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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
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 (http://ispm.co.in/phytomorphology_guidelines.html