The Library of Botanical Publications is an archive of journal articles that address the Gesneriaceae. It is intended to provide:

  • a resource for those interested in the Gesneriaceae or seeking original science-based and historical material to extend their knowledge of the family
  • easy access to original publications for researchers and students in support of their investigations
  • a mechanism for researchers to ensure their investigations are made readily available to a broad audience

The library has a page for each listed publication, which provides the title and authors, the genera addressed and the abstract. In the majority of cases we also provide a link to download a PDF of the document, as well as the URL for the article on the journal website.

We respect copyright while advocating for broad public access to published research. We have posted PDFs of articles which meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • The article was published more than five years ago
  • The article was published as “open access”
  • We have received the article from an author for posting on the GRW
  • The article is freely available from other online locations

Where these criteria are not met, the linked website usually provides an alternative mechanism for accessing the full text of the article.

Publishers, editors or authors who believe that we have inappropriately posted  copyright material should use the Contact link above to let us know of the problem; we will address the situation immediately.

Authors are invited to submit their articles to us for posting; use the Contact link above to be in touch, and we will make the appropriate arrangements. We very much appreciate having omissions in our roster of articles drawn to our attention; we will attempt to address the omissions as soon as possible.

There are a great many published articles on the Gesneriaceae, and we will never be able to post them all. We believe we have addressed most articles published in the last 20 years or so (since 2000). Our intention is to build up the inventory over time with a focus on those older publications that have proven, or seem likely to be, of significant importance.

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