Where to publish?

There are hundreds of journals which publish systematics research. Some are happy to publish a description of a single new species, or new locality records for well-known species. Others never touch species-level taxonomy, but are good places to publish a new molecular phylogeny.

The answer to the question 'Where to publish?' will obviously depend on the nature of your systematics research. Unfortunately, the guide below won't help you choose a journal based on its preferred subject matter. That's too complicated a choice! Instead, the guide offers information about journals you already know to be suitable for your systematics paper. It may also give you new ideas for places to publish.

The guide is biased. It covers English-language journals which might reasonably be expected to publish papers on the Australian biota. Journals are favoured which mainly publish morphological or morphological+molecular systematics. The list has also been shortened by excluding some print-only journals.

Please note that this is *not* a guide to journals recommended by the SASB! If your favourite systematics journal is missing from the list, or if you would like to suggest other additions, corrections or deletions, please contact the compiler,  mesibov (at) southcom . com . au

Please also note that some journals, especially those produced by museums, publish larger systematics works as special publications. Check the journal websites for more information.

Finally, please contact the compiler if you see something that needs correcting. Some publishers make it hard to get all relevant information about their journal in one place — like a certain publisher who is so shy about the USD$3000 open access price that it's hidden deep in a nested series of webpages on its open access policy...

To work this guide, move the cursor over the green box to the left of a journal name. A small box will appear which gives the publisher, frequency of publication, page charges and several 'e-factors':

  • whether manuscripts can be submitted digitally
  • whether the author gets a PDF reprint
  • whether and how the journal is published online
  • whether past issues can be accessed online
  • whether the journal has special open access arrangements, and
  • (in zoology) whether the journal is linked to ZooBank or other resources.

For all other information, please click on the journal's website link.



Australasian and regional journals

square Australian Entomologist
Published by the Entomological Society of Queensland
4 issues per year
Digital or hardcopy submission
AUD$15 per page for 1st 20 pp, AUD$30 per page thereafter, no additional charge for colour. Page charge reducible on application
Author gets PDF
Not published online
No past issues available online
Last checked: 1 December 2012
  Australian Entomologist  (website)
square Australian Journal of Entomology
Published by Wiley for the Entomological Society of Australia
4 issues per year
Online submission to Manuscript Central
No page charge if first author is AES member or from southern hemisphere country, AUD$60 per page for non-members. Colour AUD$150 for the first figure, AUD$50 for each additional figure; colour online-only is free.
Author gets PDF
Published online, access by subscription or 24-hour paid online access
Issues from vol 1 (1962) through vol 36 (1997) available freely online
Open access for additional charge of USD$3000
Last checked: 1 December 2012
  Australian Journal of Entomology  (website)
square Australian Systematic Botany
Published by CSIRO Publishing
6 issues per year
Online submission only through ScholarOne
No page charges
Corresponding author gets PDF
Published online, access by subscription or article purchase
All past issues of Brunonia (1977-1987) and ASB (1988-date) available online by article purchase
Open access for additional charge of AUD$3000
Last checked: 1 December 2012
  Australian Systematic Botany  (website)
square General and Applied Entomology
Published by the Entomological Society of NSW
Usually 1 issue per year
Hardcopy submission only
AUD$40 per b/w page, $60 colour
Corresponding author gets PDF
Not published online
No past issues online
Last checked: 1 December 2012
  General and Applied Entomology  (website)
square Invertebrate Systematics
Published by CSIRO Publishing
6 issues per year
Online submission only through ScholarOne
No page charges
Corresponding author gets PDF
Published online, access by subscription or article purchase
Online access to past issues by article purchase
Open access for additional charge of AUD$3000
Last checked: 1 December 2012
  Invertebrate Systematics  (website)
square Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens
Published by the Board of the Botanic Gardens and the State Herbarium
1-2 issues per year
Digital submission only
No page charges; colour page charges negotiated on a case-by-case basis
Authors get PDF
Published online
Free online access to all past issues from vol 1 (1976)
Last checked: 1 December 2012
  Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens  (website)
square Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
Published by Taylor and Francis for the Royal Society of New Zealand
4 issues per year
Online submission only through ScholarOne
No page charges
Author gets free online access to PDF version
Published online with access by subscription or purchase
Open access charge of USD$3250 per article
Free online access to all articles from vol 1 (1971) to 3 years ago; subscription required for online access to issues 1, 2 and 3 years old
Last checked: 1 December 2012
  Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand  (website)
square Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia
Published by the Western Australian Museum for the Royal Society of Western Australia
4 issues per year
Digital submission preferred
No page charges, but large papers and colour plates may incur charges
Author gets choice of free PDF or paper reprints if RSWA member; non-members charged
Not published online
Free online access to articles from vol 78 (1995) to vol 91 (2008); RSWA members can access more recent articles
Last checked: 1 December 2012
  Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia  (website)
 
