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The New Journal of Botany

This is the academic journal of the BSBI, published on our behalf by Maney Publishing since 2011.

>> NJB Online (for members only). Email us if you need the password.

NJB carries peer-reviewed scientific papers on:
  • population and conservation biology
  • ecological genetics
  • autecological, physiological and phenological studies
  • phytogeography, floristics, distribution and recording
  • taxonomy, systematics and evolution
  • plant/animal interactions, including plant biochemistry
  • history of botany
  • general or historical botany.

Potential authors are invited to submit papers via the New Journal of Botany online submission site. To discuss a proposal before submission, contact the Editor. Book reviews should be submitted by email direct to the Book Reviews Editor. Further details about the Journal, including guidance for authors, may be found here.

The New Journal of Botany replaces the journal Watsonia, but it follows the tradition of Watsonia and should be seen as a continuation and enhancement of our previous journal, not a replacement.

The full run of Watsonia, from  1949 to 2010, is available on the BSBI’s digital archive. The Society is grateful to all the authors, editors and reviewers who have contributed to Watsonia over the years.

Plant Records

The New Journal of Botany publishes significant plant records from the British Isles. The plant records editor is Mike Porter. To submit records, download the form below, change its name to something appropriate (e.g. Borsetshire 2012), add your records in the categories given, and send it back to Mike.

NB: the format is Excel 2007 - if you cannot open it, then email Mike for a different format.

>> Plant Records Form 2013


Books from the BSBI

Our agent for sales of Handbooks, Conference Reports and other botanical books is Paul O’Hara of Summerfield Books.

Members can get discounts on various publications in the members’ section of their web site.


>> The new Hybrid Flora is available from Summerfield Books.


BSBI News is for short contributions of topical interest. It is there for members who have something interesting or informative that they would like to share with others, and is meant to be the place for the ‘ordinary’ member to express her or his opinions. It appears three times a  year, in  January, April and September.

Submission of material

Contributors should read these instructions before sending material to Trevor James

Books for review should be sent to John Edmondson, 243 Pensby Road, Heswall, Wirral CH61 5UA.


This document gives details for prices and instructions for including flyers and advertisements.



The following have been published (visit Summerfield Books for sales):

  1. Sedges. 2007. Jermy, Simpson, Foley & Porter.
  2. Umbellifers. 1980. T.G. Tutin. Out of print.
  3. Docks and Knotweeds. 2014. J.R. Akeroyd.
  4. Willows and Poplars. 1984. R.D. Meikle.
  5. Charophytes. 1986. J.A. Moore.
  6. Crucifers. 1991. T.C.G. Rich.
  7. Roses. 1993. Graham & Primavesi.
  8. Pondweeds. 1995. C.D. Preston.
  9. Dandelions. 1997. Dudman & Richards.
  10. Sea Beans & Nickar Nuts. 2000. E.C. Nelson.
  11. Water Starworts of Europe. 2008. R.V. Lansdown.
  12. Fumitories. 2009. R.J. Murphy.
  13. Grasses. 2009. Cope & Gray.
  14. Whitebeams. 2010. T.C.G. Rich et al.
  15. British Northern Hawkweeds. 2011. Rich & Scott.

Corrigenda pages

Errors that have been spotted in various publications are listed here, partly so readers can correct their books, and partly to deter people from telling the authors about any mistakes that they already know about. The following publications are covered so far:

  • Plant Crib
  • Atlas of British & Irish Hawkweeds
  • British Alpine Hawkweeds
  • Flora of Monmouthshire
  • Flora of Cardiganshire
  • New Flora of the British Isles, ed 3.

>> Open the corrigenda document

>> Wild Flower Key corrigenda