Selbyana is the peer-reviewed research journal of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. It publishes original studies that explore various aspects of tropical forest diversity with an emphasis on epiphytes and their forest canopy habitats.
The focus on epiphytes and canopy habitats is considered broadly in Selbyana. It includes not only studies of epiphyte diversity and ecology but also research on entire families or groups that partially or wholly contain epiphytic species. Papers on anatomical/cellular/ molecular traits of taxa are encouraged for submission, as are articles dealing with floristics, natural history, conservation biology, plant-animal interactions, and related topics. Abstracts are presented in English and Spanish when possible.
Volumes have been published in printed form since 1975. Starting with Volume 33 (2019), Selbyana is available only online.
Open Access and Copyright Notice
Selbyana is committed to real and immediate open access for academic work. All of Selbyana's articles and reviews are free to access immediately upon publication. There are no author charges (APCs) prior to publication, and no charges for readers to download articles and reviews for their own scholarly use. To facilitate this, Selbyana depends on the financial backing of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, the hard work and dedication of its editorial team and advisory board, and the continuing support of its network of peer reviewers and partner institutions.
Authors are free to choose which open license they would like to use for their work. Our default license is the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0). While Selbyana’s articles can be copied by anyone for noncommercial purposes if proper credit is given, all materials are published under an open-access license with authors retaining full and permanent ownership of their work. The author grants Selbyana a perpetual, non-exclusive right to publish the work and to include it in other aggregations and indexes to achieve broader impact and visibility.
Authors are responsible for and required to ascertain that they are in possession of image rights for any and all photographs, illustrations, and figures included in their work or to obtain publication or reproduction rights from the rights holders. Contents of the journal will be registered with the Directory of Open Access Journals and similar repositories. Authors are encouraged to store their work elsewhere, for instance in institutional repositories or personal websites, including commercial sites such as academia.edu, to increase circulation (see The Effects of Open Access).