Acta Agrobotanica

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 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.

Call for papers: “Biostimulation and biofortification of crop plants”

Call for papers: “Biostimulation and biofortification of crop plants”

Insufficient crop production and poor nutritional value of crops have become a vital global concern, affecting billions of people especially but not exclusively in developing world. To combat the problem of deficiencies of various essential nutrients in human diet and to enhance sustainable crop production, biofortification and biostimulation of crop plants emerge as complementary health-beneficial and cost-effective approaches. Use of biostimulants and trace elements enhances the growth and yield of plants as well protects them from various environmental stresses.

In order to address the challenges and opportunities of crop yield and quality improvement, we are pleased to inform that Acta Agrobotanica is going to launch an issue entitled “Biostimulation and biofortification of crop plants”, which will be published in June 2019. Our mission is to present for broader audience advances in physiological, biochemical, and molecular approaches as well as innovative crop management practices used to enhance healthy food production.

We sincerely invite you to submit or recommend a paper to our special issue. We cordially invite contributions (original articles, review articles, and short communications) focused on biostimulation and biofortification of crops including, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • biostimulation and biofortification in ensuring food security
  • organic or synthetic based products which enhance the crop productivity
  • biostimulators in protection of plants against environmental stresses
  • elicitation as a tool to improve secondary metabolites production in plants
  • biofortification as a tool to increase the content of vitamins and essential minerals in crops
  • plant breeding, transgenic techniques, or agronomic practices as a tools for biofortification programs
  • biofortification under field conditions and its efficiency.

The manuscript due date is December 31, 2018 (was: October 30). Original research papers, reviews as well as short communications are eagerly invited.

Please submit the manuscripts to a dedicated section “Biostimulation and biofortification of crop plants”.

The Guest Editor of the issue is:

Professor Mirza Hasanuzzaman, PhD
Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh

Please, do not hesitate to contact Acta Agrobotanica if you have any questions:

Bożena Denisow, PhD


Photograph: Zbigniew Jarosz.



List of reviewers 2016

The list of scientists who have served as reviewers for the Acta Agrobotanica journal in the year 2016. The editors, on behalf of the journal, express their great appreciation of all reviewers competence, dedication and hard work.  
Posted: 2018-01-05

Cessation of the print edition


Starting from the year 2016, the Acta Agrobotanica journal will be only available as an online edition.

Therefore, the page numbers will be no longer used for citation purposes. Every article will contain citation schema with the unique article number included, which replaces pagination. In the following example the article number is 1063: Acta Agrobot. 2015;85(1):1063. Additionally, the article number will be the last part of the updated DOI pattern, e.g., the following DOI is assigned to the article number 1061: 10.5586/aa.1061.


Updated author guideline has been published. Authors should already prepare submissions according to this guideline.

Posted: 2015-09-30

Archival issues

Dear Readers. We continue to provide subsequent archival issues of Acta Agrobotanica journal. The digitization of archival issues is conducted with the support of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.  
Posted: 2013-09-22
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Vol 71, No 3 (2018)

Cover Page

On the cover Datura stramonium L. (Solanaceae) is a highly poisonous plant considered a noxious weed and posing a threat to agricultural fields and pastures.

[Author: Aneta Sulborska]