BSBI publishes a range of botanical books, including:
- The Hybrid Flora of the British Isles;
- A Vascular Plant Red List for England;
- and our series of BSBI Handbooks for difficult plant groups.
We currently publish three periodicals:
- our scientific journal New Journal of Botany;
- our membership newsletter BSBI News;
- our monthly eNews for botanical recorders.
News about BSBI publications
*NEW* The pre-publication offer for BSBI Handbook No. 17: Violets has now closed and copies are being mailed out. You will still be able to buy the Handbook from Summerfield Books and other natural history booksellers but at the full price of £15.
BSBI Handbooks on Eyebrights and Lady's-mantles are also in preparation, and we hope to publish the Eyebrights Handbook later this year. We will let you know details of the pre-publication offer for BSBI members on this page and via BSBI News. Scroll down this page to find out more about BSBI Handbooks.
Our monthly eNews is now available to members and non-members alike - it's full of useful info and links for botanical recorders.
You can download issues of eNews using the links below:
- BSBI eNews April 2017
- BSBI eNews March 2017
- BSBI eNews February 2017
- BSBI eNews January 2017
NJB carries peer-reviewed scientific papers on:
- population and conservation biology
- ecological genetics
- autecological, physiological and phenological studies
- phytogeography, floristics, distribution and recording
- taxonomy, systematics and evolution
- plant/animal interactions, including plant biochemistry
- history of botany
- general or historical botany.
Contact Editor-in-Chief Ian Denholm to discuss publishing your research in New Journal of Botany
Potential authors are invited to submit papers via the New Journal of Botany online submission site. To discuss a proposal before submission, please contact Dr Ian Denholm at the Editorial Office. Book reviews should be submitted by email direct to the Book Reviews editor.
Further details about the Journal, including guidance for authors, may be found here.
The New Journal of Botany was launched in 2011 under the editorship of Dr Richard Gornall and published by Maney Publishing. It replaced the journal Watsonia, but it follows the tradition of Watsonia and should be seen as a continuation and enhancement of our previous journal, not a replacement. In 2016, we welcomed Taylor & Francis as our new publisher and Dr Ian Denholm as our new Editor-in-Chief.
Members of the Editorial Board are listed here.
The full run of Watsonia, from 1949 to 2010, is available on the BSBI’s digital publications archive. The Society is grateful to all the authors, editors and reviewers who have contributed to Watsonia and New Journal of Botany over the years.
The New Journal of Botany publishes significant plant records from Britain and Ireland. The Plant Records Editor is Mike Porter.
To submit records, download the form below, change its name to something appropriate (e.g. Borsetshire 2016), add your records in the categories given, and send it back to Mike.
NB: the format is Excel 2007 - if you cannot open it, then email Mike for a different format.
Books from the BSBI
The Hybrid Flora is available from Summerfield Books. *NEW* The three co-authors of the Hybrid Flora have been awarded the Engler Silver Medal in recognition of their outstanding achievement. More here.
The England Red List is available to buy from Summerfield Books and is also available as a free download here.
The following BSBI Handbooks have been published (visit Summerfield Books for sales):
- Sedges. 2007. Jermy, Simpson, Foley & Porter.
- Umbellifers. 1980. T.G. Tutin. (Out of print).
- Docks and Knotweeds. 2014. J.R. Akeroyd.
- Willows and Poplars. 1984. R.D. Meikle.
- Charophytes. 1986. J.A. Moore.
- Crucifers. 1991. T.C.G. Rich.
- Roses. 1993. Graham & Primavesi.
- Pondweeds. 1995. C.D. Preston.
- Dandelions. 1997. Dudman & Richards.
- Sea Beans & Nickar Nuts. 2000. E.C. Nelson.
- Water Starworts of Europe. 2008. R.V. Lansdown.
- Fumitories. 2009. R.J. Murphy.
- Grasses. 2009. Cope & Gray.
- Whitebeams. 2010. T.C.G. Rich et al.
- British Northern Hawkweeds. 2011. Rich & Scott.
- Evening-primroses. 2016. R.J. Murphy.
- Violas. 2017. M. Porter & M. Foley.
BSBI News is for short contributions of topical interest. It is there for members who have something interesting or informative that they would like to share with others, and is meant to be the place for the ‘ordinary’ member to express her or his opinions.
BSBI News appears three times a year, in January, April and September. It is mailed to all members and can also be downloaded from our members-only page (password required). Back issues are available to everybody via our Publications Archive.
Submission of material
Contributors may wish to download and read through the guidance below before sending material to Trevor James:
This Adverts document gives details for prices and instructions for including flyers and advertisements.
Errors that have been spotted in various publications are listed here, partly so readers can correct their books, and partly to deter people from telling the authors about any mistakes that they already know about. The following publications are covered so far:
- Plant Crib
- Atlas of British & Irish Hawkweeds
- British Alpine Hawkweeds
- Flora of Monmouthshire
- Flora of Cardiganshire
- New Flora of the British Isles, ed 3.
BSBI makes small grants available towards the publication of County Floras, check-lists and the like, typically £2000. Application forms are available from the Chair of Publications Committee, Mr John Poland, 91, Ethelburt Av., Swaythling, Southampton, SO16 3DF.
Both New Journal of Botany and BSBI News publish reviews of botanical books.
Our Book Reviews editor is Dr John Edmondson.
Books for review should be sent to: 57 Walton Road, Shirehampton, Bristol, BS11 9TA.