Swainsona is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the
State Herbarium of South Australia on behalf of the
Board of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium (Adelaide, South Australia). The journal publishes research papers on systematics, taxonomy and nomenclature of plants, algae and fungi, as well as articles on descriptive plant morphology, anatomy, genetics, ecology and botanical history. Focus of the journal is on taxa from the Australasian region, but manuscripts from other regions of the world may be considered.
Editorial Board: Robyn Barker, Ed Biffin, Tony Kanellos, Jürgen Kellermann, Lucy Sutherland & Michelle Waycott.
Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens was founded in 1976 and renamed to
Swainsona in 2017. Papers are published electronically as soon as they are reviewed, edited and typeset. A hardcopy volume is printed at the end of the calendar year, collating all articles published during this time. Printed volumes are distributed to botanical libraries around the world and are also
purchase. The journal is also available through
JSTOR. Volume numbering is continuing. The first volume of
Swainsona is Vol. 30 (2017), a forthcoming special issue containing the Proceedings of the Botany Symposium at the 2016
NRM Science Conference. Regular papers are published in Vol. 31 (2017).
Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens Supplement
, is an irregular series of publications. So far four supplements have been issued:
Systematic Botany-a view from the Centre
: Proceedings of the ASBS Conference, Alice Springs (2016)Older Journal Supplements are also available through
Systematics 2017-Integrating systematics for conservation and ecology
: Proceedings of the joint ASBS & SASB Conference, Adelaide (2017).