Alpine Botany is an international journal providing a forum for plant science studies at high elevation with links to fungal and microbial ecology, including vegetation and flora of mountain regions worldwide.

Alpine Botany publishes original contributions and reviews on biogeography, biosystematics, evolutionary biology, population biology, ecophysiology, functional ecology of vegetation, flora as well as symbiotic associations. We also welcome studies on fungi, mosses and lichens and plant-animal interactions.

We aim at contributions that explore plant biological phenomena in order to understand functionally ongoing ecological, evolutionary or physiological processes.

Descriptive or applied studies are acceptable, provided that clear research questions are addressed and that findings are presented in a context fitting the scope of the journal. Articles must be relevant for an international readership.

Alpine Botany is the official publication of the Swiss Botanical Society and is published by Springer International Publishing AG, Basel, Switzerland. The first issue was published in 1891.

  • Official publication of the Swiss Botanical Society (previously Botanica Helvetica, relaunched in 2011 as Alpine Botany)
  • Publish Open Access in Alpine Botany with Open Choice
  • Covers biogeography, biosystematics, evolutionary biology, population biology, ecophysiology and functional ecology of plants and vegetation, and interactions of plants with plants, animals or microorganisms.
  • Publishes original articles, reviews, and opinion papers.

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Jürg Stöcklin
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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2.094 (2020)
Impact factor
2.821 (2020)
Five year impact factor
34 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
40,388 (2021)
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Volume 132

Issue 1, February 2022

Special Issue on Plant Evolutionary Ecology in Space and Time across Mountain Regions

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This journal has 38 open access articles

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Electronic ISSN
1664-221X
Print ISSN
1664-2201
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