ISSN 2617-8001 (Print), ISSN 2664-5297 (Online)

Authors should be aware that the editors of Plant and Fungal Research will not enter the  correspondence regarding of the suitability of manuscripts for publication before submission.

Page charges

This journal has no page charges.

Before you begin

Please, see Publishing and Ethical guidelines for journal publication

Conflict of interest

Authors  are  requested  to  disclose  any  actual  or  potential  conflict  of  interest  as well as  any financial,  personal  or  other  relationships  with  other  people  or  organizations that  could   inappropriately  influence to their work

Submission declaration

Submission of an article means that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), and it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.


After acceptance of an article, authors will be requested to complete a “Publishing Agreement” (Agreement_Declaration_ENG_yeni.pdf). Acceptance of the agreement will be considered for dissemination of information. The corresponding author will be informed about receipt of the manuscript together with a “Publishing Agreement” form.

Funding source

Authors are requested to identify financial support for the research, preparation of the article the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; and in the decision to submit the paper for publication


Manuscripts must be written in British or American English. 


The submission of article will be online through the website


Use of wordprocessing software

The file must be saved in the native format of the wordprocessor used. Manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman font size 11 with 2 cm margins on all sides of the page. The total number of 1.5 line spaced pages for the journal should not be less than 8 pages for research notes/short communications, more than 15 or 20 pages for research and review articles. The editor-in chief can change the manuscript type after manuscript submission. The text should be in single‐column format. Most formatting codes will be removed. In particular, do not use the wordprocessor's options to justify text or to hyphenate words. However, do use bold face, italics, subscripts etc. Do not use "graphically designed" equations or tables, but prepare these using the wordprocessor's facility.

You are strongly advised to use the "spell‐check" and "grammarcheck" functions of your wordprocessor in order to avoid unnecessary errors.

Subdivision numbered sections

Divide your article into clearly defined sections, but subsections should not be numbered


Abstract must be one paragraph and contain 1500-1700 symbols for full articles, 700-1000 symbols
for short communications. The abstract demonstrates the relevance. Authors of the taxa are not
indicated. Abstracts in Azerbaijan and Russian languages are also provided in the end of article. The
journal provides the abstract in Azerbaijan language for foreign authors.

Up to six keywords are added immediately after an abstract. The key words do not repeat the name of
article.  All nouns except proper nouns are written with lowercase letters. Use of acronyms and
abbreviations is not allowed.


State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background.

Materials and methods

Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. All materials must be available to others. Commercial sources must be determined, proprietary materials must be patented prior to publication and all herbarium specimens and cultures, strains or varieties must be deposited in an appropriate herbaria and culture collection from which they can be obtained by others.

All sequence data must be deposited in GenBank and all alignments should be deposited in TreeBASE. The author must provide alignments if requested by the reviewer.

Results and discussion

Results should be clear and concise. Discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them.


You can present main conclusions of the study in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone.


Titles must be concise and informative. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible. Short title of the article must be also provided.

Author names and affiliations

Please indicatethename and family name clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations and appropriate address after the author's name.

Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post‐publication and indicate e-mail address.



Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. The consistency of abbreviations should be ensured throughout the article. It is not advisable to use of any abbreviations in the paper title or in the abstract.


Note those who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.). Names of funding organizations should be written in full.

Mathematical formulae

Present simple formulae in the line of normal text where possible by using Word’s  Equationfeature.


Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers.

Table footnotes

The caption of the table must be indicated above the table. Indicate each footnote in a Table with a symbol (*) or a superscript letter (1, 2, 3).

Tables and Figures

All illustrations (photographs, drawings, graphs, etc.), except of tables, must be labeled “Figure.”

All figures must have a caption and/or legend and be numbered (e.g., Table 1, Figure 2). In case of the use of symbols such as ×, μ, η, or ν, they should be added using the symbols menu of Word in Times New Roman font. All tables and figures, including subfigures, must be numbered consecutively; e.g., Figures 2a, 2b, and 2c should be referred to in the text in that order before Figure 3. Please refer to figures with capitalization(e.g., “Fig. 2”) in the text. The tables and figures themselves should be given at the end of the text only, after the references, not in the running text. The resolution of images should not be less than 118 pixels/cm when the width is set to 16 cm. Images must be scanned not less than 600 dpi resolution and submitted in jpeg or tiff format. Graphs and diagrams must be drawn with a line weight in 1 point. Figures that are charts, diagrams, or drawings must be submitted in a modifiable format. Therefore, if the program with which the figure is drawn has a “save as” option, it must be saved as *tiff, *jpeg or *.pdf. Please use Word’s “Create Table” feature for all tables. Tables must be clearly typed, each on a separate sheet, and double-spaced. Tables may be continued on another sheet if necessary, but the dimensions stated above still apply.

Reference style

Text: All citations in the text should refer to:

Single Author: the Author's name (without initials) and the year of publication;

Two Authors: both Authors' names and the year of publication;

Three or more Authors: first Author's name followed by "et al." and the year of publication. Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically). Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically.

References other than in Latin alphabetic must be typed with Latin letters.


[Grossheim, 1952; Ibrahimov, Jones, 1995; Braun et al. 2012]

List: References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same Author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication.