[Information in the JRSWA pop-up box comes from an earlier version of the RSWA website. As of 1 December 2012, the website has no guidelines for authors and no way to access past JRSWA issues.]
 
square Memoirs of Museum Victoria
Published by Museum Victoria
1 issue per year
Digital submission only
No page charges
No author PDF, but article freely available as PDF online
Published online with free access
Free online access to all articles from vol 1 (1906) through Biodiversity Heritage Library or MMV website
Last checked: 1 December 2012
  Memoirs of Museum Victoria  (website)
square Memoirs of the Queensland Museum
Published by the Queensland Museum
Approx. 1 issue per year
Digital submission encouraged
No b/w page charges; colour free online, AUD$600 per printed page
Author gets PDF
Published online with free access
Free online access to articles from vol 49 (2003)
Last checked: 2 December 2012
  Memoirs of the Queensland Museum  (website)
square Muelleria
Published by the National Herbarium of Victoria
1 issue per year
Digital or digital+hardcopy submission
No b/w page charges, author may be asked to contribute to cost of colour pages
Author gets PDF
Not published online
No online access to past issues
Last checked: 2 December 2012
  Muelleria  (website)
square New Zealand Entomologist
Published by the Entomological Society of New Zealand
1 issue per year
Digital submission only
No page charges for b/w or online colour; AUD$215.60/page for printed colour
No author PDF, but free online access to PDFs
Published online with free access
Free online access to all articles from vol 1(2) (1952): PDF's of issues under 3 years old are available free on a trial basis. Free access will always be available to issues over 3 years old.
Last checked: 2 December 2012
  New Zealand Entomologist  (website)
square New Zealand Journal of Botany
Published by Taylor and Francis for the Royal Society of New Zealand
4 issues per year
Online submission only through ScholarOne
No page charges, but author will be asked to contribute to cost of colour pages in print version
Author gets free online access to PDF version
Published online with access by subscription or purchase
Open access charge of USD$3250 per article
Free online access to all articles from vol 1 (1963) to >3 years ago; subscription required for online access to issues 1, 2 and 3 years old
Last checked: 2 December 2012
  New Zealand Journal of Botany  (website)
square New Zealand Journal of Zoology
Published by Taylor and Francis for the Royal Society of New Zealand
4 issues per year
Online submission only through ScholarOne
No page charges, but author will be asked to contribute to cost of colour pages in print version
Author gets free online access to PDF version
Published online with access by subscription or purchase
Open access charge of USD$3250 per article
Free online access to all articles from vol 23 (1996) to >3 years ago; subscription required for online access to issues 1, 2 and 3 years old
Last checked: 2 December 2012
  New Zealand Journal of Zoology  (website)
square Nuytsia
Published by the Western Australian Herbarium
Up to 12 online issues per year
Digital submission only
No page charges
No author PDF, but article freely available as PDF online
Published online with free access
Access to past articles using search form
Last checked: 2 December 2012
  Nuytsia  (website)
square Pacific Science
Published by University of Hawai'i Press for the Pacific Science Association
4 issues per year
Digital or hardcopy submission
USD$55 per page for supported authors, USD$10 per page unsupported;
   author pays for colour pages in print version
PDF for author on request
Published online with access by subscription
Free online access to vol 1 (1947) to vol 54 (2000); access to more recent volumes through Project MUSE and BioOne
Last checked: 2 December 2012
  Pacific Science  (website)
square Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
Published by the Linnean Society of New South Wales
1 issue per year
Hardcopy submission only
No page charges
No author PDF
Published online with free online access from vol 133 (2011)
No online access to earlier issues
Last checked: 2 December 2012
  Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales  (website)
square Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria
Published by the Royal Society of Victoria
Usually 2 issues per year
Digital submission only
No page charges
Corresponding author gets PDF
Not published online
No online access to past issues
Last checked: 2 December 2012
  Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria  (website)
square Raffles Bulletin of Zoology
Published by the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (Singapore)
2 issues per year
Digital submission only
No page charges for papers to 20 pp; longer papers may be charged SGD$50 per page over 20 pp. Colour pages charged separately in groups of 4: SGD$800 for the first page, SGD$150 per page for the next three
Author gets PDF
Published online with free access
Free online access to all past issues of RBZ and its predecessors
Last checked: 2 December 2012
  Raffles Bulletin of Zoology  (website)
square Records of the Australian Museum
Published by the Australian Museum (NSW)
2 issues per year
Digital and hardcopy submission
No page charges for b/w pages. Colour pages charged at AUD$1000 for 1-8 pp, AUD$2000 for 9-16 pp, etc; authors of adjoining papers with colour pages can share costs
No author PDF, but PDF reprint freely accessible online
Published online with free access 'shortly' after print publication
Free online access to all past issues
Last checked: 3 December 2012
  Records of the Australian Museum  (website)
square Records of the Western Australian Museum
Published by the Western Australian Museum
Several three issues per year
Digital submission only
No page charges
Author gets PDF
Published online with free access
Free online access to all past issues
Last checked: 3 December 2012
  Records of the Western Australian Museum  (website)
square Species Diversity
Published by the Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology
Several issues per year
Digital submission only
No page charges?
No author PDF
Published online with free access
Online access to all? past issues
Last checked: 3 December 2012
  Species Diversity  (website)
square Telopea
Published by the National Herbarium of New South Wales
2 issues per year
Digital submission encouraged
No page charges
Author gets PDF
Published online with free access
Free online access to past issues from vol 9 (2000)
Last checked: 3 December 2012
  Telopea  (website)
square The Beagle
Published by Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory
1 issue per year
Digital or hardcopy submission
No page charges
Author gets PDF
Not published online
Free online access to selected articles from vol 11 (1994)
Last checked: 3 December 2012
  The Beagle  (website)
square Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia
incorporating Records of the South Australian Museum

