The Journal, originally called
„Culegere de Studii si Articole de Biologie”, was first
published in 1979. In the first numbers the articles were published
in the following languages: Romanian, English, French or German.
At present all the scientific articles are published in English
and accompanied by an abstract and key words in the same foreign
In this journal have published original contributions experts from
country and abroad, recognized in the field of biology: Emilian
Topa, Traian Stefureac, Constantin Burduja, Constantin Dobrescu,
Ioan Tarnavschi, Coloman Vaczi, Gabriela Serbanescu-Jitariu, Dumitru
Mititelu, Adriana Pop, Constantin Toma, Gavril Negrean, Heinrich
Zündorf, Tamás Pócs etc. There are published
scientific contributions in the fields of cytology, embryology,
plant morpho-anatomy, taxonomy and ecology of fungi, mosses and
vascular plants, phytosociology, forestry, nature conservation and
Until 1987 three volumes were published. The new series begins in
1993 under the name „Buletinul Gradinii Botanice Iasi”.
During the 30 years of existence, have been published numerous scientific
articles, some with a great scientific impact. Since 2008, because
of diversification on the directions of research on plant biology,
the journal name becomes “Journal of Plant Development”.
The journal first appeared occasionally, but since 1993 appears
annually and on time. The journal is sent to the exchange in 10
countries on all continents and 30 institutions in the country.