Scope and policy
This Journal publishes original articles, short and technical notes and review articles in all fields of botany, and the biology of soils or terrestrial and aquatic plants. Manuscripts reporting results of descriptive, historical and experimental studies on any aspect of botany, and soil or plant biology, and at the scale of organism, population, community, ecosystem and landscape are solicited, as well as manuscripts on ecological theory. Phyton, International Journal of Experimental Botany also publishes Symposium proceedings, thesis and comments on recent papers in the journal. Manuscripts can be written either in English or Spanish. Authors should have manuscripts thoroughly reviewed by colleagues regarding both technical content and English or Spanish grammar in their own Institution and elsewhere before submitting them. It is not the task of the Executive Editor, Associate Editors or Journal reviewers to edit poorly prepared papers or to correct readily detectable errors. Papers not properly prepared will be returned to the author.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
All parts of the manuscripts, including tables and figure legends must be typed and double-spaced throughout on one side,
Begin each component on a separate page. Number all pages consecutively starting with the title page.
ARRANGEMENT OF THE MANUSCRIPT
UNITS OF MEASURE
The basis for the Nomenclature of taxa and syntaxa used should be indicated in the Methods section as should the latitude and longitude of the study site(s), if appropriate. Acknowledgments and dedications must be placed after the Main text and before the References
Page proofs are sent to the author(s) together with the manuscript. The corrected proofs, together with the manuscript, should be returned to the Managing Editor, Alejandra K. de Raggio, without delay.
Sending of manuscripts
Manuscripts should be submitted via e-mail to the Executive Editor - Phyton,International Journal of Experimental Botany:
Dr. Carlos A. Busso
with copy to the Managing Editor
Alejandra K. de Raggio
Receipt of manuscripts will always be confirmed.
The name, address, telephone, fax number and e-mail of the author responsible for correspondence, reprints, etc. should be sent in the cover letter. Manuscripts are reviewed by members of the Editorial Board, appropriate referees, and the Executive Editor. The final decision to accept or reject a manuscript is made by the Executive Editor, who will inform authors on acceptance, revision, or rejection of manuscripts. Associate Editors will ask the reviewers to make the revision within a month. If the reviewer is unable to make the revision in such a period, He/She should report immediately to the Associate Editor about this inconvenient. If this is the case, the Associate Editor will choose another reviewer able to make the revision within a 30-day-period. Authors will also have to complete the revision within a 3-month-period. Otherwise, the manuscript will be released to the authors, and the submission to Phyton, International Journal of Experimental Botany will be considered terminated. Revised manuscripts should be submitted via e-mail to the e-mail addresses indicated above, together with an electronic copy on disk to the Executive and Managerial Editors.
Editorial correspondence should be addressed to the Executive Editor,
Carlos Alberto Busso
with copy to the Managerial Editor,
The Executive Editor will send manuscripts for review to appropriate Associate Editors. These Associate Editors will obtain 2 reviews of each manuscript. Reviewers are responsible for critical evaluation to determine whether or not a manuscript meets scientific and literary standards. Where reviewers disagree, the Associate Editor will review the manuscript before recommending acceptance or rejection of it to the Executive Editor, who will be responsible for editing the manuscript. The Associate Editors may also elect to return to the author those manuscripts that require revision to meet format criteria before the critical review. Manuscripts found inappropriate for Phyton will be released to the author by the Executive Editor. Associate Editors will return a manuscript to an author for revision when reviewers agree in their potential acceptance. Associate Editors must obtain a manuscript reviewed within 1 month. Revisions not returned within 3 months are considered terminated. Authors who consider that their manuscript has received an unsatisfactory review may file an appeal with the Executive Editor, who will review the manuscript. Page proofs should be returned to the Managing Editor, Alejandra K. de Raggio, Gaspar Campos 861, 1638 Vicente López, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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