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Introduction of Acta Botanica Yunnanica (ABY)
source:     author:     2009-09-18


An international journal for plant sciences and plant diversity

Aim of the publication of ABY
  ABY is one of the important Chinese academic periodicals on plant sciences. It aims at improving domestic and international academic exchanges and heightens our vocational level in plant sciences.

Subjects are oriented in ABY
  ABY oriented itself to macro- and micromorphologic plant taxonomy, biogeography, phytochemistry, developing and utilizing of plant resources, introduction and domestication of valuable plants, physiology and ecology of plants, etc.

The influence of ABY in China
  Founded in 1979, the journal is a leading one on plant science in China, providing a forum for academic knowledge and research exchange. The journal is governed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and sponsored by the CAS Kunming Institute of Botany. It has been included in the Chinese Science Citation Index (CSCI) since CSCI was founded. Due to the efforts of many people — particularly the former editor-in-chief, Academician, Prof. WU Zheng-Yi and the previous editorial board members — the journal is progressively developing a significant role in plant science in China, particularly in the biodiversity-richest province of Yunnan.
  It is one of main periodicals to publish the articles related to botany and its branches; one of the Core Periodicals in Chinese Natural Sciences; one of the Biological Core Periodicals of Chinese Papers Citation. As a result of its positive role in academic exchanges, it was successively conferred on the second prize and the first prize of outstanding periodicals by Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1996 and 2000; It won the first prize of excellent scientific technological periodicals of Yunnan Province and the third prize of the second national scientific and technological periodicals in 1997. In recognition of its achievements in disseminating and exchanging the information, it won the honorable title of “the periodical with social and economic beneficial results” in 2001.

The prospects of ABY in overseas countries
  ABY had obtained some favorable comments in overseas readers and established exchanging relations with more than thirty countries. So far, we have exchanged over eighty different kinds of foreign periodicals. The articles published in ABY were recoded by Chemical Abstracts, USA (CA), Biological Abstracts, USA (BA), Current Advances in Plant Science (oxford, GBR) and Abstract Journals, All-Russian ISTI (AJ). Ulrich’s International Periodicals Directory (UIPD) had also carried its imprints for many years. It seems possible that through our successive efforts, ABY will be commonly accepted by more foreign readers.

Main contents are demanded in ABY
  ABY mainly publishes superior academic articles or short communications of new discoveries or new achievements of plant sciences mentioned above; the reports of conservation, utilization and exploitation of plant resources; new techniques or new methods of botanical study; the reviews of advances in plant sciences.

Readers of service
  ABY serves all readers who are engaged in the studying or teaching of botany, phytochemistry, agriculture, forestry, etc.


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