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In partnership with our new publisher, Cambridge University Press, The Systematics Association offers great opportunities for authors and editors seeking to publish their work. If you have an idea for a themed multiauthor volume (not necessarily based on a symposium) or a textbook, and would like this to be produced at high quality and promoted by both the Association and CUP, then please contact the Editor-in-Chief, David Gower ( ).


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A complete guide of 'instructions to authors' is available on the CUP website which you should read in conjunction with the CUP - A Guide To Preparing Your Proposal.

The first of the Systematics Association's publications The New Systematics (1940) was a classic work edited by its then-president Sir Julian Huxley. Since then, more than 70 volumes have been published, often in rapidly expanding areas of science where a modern synthesis is required. A full list of publications is available.


Recent titles

The following titles are published by Cambridge University Press and can be ordered from their online website

Biotic Evolution and Environmental Change in Southeast Asia

Early Events in Monocot Evolution, volume 83

Edited by: Paul Wilkin, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Edited by: Simon J. Mayo, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Hardback (ISBN-13: 9781107012769)
378 pages 88 b/w illus. 40 colour illus. 9 tables
Dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
Weight: 1.02 kg
Publication date: May 2013
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Tracing the evolution of one of the most ancient major branches of flowering plants, this is a wide-ranging survey of state-of-the-art research on the early clades of the monocot phylogenetic tree. It explores a series of broad but linked themes, providing for the first time a detailed and coherent view of the taxa of the early monocot lineages, how they diversified and their importance in monocots as a whole. Featuring contributions from leaders in the field, the chapters trace the evolution of the monocots from largely aquatic ancestors. Topics covered include the rapidly advancing field of monocot fossils, aquatic adaptations in pollen and anther structure and pollination strategies and floral developmental morphology. The book also presents a new plastid sequence analysis of early monocots and a review of monocot phylogeny as a whole, placing in an evolutionary context a plant group of major ecological, economic and horticultural importance.


Other volumes published by Cambridge University Press and can be ordered from their online website

Biotic Evolution and Environmental Change in Southeast Asia, volume 82 Evolution of Plant-Pollinator Relationships, volume 81 Flowers on the Tree of Life, volume 80 Biogeography of Microscopic Organisms, volume 79 Climate Change, Ecology and Systematics, volume 78

The following titles are published by CRC Press and can be ordered via their online website

volume 77 volume 76 volume 75 volume 74 volume 73 volume 72 volume 71 volume 70 volume 69 volume 68 volume 67 volume 66 volume 65 volume 64 volume 63 volume 62 volume 61 volume 60 volume 59 volume 58 volume 57

The following titles are published by Springer and can be ordered via their online website

Volume 56: Evolutionary Relationships among Protozoa (1998)
Volume 55: Arthropod Relationships (1998)
Volume 54: Species: the Units of Diversity (1997)
Volume 53: The Ecology of Agricultural Pests: Biochemical Approaches (1996)

The following titles are published by Oxford University Press and can be ordered via their online website

Volume 52: Models in Phylogeny Reconstruction (1994)
Volume 51: The Haptophyte Algae (1994)
Volume 50: Systematics and Conservation Evaluation (1994)
Volume 49: Plant Galls: Organisms, Interactions, Populations (1994)
Volume 48: Designs for a Global Plant Species Information System (1993)

A full list of publications is available.

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