Folia Geobotanica publishes articles in the fields of vegetation science, plant ecology and plant systematics. Specific research areas of interest are:

Vegetation science and plant ecology
Spatial and temporal community patterns
Population ecology
Ecosystem ecology
Invasion ecology
Conservation ecology

Plant systematics
Systematic and evolutionary botany
Phylogenetic reconstructions
Phylogeography and biogeography
Taxonomic revisions

Apart from original research papers, authors are invited to submit forum papers, opinion papers, review papers and technical reports (see the submission guidelines for details).

  • Focuses on plant species in a structured environment
  • Coverage centers on comparative vegetation studies, patterns and processes in vegetation, and experimental taxonomy
  • Co-published with the Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences

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  • Petr Dostál,
  • Petr Koutecký
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1.544 (2020)
Impact factor
1.795 (2020)
Five year impact factor
47 days
Submission to first decision
276 days
Submission to acceptance
37,858 (2020)

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This journal has 25 open access articles

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  • Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences

    The Institute of Botany is one of the research institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Research carried out here deals with plants and fungi at organismal, population, community and ecosystem levels. Currently the Institute covers a broad spectrum of botanical disciplines, such as systematics and evolution, population biology and ecology, vegetation science and vegetation mapping, and palaeoecology. The institute also maintains the Průhonice Park with extensive collections of native and introduced plants.

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