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Annals of Botany October cover

The October edi­tion of Annals of Botany is now avail­able online. As well as the free Plant Cuttings, there’s also a free review of Plant cell bio­logy. From astro­nomy to zoology. How do you get astro­nomy and zoology into plants cells? You’ll have to read the review.

There’s a free short com­mu­nic­a­tion Did Drosera evolve long scapes to stop their pol­lin­at­ors from being eaten? which we pub­li­cised earlier with the press release Sundews just want to be loved.

There’s a new press release out today, Withering well can improve fer­til­ity that goes with Marcescent corol­las as func­tional struc­tures: effects on the fecund­ity of two insect-pollinated plants by Carlos M. Herrera. The papers in the journal are fun­ded either by sub­scrip­tions or through Oxford Open so there’s a limit to how much we can give free access too. This is a pain if you want to write or blog about the paper and want to check that I’ve not gone on some strange flight of fancy writ­ing the press release. That’s no longer a problem.

If you want to write about an Annals of Botany paper and you don’t have access to it then we can send you the paper if you’re a sci­ence writer. ‘Writer’ includes blog­gers, so if you’re a sci­ence blog­ger email us at ANNALSBOTANY [at] le​.ac​.uk and we’ll get you a copy. This applies to any paper you’d like to write about, not just ones with press releases. I’m work­ing on the prin­ciple that an expert in bot­any is going to see plenty that I’ve missed as poten­tial blog material.

As for the new look, October is on it’s way. It’s get­ting a bit late for sun­flowers in the north­ern hemi­sphere so I’ve changed the site here to an autumn theme. I’m told by someone who can <a href=”>recognise dif­fer­ent types of trees from quite a long way away that this type of tree is the Larch.

Alun Salt. ORCID 0000-0002-1261-4283

When he's not the web developer for AoB Blog, Alun Salt researches something that could be mistaken for the archaeology of science. His current research is about whether there's such a thing as scientific heritage and if there is how would you recognise it?

4 Responses

  1. Dr. M. Aruna says:

    I am inter­ested in writ­ing papers as I am an Associate Professor in botany.kindly let me know the guidelines.

  2. Dr Aruna, I am not sure what sort of writ­ing you refer to! Research papers are pub­lished in Annals of Botany — see any recent issue at http://​www​.annbot​.com. You can write about papers we pub­lish any­where, and we can send you PDF cop­ies if you can’t down­load them (and we will make them freely avail­able from our web­site for oth­ers if your read­ers need to refer back to them). We also wel­come con­tri­bu­tions to this AoBBlog along the lines of the other ori­ginal pieces we pub­lish; please e-mail them to us and we will review them.