Economic Botany is a quarterly journal published by The New York Botanical Garden for the Society for Economic Botany. Interdisciplinary in scope, Economic Botany bridges the gap between pure and applied botany by focusing on the uses of plants by people. The foremost publication of its kind in this field, Economic Botany 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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  • Robert Voeks
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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1.481 (2018)
Impact factor
1.463 (2018)
Five year impact factor
47 days
Submission to first decision
269 days
Submission to acceptance
91,289 (2019)
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    • Wendy Appplequist
    • Content type: BookReview
This journal has 29 open access articles

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  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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    This Special Issue will bring together studies that highlight past and present ethnobotanical research into Caribbean biodiversity and traditional knowledge of plants for human subsistence and well-being, including for spiritual purposes. Read more here.

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