to suggest topics for review and/or authors to be invited to write a review for this exciting new feature of Rhodora.
The Botanists' Corner
A regular feature of Rhodora, entitled "The Botanists' Corner," reports short communications of botanical discoveries, observations, news, or other noteworthy information relevant to the field of botany in northeastern North America. The aim of The Botanists' Corner is to keep members and subscribers better informed of botanical happenings and innovations involving the plants of our region, and hopefully to provide members a greater voice within Rhodora. Papers within the column will be shorter and less comprehensive than a "New England Note." More specifically, items published will be brief communiqués on the order of 300-700 words that relate botanical findings of interest to the scientific community, including but not restricted to: new state records of plant taxa, rediscoveries of historical plant taxa, regional announcements of conservation initiatives or large-scale research studies involving plants, summaries of previously-published nomenclatural changes/revisions, observations of unique plant-animal interactions, distinctions among difficult plant taxa, or profiles of compelling plants or botanists. Literature citations will be allowed, as needed, but should be brief; figures and tables will not be permitted. Papers submitted will be peer-reviewed by feature editor, Dr. Karen Searcy, by Rhodora Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Nishanta Rajakaruna, plus one external reviewer with appropriate expertise in the subject matter. As the emphasis of this section is on timely, rapid communications, the peer review process will take a maximum of two weeks, with revisions expected from the author in another two weeks. We invite you to send your submissions to this exciting new section of Rhodora to firstname.lastname@example.org.