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Guidelines for Authors

A manuscript with original figures should be submitted to Plant Diversity (former Plant Diversity and Resources) editorial office. Uniform Resource Locator: We strive for a rapid review process with editorial decision for the first submission to be within one month of receipt. The papers submitted to Plant Diversity are first assessed editorially, and either rejected at this stage or entered into a full peer review process. Authors may suggest competent referees for consideration by the editorial board.

Preparation of manuscripts

● Scientific language, nomenclature, and standard international units should be used. Plants used for the experiments must be defined by taxonomic names and authority. Concise and objective styling of each manuscript is required.
● The first page should include Title of the article, Abstract and Key words. Full name(s) of the Author(s), Authors’ institution(s) and address (es) should be listed.
● The paper should be divided into the following sections in general: Introduction (without heading), Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, and References.
● Group several photographs into one or more plates. The dimensions of tables, figures and plates: the maximum height is 297 mm, including the caption; width must not exceed 200 mm for full page. 

Literature cited

In the text, cite references chronologically, but do not number them. Use “and” to link the names of two coauthors in the text (Smith and Ford, 1989) and use “et al.” where there are more than three(Smith et al., 2000). At the end of the paper, list references in alphabetical order. References both in Chinese and English should be listed in English according to the examples below:
Friedman WE(author),  1994. The evolution of embryogeny in seed plants and the developmental origin and early history of endosperm(title). American Journal of Botany (journal), 81(vol):1468-1486.

Hu S-Y (胡适宜), 1982. Embryology of Angiosperms(book’s name). Beijing(address): Higher Education Press(publisher).
van Went J H, Willemse M T M, 1984. Fertilization. Johri B M. Embryology of Angiosperm.  
Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 273-317.
Zheng YL(郑永利), Deng YF(邓云飞), 2003. Some new records from Guangxi. GuibaiaI(广西植物), 23(6): 541-542


Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author for checking and correction of typographical errors and should be returned before the specified date.

Instructions for manuscripts submitted 

Please send only the corresponding final updated version and save the text documents as WORD files (.doc files). Although such formats as .JPEG, .PNG, .BMP are allowed for computer-generated photographic illustration files, the .TIFF format is preferred. 

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