About This Journal
Aliso: A Journal of Systematic and Floristic Botany is the open-access, peer-reviewed, scientific journal of California Botanic Garden (CalBG; formerly Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden). International in scope, the journal publishes original articles on systematic and evolutionary botany. Floristic studies pertaining to the western United States and areas of comparable climate and vegetation are also featured. First published in 1948, the journal is named for the aliso, the Spanish word used by the early Californians for the western sycamore (Platanus racemosa Nutt.), a tree associated with the founding of CalBG.
Aliso is published twice a year in print and electronic format. Print subscribers receive a printed copy of the journal immediately at the time of publication. The e-journal is published by the Claremont Colleges Library. One year after print publication, articles in Aliso become freely and permanently accessible online to readers beyond the Claremont Colleges.
Print subscriptions within the United States are $50 per year for individuals and $75 per year for institutions. International subscriptions are $80 per year.
Inquiries concerning sales, print subscriptions, purchase of back issues, and exchanges are handled by Irene Holiman (see Contact Us) or can be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief ().
CalBG was established in 1927 by Susanna Bixby Bryant with the mission to document, display, conserve, and educate on the flora native to California, a cause championed by the articles in Aliso to this day. Originally sited at the family’s ranch near Santa Ana in Orange County, the Garden was relocated in 1951 to its current 86-acre site in Claremont, eastern Los Angeles County. Today, CalBG displays some 2000 taxa of plants native to the California Floristic Province that extends a little beyond the northern and southern boundaries of the State of California. The Garden’s mission is reflected in the maintenance of an extensive living collection, seed storage facilities, the 10th-largest herbarium in the United States, and a world-class botanical library. Affiliated with the Claremont Colleges, CalBG trains professional botanists through a graduate education program, with Master's and Doctoral degrees granted by Claremont Graduate University.