Goodbye, 100th anniversary


Dear readers, authors, reviewers and fellow editors,

The year draws to a close and the 100th anniversary of the Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality is almost over. We started this year with a look into the very first issue of ‘Angewandte Botanik’ from 1919, which is now online free to read. Hopefully, more of the historic issues will follow. To this considerable collection of findings and reports from previous generations, we added another 50 scientific articles this year, eight of which are special reviews to show the whole range of topics that are applied botany.

The next year will bring some changes to the Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality, which you might have noticed when looking around this website carefully. More detailed information will follow. Also, a new special section is in planning for 2020 in remembrance of Prof. Dr. Reinhard Lieberei, who sadly passed away this year. He was one of the leading scientists in applied botany in Germany and we are very much looking forward to the contributions of his former students and co-workers.

At this point, we want to thank all authors for their contributions, also those whose manuscripts we had to decline. Don’t be discouraged! Hand in any new, high qualitative work that fits the journal’s scope. We also thank the vast number of reviewers, who support the journal with their expertise and oftentimes very constructive criticism. Finally yet importantly, we thank our readers. We haven’t installed a newsletter with newly published journal content yet, but feel free to subscribe to our rss feed or follow us on Twitter, if you aren’t already.

We hope you have relaxing holidays and a happy new year. Please bear with us, when replies during the next two weeks are a bit slow. We are recharging our batteries as well for a good start into 2020.

Your JABFQ Editorial Team