Flora et Vegetatio Sudano-Sambesica (former "Etudes sur la flore et la végétation du Burkina Faso et des pays avoisinantes") is a refereed, international journal aimed at presenting high quality papers dealing with all fields of geobotany and ethnobotany of the Sudano-Sambesian zone and adjacent regions. The journal welcomes fundamental and applied research articles as well as review papers and short communications. English is the preferred language but papers written in French will also be accepted. The papers should be written in a style that is understandable for specialists of other disciplines as well as interested politicians and higher level practitioners. Acceptance for publication is subject to a referee-process. In contrast to its predecessor (the "Etudes …") that was a series occurring occasionally, Flora et Vegetatio Sudano-Sambesica is a journal, being published regularly with one volume per year. Edited by Rüdiger Wittig (Frankfurt), Sita Guinko (Ouagadougou), Brice Sinsin (Cotonou), Adjima Thiombiano (Ouagadougou).