Kew Bulletin is an international peer-reviewed journal for the taxonomy, systematics and conservation of vascular plants and fungi. Papers on conservation, evolution, palynology, cytology, anatomy, biogeography and phytochemistry are considered, where relevant to taxonomy and systematics. Review papers on topics appropriate to the journal are invited. The journal is richly illustrated with line drawings and photographs, and also features a Book Review and Notices section. Four parts (c. 640 pp) are published each year.

  • Flagship journal of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
  • Focusing on original articles on vascular plant and mycological systematics
  • Dynamic journal incorporating line drawings and photographs in each part

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Timothy Utteridge
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

0.68 (2018)
Impact factor
0.662 (2018)
Five year impact factor
77 days
Submission to first decision
372 days
Submission to acceptance
58,066 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1874-933X
Print ISSN
0075-5974
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  1. BIOSIS
  2. Biological Abstracts
  3. CNKI
  4. Current Contents/ Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences
  5. EBSCO Discovery Service
  6. EMBiology
  7. Elsevier Biobase
  8. Gale
  9. Gale Academic OneFile
  10. Google Scholar
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  12. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
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  21. SCImago
  22. SCOPUS
  23. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  24. Zoological Record
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