Published by the Royal Society of South Australia
1 issue per year???
Digital submission only
No page charges?
Author PDF only if author is a RSSA member
Not published online
Free online access to past issues up to 2005 'temporarily suspended'
Last checked: 3 December 2012
  Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia  (website)


Other journals

square Acta Parasitologica
Published by Springer and Versita for the W. Stefanski Institute of Parasitology (Poland)
4 issues per year
Online submission only through Editool
No page charges?
Author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or article purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or article purchase
Open access for USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 3 December 2012
  Acta Parasitologica  (website)
square American Journal of Botany
Published by the Botanical Society of America
12 issues per year
Online submission only through Editorial Manager
Complex page charge policy: AJB allows 12 free pages for BSA members of 1–4 years, 16 for members of 5–9 years, and 20 for members longer than 10 years. If more than one author is a BSA member, up to 14 free pages may be used per paper. Excess pages USD$150 each, and voluntary payment for all pages is encouraged. Non-members USD$150 per page. Color plates free for BSA members of more than 10 years, USD$100 per plate (maximum charge of USD$250) for members of 5–9 years, and USD$150 per plate (maximum charge of USD$300) for members of 1–4 years.
 
Author gets PDF?
Published online with access by subscription or purchase
Open access for USD$1500 per article, or USD$500 if author's institution subscribes to AJB
Free online access to past issues more than 2 years old, from vol. 84 (1997)
Last checked: 3 December 2012
  American Journal of Botany  (website)
square Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden
Published by the Missouri Botanical Garden
4 issues per year
Digital submission only
Page charge of USD$80 per page
Author can access PDF online?
Published online with access by subscription or purchase
Online access to issues 3+ years old through Biodiversity Heritage Library
Last checked: 3 December 2012
  Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden  (website)
square Aquatic Insects
Published by Taylor and Francis
4 issues per year
Online submission only through ScholarOne
No page charges for b/w, for colour pages in print version consult editor; colour free in online version
No author PDF, but author can access article online
Published online with access by subscription or purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or article purchase
Open access for USD$3250 per article
Last checked: 3 December 2012
  Aquatic Insects  (website)
square Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny
Published by Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden (Germany)
3 issues per year
Digital submission only
No page charges
Author gets PDF
Published online with free access
Free online access to all issues from vol 61 (2003)
Last checked: 3 December 2012
  Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny  (website)
square Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
Published by Elsevier
6 issues per year
Online submission only
No page charges, but author charged for colour pages in print version
Author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or article purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or article purchase
Open access for USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Biochemical Systematics and Ecology  (website)
square Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
Published by Wiley Blackwell for the Linnean Society of London
12 issues per year
Online submission only through ScholarOne
No page charges, but printed colour pages attract author payment
Author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or purchase
Open access for USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society  (website)
square Blumea
Published by the National Herbarium of the Netherlands
3 issues per year
Digital submission encouraged
No page charges, but author may be charged for colour pages in print version
No author PDF, but article freely available online and PDF preprint available on request
Published online with free access
Free online access to past issues from vol 48(3) (2003)
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Blumea  (website)
square BMC Evolutionary Biology
Published by BioMed Central
Continuous publication
Online submission only
Author charged USD$1960 per article; charge may be reduced or waived under certain conditions
PDF available on website
Published online with free access
Free online access to past issues
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  BMC Evolutionary Biology  (website)
square Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society
Published by Wiley Blackwell for the Linnean Society of London
12 issues per year
Online submission only
No page charges, but printed colour pages attract author payment
Author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or purchase
Open access for USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society  (website)
square Botany
Published by NRC Research Press
12 issues per year
Online submission only through ScholarOne
No page charges
Author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or purchase
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Botany  (website)
square Brittonia
Published by Springer for the New York Botanical Garden
4 issues per year
Only submission only
No page charges, but author contributes to printed colour pages
No author PDF?
