Journal of Systematics and Evolution

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Edited By: Song Ge and Jun Wen

Impact Factor: 1.134

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 123/209 (Plant Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1759-6831


Data submission integration with Dryad and JSE data sharing/archiving policy updated

Starting in March 2016, the JSE Editorial Office has signed a voucher account purchase agreement with Dryad for publication of data packages in the Dryad Repository. JSE authors can benefit from this cooperation to archive data free in Dryad associated with accepted articles. JSE has integrated the manuscript processing with Dryad and the option is provided during the author submission process.

Please see below the new data sharing/archiving policy of JSE.

Data Sharing/Archiving
JSE requires authors to archive data underlying the main results in the paper. The data should be archived in an appropriate public archive, such as GenBank (or DDBJ, EMBL), Dryad, your own institutional or funder repository, etc., or as Supporting Information on the JSE web site (see ‘Supporting Information’ section below for details).

Nucleotide sequence data can be submitted in electronic form to any of the three major collaborative databases: DDBJ, EMBL or GenBank. It is only necessary to submit the sequences to one database as data are exchanged between DDBJ, EMBL and GenBank on a daily basis. The suggested wording for referring to accession number information is: ‘These sequence data have been submitted to the DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank databases under accession number U12345’.

Links are as follows:
DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ):
EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Submissions:

Morphological data, phylogenetic trees, taxonomy, etc. can be archived in The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity, TreeBASE, Dryad, Integrated Taxonomic Information System, Species 2000, and institutional databases.

Supporting Information
Supporting Information is not essential to the article but provides greater depth and background and may include tables, figures, videos, datasets, etc. This material can be submitted with your manuscript, and will appear online, without editing or typesetting. Guidelines on how to prepare this material and which formats and file sizes are acceptable can be found at:

Announcement of the Awards of JSE Outstanding Papers

Journal of Systematics and Evolution has established awards of JSE Outstanding Papers!

In the period of 2008 to 2013, JSE published a total of 370 papers, with many outstanding studies covering different areas of systematics and evolution. Here we announce the 20 most cited papers published in JSE in this period as the first set of awards of JSE Outstanding Papers. These papers were selected based on their average number of citations per year (citation data from Thomson Reuters Web of Science, accessed 30 April 2015) and are listed below in the order of high to low in average citations (also see the references cited). Each winner will be presented with a certificate and awarded with $800.

1.Heath TA et al. 2008. Taxon sampling and the accuracy of phylogenetic analyses.

2.Wang YZ et al. 2011. Phylogenetic reconstruction of Chirita and allies (Gesneriaceae) with taxonomic treatments.

3.Wiens JJ, Moen DS. 2008. Missing data and the accuracy of Bayesian phylogenetics.

4.Manchester SR et al. 2009. Eastern Asian endemic seed plant genera and their paleogeographic history throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

5.Qiu YL et al. 2010. Angiosperm phylogeny inferred from sequences of four mitochondrial genes.

6.Baldauf SL. 2008. An overview of the phylogeny and diversity of eukaryotes.

7.Fiaschi P, Pirani JR. 2009. Review of plant biogeographic studies in Brazil.

8.Endress PK. 2010. Disentangling confusions in inflorescence morphology: Patterns and diversity of reproductive shoot ramification in angiosperms.

9.Doyle JA, Endress PK. 2010. Integrating Early Cretaceous fossils into the phylogeny of living angiosperms: Magnoliidae and eudicots.

10.Liu Y et al. 2010. Evaluation of 10 plant barcodes in Bryophyta (mosses).

11.Wen J, Ickert-Bond SM. 2009. Evolution of the Madrean-Tethyan disjunctions and the North and South American amphitropical disjunctions in plants.

12.Li M et al. 2011. Identification of herbal medicinal materials using DNA barcodes.

13.Harris AJ, Xiang QY. 2009. Estimating ancestral distributions of lineages with uncertain sister groups: a statistical approach to Dispersal-Vicariance Analysis and a case using Aesculus L. (Sapindaceae) including fossils.

14.Qiu YL. 2008. Phylogeny and evolution of charophytic algae and land plants.

15.Heinrichs J et al. 2008. Phylogenetic biogeography and taxonomy of disjunctly distributed bryophytes.

16.Yu J et al. 2011. New universal matK primers for DNA barcoding angiosperms.

17.Mayden RL et al. 2008. Inferring the Tree of Life of the order Cypriniformes, the earth's most diverse clade of freshwater fishes: Implications of varied taxon and character sampling.

18.Wang FY et al. 2008. Phylogeography of an alpine species Primula secundiflora inferred from the chloroplast DNA sequence variation.

19.Harris AJ et al. 2013. Inferring the biogeographic origins of inter-continental disjunct endemics using a Bayes-DIVA approach.

20.Gao L et al. 2010. Plastid genome sequencing, comparative genomics, and phylogenomics: Current status and prospects.

Starting in 2015, we would announce two awards of JSE Outstanding Papers ($800 each award) each year to recognize the papers published in JSE with important impact in systematics and evolution; we would also select two outstanding papers for the JSE Young Investigators’ Awards each year. First authors who received their Ph.D. degree within seven years are eligible for the JSE Young Investigators’ Awards ($500 each award).

Please find more detailed information of the awards in the Editorial of the July issue.

JUST PUBLISHED! - Explore new analytical methods for biogeography

Journal of Systematics and Evolution has released the special issue on biogeography, which 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.