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Special issue on New Perspectives in Ethnobotany


New deadline for submission: September 30, 2018


Editors: Ana Ladio, Natalia Hanazaki, Nivaldo Peroni


In 2018 we celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the First International Conference of Ethnobiology held in Belém, 1988. In three decades the entire field of ethnobiology has advanced both in theory and methods, and so we are proposing a special issue of Acta Botanica Brasilica with the tentative title “New perspectives in ethnobotany: frontiers and innovations”. We encourage potential authors to submit manuscripts that reflect the theoretical and methodological advances in the field, as well as those that address ethnobotanical frontiers and innovations, in tune with international debates in the field. We welcome manuscripts focusing on different scales of analysis and from any part of the globe. Manuscripts revealing integrated perspectives of ethnobotany with other areas of botany are strongly encouraged. Whenever appropriate, manuscripts should present information regarding prior informed consent and procedures related to the access to traditional knowledge associated with biodiversity. In this special issue we will include reviews and original research on the subject.


The proposed schedule for this special issue is: (a) call for manuscripts opens on March 1 2018; (b) deadline for submission of all expected manuscripts September 30 2018; (c) publication prior to May 2019. Please contact us at <[email protected]> or the journal office <[email protected]> if you need any additional information. Manuscripts for this special issue should be submitted through the normal editorial process at the Acta Botanica Brasilica homepage <> and will be subjected to the standard peer review process. When submitting manuscripts please indicate in your cover letter your intention to publish the manuscript in this special issue.

The manuscripts will be published as soon as accepted in ahead of print mode and will be included in the special issue at the appropriate time. 

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