Ethnobotany Research and Applications

Dear colleagues,

we hope all of you are well in these challenging times! 

Many of us have been using the worldwide shutdowns to engage in writing up our data, and submissions to ERA have increased tremendously in the last few months. The new sections "Notes on Ethnobotany", "Repatriation of Ethnobotanical Studies" and "Mini-Reviews" have been particularly successful.

ERA is by no means an "easy" journal - our current rejection rate is around 80%. Still, we had so many good submissions this year, that for the first time, we will have two regular issues in 2020. You have now Volume 20 (2020) in front of you. For Volume 19 (2020) please see the journal archives.

You will see that SCOPUS has started to pick up the papers published so far in 2020 and is working backwards covering previous issues.

This success has come with lots of work for the editorial and layout team, and the reviewers. Many thanks to all of them!

However, the COVID-19 epidemic, together with increased costs for hosting, databasing and software, as well as copyediting, makes it more and more difficult to keep ERA completely free of charge. Thus, in order to maintain the journal independent, starting July 1, 2020, we will be implementing a publication fee of US$ 200, in order to help financing the running costs of ERA, to maintain the unique scope of the journal.

If authors do not have funds to pay such fees, they will have an opportunity to ask for a waiver. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.

Ethnobotany Research and Applications is an electronic, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary open access  journal devoted to the rapid dissemination of current research, published by the Department of Ethnobotany, Institute of Botany, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.

The journal seeks manuscripts that are novel, integrative and written in ways that are accessible to a wide audience. This includes an array of disciplines (biological and social sciences) concerned particularly with theoretical questions that lead to practical applications. Articles can also be based on the perspectives of cultural practitioners, poets and others with insights into plants, people and applied research.

We encourage manuscripts in the language of the country research has been conducted in, and also in indigenous languages. Authors are also encouraged to submit bilingual manuscripts, rather than simply to translate their original work into English.

BEFORE STARTING YOUR SUBMISSION, KINDLY CONSULT THE AUTHOR GUIDELINES: 

http://journals.sfu.ca/era/index.php/era/about/submissions#authorGuidelines


Vol 20 (2020)

Table of Contents

Editorial

F. Merlin Franco, Rainer W Bussmann
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Research

Naoufal El Hachlafi, Abderrahim Chebat, Rachida Soulaymani Bencheikh, Kawtar Fikri-Benbrahim
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Kênia Maria de Oliveira Valadares, Fernanda Ribeiro-da-Silva, Natalia Hanazaki
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Bernard Kariuki Wanjohi, Elizabeth W Njenga, Vincent Sudoi, Wilson K Kipkore, Henrietta L Moore, Mathews IJ Davies
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Agnes Omire, Johnstone Neondo, Nancy Budambula, Robert Gituru, Cecilia Mbithe Mweu
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Rainer W Bussmann, Narel Y Paniagua Zambrana, Shalva Sikharulidze, Zaal Kikvidze, Maia Darchidze, Zurab Manvelidze, Jana Ekhvaia, David Kikodze, Manana Khutsishvili, Ketevan Batsatsashvili, Robbie E Hart
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Suman Prakash Pradhan, Ram Prasad Chaudhary, Sagar Sigdel, Bishnu Prasad Pandey
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Hazrat Sher, Inamuddin Inamuddin, Zishan Khan, Rainer W Bussmann, Inayat Ur Rahman
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Adi Bejo Suwardi, Zidni Ilman Navia, Tisna Harmawan, Syamsuardi Syamsuardi, Erizal Mukhtar
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Databases and Inventories

Olim Kahharovich Khojimatov, Dilovar Tolidjonovna Khamraeva, Alisher Nuralievich Khujanov, Rainer W. Bussmann
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Abdur Rehman, Khalid Hussain, Khalid Nawaz, Noshia Arshad, Iqra Iqbal, Syed Saqib Ali, Arifa Nazeer, Zobia Bashir, Sana Jafar, Usman Arif
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Reviews and Mini Reviews

Javier Enciso, Jose Amiel, Victor Miranda, Ana Mayanga, Salyoc Tapia, Fredy Fabian
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