About Us

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


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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.

We’re also happy to send you a paper if you think you’d like to blog about it. but can’t access it. 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.