The Botanical Studies, p u bl i sh ed q u ar ter l y, i s
spo nsor ed by the Inst itu te of Plant an d Microb ial
Biology, Academia Sini ca, and accepts both o ri ginal
papers and review papers on all aspects of plant science.
Contributions are welcomed from researchers worldwide.
Papers submitted to the Botanical Studies mu st be
previously unpublished. Reviews may be either invited or
unsolicited. All work must be submitted in English. There
are no page charges.
By submitting a manuscript to Botanical Studies, the
au thor(s) agrees that upon accept ance fo r pub licatio n
in the Botanical Studies, the copy right t o the entire
manuscript becomes the property of the Institute of Plant
and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. If the
author(s) does not have clear title to the copyright of any
part of the manuscript, written permission to publish must
be acquired from the copyright holder and presented to
the editor of the Botanical Studies.
Permission for fair use of Documents (such as articles,
information documents) from the Server http://ejournal.
sinica.edu.tw/bbas/ is granted fo r teachin g, research,
scholarly or personal uses. Documents must not be copied
or p osted on any netwo rk co mpu ter, rep ubli sh ed or
broadcasted in any medium. Legitimate quotations must
be accompanied by a complete reference to the originating
journal and to the Web server. Use for any other purpose
needs permission from the editor of the Botanical Studies.
II. Submission of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format
b y p ost , el ect ron ic-m ai l, o r man uscrip ts sh ou ld be
submitted as a single Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file and
should be presented in accordance with the text. All
manuscripts should be accompanied by a covering letter.
This form of submission will expedite the processing
of the paper because it is the format used for reviewing.
Manuscripts not submitted in PDF format must be in
one of our specified formats and will be returned to the
corresponding author as a PDF file for approval before
being sent to referees. IMPORTANT: Note that Chinese,
Japanese, and Korean fonts must be imbedded in a PDF
d ocument file when submitted, otherwise the editorial
office will not be able to view the submitted manuscript.
Sen d the disk and two hig h quality, o ne colu mn,
double-spaced printouts to the managing editor at:
Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology
Taipei, TAIWAN 11529
We can accept 3.5" disk or CD-ROM (PC formatted).
Please identify the disk by labelling it with the names of
Instructions to Authors
(revised January 2008)
the authors and title of the manuscript.
Manuscripts should be sent to: email@example.com.
For manuscript file(s) exceeding 5 MB, the on-line
submission is recommended.
Manuscripts not submitted in PDF should be prepared
using Microsoft Word or WordPerfect for the PC. All
elements should be included in one single file (Title Page,
Abstract, Text, References, Figure Legends, Tables and
Figures). Alternatively, send an DOC (Microsoft Word)
file. If figures are not included in the text, they should be
submitted as JPG, GIF, and should be clearly numbered . If
figures (and photographs) are not available electronically,
p lease send on e h igh-q ual ity h ard cop y suitabl e for
In the covering letter authors should state that all the
material is original (excluding Reviews), that no part
has been submitted for publication elsewhere, and that
all authors have agreed to submission. Other additional
information may be included, e.g. section heading for
the manuscript to appear in the journal. IMPORTANT:
Do not include the covering letter in the body of the
III. Format for Accepted Manuscripts
Aut h or s o f accept ed m anu scri pt s wi ll b e as ked
t o sup ply one hi gh q uality, dou ble-spaced p rint out s
together with an electronic copy. At that stage, the file
containing all the text elements (Title Page, Abstract,
Text, References, Figure Legends and Tables) should be
provided as Microsoft Word, WordPerfect for the RTF.
Figures should be saved as TIFF or EPS (Encapsulated
Po stScript) files at a resolutio n abo ve 300 d pi. It i s
essential that the final version of the hard copy and the
disk are identical.
The literary style and subdivision of the text should
conform to that in a current issue of the Botanical Studies.
The first page should contain the Title, a running title
of no more than six words, the name(s) of the author(s),
the address(es) of the institution where the wo rk was
performed, the telephone and Fax numbers (and e-mail
address if available) of the corresponding author, and a
footnote indicating the present address of any author no
longer at the institution where the work was performed.
The next page should contain the Abstract and Keywords
(and if present, Abbreviations). The Introduction
should start on page three, followed by Materials and