California Botanical Society


The Society publishes Madroño, a quarterly scientific journal of peer-reviewed research articles on the natural history of Western American botanical organisms and vegetation, including those of Mexico, Central America, and South America. Original research papers and notes (in English or Spanish) on ecology, systematics, floristics, restoration, conservation biology, and other areas of organismal botany are routinely found in Madroño. We also publish noteworthy collections: a tabulation of range extensions and new species, and new book reviews. Special issues of Madroño comprise important contributions to our flora.

COVID-19 pandemic update

Madroño issues are on track and welcoming new submissions.

Reading Madroño online helps the Society

By reading articles through BioOne or JSTOR, the Society earns royalties and can monitor Madroño readership. We are a small not-for-profit organization so everything counts!

This is how you can help us:

1) Don’t send PDFs to your colleagues, students and friends. Use BioOne and JSTOR links instead!

2) Put BioOne and JSTOR links in your blog, and on your website and webpages (e.g. ResearchGate) rather than PDFs.

Linking readers to Madroño articles on BioOne and JSTOR benefits the Society through royalties. It also gives us an understanding of our reach and impact. Using links may also increase our readership because links are easier to share.

Members all have free access to Madroño on BioOne. Just use your CalBotSoc membership email when you create your free BioOne account, or request an access code from our Membership Chair, Rachael L. Olliff Yang.

Online Access to Madroño

Madroño is available to our individual members online through BioOne (Volumes 52, 2005 to current). All issues of Madroño are available through JSTOR, a digital library for scholarly journals, and through the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Purchase Special or Individual Issues of Madroño

Purchase special Madroño issues and other individual issues of Madroño online or by completing our order form, which is downloadable as a pdf file.

Please send your order form, and price and mailing cost inquiries, to the Society's Corresponding Secretary:

California Botanical Society
c/o Jepson Herbarium
1001 Valley Life Science Building
Berkeley, California 94720-2465

Information for Authors

· Information for Contributors

· Guide to Manuscript Presentation

· Submit a Manuscript

Institutional Subscriptions

· Subscription FAQs

Corresponding Editor

Justen Whittall, Santa Clara University,
Santa Clara, CA

Copy Editor

Alisa Hove, Warren Wilson College,
Swannanoa, NC

_DSC3962 Photo: Alexander C. Yang

This is a newly bound, complete set of Madroño just returned from JStor where it was being scanned. Eventually, protologues in the journal will be linked to JStor Global Plants:

More than 2500 plant names (including new combinations) have been published in Madroño since 1916 and many of these will be linked to the high resolution scans of the type specimens on JStor Global Plants.