About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) (TFB) publishes papers on plant taxonomy (especially of vascular plants), nomenclature, phylogeny, systematics, plant geography, and floristics, and in morphology, palynology, cytotaxonomy, chemotaxonomy, anatomy and other relevant disciplines.

Priority is given to papers written by botanists working on the Flora of Thailand project. Limited space is available for other relevant papers.

TFB is published twice a year, usually in June and December. Two free copies of the issue in which the manuscript is published are given to each author. The journal makes no page charges.

All manuscripts are peer reviewed. Manuscripts are considered on the understanding that their contents have not appeared, or will not appear, elsewhere in the same or abbreviated form.

To speed up the processing of your manuscript please follow these guidelines precisely. Failure to do so will result in a delay to publication.

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.

Publication Ethics

Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) - here referred to as TFB (Botany) - aims to be a responsible research publication upholding the principles of editorial independence and integrity. The editors of TFB (Botany) take seriously concerns about plagiarism and other forms of fraud and misconduct in academic publishing. We consider it an essential part of our ethical responsibilities for our editors to be aware of and to meet these challenges and to develop strategies for coping with them. We expect the same awareness of our journal's peer reviewers.


In addition, TFB (Botany) is committed to ethical standards in its own editorial policy and the editorial board will do their best to ensure a fair, unbiased, and transparent peer review process. Editorial decisions should be made on academic merit alone and any detected cases of misconduct, whether on the part of authors, reviewers or editors, will be vigorously pursued.


To support and promote integrity in research publication, we fully endorse the position statements for editors and authors that were developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity in Singapore in July 22-24, 2010:


Position Statement 1: International Standards for Editors*

Position Statement 2: International Standards for Authors*


The Editorial Board


Forest Herbarium (BKF) Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation 61 Phahonyothin Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 Thailand

Sources of Support

Forest Herbarium (BKF) Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation 61 Phahonyothin Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 Thailand

Journal History

Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) - here referred to as TFB (Botany) -was first published in 1954 by the Royal Forest Department, under the leadership of its first editor Prof. Dr. Tem Smitinand. In 2002, the journal was published by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation with Prof. Dr. Thawatchai Santisuk as editor, supported by editorial board members from several prominent herbaria in Europe. At present, the TFB (Botany) is published by the Forest Herbarium in Bangkok, with Dr. Rachun Pooma and Dr. Tim Utteridge as editors. The journal is published once a year, usually in September-December with the manuscript no submission deadline, and articles are published in English. All manuscripts are peer reviewed by international scientists and edited by native English language speakers on the editorial board before acceptance and publication. TFB (Botany) will become both printed and electronic journal starting with number 44 (2016), and through the TFB (Botany) Archive, every article published since 1954 is available and completely searchable online.