Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas

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    SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) indicator

    The SJR indicator "expresses the average number of weighted citations received in the selected year by the documents published in the selected journal in the three previous years, --i.e. weighted citations received in year X to documents published in the journal in years X-1, X-2 and X-3. (See detailed description of SJR .)" It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal; it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is. Cites per Doc. (2y) measures the scientific impact of an average article published in the journal; it is computed using the same formula as the journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters).

    Current 2012 SJR: 0.295
    SCImago Journal & Country Rank

    Indicators 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
    SJR 0,247 0,234 0,245 0,230 0,242 0,257 0,266 0,247 0,275 0,274 0,328 0,306 0,269 0,295
    Total Documents 53 42 63 76 83 125 96 95 107 123 109 81 92 62
    Total Docs. (3years) 134 136 149 158 181 222 284 304 316 298 325 339 313 282
    Total References 839 795 1.224 1.398 1.378 2.118 2.157 1.709 2.736 2.846 2.055 1.615 2.009 1.469
    Total Cites (3years) 26 22 24 30 39 42 75 70 92 140 114 96 84 80
    Self Cites (3years) 17 12 12 19 11 19 27 36 46 88 49 31 39 27
    Citable Docs. (3years) 124 127 140 157 179 214 276 294 312 295 324 337 310 279
    Cites / Doc. (4years) 0,21 0,18 0,15 0,19 0,23 0,21 0,25 0,27 0,27 0,41 0,34 0,31 0,28 0,32
    Cites / Doc. (3years) 0,21 0,17 0,17 0,19 0,22 0,20 0,27 0,24 0,29 0,47 0,35 0,28 0,27 0,29
    Cites / Doc. (2years) 0,20 0,20 0,23 0,14 0,24 0,20 0,23 0,26 0,27 0,51 0,36 0,24 0,27 0,30
    References / Doc. 15,83 18,93 19,43 18,39 16,60 16,94 22,47 17,99 25,57 23,14 18,85 19,94 21,84 23,69
    Cited Docs. 21 19 20 28 27 37 49 50 64 84 84 74 67 62
    Uncited Docs. 113 117 129 130 154 185 235 254 252 214 241 265 246 220
    % International Collaboration 7,55 0,00 0,00 2,63 7,23 13,60 11,46 15,79 9,35 13,82 12,84 12,35 18,48 12,90

    SCImago. (2007). SJR — SCImago Journal & Country Rank. Retrieved January 06, 2014, from http://www.scimagojr.com
     

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    About the Journal

    J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas (formerly Sida, Contributions to Botany ("SCB")) has been a source of current research in classical and modern systematic botany for readers throughout the world for 50 years. The journal publishes primary research papers in fields such as anatomy, biogeography, chemotaxonomy, ecology, evolution, floristics, genetics, paleobotany, palynology, and phylogenetic systematics. Coverage is global: it is not restricted to any geographical area, and papers have been contributed from around the world. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas is published twice a year, usually with  250-350 pages per issue. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas currently has 900+ subscriptions on a worldwide basis; approximately 60% are foreign (about 90 countries) and 40% are domestic (USA).

    Each issue contains articles on various groups of plants such as palms, ferns, lilies, irises, legumes, primroses, morning-glories, bromeliads, four-o'clocks, daisies, buttercups, roses, agaves, mustards, cacti, orchids, mints, wildflowers, and herbs. Papers appear in English or Spanish, with abstracts in both languages. All papers are peer-reviewed and are frequently illustrated with maps, line drawings, and full color photgraphs. Each issue also includes short communications on floristic discoveries, book reviews, and notices of new publications. Recent papers have included:
     

    • Supplemental notes on Bolivian Xyris (Xyridaceae)
    • Two new Bolivian species of Aulonemia (Poaceae: Bambusoideae: Bambuseae)
    • Two new Andean species of Solanum setion Crinitum (Solanaceae)
    • Transfer of Hedyotis intricata to Arcytophyllum (Rubiaceae)
    • Typifications of names in Agalinis, Gerardia, and Tomanthera (Orobanchaceae)
    • Paleocharis nearctica gen. and sp. nov (Cyperaceae) in Cretaceous Canadian amber
    • Mirandea grisea (Acanthaceae), new for Coahuila and Durango, Mexico
    • Scallopleaf sage (Salvia vaseyi: Lamiaceae) discovered in Arizona
    • Paspalum pubiflorum and P. quadrifarium (Poaceae) new to California, with a key and notes on invasive species
    • Additions to the vascular flora of New Mexico

     

    An indication of the importance and relevance of J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas is that it is indexed and abstracted in print and/or electronic form by the following: AGRICOLA Database (National Agricultural Library); Applied Botany Abstracts; Biosciences Information Service of Biological Abstracts (BIOSIS); Current Awareness in Biological Sciences (CABS); ISI Thomson; The Kew Record of Taxonomic Literature; Natural Products Alert (NAPRALERT); Referativnyi Zhurnal (Abstracts Journal of the Institute of Scientific Information of the Republic of Russia); and SCImago Journal & Country Rank, Elsevier B.V. (SCOPUS); Index to American Botanical Literature; .

     

    History of Sida, Contributions to Botany

    The journal is named for Sida, a genus in the cotton family (Malvaceae). The name was chosen by Lloyd H. Shinners because it belongs to a plant group that is found around the world. The word sida may come from sid-, one of the Latin words for star.

    Shinners began privately publishing Sida, Contributions to Botany in 1962. William F. Mahler, Director Emeritus of BRIT, inherited this journal in 1971 and continued publication through volume 15, 1992. Published by BRIT since 1993, the journal continues the twice-yearly, multiple topic format with Barney Lipscomb as Editor.

       

    EBSCO Host

    Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas is now available on EBSCO Host. BRIT and EBSCO Publishing have signed an agreement to distribute future issues through the online subscription database, EBSCO Discovery Service.

    Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL)

    45 years of Sida, Contributions to Botany online at BHL. BRIT’s journal, Sida, Contributions to Botany was first published in 1962 at SMU by Lloyd Shinners. In 2007, the journal changed names and is now published under the new name, J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas. Sida, Contributions to Botany was published over the course of 45 years (1962–2006) and the entire run (15,413 pages, 22 volumes, 94 issues) is available online via the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL).

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