Journal of Bamboo and Rattan

    The Journal of Bamboo and Rattan is an international peer-reviewed scientific journal published quarterly by the Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Thrissur, and 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 CC-BY 4.0 license by Creative Commons.

    Vol. 15 | Issue 1 - 4





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


Editorial Team

  • Chief Editor : Dr. E.M. Muralidharan
  • EditorsDr.  P.K.Thulasidas, Dr U.M. Chandrashekara,
                   Dr. V. Anitha

  • Electronic Publishing and Archiving :
                   Mrs. N. Sarojam

Editorial Board

  1. Mr. Andrew Benton
           INBAR, P. R. China
  2. Dr. Lynn G. Clark
           Professor, Iowa State University, USA
  3. Dr. John Dransfield
           Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK
  4. Prof. Dr. Walter Liese
  5. Prof. Amita Pal,
            Bose Institute, Kolkata, India.
  6. Prof. A.G. Rao
           Retired Professor, IIT, Mumbai, India
  7. Dr. V. Ramanatha Rao
           Adjunct Senior Fellow, ATREE, Bangalore, India
  8. Prof. Dr. Elizabeth A. Widjaja
           Research Centre for Biology - LIPI Bogor, Indonesia
  9. Dr. Renuka,
           Retired Scientist, KFRI, Peechi, India
  10. Dr. Muktesh Kumar,
           Retired Scientist, KFRI, Peechi, India

Editorial Office

Kerala Forest Research Institute,
Peechi  680 653, Thrissur, Kerala, India.
Tel: +91 487 2690100, Fax: +914872690111