Published online with access by subscription or article purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or article purchase
Open access for USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Brittonia  (website)
square Cladistics
Published by Wiley Blackwell for the Willi Hennig Society
6 issues per year
Online submission only through ScholarOne
No page charges, but author may be charged for colour pages in print version
Author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or purchase
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Cladistics  (website)
square Crustaceana
Published by Brill
12 issues per year
Online submission encouraged through Editorial Manager
No page charges, but author charged for colour pages in print version
Author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or article purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or article purchase
Open access for USD$2800 per article
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Crustaceana  (website)
square European Journal of Taxonomy
Published by a consortium of natural history museums
Apparently continuous publication
Online submission only through Open Journal Systems
No page charges
No author PDF?, but article freely available online
Published online with free access
Free online access to past issues
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  European Journal of Taxonomy  (website)
square Evolution
Published by Wiley Blackwell for the Society for the Study of Evolution
12 issues per year
Online submission only through ScholarOne
USD$55 per page, USD$500 per colour figure; charges may be reduced or waived on application
Author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or purchase
Online access to issues from vol 54 (2000) by subscription or purchase
Open access for USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Evolution  (website)
square International Journal of Acarology
Published by Taylor and Francis
8 issues per year
Online submission only through ScholarOne
No page charges, but author may be asked to contribute to cost of printed colour pages
Author gets free online access to published article
Published online with access by subscription or article purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or article purchase
Open access for USD$3250 per article
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  International Journal of Acarology  (website)
square International Journal of Plant Sciences
Published by Chicago Journals
9 issues per year
Online submission encouraged
No page charges, but author asked to consult editorial office regarding cost of colour pages in print version
Author gets PDF?
Published online with access by subscription or article purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or article purchase
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  International Journal of Plant Sciences  (website)
square International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Published by the Society for General Microbiology
12 issues per year
Online submission only
No page charges
Author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or purchase
Free online access to past issues >1 year old
Open access for £1750 per article
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology  (website)
square International Journal of Tropical Insect Science
Published by Cambridge Journals for icipe - African Insect Science for Food and Health
4 issues per year
Digital submission only
No page charges, but author may be charged for colour pages in print version
Author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or article purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or article purchase
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  International Journal of Tropical Insect Science  (website)
square Journal of Arachnology
Published by Allen Press for the American Arachnological Society
3 issues per year
Digital submission only
Voluntary page charge of USD$75/page; colour pages USD$1100 per plate in print version, USD$30 per figure in online version if plate printed in b/w
Author pays for PDF, or gets free one as AAS member from website, or waits 12 months for free archive access
Published online with free access for AAS members and subscribers
Free online access to past issues >1 year old
Open access for USD$100 per article (AAS non-members) or USD$40 (AAS members)
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Journal of Arachnology  (website)
square Journal of Biogeography
Published by Wiley
12 issues per year
Online submission only through Scholar One
No page charges, but author charged for colour pages in print version
Author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or purchase
Open access for USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Journal of Biogeography  (website)
square Journal of Crustacean Biology
Published by Brill for the Crustacean Society
6 issues per year
Online submission encouraged through Editorial Manager
USD$100 per page; author charged USD$350 per plate for colour pages in print version
Author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or purchase
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Journal of Crustacean Biology  (website)
square Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Published by Wiley for the European Society for Evolutionary Biology
12 issues per year
Online submission only through Scholar One
No page charges, but author charged for colour pages in print version
Author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or purchase
Free online access to past issues after 2 years
