Welcome to  International Journal of Economic Plants

International Journal of Economic Plants, a peer-reviewed international quarterly publication, focuses widely on original knowledge and research on the native plants for human use, social life and customs. It aims on recovery of ethnic knowledge related to biota, native wild and unutilized crop species; grossly not only to recover economic plants for various human and animal uses, but also suggest research lines. The area of the journal broadly covers on forestry and allied sciences and their utilities; wood anatomy, paper pulp, fibre and allied fibres, textile technology, medicinal plant chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, economic fungus, mushroom, vegetable and horticultural crops etc. It depicts the rich relationship between plants and people encompassing the potential utilities of plants in relevance to environmental and public health policies, inter-disciplinary research strategy globally.

Editorial Board

Founder
Ratikanta Maiti, PhD, DSc
Ex-National Sr. Research Scientist, Mexico
Retd Professor Departmento de Quimica Biologia
Universidad de las Americas-Puebla, Mexico

Chief Editor
H Gonzalez-Rodriguez, PhD
Plant Phyiologist, Facultad de Ciencias Forestales,
Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico
humberto.gonzalezrd@uanl.edu.mx

Associate Chief Editor
Biswajit Ghosh, PhD
Biotechnologist, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, Kolkata, India
Natalya Sergeevna Ivanova, PhD
Botanist and Forester, Botanical Garden of Ural Branch RAS, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Samsul Huda, PhD
Agricultural Climatologist, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Rakesh Gupta, PhD
Entomologist, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, India

Managing Editor
Ashok K Thakur, PhD
Vegetable Breeder, Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, India
meijep@pphouse.org

Managing Editors (Associate)
Narayan Ch. Sarkar, PhD
Agronomist, Visva-Bharati, India
A V Ramanjaneyulu, PhD
Agronomist,  PJTSAU, ARS, Tornala 502 114, Siddipet Dist. Telangana state 
Neelam Kumari, PhD
Plant Pathologist,YSPUHF, Solan, HP, India

Editors
Arvind Kumar Subbaraj, PhD
Plant Physiologist, Massey University, New Zealand
B N Patra, PhD
Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute | CIFRI · Department of Biotechnology
Bhavya Bhargav, PhD
Floriculturist, CSIR- IHBT, Palampur, HP, India
Benjamin Michael Gama, PhD
Agroforestry expert, Tumbi Agricultural Research Insti­tute, Tanzania
Hewan Demissie Degu
Plant Biotechnologist, Ethiopia
Jagatpati Tah, PhD
Botanist, The University of Burdwan, India
Nirbhay Kumar Singh, PhD
Agricultural Microbiologist, SDAU, India
Rajesh Dogra, PhD
Plant Breeder, YSPUHF, Solan, India
Saraswathy R., PhD
Pedologist, Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, India
Samir Kumar Biswas, PhD
Plant Pathologist, CSA University of Agri &Tech, India
Subrata Mandal, PhD
Agronomist, Visva-Bharati, India
Tongpang Ao, PhD
Agronomist, Nagaland University, India
Tuhin Roy, PhD
Agricultural Economist, Uttar Banga Krishi Vidyalaya, India
Viveka Katoch, PhD
Olericulturist, CSKHPKV, Palampur, India