For Plant Scientists and potential contributors

Peer-reviewed and Scopus-indexed journals qualify in

“Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges”

As you are aware, the journal Phytomorphology - An International Journal of Plant Sciences publishes original research articles, invited reviews, book reviews, etc. in all areas of plant sciences. It is indexed in Scopus, one of UGC criteria for academic recognition of journals. Furthermore, as a peer-reviewed journal, Phytomorphology can be counted toward determining teachers’ API scores, as clarified by UGC in this Gazette notice (18 July 2018).

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

R. Geeta
Editor in Chief


Call for papers

The International Society of Plant Morphologists is a 65 year old society founded in 1951 during the joint session of the 38th Indian Science Congress Association and the first Pan-Indian Ocean Science Congress...


About the Journal

ISSN 0031-9449

PHYTOMORPHOLOGY started its journey in 1951 when a need was felt for dedicated publication in the areas of plant morphology and embryology under the stewardship of great scientists such as Prof. P. Maheshwari and Prof. B.M. Johri. It stood out as a preferred outlet for publication with high impact till late 70s when the plant science research moved beyond morphology and embryology as frontier areas. The council of International Society of Plant Morphologists (ISPM) then felt the need to diversify the audience and decided to open up the publication to all branches of plant sciences. Since then, Phytomorphology continues to be a journal for all within the ambit of plant sciences.

The aim of the journal now is to promote basic and applied research in the areas of all branches of plant sciences, providing a publication outlet to the members of the Society (ISPM), which meets the peer review standards set by reputed International journals.


Phytomorphology, or “plant morphology,” should, by all rights, include “plants” other than angiosperms, but often these plants are neglected, ignored, or forgotten. This may be due to a variety of causes -- lack of interest, general paucity of funding and even, perhaps, the “hegemony” of angiosperm researchers. We at PHYTOMORPHOLOGY wish to remind researchers of taxa other than flowering plants that we remain intensely interested in the structure and function of these taxa--whether the polyphyletic “algae” and “fungi,” green plants (including green algae), and land plants -- Bryophyta, Marchantiophyta, Anthocerophyta, Lycophyta, Pteridophyta, Sphenophyta, and Gymnosperms.

We invite contributions on all aspects of the biology of these groups, with the possibility of bringing out a special issue of Volume 67 entirely devoted to these plants. We urge you to place your findings in a broad context so as to interest as wide a readership as possible.

We look forward to your submissions. Please do read the instructions to contributers, both in this issue and online (

December 2016


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