Open access for USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Journal of Evolutionary Biology  (website)
square Journal of Helminthology
Published by Cambridge Journals
4 issues per year
Online submission only through Editorial Manager
No page charges, but author charged £350 per plate for colour pages in print version
Author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or article purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or article purchase
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Journal of Helminthology  (website)
square Journal of Hymenoptera Research
Published by Pensoft for the International Society of Hymenopterists
Continuous publication
Online submission only
Open access charge of €15/p for 1-10 pp for ISH members, €22/p for non-members; €15 per additional page 11-100 pp for ISH members, €22 for non-members; for discounts and waivers, contact ISH
No author PDF, but article freely available online
Published online with free access
Online access to past issues through Biodiversity Heritage Library
All articles linked to ZooBank, sent on publication to Encyclopedia of Life and Wikispecies
Pensoft Journals is a GBIF partner and participates in the LOCKSS distributed library archiving system
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Journal of Hymenoptera Research  (website)
square Journal of Natural History
Published by Taylor and Francis
12 issues per year
Online submission only through ScholarOne
No page charges, but author may be charged for colour pages in print version
Author gets free online access to article
Published online with access by subscription or article purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or article purchase
Open access charge of USD$3250 per article
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Journal of Natural History  (website)
square Journal of Systematics and Evolution
Published by Wiley for the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Botanical Society of China
6 issues per year
Online submission only through Manuscript Central
USD$30 per b/w page; USD$260 per colour page and USD$52 per high-resolution grayscale page in print version, free in online version
No author PDF?
Published online with access by subscription or article purchase
Free online access to a few past issues from vol 47 (2009)
Open access for USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Journal of Systematics and Evolution  (website)
square Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Published by Cambridge Journals for the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Usually 6 issues per year
Online submission only through Manuscript Central
No page charges for b/w, colour £700 per page
Corresponding author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or article purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or article purchase
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom  (website)
square Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research
Published by Wiley
4 issues per year
Online submission only through ScholarOne
No page charges, but author charged £150 per colour image and £60 for subsequent colour images in print version
Author gets online access to PDF
Published online with access by subscription or purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or purchase
Open access for USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research  (website)
square Kew Bulletin
Published by Springer for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
4 issues per year
Online submission only through Editorial Manager
No page charges, no extra charge for colour pages
Author gets online access to PDF?
Published online with access by subscription or purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or purchase
Open access charge of USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Kew Bulletin  (website)
square Marine Biodiversity
Published by Springer for the Senckenberg Nature Research Society
4 issues per year
Online submission only
No page charges, but author expected to contribute to costs of colour page in print version: USD$1150 per article
PDF available on website
Published online with access by subscription or article purchase
Online access to past issues from vol 28 (1996) by subscription or article purchase
Open access charge of USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Marine Biodiversity  (website)
square Molecular Biology and Evolution
Published by Oxford Journals for the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
12 issues per year
Online submission only
USD$50 per page if not open access, USD$300 per colour figure
Author gets free access to online version
Published online with access by subscription or purchase
Free online access to past issues after 1 year
Open access for USD$2500 per article
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Molecular Biology and Evolution  (website)
square Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Published by Elsevier
12 issues per year
Online submission only
No page charges, but author charged for colour pages in print version
Author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or article purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or article purchase
Open access for USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution  (website)
square Molluscan Research
Published by Magnolia Press for the Malacological Society of Australasia and the Society for the Study of Molluscan Diversity
3 issues per year
Digital submission only
No page charges for MSA members; MSA charges non-members AUD$20 per page after 6 pp. Author charged for colour pages in print version
