Zeitschrift für Arznei- & Gewürzpflanzen
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Welcome at the Journal of Medicinal & Spice Plants (Zeitschrift für Arznei- & Gewürzpflanzen - ZAG) -

the journal for comprehensive information on a special field for the players in

• Research,
• Teaching,
• Cultivation,
• Processing,
• Trade,
• Consultation and
• Administration

Here we would like to introduce ourselves to you and present a survey about our activities.

The Zeitschrift für Arznei- & Gewürzpflanzen is abstracted in
Thomson Reuters:
Web of Science - Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition (JCR)
Web of Knowledge

CAB Abstracts
Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA)
Chemical Abstracts (CAS)

Notation of the journal in the databases:
Zeitschrift fur Arznei- & Gewurzpflanzen
In FSTA: Zeitschrift fuer Arznei- & Gewuerzpflanzen


Aims and scope of the journal
The Journal of Medicinal & Spice Plants (ZAG) is the central forum of professional information transfer for all players in the field of Medicinal & Spice Plants production. The articles cover current results from research and practice and supply a broad spectrum of branch-specific information in the fields of
• botany,
• breeding,
• cultivation,
• processing,
• quality and quality management,
• business administration,
• marketing and
• politics.

The articles are in general in German language. But there are being published increasingly also English papers. To make the information more accessible, headlines, abstracts and explanations in figures and tables are given both, in English and German language.
Specific aspects of the branch are presented clearly laid out and up-to-date in the following categories.

Original contributions and review articles
Scientists publish the results of their investigations as full original contributions, short communications or review articles. High quality and scientific originality are ensured by the peer review system. The journal is being reviewed internationally.

Experiences and statements from the entire field of Medicinal & Spice Plants.

Presentation of important results of conferences and other events.

Dissertations and diploma thesis
Information on current investigations of the field.

News from research
Listing of current research projects and short reports about them.

Book reviews
Important new issues on the relevant book market are competently introduced and discussed.

Plant portraits
Selected Medicinal & Spice Plants are discussed with regard to botany, important compounds, pharmacological, functional or technological effects and the fields of use.

Producers' co-operatives, associations and organisations
Reports on current activities.

Company portraits
Introduction of branch-specific companies.

Analyses and reports on the most important developments in the markets.

Changes in laws and regulations relevant for the special field of Medicinal & Spice Plants including the marketing authorisation of plant protection products.

The calendar, reports on pharmacy gardens, personalia and miscellaneous complete the broad spectrum of information.

How to find articles of your special interest?
The leading experts publish in the Journal of Medicinal & Spice Plants the most up-to-date information on the very special field of medicinal and spice plant production, which is hardly covered by other print media. We have compiled all hitherto published articles of this unique stock of knowledge for easy and fast selection of the most important contributions for you. Please use the search window on our web-site feeding it with a key word to find the concerning articles or use the databases of CAB Abstracts, Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA) or ISI Web of Knowledge.

Contribute yourself to the content of ZAG!
Contributions for all rubrics are welcome.
Please submit manuscripts to the editor ( mail@erling-verlag.com). You can download the authors' instructions and the sample manuscript for scientific contributions (review articles, original papers, short communications) by clicking on the following buttons.
 Authors instructions.pdf (138,1 Kb)                  Manuscript example.pdf (103 Kb)

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