Polish Botanical Society is the most prestigious and historically the oldest association of plant scientists in Poland. Its origins reach to the times when Poland, partitioned for almost 150 years by foreign powers, regained freedom as a sovereign state in 1918. Shortly afterwards, in April of 1922, the extraordinary Convention of Botanists in Warsaw led by most prominent Polish specialists in plant biology decided to establish the Society and elected Professor Bolesław Hryniewiecki for its first president.
The main goal of The Society is to promote the development of plant science, to increase the proficiency level of its members, and to meet through its scientific activity the expectations and needs of Polish culture and economy. The Society is also strongly committed to popularize plant science in Poland and abroad.
Today the Society is active in its 15 regional divisions and 15 sections representing different fields of plant science. It publishes 5 profiled scientific publications. Among them are:
- Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae
- Acta Agrobotanica
- Acta Mycologica
- Monographiae Botanicae
The highest authority holder in the Society is General Assembly of Representatives of its ca. 1000 members. It meets every third year. The last, 57th meeting took place in Lublin in 2016.
Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae
The international journal Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae is published by the Polish Botanical Society, with financial assistance of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. It is the oldest scientific journal promoting all aspects of plant science, functioning continuously (with the exception of WWII) in Poland since 1923.
The journal offers Open Access publication of original research papers, short communications and reviews written in English, in all areas of plant science including evolution, ecology, genetics, plant structure and development, physiology and biochemistry.
The international journal Acta Agrobotanica is published by the Polish Botanical Society, with financial assistance of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The journal promotes all aspects of the biology of cultivable or wild plants accompanying crops since 1953.
The journal offers Open Access publication of original research papers, short communications and reviews, written in English, dedicated to flora and phytocenoses of anthropogenically transformed areas, bee pastures, nectariferous and polleniferous taxa, plant–pollinator relationships, urban and rural habitats for entomofauna, aerobiology, cultivated plants, plant pathogens and parasites.
The international journal Acta Mycologica is published by the Polish Botanical Society, with financial assistance of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The journal promotes all aspects of mycology and lichenology since 1965.
The journal offers Open Access publication of original research papers, short communications and reviews, written in English, dedicated to all disciplines of fungal science including taxonomy, distribution, genetics, fungal structure, physiology, evolution, ecology and mycocoenology.
The Monographiae Botanicae was founded in 1953. It is a monographic series that offers Open Access publication of original research monographs in a field of botany such as plant ecology, phytogeography, taxonomy of plants and fungi (including lichenized fungi). It also aims at publishing interdisciplinary, experimental and theoretical studies. A special emphasis is paid to studies of a long duration and those based on a large data sets. Monographs appearing in this series are of a greater length in comparison to those published in other scientific publications. This is because of a comprehensive insight into research problems. Submissions are therefore required to include all of the source materials.