About the Journal
ISSN online: 1868-3606
Focus and Scope
Flora et Vegetatio Sudano-Sambesica is a refereed, international journal aimed at presenting high quality papers dealing with all fields of geobotany and ethnobotany of the Sudano-Sambesian zone and adjacent regions. The journal welcomes fundamental and applied research articles as well as review papers and short communications.
English is the preferred language but papers written in French will also be accepted. The papers should be written in a style that is understandable for specialists of other disciplines as well as interested politicians and higher level practitioners.
Peer Review Process
Acceptance for publication is subject to a single blind peer review process involving at least two referees.
Journal articles will be published collectively, as part of a volume, with a Table of Contents and continuous pagination.
Open Access Policy
"Flora et Vegetation Sudano-Sambesica" is an open access journal. The articles published in the journal are free to access and download.
Reviewers for Flora et Vegetatio Sudano-Sambesica are expected to screen for plagiarism, and editors are also expected to be vigilant in guarding against it. Identification of plagiarism within a submission will result in immediate rejection.
Flora et Vegetatio Sudano-Sambesica formerly has been published under the title "Etudes sur la flore et la végétation du Burkina Faso et des pays avoisinants" (ISSN: 0943-2884). In contrast to its predecessor, which was a series occurring occasionally, Flora et Vegetatio Sudano-Sambesica is a journal being published regularly with one volume per year. Beginning with Volume 16 (2013). Flora et Vegetatio Sudano-Sambesica is published in electronic form only (ISSN online: 1868-3606). Former volumes have been published in printed form (up to Vol. 10 in 2007; ISSN print: 1867-8653), or in parallel print and electronic editions (Vols. 11 through 15).
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