Acta Bot. Croat.

Acta Botanica Croatica

The journal Acta Botanica Croatica is the traditional botanical journal of southern Europe. The interest of the journal is field (terrestrial and aquatic) and experimental botany (including microorganisms: plant viruses, bacteria, unicelullar algae), from the subcellular level to ecosystems. Manuscripts focusing upon the lowland and karstic areas of southern Europe, karstic waters, other types of fresh water, and the Adriatic (Mediterranean) Sea are particularly welcome.

The journal welcomes manuscripts for publication in the following categories: original research papers, short communications, review articles, book reviews and social news.

Article submission and publishing are free of charge.

Acta Botanica Croatica is published  twice a year (April. October). Free electronic reprints of all issues published from 2001 as well as accepted manuscripts in the form of ahead of print are available on

Acta Botanica Croatica is covered by the major abstracting and indexing services including Web of Science, Science Citation Index Expanded and Scopus.

IF 2019: 1.051
5-year IF: 1.169

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Impact of COVID-19 on journal operations

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our usual peer review process. We thank referees for their continued support in these challenging times and ask authors for their patience and understanding.

Vol 79, No 2 (2020)

Cover Page
The communities of Genista lydia are rare and confined to the south-east Balkans described by Kunev et al. (170–184). The photo (made by Georgi Kunev) shows a representative communities from the region of Dobrinishte, Western Rhodope Mts and the marble ridges of Pirin Mt.