Corresponding author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or article purchase
Free online access to past issues in vols 22-24 (2002-2004) from CSIRO Publishing; for more recent issues, access by subscription or article purchase
Last checked: 4 December 2012
  Molluscan Research  (website)
square MycoKeys
Published by Pensoft
Continuous publication
Online submission only
Open access charge of €15/p for 1-18 pp, with a €270 minimum; €15 per additional page 19-100 pp, €13 per additional page 101-300 pp; generous discount and waiver policies
No author PDF, but article freely available online
Published online with free access
Free online access to past issues
All articles sent on publication to Encyclopedia of Life and Wikispecies
Pensoft Journals is a GBIF partner and participates in the LOCKSS distributed library archiving system
Last checked: 6 December 2012
  MycoKeys  (website)
square Mycotaxon
Published by Mycotaxon
4 issues per year
Digital submission only
No page charges
Author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or article purchase
Online access to past issues >2 years old from vol 60 (1996)
Immediate open access for USD$20 per page
Last checked: 6 December 2012
  Mycotaxon  (website)
square Organisms, Diversity and Evolution
Published by Springer for the Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik
Usually 4 issues per year
Digital submission only through Editorial Manager
No page charges, but author charged for colour pages in print version
Author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or article purchase
Online access to past issues from vol 10 (2010) by subscription or article purchase
Open access for USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 6 December 2012
  Organisms, Diversity and Evolution  (website)
square Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics
Published by Elsevier and the Rübel Foundation
4 issues per year
Online submission only
No page charges, but author charged for colour pages in print version: €250 for first figure, €200 for each subsequent figure
Author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or article purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or article purchase
Open access for USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 6 December 2012
  Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics  (website)
square PhytoKeys
Published by Pensoft
Continuous publication
Online submission only
Open access charge of €15/p for 1-10 pp with a €150 minimum; €15 per additional page 11-100 pp, €13 per additional page 101-300 pp; generous discount and waiver policies
No author PDF, but article freely available online
Published online with free access
Free online access to past issues
All articles sent on publication to Encyclopedia of Life and Wikispecies
Pensoft Journals is a GBIF partner and participates in the LOCKSS distributed library archiving system
Last checked: 6 December 2012
  PhytoKeys  (website)
square Phytotaxa
Published by Magnolia Press
Continuous publication
Digital submission encouraged
No page charges, but author asked to contribute to cost of colour pages in print version: USD300 for first colour page, USD200 for each subsequent page
Author gets PDF
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Open access for USD$20 per page
Last checked: 6 December 2012
  Phytotaxa  (website)
square Plant Systematics and Evolution
Published by Springer
About 12 issues per year
Online submission only
No page charges, but author asked to contribute to cost of colour pages in print version
Author gets PDF
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Online access to past issues by subscription or article purchase (Free online access to all past issues from vol 1 (1851) in December 2012!)
Open access available for USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 6 December 2012
  Plant Systematics and Evolution  (website)
square Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
Published by Elsevier
About 20 issues per year
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No page charges, but author contributes to cost of colour pages in print version
Corresponding author gets PDF
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Online access to past issues by subscription or article purchase
Open access available for USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 6 December 2012
  Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology  (website)
square Systematic and Applied Acarology
Published by the Systematic and Applied Acarology Society
1-3 issues per year
Digital submission encouraged
No page charges
Author gets PDF
Published online with free access for SAAS members
Online access to past issues for SAAS members
Last checked: 6 December 2012
  Systematic and Applied Acarology  (website)
square Systematic Biology
Published by Oxford Journals for the Society of Systematic Biologists (UK)
6 issues per year
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No page charges, but authors charged USD$600 per colour figure in print version
Author gets free online access to article
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Open access for USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 6 December 2012
  Systematic Biology  (website)
square Systematic Botany
Published by the American Society of Plant Taxonomists
4 issues per year
At least one author must be ASPT member
Online submission only through Editorial Manager
No page charges, but authors charged for colour in print version
Author gets PDF
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Online access to past issues from 2000 by subscription or purchase
Last checked: 6 December 2012
