Taxonomy and Biosystematics Journal (TBJ), an official publication of the University of Isfahan, is an open access, online-only, peer-reviewed journal that considers scientific papers in all different subdisciplines of plant biology, such as descriptions of taxa, nomenclatural review, classification of taxa, introduction of new methods for data development and analysis, gene ecology, population genetics, genetic diversity, biodiversity and phylogenetic studies.

TBJ publishes original articles derived from original research work and brief reports. From a multidisciplinary perspective, this journal will provide a platform for publication, information and debate, encompassing all areas which fall within the scope of plant science.


Reviewing and Evaluating: TBJ is a peer-reviewed journal. The articles which are received are sent to three reviewers to be blind reviewed. If the reports of two of them are positive, the paper is send back to authors for revising. Finally, the article is send back to one of the reviewers for final check. If his/her report is positive, the paper is accepted.

Reviewing and Evaluating process: Double blind mode

Registration is free of charge for authors.


Article Processing Charges: Articles in TBJ are open access and available online at no cost to read, download, distribute or reuse. To support open access publishing. TBJ charges a publication fee to offset peer review management, journal production, language editing and online hosting and archiving.

These fees include: 500,000 Rials for first screening by Chief Editor or Editorial board and 1,500,000 Rials for Acceptance which are payable upon acceptance.

TBJ support the rights of users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles.

TBJ is licensed by University of Isfahan under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


Plagiarism Policy:

The author(s) must avoid plagiarism of any kind and abide by the principle of intellectual property and joint data ownership in the case of the originality of the manuscript and research carried out in collaboration with a supervisor(s) and/or other researchers. The need to validate new observations by showing that experiments are reproducible should not be interpreted as plagiarism, provided that the data to be confirmed are explicitly quoted.

Researchers should ensure, if any aspect of their work is delegated, that the person to whom it is delegated has the competence to carry it out.

TBJ will judge any case of plagiarism on its own metrics. If plagiarism is detected, either by the editors, peer reviewers or editorial staff at any stage before publication of a manuscript, before or after acceptance, during editing or at page proof stage, we will alert the author(s), asking her or him to either rewrite the text or quote the text exactly and to cite the original source. If the plagiarism is extensive, the article may be rejected.

If extensive plagiarism is detected after publication of a manuscript, the article will be deleted from the archive, this Plagiarism will be announced on journal website and the author(s) name(s) will be put in blacklist.