Senior Editor:

  • Chris Lusk, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Associate Editors

  • Kevin Burns, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Lohengrin Cavieres, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
  • Mike Cramer, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Roberta D’Archino, NIWA, New Zealand
  • Peter de Lange, Department of Conservation, New Zealand
  • Julian Eaton-Rye, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Stephen Hartley, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Gary Houliston, Landcare Research, New Zealand
  • Liliana Katinas, Museo de La Plata, Argentina
  • Janice Lord, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Eric McKenzie, Landcare Research, New Zealand
  • Jean-Yves Meyer, Délégation à la Recherche, French Polynesia
  • Leon Perrie, Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand
  • Matt Renner, The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, Australia
  • Rob Smissen, Landcare Research, New Zealand

Aims: The New Zealand Journal of Botany aims to disseminate peer-reviewed research relevant to the botany, mycology, and phycology of New Zealand and the southern hemisphere.

Scope of submissions: The New Zealand Journal of Botany publishes original research papers, review papers, perspectives, short communications, forum articles, letters and book reviews. We welcome submissions relevant to all aspects of the botany, mycology, and phycology of the South Pacific, Australia, South America, and southern Africa. The journal’s subject matter encompasses biosystematics and biogeography, ecology, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, reproductive biology, structure and development, taxonomy, ethnobotany, palaeobotany, bryology, lichenology, mycology, plant pathology, and phycology. Prospective contributors should consult recent issues of the journal.

  • No page charges for publication
  • Free colour printing
  • Articles published online before quarterly print publication.
  • Open Select option available for open access publication (gold OA)

Electronic and printed issues are published quarterly (B5 format) Print ISSN: 0028-825X, Online ISSN: 1175-8643

New Zealand Journal of Botany – Annual Prize

The New Zealand Journal of Botany awards a prize which alternates annually between researchers who have a sustained record for excellence, and those early-career researchers who have published a significant paper in recent issues of the journal. The editorial board may decide not to award the prize if no candidate meets the criteria that year. The award is NZ$300 in the form of a cheque, and a certificate. The established researcher prize will be awarded to a person who has made a sustained contribution to the journal during the last five years (regularly publishing and reviewing papers), and whose work has been widely cited by researchers in other journals during the same period. This award cannot be won by the same person more than twice. The early researcher prize is for the best paper published, in the opinion of the editorial board, by an emerging researcher in issues of the journal in the two preceding years. At the time of submission of the manuscript, the first author must either be a full time student, or be within seven years of completing their highest degree (Bachelors, Masters or PhD), unless suitable reasons for a career break can be given (e.g. prolonged illness or parental leave). The award is open to authors from any country.

Current Prizewinner

The 2016 award for an established researcher goes to Patrick Brownsey, Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand

Previous prizewinners