Reference to a journal publication:

Gasimov M.A., Khalilov V.S., Gasimova T.A. (2010) Wild vegetable plants of Azerbaijan and perspectives of their use. Proceedings of Society of Azerbaijan Botanists, 1: 371-396. [Qasımov M.Ə., Xəlilov V.S., Qasımova T.A. (2010) Azərbaycanın yabanı tərəvəz bitkiləri və onların istifadə olunma perspektivləri. Azərbaycan  Botaniklər Cəmiyyətinin Elmi əsərləri, 1: 371-396]

Heluta V.P., Voytyuk S.O., Chumak P.Ya. (2004) Microsphaera azaleae U. Braun, a new invasive species of the powdery mildew fungi (Erysiphales) in Ukraine. Ukr Bot J., 61 (2): 27-33. [Гелюта В.П., Войтюк С.О., Чумак П.Я. (2004) Microsphaera azaleae U. Braun – новий для України вид борошнисторосяного гриба (Erysiphales). Укр. ботан. журн., 61(2): 27-33]

Reference to a book:

Amano K. (1986) Host range and geographical distribution of the powdery mildew fungi. Tokyo: Japan Scientific Societies Press, 741 p.

Red book of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Rare and endangered plant and fungi species. (2013) Second edition. Baku, 676 pp. [Azərbaycan Respublikasının Qırmızı kitabı. Nadir və nəsli kəsilməkdə olan bitki və göbələk növləri. (2013) İkinci nəşr. Bakı, 676 s.]

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Ali-zade V.M., Hajiev V.C., Kerimov V., Musaev S., Abdiyeva R. (2013) Azerbaijan. P. 73-108 In: J. Solomon, T. Shulkina, J. Schatz (Eds.), Red List of the Endemic Plants of the Caucasus. MBG Press, St. Louis, USA

Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B. (2009) How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B.S., Smith , R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E‐Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281– 304.

Reference to a website:

Cancer Research UK, 1975. Cancer statistics reports for the UK: (accessed 13 March 2003).



Taxonomic studies should be placed in a separate sub-section, in the Results and Discussion. This covers the introduction of new scientific names, diagnoses and descriptions, typifications, keys, nomenclatural discussions, and lists of specimens or cultures examined.

Taxonomic or nomenclatural papers in Plant and Fungal Research journal should consider adopted  InternationalCode of Nomenclature (ICN) for algae, fungi, and plants (Shenzhen Code, 2018).

Author citations for the names of host plants, insects and other organisms must be also mentioned according to appropriate codes.

Scientific names are placed in italic type, as in the ICN. Formal scientific names are placed in regular type and do not start with a capital letter (e.g. ascomycetes, basidiomycetes, fungi, penicillia, pyrenomycetes).Names of hybrids are indicated by a multiplication sign in Roman type immediately in front of the hybrid genus or specific name, with space (e.g. Melampsoraxcolumbiana).

When first used in the paper, and at the start of each new section, the genus name is to be given in full. Where the name is repeated, the genus name is abbreviated to its initial letter (e.g. Chaetomium globosum to C. globosum) except at the start of a new sentence.

Voucher Material 

Voucher material includes cultures, slides and related preparation, and herbarium specimens.

In order for the researchers to check results reported in the journal, voucher material must be both permanently preserved and accessible. Dried reference specimens, slides, and (or) living cultures should be deposited in a public institution, for example ones recognised in the Index Herborumor the World Directory of Collections of Cultures of Microorganisms. Deposited materials should be indicated by the accepted acronym for the collection, followed by the accession number allocated to the strain (e.g. CBS116947).

Information as to the country of origin, state or province, locality, substrate or associated organism, date, and the name of the collector should be provided as a minimum requirement.

Molecular Data

According to requirements newly generated sequences and alignments (uyğunlaşdırma) must be deposited in publicly available databases (GenBank or TreeBASE) after acceptance to publication. The accession numbers of such databases must be included to the article in the final revision stage.

New scientific names

Names, followed by the author citation, and then an indication of the rank or transfer (e.g. sp.nov.;comb.nov) are placed in bold Roman type.

Authors should refer to the International Plant Names Index ( or Tropicos ( for plant names and to the Index of fungorum ( or Mycobank  ( for accepted authority names for taxa at the level of species and below. Conventions adopted by the scientific community must be used for genetic symbols and nomenclature.

After acceptance of a  mycological papers with new scientific names, authors must register the names in  MycoBank and obtain MycoBank numbers for  each new name (see The derivation of new scientific names is to be given after the diagnosis description in 1‐2 lines starting with 'Etym.:'.


The basionyms are indicated as “Bas.:” in a new line starting this must include the full bibliographic details of the place of publication of the basionyms.


In formal taxonomic presentations, synonyms should be listed in order of date. Each should appear on a new line, and the type details can be placed immediately after the appropriate name.  Specimens examined must be indicated at the end of the account of that fungus.

Where epitypes, neotypes or lectotypes are being designated for the first time, the phrase 'lectotypus hic designatus' (or with a different prefix depending on the kind of type) should


Citation in text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list. Unpublished results and personal communications are not permitted in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as "in press" implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Web references

Full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Otherinformation  (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be provided. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

Data references

References should include: author name(s), publication year, title, publication origin, volume and page numbers. Global persistent identifier also could be included.

Submission checklist

  • This list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal.
  • One Author designated as corresponding Author:
  • E‐mail address
  • Full postal address
  • Telephone and fax numbers
  • All necessary files have been uploaded
  • Keywords
  • All Figure captions
  • All Tables (including title, description, footnotes) • Manuscript has been "spellchecked" and "grammar‐checked"
  • References are in the correct format for this journal
  • All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web)


One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e‐mail to the corresponding author (if we do not have an e‐mail address then paper proofs will be sent by post) or, a link will be provided in the e‐mail so that authors can download the files themselves.

Please list your corrections quoting line number. If, for any reason, this is not possible, then mark the corrections on a printout of your proof and return by scan the pages and upload to the web.


The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via web. For an extra charge, paper offprints can be ordered once the article is accepted for publication.