The Journal of Bamboo and Rattan

ISSN 15691594

Vol. 16   Issue 1 - 4 (2017)

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The Journal of Bamboo and Rattan is an international peer-reviewed scientific journal published biannually by the Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Thrissur, Kerala State, India. The Journal was previously published by VSP/E.J.Brill, The Netherlands and from Volume 5 (2006) has been published by KFRI. As of January 2014, the Journal is an online free and open access electronic publication.

The Journal accepts full length research articles, reviews, and short communications in English in the prescribed format. Authors have to agree to permit publication of accepted papers under a user license equivalent to the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).

Current Issue

  1. Use of Bamboo in Structural Applications of a 34 Meter Diameter Dome
  2. Changes in N, P and K content in the culms of Dendrocalamus hamiltonii Nees and Melocanna baccifera (Roxb.) Kurz during different phases of life cycle
  3. A first report of the Bamboo weevil Cyrtotrachelus sp. as a serious pest of Managa bamboo Dendrocalamus stocksii (Munro) in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra, India
  4. Potential of Bamboo as a Source of Household Income in South Western Uganda
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The scope of the Journal encompasses the following broad areas of studies on bamboo and rattan:

  • Biology, genetic resources and conservation
  • Biotechnology and genetic improvement
  • Environment
  • Propagation
  • Management of natural stands and plantations
  • Utilization, value addition and engineering applications
  • Marketing and socio-economics
  • Policy issues