Any journey starts with zeal and devotion which is the main objective to be achieved. In the year 1988 proposal of establishing the Society for Plant Research was put forward by Prof S K Bhatnagar who prepared the documents as Founder Secretary General and got it registered as an autonomous Not for Profit organization under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 having its own constitution and bye laws which are amended from time to time by the Executive Council and General Body. The society was established with the view to provide an open platform to the researchers in various disciplines of Botany, Plant Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Plant Biotechnology etc. for publishing their researches in the journal VEGETOS. Besides this, organizing Conferences and Workshops under the aegis of Society for Plant Research was an essential activity to facilitate scientific discussions, exchange of view and interaction among scientists. Publication of research journal VEGETOS was also initiated in the year 1988.
The journal VEGETOS started its publication in 1988 with usual ups and down amidst some dust of hurdles but no body ever dreamed that this journal will achieve International recognition and will become the most trusted and loved periodical of Plant Sciences and Biotechnology. Since its beginning, many internationally recognized scientists like Prof H S Srivastava, Prof K S Bilgrami, Prof K S Bhargava, Prof C P Mallick, Prof B D Singh, Prof L M S Palni, Prof M P Yadav, Prof H D Kumar, Prof B R Chaudhary, Prof B M Johri, Prof P K Gupta, Prof R K Gupta, Prof M N Noor and many more renowned signatures of plant sciences guided us for further improvement. With an initial membership of 11 persons it has now reached more than 1800 from India and abroad.