  Systematic Botany  (website)
square Systematic Entomology
Published by Wiley for the Royal Entomological Society (UK)
4 issues per year
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No page charges, but author pays for colour in print version
Author gets free online access to PDF
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Last checked: 6 December 2012
  Systematic Entomology  (website)
square Systematic Parasitology
Published by Springer
9 issues per year
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No page charges, but author contributes to cost of colour pages in print version
Author gets PDF
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Last checked: 6 December 2012
  Systematic Parasitology  (website)
square Systematics and Biodiversity
Published by Taylor and Francis for the Natural History Museum (UK)
4 issues per year
Online submission only through ScholarOne
No page charges, but author may be charged for colour pages in print version
Author gets free online access to PDF
Published online with access by subscription or article purchase
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Open access for USD$3250 per article
Last checked: 6 December 2012
  Systematics and Biodiversity  (website)
square Taxon
Published by the International Association for Plant Taxonomy
6 issues per year
Online submission only through Editorial Manager
No page charges for IAPT members; non-members 4 free pp, then €50 per page. Colour plates €300 for 1, €600 for 2 or more for all articles
Corresponding author gets PDF
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Last checked: 6 December 2012
  Taxon  (website)
square The Bryologist
Published by the American Bryological and Lichenological Society
4 issues per year
At least one author must be ABLS member
Digital submission encouraged
No page charges? USD$400 per page for colour pages in the print version.
No author PDF, but ABLS members can freely access BioOne for article downloads
Published online with access by subscription or purchase
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Last checked: 6 December 2012
  The Bryologist  (website)
square The Lichenologist
Published by Cambridge Journals for the British Lichen Society
6 issues per year
Online submission only through ScholarOne
No page charges, but author charged for colour pages
Author gets PDF
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Last checked: 6 December 2012
  The Lichenologist  (website)
square ZooKeys
Published by Pensoft
Continuous publication
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Open access charge of €15/pp for 1-20 pp, minimum €300; €15 per additional page 21-100 pp, €13 per additional page 101-300 pp; generous discount and waiver policies
No author PDF, but article freely available online
Published online with free access
Free online access to past issues
All articles linked to ZooBank, sent on publication to Encyclopedia of Life and Wikispecies
Pensoft Journals is a GBIF partner and participates in the LOCKSS distributed library archiving system
Last checked: 6 December 2012
  ZooKeys  (website)
square Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
Published by Wiley for the Linnean Society of London
12 issues per year
Online submission only through ScholarOne
No page charges, but author charged for colour pages in print version
Corresponding author gets PDF
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Open access for USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 6 December 2012
  Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society  (website)
square Zoologica Scripta
Published by Wiley for the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
6 issues per year
Online submission only through ScholarOne
No page charges, but author charged for colour pages in print version
Author gets free online access to PDF
Published online with access by subscription or purchase
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Open access for USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 6 December 2012
  Zoologica Scripta  (website)
square Zoologischer Anzeiger
Published by Elsevier
4 issues per year
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No page charges, but author may be charged €250 for the first colour figure in the print version and €200 for each additional figure
Corresponding author gets PDF
Published online with access by subscription or article purchase
Online access to past issues by subscription or article purchase
Open access for USD$3000 per article
Last checked: 6 December 2012
  Zoologischer Anzeiger  (website)
square Zoosystema
Published by Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (France)
4 issues per year
Digital submission encouraged?
No page charges for b/w, colour pages charged to author
Published online with free access
Free online access to past issues from vol 22 (2000)
Last checked: 6 December 2012
  Zoosystema  (website)
square Zoosystematics and Evolution
Published by Wiley for the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
2 issues per year
Digital submission encouraged
No page charges, but author charged for colour pages in the print version
Author gets PDF
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Last checked: 6 December 2012
  Zoosystematics and Evolution  (website)
square Zootaxa
Published by Magnolia Press
Continuous publication
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No page charges, but author asked to contribute towards cost of colour pages in print version
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Open access for USD$20 per page
Last checked: 6 December 2012
  Zootaxa  (website)