About the Journal
Scope and Aims
Plant and Fungal Systematics is an international, completely free, peer-reviewed, open-access, fast-track, full-color journal, published by W. Szafer Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow. Articles are published online with full pagination immediately upon acceptance, and hardcopies are published twice a year (July, December). It was founded in 1953 as Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica and continued as Polish Botanical Journal after 2001.

The main goal of Plant and Fungal Systematics is to promote integrated systematic biology (fusing traditional approaches, modern molecular techniques and bioinformatics tools) in order to more effectively describe plant and fungal biodiversity within a phylogenetic framework. Detailed descriptions and illustrations of morphological characters for newly introduced species, and deposition of voucher specimens, cultures, DNA sequences, alignments and phylogenies in public repositories are central to this endeavor.

Plant and Fungal Systematics publishes original research papers of the highest quality, larger monographs, review articles on timely subjects, short communications, and book reviews. The journal articles address the biodiversity, taxonomy, molecular systematics and evolution of algae (broadly defined), cyanobacteria, bryophytes, vascular plants, fungi, oomycetes and myxomycetes.

Open Access Policy
All abstracts and full texts are freely accessible in PDF format on the journal website.
From 2020, all articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits the Authors unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Authors grant also W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences right to produce printed volumes of the journal for sale.

Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System
The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process. Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at: https://www.crossref.org/services/similarity-check/

Ethical and Scientific Editorial Standards

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