Published by the Botanical Society of America continuously since 1914, the American Journal of Botany (AJB) is the Society’s flagship research journal. AJB publishes peer-reviewed, innovative, significant research of interest to a wide audience of scientists in all areas of plant biology (e.g., biodiversity, structure, function, development, genetics, evolution, reproduction, systematics), all levels of organization (molecular to ecosystem), and all plant groups and allied organisms (cyanobacteria, algae, fungi, and lichens). AJB places plants in the broader context of biological interactions and the life sciences. The journal includes Primary Research and Review Articles, Brief Communications, Special Invited Papers, and Special Issues focused on a central theme of interest to the community. Our News & Views section includes “On the Nature of Things” Essays, Highlights, Commentaries, and Letters to the Editor. We are proud that the American Journal of Botany is a Society journal and that we are mission driven. We work hard to serve the botanical community and keep our fees low for authors to publish and for libraries and institutions to subscribe.