About HPB

Harvard Papers in Botany (HPB) is a refereed journal that publishes original contributions in mycology and botany, particularly in systematic and economic botany and related areas. It is open to all those who wish to contribute. Two issues are produced regularly per year (published in June and December).

Harvard Papers in Botany was initiated in 1989 to consolidate the following journals published by the Harvard University Herbaria:

Starting with No. 8, Harvard Papers in Botany also incorporates these journals:

The following Harvard botany titles are also freely available via the Biodiversity Heritage Library:


These other Arnold Arboretum publications are freely available:

  • Arnoldia (Volume 1, 1941– )
  • Contributions from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University (Numbers 1–11, 1932–1938)
  • Bulletin of Popular Information, Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University (Volumes 1–63, 1911–1914 ; New Series, Volumes 1–12, 1915–1926 ; Series 3, Volumes 1–6 , 1927–1931; Series 4, Volumes 1–8, 1933–1940)