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 in all areas of plant science, including evolution, ecology, genetics, plant structure and development, physiology and biochemistry.

Call for papers: “Recent developments in taxonomy and phylogeny of plants”

Call for papers: “Recent developments in taxonomy and phylogeny of plants”

Modern plant taxonomy is an extensive field that is increasingly benefiting from the achievements of many other fields of biological sciences, such as genetics, cytology, molecular biology, ecology, phytogeography, and paleobotany. The influence of these branches of science on plant taxonomy is expressed not only through a significant multiplication of information and detailed data, but also by new phylogenetic concepts. Reconstructing phylogenetic compounds that unite all lines is a great challenge. The process of describing a new species is considered equivalent to generating a new hypothesis in phylogenesis. Hence taxonomy and phylogenetics are inseparably connected with each other. Advances in taxonomy and phylogenetic taxonomy have inspired us to designate a special issue of Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae for them. Therefore, we cordially invite contributions (original articles, review articles, and short communications) focused on alpha taxonomy, evolutionary and numerical taxonomy, and phylogenetics including the following areas:

  • vascular plants,
  • bryophytes,
  • plant component in lichen.

The issue timetable:

  • submission deadline: March 31, 2020;
  • reviews till: May 31, 2020;
  • postreview revisions till: July 31, 2020;
  • editing ends: September 15, 2020;
  • publication: September 30, 2020.

Journal policies (including guidelines for manuscript preparation, fees) are available at:

Manuscripts submission starting point:

Please submit a manuscript to a dedicated section – “Recent developments in taxonomy and phylogeny of plants”


Guest editors of the issue:

Prof. dr hab. Agnieszka Popiela
University of Szczecin, Poland

Prof. dr hab. Dariusz Szlachetko
University of Gdańsk, Poland


Photograph: Stellilabium pogonostalix. Author: B. Szmit.



List of reviewers 2018

The list of scientists who have served as reviewers for the Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae journal in the year 2018. The editors of ASBP express their great appreciation of all reviewers competence, dedication, and hard work.  
Posted: 2019-02-05

Cessation of the print edition


Starting from the year 2016, the Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae 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 Soc Bot Pol. 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/asbp.1061.


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

Posted: 2015-09-30

ASBP archival issues

Dear Readers. We continue to provide subsequent archival issues of ASBP journal. The digitization of archival issues is conducted with the support of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.  
Posted: 2012-09-17
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Vol 88, No 2 (2019)

Cover Page

On the cover Pine forest floor under the nests of grey heron is white stained by guano (uric acid). Together with dead nestlings (right corner) falling accidentally out of the nests guano increases the nitrogen level in a soil making locally the environment of the forest quite specific.

[Author: Joanna Czarnecka]