Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca is now published online only. Beginning in 2019, the journal appears quarterly.
Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca is published online only. Volume 43, Issue 1, 2015, was the last issue in print format (BNR catalog). Starting in 2019, the journal appears quarterly.
Since 2015, for economical but also for ecological reasons, the editorial board has decided to publish the journal only in electronic format. In order to assure samples copies for different requirements, the printed format and ISSN* for print publication have been maintained, along with electronic ISSN. Consequently, the articles are published and still appear in the standard (‘classic’) format, with paginations.
Each paper can be identified by volume, issue, pages (and year), but also by a DOI** name/system (Digital Object Identifier), which serves as a unique electronic identifier for that paper.
The articles which have been reviewed and accepted for publication are published immediately online, without pagination (advance online publication – AOP), as definitive versions. They will receive pagination when the issue will be ready for publishing as a complete number. The articles are searchable and citable by Digital Object Identifier. DOI name and link will become active after the articles will be included in the complete issue and DOI remains attached to the paper to provide a persistent identifier.
* ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) identifies all continuing resources, irrespective of their medium (print or electronic). An ISSN is an 8-digit code used to identify newspapers, journals, magazines and periodicals of all kinds and on all media–print and electronic (see https://www.issn.org/).
** DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is provided by the International DOI Foundation (IDF), a not-for-profit membership organization that is the registration authority for the ISO standard (ISO 26324) for the DOI system. The DOI system provides a technical and social infrastructure for the registration and use of persistent interoperable identifiers, called DOIs, for use on digital networks (see https://www.doi.org/).
Through Crossref, an official Digital Object Identifier Registration Agency of the International DOI Foundation for scholarly publishing, the content of the journal is easy to find, cite, link, and assess (see https://search.crossref.org/).