Welcome to the Flowering Newsletter webpage

The Flowering Newsletter (FNL) is the platform of the ‘International Working Group on Flowering’ , and since 2006 the FNL has been published through the Journal of Experimental Botany (JXB).

George Bernier edited the Flowering Newsletter from 1989 to 2005, and the first newsletter was published online in November 1997. During these years, the FNL was published twice a year – May and November, and it contained reviews, minireviews of research activities summarizing the research carried out by one particular lab, research reports describing the latest progress in a particular topic, confronting news and opinions, meeting reports, books reviews, etc. In 2005 Nick Battey became editor of the FNL. At that time, Nick was an editor of the Journal of Experimental Botany (JXB) and offered the publication of the FNL to JXB. In 2006 JXB launched the Flowering Newsletter with the publication of a special issue entitled ‘Major themes in flowering research’. Nick did a wonderful job in assembling exciting issues from 2006 to 2011, and brought the FNL to its current state.

The editor of the Flowering Newsletter is Frank Wellmer (Ireland).

The Flowering Newsletter aims to be an authoritative source of information on the latest research developments concerning flowering and flowers. It currently consists of a collection of reviews covering current topics in flowering research and articles offering different perspectives on  flowering themes, and it is now published annually. The content of the Flowering Newsletter is a mixture of original papers and others articles that have previously been published in JXB. All papers are peer review.

 If you would like to subscribe (no charge) to the Flowering Newsletter, and become a member of the ‘International Working Group on Flowering’, please send an e-mail to j.exp.bot@lancaster.ac.uk with your full contact details. Subscribers receive a complementary copy of the Flowering Newsletter by post annually and are able to access content online on this website which is hosted by JXB.

Follow our new blog Flowering Highlights which brings you interesting news, papers, reports and updates on all aspects of flowering research.

If you have any suggestions for topics to be covered in the Flowering Newsletter, please contact the editorial office or the editor

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