International Journal of Plant and Environment

About the Journal

International Journal of Plant and Environment

Dr. R.D. Tripathi
CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, India

The International Journal of Plant and Environment (IJPE), a bi-annual peer reviewed journal (published in July and January), is an official organ of the International Society of Environmental Botanists (ISEB) housed at CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow-226001, U.P., India. It provides an opportunity for scientists/ researchers, academia to share the latest thinking on research strategies, tactics and paradigms related to Environmental Botany. IJPE accepts academically robust papers that contribute to the area of research in Environmental Botany. These may be qualitative or quantitative, empirical or theoretical in nature. View points, usually less rigorous articles, which may fuel interesting debate may also be considered for publication. Articles published in IJPE cover such broad areas as plant responses to environmental pollutants, environmental impact and risk assessment, eco-auditing, bio-indication/monitoring and bio-mitigation/remediation, environmental management, climate change, carbon sequestration, disaster management, land and land cover changes, ecosystem dynamics, biodiversity conservation, alien plant invasion, degradation of forest, aquatic and marine ecosystems, sustainable agriculture, sustainable development, water and land resource management, environmental safety, and related areas, etc.

IJPE intends publication under three categories, viz., critical reviews / mini reviews, original research papers

and short research communications. However, the length of critical review shall not exceed 15 printed pages. The

number of review articles published in any given issue of the journal shall be limited to three only. The original research

articles shall not exceed 10 printed pages. The articles published under the short communication are expected to contain

path-breaking researches requiring urgent publication. The length of such articles shall be restricted to three printed


International Journal of Plant and Environment

An official publication of

International Society of Environmental Botanists (ISEB)

(Registered under the Societies Act-XXI of 1860)

About the Society

International Society of Environmental Botanists (ISEB), is a not-for-profit, non-governmental registered

Scientific Society established at a meeting of some plant and environmental scientists held at CSIR- National Botanical

Research Institute Lucknow (CSIR-NBRI) on 3 December 1994. ISEB aims to promote the cause of environmental

protection, biodiversity conservation, bioremediation of environmental pollutants and sustainable utilization of natural

resources. The Society specially focuses on highlighting the role of plants in attaining aforementioned objectives.

Starting with 28 founder members, ISEB now enjoys a membership of over 450 individuals from all corners of

India. Its membership also extends beyond the shores of India in several foreign countries. ISEB publishes a quarterly

semi-popular-scientific magazine, ENVIRONEWS of which 84 issues have been released so far. The basic objective of

this newsletter is to disseminate scientific information on various environmental issues among non-specialist

individuals interested in environment and plant science.

From time to time, ISEB organizes educational, awareness and similar outreach programmes like popular and

scientific lectures, competitions for students and common people.

ISEB and CSIR-NBRI have jointly organized five highly successful international conferences on Plants and

Environmental Pollution in Lucknow in 1996, 2002, 2005, 2010 and 2015 in which leading scientists from more than

30 countries across the globe participated.

These Conferences provided vibrant interactive fora for serious deliberations on the pressing problems of

pollution and the role of plants in its amelioration. The deliberations during these Conferences focused on climate

change, environment and biodiversity, environmental biotechnology, plant response to environmental pollution,

environmental impact assessment, bio-indication and bioremediation, plant-microbe interaction and waste


The launching of this scientific journal, International Journal of Plant and Environment in collaboration with MRI

Publication Pvt. Ltd. (OPC), 82, Usman Enclave, Goel Chauraha, Sec-O, Aliganj, Lucknow-226024, India is a

significant milestone in the history of this 20 years old scientific society.