Interdisciplinary in scope, Economic Botany bridges the gap between pure and applied botany by focusing on the uses of plants by people.

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Economic Botany is a quarterly journal published by The New York Botanical Garden for the Society for Economic Botany. The foremost publication of its kind in this field, the journal documents the rich relationship between plants and people around the world, encompassing the past, present, and potential uses of plants. Each issue contains original research articles, review articles, book reviews, annotated bibliographies, and notes on economic plants.

  • Documents the rich relationship between plants and people around the world
  • Bridges the gap between pure and applied botany by focusing on the uses of plants by people
  • Includes original research articles, review articles, book reviews, annotated bibliographies, and notes on economic plants

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  • Ina Vandebroek
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1.731 (2020)
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1.993 (2020)
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10 days
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103,523 (2021)
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