BioOne Announces Return of Systematic Botany to the BioOne Collection

BioOne (www.bioone.org) is delighted to the return of Systematic Botany, published by The American Society of Plant Taxonomists, to the BioOne.1 Collection in 2007.

ASTP ceased depositing current issues in BioOne at the end of the 2003 volume year. Their concern at that time was that the existing BioOne business model could not provide sufficient revenue to sustain the publication as print subscriptions decreased.

Over the last three years, the ASTP leadership has paid close attention to industry trends and BioOne’s response to the changing market. Between 2004 and 2005 BioOne realigned its business model to better support participating publishers, both by providing additional revenue and increased services. Encouraged by this positive trend, ASTP voted in late 2006 to rejoin BioOne.

The 2007 subscription to BioOne.1 will include Systematic Botany issues published in 2007, with archival content back to 2000. The gap year issues published between 2004 and 2006 will be posted early in the year to ensure a seamless user experience.

“We could not be happier to welcome the American Society of Plant Taxonomists back to the BioOne family,” said BioOne Executive Director Susan Skomal. “Systematic Botany‘s return is an important milestone for BioOne and a testament to our continued growth and commitment to improving our services.”

About the American Society of Plant Taxonomists

The American Society of Plant Taxonomists (www.aspt.net) promotes research and training in the taxonomy, systematics, and phylogeny of vascular and nonvascular plants. Organized in 1935, the Society has a membership of over 1,300. In addition to publishing Systematic Botany, the official quarterly journal of the ASPT, the Society produces an electronic ASPT Newsletter and the Systematic Botany Monographs. The Society also supports funds for a variety of honorary and charitable activities.

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