Swainsona is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the State Herbarium of South Australia on behalf of the Board of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium (Adelaide, South Australia). The journal publishes research papers on systematics, taxonomy and nomenclature of plants, algae and fungi, as well as articles on descriptive plant morphology, anatomy, genetics, ecology and botanical history. Focus of the journal is on taxa from the Australasian region, but manuscripts from other regions of the world may be considered.
The journal was founded in 1976 as the Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens before being renamed to Swainsona in 2017. Papers are published electronically as soon as they are reviewed, edited and typeset. A hardcopy volume is printed at the end of the calendar year, collating all articles published during this time. Printed volumes are distributed to botanical libraries around the world and are also available for purchase. The journal is also available through JSTOR. Volume numbering is continuing.
Editor: Jürgen Kellermann
Editorial Board: Robyn Barker, Ed Biffin, Tony Kanellos, Jürgen Kellermann, Lucy Sutherland & Michelle Waycott.
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