Journal of Systematics and Evolution
© Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Impact Factor: 1.851
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 70/197 (Plant Sciences)
Online ISSN: 1759-6831
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Human and human-influenced evolution
Volume 51 Issue 3 - May 2013
Human evolution and human-influenced evolution of living organisms such as animals, plants, and microorganisms on our planet are among the most active and inspiring topics of scientific research. This is because the evolutionary processes influenced by humans can be detected within a quantifiable period of time, and the consequences of such evolutionary processes vary significantly in terms of their rates and diversification, compared to those under the conditions of no human influences. Learn more by reading the EDITORIAL and entire contents freely accessible online.
Phylogeographic studies of plants in China
Volume 50 Issue 4- July 2012
Phylogeography has been one major focus of evolutionary biology in recent years, with many important advances in Chinese species. In this issue, the editors collected 11 phylogeographic studies of plants by Chinese laboratories. They further synthesized the main findings and patterns emerging from these and previous phylogeographic studies in China and asked where phylogeographic research should be directed in the coming years. Learn more by reading the EDITORIAL and entire contents freely accessible online.
Plant DNA barcoding in China
Volume 49 Issue 3- May 2011
This special issue of Journal of Systematics and Evolution includes 13 papers, mainly supported by the Barcoding Chinese Plants Project and reflecting the current status of plant barcoding research in China. We hope this collection of papers will stimulate future plant DNA barcoding studies in China. We suggest that such research should be based on reliable, vouchered species identification for sampled materials, with multiple individuals collected for each of the species, if applicable, from the genus or family of interest. These studies will enhance the creation of a reference database for plant barcoding in China, towards the eventual goal of a digitalized encyclopedia of all of China's plant species. Learn more by reading EDITORIAL and entire contents freely accessible online.
Intercontinental and intracontinental biogeography: patterns and methods
Volume 47 Issue 5 - September 2009
This special issue contains 12 reviews and research articles to examine the current intercontinental and intracontinental patterns and to explore new analytical methods. The Editors “hope this collection of papers will stimulate future biogeographic analyses on intercontinental and intracontinental patterns and facilitate collaborations of colleagues from different continents.” Learn more by reading EDITORIAL and entire contents freely accessible online.
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Most downloaded articles in 2012
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Identification of herbal medicinal materials using DNA barcodes
Ming LI, Hui CAO, Paul Pui-Hay BUT, Pang-Chui SHAW
New universal matK primers for DNA barcoding angiosperms
Jing YU, Jian-Hua XUE, Shi-Liang ZHOU
Plant DNA barcoding in China
De-Zhu LI, Jian-Quan LIU, Zhi-Duan CHEN, et al.
Eastern Asian endemic seed plant genera and their paleogeographic history throughout the Northern Hemisphere
Steven R. MANCHESTER, Zhi-Duan CHEN, An-Ming LU, Kazuhiko UEMURA
Review of plant biogeographic studies in Brazil
Pedro FIASCHI, José R. PIRANI
China invests 91 million RMB to increase the international impact of its scientific journals
The Chinese Association of Science and Technology announced on November 20th 2013 that 76 Chinese scientific journals published in English have won a total of 91 million RMB after being selected in the Chinese scientific journal international impact enhancement program. This amount of financial support is the biggest for scientific journals based in China til now. The program is sponsored by 6 Chinese government departments including the Chinese Association of Science and Technology, Ministry of Finance of China, Ministry of Education of China, General Administration of Press and Publication of China, Chinese Academy of Science, and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Two Chinese Life Science journals, Integrative Zoology and Journal of Systematics and Evolution, co-published with Wiley, will receive the financial support of 1 million RMB and 0.5 million RMB per year respectively for a total of three years.