ISSN 0524-0476 (printed)
ISSN 1853-8460 (digital)
Bonplandia is a publication of the Institute of Botany of the Northeast (UNNE-CONICET) founded in the year 1960. It is a journal open to original articles on taxonomy, anatomy, morphology, physiology, genetics, cytogenetics, applied biotechnology and functional genomics, ethnobotany, palynology, floristics, ecology and other areas of plant biology, referring to all groups of plants and Organisms (cyanobacteria, algae, fungi and lichens), both present and fossil. The articles of our journal are focused on the aforementioned disciplines covering the Americas. A volume is published with two biannual issues, in January-June and July-December. The manuscripts are submitted to peer review by external reviewers before being accepted. The editing process involves four different stages: a preliminary evaluation of the manuscript (theme, quality and presentation) by the associated editors and the editor-in-chief, then the evaluation of the content by two external referees (single eye review) with the final decission of the editor-in-chief. The correction of the style by the assistant editor, the revision of the galley tests in charge of the author and the editors of the journal. All contents of the Bonplandia journal are available in an open and free online access before the printed publication. Bonplandia journal allows the author to retain his right of publication without restrictions (copyright). This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International. The instructions to the authors are found at the end of each issues.
Bonplandia is indexed by: J-STOR (Storing Journals), EBSCO (Elsevier), Agricola (National Agricultural Library), Directory Open Access Journals (DOAJ), American Botanical Literature, Latindex, Periodic, Micromorphological Bibliographical Database of Plants (PMBD), Ulrich´s Periodicals Directory and The Kew Registry for Taxonomic Literature.
Correspondence related with editorial matters should be sent to the editor-in-chief María Silvia Ferrucci, Instituto de Botánica del Nordeste, Casilla de Correo 209, 3400 Corrientes, Argentina, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Towards a new publications portal
In 2016 we were incorporated into the Portal of Scientific Journals of the National University of the Northeast (UNNE) as part of its Institutional Repository project (RIUNNE), which is affiliated to the National System of Digital Repositories of the Argentine Nation (SRND) .
This portal will become the official site of the Bonplandia Journal whose platform is working in the Open Journal System (OJS): http://revistas.unne.edu.ar/index.php/bon
All contents of Bonplandia Journal are being migrated to this new platform.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement (PEMS). (Declaración Ética sobre Publicación y Malas Prácticas)
The following text concerns with the Publication of Ethic and Malpractice Statement (PEMS) and it involves everyone who participates in the publication: author/s, editor-in-chief, reviewers, webmasters and even the staff of the institutions Bonplandia depends on.
Bonplandia publishes peer-reviewed original articles on taxonomy, anatomy, morphology, physiology, genetics, cytogenetics, applied biotechnology and functional genomics, ethnobotany, palynology, floristics, ecology and other areas of plant biology, referring to all groups of plants and organisms (cyanobacteria, algae, fungi and lichens), such as current and fossil. The editing process involves four different stages: a preliminary evaluation of the manuscript (theme/issue, quality and presentation) by the associated editors and the director Editor-in-Chief, then the evaluation of the content by two external referees, later the correction of the style by the Assistant editor and finally the revision of the galley proof by the author and the editors of the journal. Bonplandia declares its interest in open access. An annualy volume with two biannually issues is published. The Northeastern National University gives financial support for publishing issues.
Bonplandia has a copyright that allows the author to retain his right of publication without restrictions. All articles published by Bonplandia are licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0. Bonplandia is indexed in the following bibliographic resources: J-STOR (Journal Storage), Academic Abstracts (EBSCO), Agrícola (National Agricultural Library, USA), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Fuente Académica (EBSCO), Index to American Botanical Literature, Latindex, Periódica, Plant Micromorphological Bibliographic Database (PMBD), Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory and The Kew Record for Taxonomic Literature. Contents of Bonplandia are also available on the official site of the Botanical Institute of the Northeast http://ibone.unne.edu.ar/bonplandia/publicaciones, even in J-STOR and in Fuente Académica (EBSCO). Bonplandia, as one of the most important scientific journals in Argentina, has been included in the Nùcleo Básico CAICYT-CONICET and in the University Repository (RIUNNE) at the National Digital Repository System in Argentina (SNRD). The link is http://revistas.unne.edu.ar/index.php/bon
Manuscripts should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief: Instituto de Botánica del Nordeste (Botanical Institute of the Northeast). Postal Box 209. 3400 Corrientes, Argentina.
