ASPT promotes research and teaching of taxonomy, systematics, and phylogeny of vascular and nonvascular plants. Organized in 1935, the Society has a membership of over 1100, The Society publishes two journals. Systematic Botany and Systematic Botany Monographs, provides funding for research and travel grants, and conducts scientific meetings each summer.
Systematic Botany is the Society's quarterly international scientific journal, and publishes papers on topics such as taxonomy, systematics, speciation, morphometrics, molecular phylogeny, conservation, biogeography, and methods
Systematic Botany Monographs is a series published of taxonomic revisions and monographs focused on a particular plant group with emphases on species delimitations and accompanying nomenclature, as well as information about morphology, distribution, and phylogeny.