Focus and Scope

Botanica Orientalis (BOTOR) is an annual, peer-reviewed international journal with the aim to publish high quality original studies related to plant science. BOTOR is an official journal of Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University. BOTOR publishes original research papers, short communications, subject reviews, methodological insight, case reports, project briefings, and book reviews on all aspects plant science. However, articles having the potentiality to improve our understanding of Himalayan biodiversity from ecological, taxonomic, biogeographical, evolutionary, and ethnobotanical perspectives and with implications for their conservation and sustainable management are highly appreciated. 

Peer Review Process

Any contribution fulfilling the scope of the journal and meeting all the preconditions will be forwarded for rigorous peer review. Submitted manuscripts are therefore expected to meet standards of academic excellence. Reviewers will be selected as recommended by the editorial board. After acceptance, manuscripts may be edited for style and clarity. Proofs are sent to authors as a PDF file attached to an e-mail note.

Publication Frequency

Published annually.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Editorial Board

Executive editor:
Dr. Suresh Kumar Ghimire
Central Department of Botany
Tribhyvan University
Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: sk.ghimire@cdbtu.edu.np

Editors:
Dr. Chitra Bahadur Baniya

Central Department of Botany,
Tribhuvan University,
Kathmandu, Nepal
email: cb.baniya@cdbtu.edu.np

Dr. Deepak Raj Pant
Central Department of Botany,
Tribhuvan University,
Kathmandu, Nepal
email: drpant.agbot@gmail.com 

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Jha
Central Department of Botany,
Tribhuvan University,
Kathmandu, Nepal
email: sk.jha@cdbtu.edu.np

Dr. Bharat B. Shrestha
Central Department of Botany,
Tribhuvan University,
Kathmandu, Nepal
email: bb.shrestha@cdbtu.edu.np

Dr. Chandra Prashad Pokhrel
Central Department of Botany,
Tribhuvan University,
Kathmandu, Nepal
email: cp.pokhrel@cdbtu.edu.np

Dr. Giri Prashad Joshi
Central Department of Botany,
Tribhuvan University,
Kathmandu, Nepal
email: girijoshi@hotmail.com

Associate Editors:
Dr. Robbie Hart

Mussouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis
Missouri, USA
email: Robbie.Hart@mobot.org

Dr. Narayan Prashad Ghimire
Central Department of Botany,
Tribhuvan University,
Kathmandu, Nepal
email: np.ghimire@cdbtu.edu.np

Dr. Lal Bahadur Thapa
Central Department of Botany,
Tribhuvan University,
Kathmandu, Nepal
email: lal_thapa25@yahoo.com 

Mr. Mukti Ram Paudel
Central Department of Botany,
Tribhuvan University,
Kathmandu, Nepal
email: m.paudel47@gmail.com

Advisory Board

National Advisors:

Prof. Dr. Mohan Siwakoti
Central Department of Botany,
Tribhuvan University,
Kathmandu, Nepal
email: m.siwakoti@cdbtu.edu.np

Prof. Dr. Ram P. Chaudhary
Research Center for Applied Science and Technology
Tribhuvan University
Kathmandu, Nepal
email: ram@cdbtu.wlink.com.np

Prof. Dr. Pramod K. Jha
Central Department of Botany
Tribhuvan University
Kathmandu, Nepal

Prof. Dr. Mohan Panthi
Central Department of Botany,
Tribhuvan University,
Kathmandu, Nepal
email: m.panthi@cdbtu.edu.np

Prof. Dr. Sangeeta Rajbhandary
Central Department of Botany,
Tribhuvan University,
Kathmandu, Nepal
email: s.rajbhandary@cdbtu.edu.np

Prof. Dr. Ram Kailash Yadav
Central Department of Botany,
Tribhuvan University,
Kathmandu, Nepal
email: rkp.yadav@cdbtu.edu.np

Prof. Dr. Bijaya Pant
Central Department of Botany,
Tribhuvan University,
Kathmandu, Nepal
email: b.pant@cdbtu.edu.np

Dr. Keshab Raj Rajbhandari
c/o Department of Plant Resources
Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation
Kathmandu, Nepal
email: krrajbhandari@yahoo.com

International Advisors:

Prof. Dr. Pei Shengji
Kunming Institute of Botany
Chinese Academy of Science
Kunming, China

Dr. Jan Salick
Missouri Botanical Garden
St Louis
Missouri, USA

Dr. Jay P. Sah
Southeast Environmental Research Center
MM Campus, OE-148
Florida International University
Miami, FL, USA
email: sahj@fiu.edu

Dr. Mark Watson
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Edinburgh, UK
email: m.watson@rbge.ac.uk  

Sources of Support

Partial financial support for the publication of this volume is provided by The Norwegian Council for Higher Educations Programme for Development Research and Education

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