New special issue : Epicormics and related botanical features

We are launching the special issue “Epicormics and related botanical features”.

This special issue will gather articles from the EPIC_IUFRO Conference held in September 2017 as a satellite event of the 125th Anniversary IUFRO Conference.

The aim of the EPIC_IUFRO Conference was to assess the state of the art in epicormic development and control on trees, and specifically address the need for further research. It was an opportunity for building an international research community about epicormic formation on forest and urban trees and other related aspects.

More information about the conference, the participants and access to the presentation is available at

Our Guest Editor is Patrick Heuret, a senior researcher from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). He is a botanist, and a specialist by training in plant development and architecture. His skills and expertise revolve around the diversity, the variability and the plasticity of plant architecture with a special focus on tropical plants.

Submission deadline: end of March 2018.

Instructions for authors and templates for the Title page and the Research article are available on Springer website. Upon submission in Editorial Manager, authors should select EPIC&CO as Article type to assign their manuscripts to the special issue.

Please visit our current virtual special issues (otherwise said topical collections) here.


Looking forward to receiving your manuscripts and ready to answer any questions sent to

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