Journal of the International Aroid Society

Editor: Dr. Derek Burch
Scientific Editor: Dr. Thomas B. Croat
ISSN: 0197-4033 (print)      2310-0745 (online)

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Online PDF Editions

Starting in March 2016, Aroideana will be published online only in PDF format, continuing a series of online editions which began in December 2013. Articles are available free to the public through the search function, or as a full pdf below.

 Volume 36E, Number 1 December 2013
 Volume 37E, Number 1 May 22, 2014
 Volume 37E, Number 2 December 22, 2014 ( corrected - original is here )
 Volume 38E, Number 1 May 13, 2015
 Volume 38E, Number 2 August 21 2015

Editorial Board

Dr. Derek Burch, Peter C. Boyce, Dr. Simon Mayo, Dr. Thomas B. Croat, Dr. Michael H. Grayum, Josef Bogner, Dr. Jake Henny

Aroideana is an illustrated journal devoted to information about the family Araceae and published by the International Aroid Society, Inc. No material may be reproduced by any means without written permission from the editor. Manuscripts, corrected proofs, and all editorial correspondence should be sent to: Dr. Derek Burch. All other correspondence is to be sent to:
International Aroid Society, P.O. Box 43-1853, So. Miami, FL 33143-1853 U.S.A.


Papers must be submitted by the following dates for publication approximately six weeks afterward. Actual publication dates may vary.

  • January 15th ( March 1st target publication )
  • June 15th ( August 1st target publication )
  • September 15th ( November 1st target publication )

Scientific and Nonscientific Manuscripts

All manuscripts should be submitted to the editor in electronic format (either on 3.5 inch floppy disk or as an e-mail attachment) in MS Word 7 (or later) or compatible. Authors should follow recommendations of the Council of Biology Editors Style Manual. Measurements are to be in metric units.

Sequences of Sections

Follow this order: title, author name and address, abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments, and literature cited. Captions must accompany all tables and figures. Abstracts should summarize the character and scope of the paper in 250 words or less, followed by no more than eight key words. Literature cited must be referenced in the text and listed alphabetically by author.


Figures will be published either one column (six cm) or two columns (12.6 cm) wide. Figures should be numbered consecutively, without additional lettering. Pre-assembled plates plates are discouraged - please consult with the editorial staff if you require multiple figures in a single image.


When submitting material to IAS publications, please realize that the resolution of the photos embedded in Word documents is often not suitable for publishing as individual figures. Though they may look okay in the document, the individual elements can be just thumbnail size or adhered together into a small number of plates. In the past, these articles have been dealt with despite their complexity.

As of now, we can only accept separate high resolution photos in addition to the Word document, in JPEG or TIFF format. Articles with embedded photos will be returned to the authors. Many thanks for your help in this matter and thank you for supporting Aroideana.

Processing Manuscripts

Upon receipt, manuscripts are acknowledged and sent for critical review. Accepted manuscripts are sent to authors for revision in consideration of reviewers' comments and returned to the editor for typesetting. Page proofs are sent to the author for proofreading, with any changes other than typographical errors being charged to the author at cost at the editor's discretion.

Voucher Materials

Descriptions of new species require deposit of type materials in a recognized herbarium.