News and publications

Land snail guide

New 3rd edition now available. No new species have been added, but the nomenclature of many genera and species has been updated and the clarity of the images improved.

Laminated card, folded into 12 sides of 25 X 16 cm with photographs showing multiple views of each and every known British and Irish species and 11 hothouse non-natives. There are also three pages of introduction and general information. Provides a useful and affordable introduction to the British and Irish snail fauna. Buy now.


Journal of Conchology

The Journal of Conchology is the flagship publication of the Society and includes peer-reviewed, full-length scientific papers and shorter communications on molluscs. The contents typically include descriptions of new species from anywhere in the world and reports concerning the ecology, distribution, and status of molluscs. Beginning in 2024 (volume 45), the Journal is only published on‑line. For more information, as well as a current and past issues, see here.


Recent news bulletins

Short news items are periodically published on-line. These items are typically those that need to be circulated rapidly — not the more detailed articles that are published through Mollusc World.


Mollusc World

Mollusc World is the Society's full colour newsletter. Three issues are produced each year which are available free to members or can be purchased individually from the Society. Older issues (two years following publication) are gradually being made available on-line:


Special publications

Periodically the Society produces 'special publications' that are produced in the same format as the Journal of Conchology but have a particular theme. Currently none of these publications are available in hardcopy but it is hoped to make them available as downloads.


Other publications

Rowson, B., Anderson, R., Turner, J. A., & Symondson, W. O. C. (2014). The Slugs of Britain and Ireland: Undetected and Undescribed Species Increase a Well-Studied, Economically Important Fauna by More Than 20%. PLoS ONE, 9(4), e91907.