Since this weekend, the Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens is available on the JSTOR shared digital library. JSTOR is a subscription-based online library of scholarly content, to which the majority of Australian and overseas university and institutional libraries subscribe. Our presence on JSTOR is in addition to free access through the Journal’s web-page and EnviroDataSA, and strengthens the Journal’s presence in libraries worldwide. This means also that our Journal is now more easily accessible to many researchers and will automatically appear in library catalogues of universities and other institutions, who subscribe to the service.
The Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens is a peer-reviewed open-access journal, publishing papers in plant systematics, evolution, biogeography, taxonomy, nomenclature and related botanical fields, with a focus on Australia and the region. It is one of five botanical journals published by Australian herbaria and botanic gardens.
The State Herbarium of South Australia is also a partner of JSTOR Global Plants, contributing very high resolution images of herbarium type specimens as part of the Global Plants Initiative (GPI). This initiative aims to digitise and make available all vascular plant type specimens from around the world, together with other botanical resources, for research purposes.