Plant Sociology is an international open-access, peer-reviewed journal edited by the “Società Italiana di Scienza della Vegetazione” (SISV).

It publishes original research articles dealing with all aspects of vegetation, from plant community to landscape level, including dynamic processes and community ecology. It favours papers focusing on plant sociology and vegetation survey for developing ecological models, vegetation interpretation, classification and mapping, environmental quality assessment, plant biodiversity management and conservation, EU Annex I habitats interpretation and monitoring, on the ground of rigorous and quantitative measures of physical and biological components.

The journal is open to territorial studies at different geographic scale and accepts contributes dealing with applied research, provided they offer new methodological perspectives and a robust, updated vegetation analysis.

Plant Sociology supports the Italian Vegetation Data Base VegItaly (member of the Global Index of Vegetation-Plot Databases – GIVD) and urges the contributing Authors to store their vegetation data in it.

Plant Sociology has succeeded Fitosociologia (1990-2011, ISSN 1125-9078) and Notiziario della Società Italiana di Fitosociologia (1964-1989, ISSN 1120-4605), the historical journals of the SISV. The name Plant Sociology is a tribute to the founder of Phytosociology, Josias Braun-Blanquet (1884-1980), who used it in the English translation of his major monographic work “Pflanzensoziologie”.

Editorial Board


Dr. Gianmaria Bonari

Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Siena


Prof. Gianluigi Bacchetta

Dipartimento di Scienze della vita e dell’ambiente, Università di Cagliari


Prof. Simonetta Bagella

Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali Università di Sassari


Prof. Daniela Gigante

Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari ed Ambientali, Università di Perugia


Prof. Daniele Viciani

Dipertimento di Biologia, Università di Firenze

Consultant Editor

Prof. Edoardo Biondi

Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari ed Ambientali, Università Politecnica delle Marche

Social Media Team

Lorenzo Lazzaro

Giovanni Rivieccio

Editorial Board Members

Alicia Teresa Rosario Acosta

Silvia Assini

Carlo Blasi

Helga Bültmann

Maria Carmela Caria

Simona Casavecchia

Marina Allegrezza

Frédéric Bioret

Gabriella Buffa

Marco Caccianiga

Andraž Čarni

Stefano Chelli

Milan Chytrý

Romeo Di Pietro

Edy Fantinato

Federico Fernández-González

Gian Pietro Giusso del Galdo

Cesare Lasen

Ulrich Deil

Panayotis Dimopoulos

Emmanuele Farris

Annarita Frattaroli

Lorenzo Gianguzzi

Lorenzo Lazzaro

Ladislav Mucina

Daniel Sánchez-Mata

Alberto Selvaggi

Giovanni Spampinato

Ioannis Tsiripidis

Simone Pesaresi

Marta Puglisi

Giovanni Sburlino

Pilar Soriano Guarinos

Jean Paul Theurillat

Rossen Tzonev

Roberto Venanzoni