Bonplandia Editorial Board
In Bonplandia journal the Editorial board role is very important in the publication process. Firstly, the Editor-in-Chief and then, the members of the editorial board are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published or which should not be accepted for publication. In Bonplandia this decision of publication should be based exclusively on the academic merit and the decision of the reviewers. Peer review assists the editor in making decisions and, in communication with the author, may also assist him/her in improving the paper. Members of Bonplandia editorial should follow the below mentioned ethical guidelines, which reflect the journal’s actual editorial policy.
The full names, affiliations of the members and contact information are provided on the journal’s web site.
Ethics for Editor/Editorial Members
- An editor should evaluate scientific contents and merits of manuscripts, without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
Confidentiality agreement and disclosure conflicts of interest
- Any manuscript received by the editorial members must be kept confidential and editorial members should not discuss or disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. Editor should not accept the submission of any manuscript in which conflict of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors or institutions connected to the papers, exist. Under such condition editor should declare conflict of interest.
- Editor should take ethical misconduct seriously, especially when claims are received about non-compliance of confidentiality, plagiarism, non-declaration of conflicts of interest, or inappropriate use of confidential material, or delay of peer review for competitive advantage.
- Editor should not use submitted unpublished information for their personal benefits without author’s consent or approval.
- Editors should excuse themselves from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. In this case, editors should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board to review and consider the manuscript. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken by the editor, as for example, publishing a retraction.
Publication Ethics for Authors
Originality and Plagiarism. All manuscripts must be the original work of authors. That is, they should not be previously published anywhere, either in print or electronic format. This shows evidence of plagiarism and such text or publication will be rejected on the first step of editorial evaluation. If authors have used the work and/or words of others, they should be cited in order to get the needed transparency.
Authorship Criteria. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a substantial contribution to the reported study. All those who have made significant inputs/contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be included in the acknowledgment section. It should also include the list of contributor(s), information on author access to data, conflicts of interest including financial interests and relationships, sources of funding and support. The corresponding author must confirm that the permission has been obtained in the Authorship Form. It should also be forbidden to publish same research in more than one journal. Participation in the acquisition of funding or the collection of data does not justify authorship. The order of naming the authorship should be based on the relative contribution to the study and preparation of the manuscript and it can not be changed without written consent of all the contributors.
Disclosure and Conflicts of interest and financial support. Authors should disclose or reveal any financial or other substantial conflict of interest that may arise for authors when they have financial interest that may influence their interpretation of the manuscript results. For all accepted manuscripts, authors must declare such conflicts of interest at the end of the manuscript before it is published. In spite of this, editors should not reject manuscripts because authors have a conflict of interests. On the other hand, an author without a conflict of interest should include a statement that no conflicts exist.
Peer-review process: a guideline for Reviewers
- Bonplandia is a peer reviewed scholarly journal which allows to assess the quality of articles. Before an article is considered to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, it must undergo the following process:
- Once an author of an article submits it to Bonplandia, the Editor-in-Chief forwards the article to experts specialized in the field. These experts or reviewers must carefully evaluate the quality of the submitted manuscript checking it for accuracy and assess the validity of the research methodology and procedures. If needed, they suggest revisions. If they find the article lacking in scholarly validity and rigour, they reject it.
- Judgments should be objective and reviewed articles should be treated confidentially.
- Reviewers should have no conflict of interest and they should point out relevant published work which has not yet been cited.
- Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript should notify the editors and excuse himself from the review process.
- Bonplandia follows the blind review process so the manuscript and the review process should remain confidential during and after the review process.
- Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, or institutions connected to the papers.
- Authors should only submit papers if the work has been conducted in an ethical and responsible way.
- When an author discovers a significant mistake or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is his/her obligation to notify the journal Editor-in-Chief or publisher and collaborate with the editor to correct the manuscript.
Copyright and access
- Bonplandia allows the author to hold his/her copyright with not any restrictions.
- Articles published in Bonplandia are licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0.International.
- Digital archives in pdf format will be free of charge to all authors.
- Separata should be asked at the moment of the manuscript presentation and authors must pay for them.