Guihaia was founded in 1975, during the period of great development of botany in China. It was formerly known as Plant Research Newsletter, and was officially renamed Guihaia in January 1981, with ISSN 1000-3142, CN 45-1134/Q. It is currently a monthly publication. Since the journal' s inception, it has become a leading academic publication in the field of plant science in China due to its frontier original research articles and focus on readers' experience.
Guihaia has been selected as Chinese Core Journal, Key Magazine of China Technology, Source Journal of Chinese Science Citation Database, and Source Journal of Science Citation Database, etc.
2. Aims & Scope
The journal mainly publishes new technologies, methods and discoveries in botanical research, and original research results with innovation and high academic level that focus on the basic and applied research in the field of botany. The journal also publishes review articles that combine the authors' own research results and provide unique insights and theoretical contributions to the major frontier issues in botany. However, the journal does not accept general review articles.
Targeted readers of the journal include researchers, faculty and students of universities and colleges engaged in botany and its sub-disciplines, as well as scientific and technical professionals engaged in related fields, such as agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, medicine, light industry, aquaculture, environmental protection, etc.
4. Featured Columns
◆ Research on plant diversity along the “Belt and Road” and ASEAN
◆ Research on karst plant and vegetation
◆ Medical ethnobotany and comprehensive health
◆ Environmental botany - phytoremediation of polluted or damaged environment
◆ Interaction between plant and microorganism (endophytic bacteria), plant and animal
◆ Important and characteristic plant genetic resources and their germplasm innovation
◆ Research on island, coastal and mangrove plants
◆ Research on rare and endangered plants, endemic plants and rare plants
◆ Research on the biology of invasive plants and their control techniques
◆ Functional substances of plants and their effective utilization
◆ Gesneriaceae plants and their sustainable utilization, etc.
◆ Research on global change and ecological environment
◆ Research on Biodiversity conservation and sustainable utilization
5. Regular Columns
● Systematic and Evolutionary Botany
● Plant Ecology
● Plant Physiology
● Plant Resources
● Plant Cells
● Plant Genetics
● Plant Development and Reproduction
● Phytochemistry and Chemical Biology
● Plant Protection
● Plant Nutrition
● Plant Pathology
● Biodiversity Conservation
● Molecular Biology
6. Manuscript Publication Cycle
The journal is a monthly publication, and the average period from submission to publication of articles is about 120-150 days (about 4-5 months). After manuscript is accepted and finalized, it will take about 10 days to publish as “Online First” on the journal website.
7. Indexing & Abstracting
Guihaia has been indexed in many international literature databases & journal directories, including:
☆ Abstract Journal (AJ), VINITI
☆ SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts, CA)
☆ Ulrichsweb (Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, UPD)
☆ Colby Information Center of Science and Culture (CICSC)
☆ CABI: CAB Abstracts
☆ CABI: Global Health
☆ Index Kewensis
☆ Database of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
☆ ICI Journals Master List
8. Other Information
Governing Body: Guangxi Academy of Sciences
Sponsor: Guangxi Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Guangxi Society of Botany
Editing: Editorial Office of Guihaia
Publishing & Distributing: China Science Publishing & Media Ltd.
Honorary Editor-in-Chief: MA Keping
Editor-in-Chief: LI Xiankun
Executive Deputy Editor-in-Chief & Director of Editorial Office: JIANG Qiaoyuan