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British Phycological Society

Annual Meeting 2020

The 68th British Phycological Society Annual Meeting to be held in Plymouth (the UK’s ‘Ocean City’) 6-9 January 2020. The British Phycological Society is a charity devoted to the study of algae, it was founded in 1952 and is the largest in Europe. 

Four special sessions will take place:

  • Hidden forests: the structure and function of macrophyte-dominated habitats and communities under natural variability and anthropogenic stress
  • Algal interactions across the tree of life - from the open ocean to industrial applications.
  • Impact of climate change on marine and freshwater algae
  • Algae as environmental indicators

To celebrate, we’ve highlighted BPS’ two journals: The European Journal of Phycology (EJP ) and Applied Phycology (AP ). Below are a link to a ‘Meet the Editors’ Q&A regarding AP, and articles from EJP which are free to access until the 29th February 2020.

British Phycological Society EJP Special Issue

Seaweed production: overview of the global state of exploitation, farming and emerging research activity
Alejandro H. Buschmann, Carolina Camus, Javier Infante, et al.
Sustainable harvesting of wild seaweed resources
Michéal Mac Monagail, Lynn Cornish, Liam Morrison, et al.
Strategies to enhance production of microalgal biomass and lipids for biofuel feedstock
Wan-Loy Chu
The future of seaweed aquaculture in a rapidly changing world
Ik Kyo Chung, Calvyn F. A. Sondak & John Beardall
The possible roles of algae in restricting the increase in atmospheric CO2 and global temperature
John A. Raven

Continue reading the EJP Special Issue on Applied Phycology here.

Looking to publish your own research? Find out more about Applied Phycology, a new Open Access journal from the British Phycological Society, here.

The European Journal of Phycology publishes high quality research and is well cited, with a consistently good Impact Factor.  Publishing papers on all aspects of algae, including cyanobacteria.  Articles published may be in the form of primary research papers and reviews of topical subjects.

Do you specialise in macroalgal ecology, microalgal ecology, physiology and biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, macroalgal and microalgal systematics, applied phycology or biotechnology?  If so, we welcome you to share your research with us today! 

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors. Learn more about our process by reading the Instructions for Authors.

Instructions for authors Submit today


Applied Phycology

Meet the Editors

What is the journal of Applied Phycology about?

Juliet Brodie: Applied Phycology is a new open access journal that provides a platform to publish high quality papers on all aspects of applied phycology. It will cover both primary research papers and the most up to date reviews for all types of algae, including cyanobacteria.  There is also scope for special issues. For example, a species issue might focus on applied ecology and environmental change or bioactives.

Christine Maggs: Phycology is the study of algae – plant-like organisms living in diverse habitats on land and in water that range from minute single cells to giant kelps growing up to a metre a day.  Algae, as well as being beautiful and fascinating, are also very valuable in contributing to human wellbeing.  The field of applied phycology and the new journal Applied Phycology cover all uses and exploitation of algae, from pharmaceutical bioactives to novel biofuels and algal carbon capture and storage (“blue carbon”).

Editor Q&A

We sat down with our Managing Editors, Christine Maggs and Juliet Brodie, to ask them a few questions about Applied Phycology, their experience, what the journal can do for authors researching the subject of phycology, and more.
Read the Q&A

Applied Phycology is a new fully open access journal led by specialists in the full range of applied phycology. We welcome high quality primary research papers and state-of-the art reviews covering all algal groups, including cyanobacteria, for publication in 2020. 

Open access articles are made freely and permanently available online to all. On average, we have eight times more readers than traditionally published articles. Increase the visibility and discoverability of your phycology research, while retaining ownership of your work with a creative commons license.

All submitted manuscripts are subject to a quality single-blind peer review process. Learn more about our process by reading the Instructions for Authors, and submit your research today!

Instructions for authors Submit today


British Phycological Society

British Phycological Society

The Society, a charity devoted to the study of algae founded in 1952, was one of the first to be established in the world, and is the largest in Europe. Membership of the British Phycological Society is open to everybody.
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