Call for Submissions

Spiritual Botany is an interdisciplinary online magazine. We publish science- and research-based articles, personal pieces, and creative works that explore the interconnection between plants, spirituality, and human health.

We welcome submissions from a range of views and perspectives, including from scientists, explorers, scholars, artists, poets, policy makers, and others with insights into the plant world.

Please send all submissions by email to Dr. Praveen Saxena psaxena@spiritualbotany.com. There is no fee for submitting to Spiritual Botany. 

The editors will review all submitted manuscripts to determine their suitability for publication. External reviewers may also be consulted for additional reviews. The editors may suggest changes to shorten or otherwise edit your work for clarity and effectiveness. All articles will be edited and formatted for the web.

All accepted contributions are published online at spiritualbotany.com.

Guidelines for All Submissions

Tone

Our readership is broad, with diverse backgrounds and interests. Given this, all submissions should be written in clear and concise language, be factually accurate, and be easily understood by a universal readership.

Use of Copyrighted Material

If a work has been previously published, permission must be granted from the copyright holder prior to publication on spiritualbotany.com.

Images

All images submitted should be high resolution (minimum 900 pixels wide) and submitted in either *.tiff or *.jpeg format.

Citations

All written submissions containing information that is not primary should be referenced using formatting guidelines outline by the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition. Please see: http://www.apastyle.org/manual/index.aspx

Submission Format

  • All written works should be submitted as a Word (*.doc or *.docx) file.
  • Please include a cover page with the article title, your name, email address, and a 100-word biography.
  • Use a common font (e.g. Times New Roman, Calibri) at 12 pt, and single spacing throughout.
  • Please number the pages in the bottom centre
  • Include both the common and scientific names of any plants described. Please consult The Plant List: http://www.theplantlist.org/.
    • Species names should be written out in full (with italics and including botanical authority) upon first mention and abbreviated for each subsequent mention (see example below).
      • Canby’s Lovage (Ligusticum canbyi Coult & Rose) has a long history of use….Traditionally, the roots of canbyi are collected in the fall….

We accept submissions in the following categories. Please see below for specific instructions.

Letters to the Editor

Features

Field Notes

Plant Profiles

Creative Works

Emerging Researchers

Spiritual Botany Publication Policy and Advisory

Opinions expressed in articles and any other audio/video formats published in Spiritual Botany are sole responsibility of the authors. The Editorial board is dedicated to putting their best effort to screen, assess, and edit the material, but may still miss recent findings, controversies, and/or authenticity of the information presented, and copyright issues. Spiritual Botany does not assume any responsibility for omissions, errors, and misrepresentation of information that may occur due to an oversight by the editorial team.