About Us

About this site

The AoB Blog provides a forum for dis­cus­sions relat­ing to The Annals of Botany and AoB PLANTS. Both of these peer-reviewed journ­als are pub­lished by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Annals of Botany Company, a non-profit organ­iz­a­tion ded­ic­ated to pro­mot­ing increased under­stand­ing of plant bio­logy for over 100 years. The Annals of Botany Company is a Limited Company
registered in England No. 78001 at:
University of Exeter, Innovation Centre, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RN, UK,
and is also a Registered Charity, No. 237771


You can com­ment on posts in the com­ment box at the bot­tom of each page, or on our Google+ or Facebook pages. Hopefully your com­ment will appear instantly, but some­times that is not pos­sible due to spam. User Guidelines:

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  • Be trans­par­ent
  • Be accur­ate
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For Journalists and Bloggers

The Annals of Botany Company puts out press releases on stor­ies that we think will have wide interest. If you’d like a copy of the paper that the press release is about then we will be happy to provide it. You can con­tact us via our email form at the OUP.
As far as we’re con­cerned a sci­ence journ­al­ist is any­one who is writ­ing com­pet­ently about sci­ence that goes bey­ond rehash­ing press releases. So this offer extends to blog­gers as well as pro­fes­sional journ­al­ists. Ideally we would like you to be signed up to Research Blogging, but it’s not essen­tial. If you’re a blog­ger and happy to stick to the embar­goes then we can also send you embar­goed press-releases and pho­tos.
If you want to cover a paper, let us know and we will try and make that paper avail­able on the web for free. We’re lim­ited to how many papers we can do this with because much of the journal is fun­ded by sub­scrip­tion, but we do have some lee­way for promotion.


The AoB logo is based on the pho­to­graph Leaf by Mark Coleman who has very kindly made it avail­able under a cre­at­ive com­mons licence.
The site tem­plate is based on Hueman by Alexander Agnarson.