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From Elsevier: 200 Years of Flora - free access to all articles

2018 will mark the 200th anniversary of the journal Flora. To kickstart the celebrations, all journals in the Elsevier archives have been scanned and have been added to ScienceDirect. Articles published before 1905 are available via the Biodiversity Library, and all articles from 1905 onwards are freely available via ScienceDirect until March 2020 and can be accessed through this page: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/flora/news/200-years-of-flora-free-access-to-all-articles.

With such an overwhelmingly large archive, we expect to be able to share various highlights from 200 years of botanical science over the coming 1,5 years, but we are also happy to hear from you which articles from the archives are of particular interest to you. You can let us know via Twitter, Facebook or via email to Marije Hoogstrate: [email protected].

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