Journal of Conchology

The Journal of Conchology is the world's oldest continuing publication on the subject. It was established in 1874 as The Quarterly Journal of Conchology and precedes the founding of the Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland by two years. The Journal is a flagship publication for the Society. In recent decades, the Journal has been published twice a year, but effective 2024 (volume 45) it is published exclusively online and using the continuous-publication model (articles are published as they become ready).

The Journal of Conchology publishes peer reviewed scientific papers that are relevant to the aims of the Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland. It contains both full-length scientific papers and short communications on molluscs, with emphasis on promoting conservation, biogeography, and taxonomy. The contents typically include descriptions of new species from anywhere in the world and reports concerning the ecology, distribution, and status of molluscs. Both living and fossil molluscs are dealt with. In addition, the Journal publishes obituaries and book reviews.  

As a scientific publication, papers are published only after review by at least two referees. All articles are now provided with a DOI and registered in ZooBank. 

Members and non-members may submit contributions to the Honorary Editor. Here are detailed Instructions for authors on how to submit articles to the Journal of Conchology (you can also download these instructions as a PDF here).

ISSN 2755-3531 (online). ISSN 0022-0019 (print)

(Current issue)

 

Aims and Scopes

The Journal of Conchology publishes peer reviewed scientific papers that are relevant to the aims of the Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

The aims of the Society are:

The promotion of studies on molluscan species, and in particular the identification, recording and conservation of land, freshwater and marine Mollusca.

Any papers on previously unpublished work whose scope fits into these aims may be submitted to the Journal for publication.

 

Editorial Board  
Hon. Editor – Robert G. Forsyth

Associate Editors: 
Daniella E. Bar-Yosef Mayer (Israel)
Robert Cameron (UK)
Zhe-Yu Chen (Australia)
David Holyoak (Portugal)
Michal Horsák (Czechia)
Manuel Malaquias (Portugal)
Barna Páll-Gergely (Hungary)
Julia Piza (Argentina)
Dinarzarde Raheem (UK)
Ira Richling (Germany)  
Carmen Salas (Spain)
Julia Sigwart (Germany)
Martin Zuschin (Austria)
Ben Rowson (UK)  
Diego Zelaya (Argentina)

 

Peer-review  
Submitted manuscripts are published after peer review, revision by the author(s) if needed, and acceptance by the Editor. anonymous.

Open Access Statement  
Journal of Conchology articles are available for all to read, download, copy and distribute free of charge, and access is unrestricted to all articles published in Journal of Conchology. Past issues back to volume 39 (2006) are available on our website. Older issues (before volume 39) will be available at the BHL website (Biodiversity Heritage Library (biodiversitylibrary.org)).

Copyright and License
Published articles are copyright by the author(s) under the Creative Commons — Attribution 4.0 International — CC BY 4.0 license. It is the authors’ responsibility to secure all necessary copyright permissions for the use of third-party materials in their manuscript.

Publication fees
For 2024, there is no article processing charge (APC) to publish in the Journal of Conchology. However, an APC will be applied in the future for non-members who wish to publish in the journal. Members of the Conchological Society or Great Britain & Ireland may submit and publish for free, but non-members are encouraged to either join the Society or pay the fee. If the paper is of considerable size, the APC may be larger. Authors will be queried on submission of their manuscript and a fee agreed before processing of manuscripts.

Fee waiver  
Once the publication fee has been reinstated, authors without institutional support who are unable to meet the fees can enquire about the Cameron Fund. This is a small amount generously donated by Robert Cameron to assist those that cannot afford the cost of publication. However, the Society does encourage those that can pay to do so, so that the Cameron Fund, which is a finite amount of money, can be used by those that really need it.

Plagiarism  
The Journal does not tolerate plagiarism. We reserve the right to check for plagiarism and, if detected, the Journal reserves the right to decline submissions suspected of plagiarism at any point during the assessment process. It will also retract articles found to violate plagiarism guidelines after publication. In addition, the Journal reserves the right to report any suspicion of plagiarism to the senior author's institution.

Repository policy  
Authors may deposit a copy of their paper in their institution’s repository or on ResearchGate or other such sharing application.

Digital object identifiers (DOI)  
DOI are acquired by the Editor from CrossRef.

To further the objectives of the Society the Journal of Conchology became a fully open-access from 2023, and from the beginning of 2024 it became digital only. Printed issues ceased at the end of 2023. 

All volumes prior to volume 39 are available via the Biodiversity Heritage Library (links provided below to the individual issues).

Please feel free to browse, bookmark or download as you wish and do come back and visit this space periodically to check on the growing availability of what we trust will be a valuable resource to all those interested in molluscs.

2024: Vol. 45 (1)

2023: Vol. 44 (5) / Vol. 44 (6)

2022: Vol. 44 (3) / Vol. 44 (4)

2021: Vol. 44 (1) / Vol. 44 (2)

2020: Vol. 43 (5) / Vol. 43 (6)

2019: Vol. 43 (3) / Vol. 43 (4)

2018: Vol. 43 (1) / Vol. 43 (2)

2017: Vol. 42 (5) / Vol. 42 (6)

2016: Vol. 42 (3) / Vol. 42 (4)

2015: Vol. 42 (1) / Vol. 42 (2)

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2009: Vol. 40 (1) / ...

2009: Vol. 39 (6)

2008: Vol. 39 (5)

2007: Vol. 39 (3) / Vol. 39 (4)

2006: Vol. 39 (1) / Vol. 39 (2)

 

Volumes available via the Biodiversity Heritage Library

2005: May, Vol. 38, Part 5 / November, Vol. 38, Part 6

2004: January, Vol. 38, Part 2 / July, Vol. 38, Part 3 / December, Vol. 38, Part 4

2003: August, Vol. 38, Part 1

2002: January, Vol. 37, Part 4 / May, Vol. 37, Part 5 / November, Vol. 37, Part 6

2001: January, Vol. 37, Part 2 / July, Vol. 37, Part 3

2000: June, Vol. 37, Part 1

1999: August, Vol. 36, Part 5 / December, Vol. 36, Part 6

1998: June, Vol. 36, Part 2 / September, Vol. 36, Part 3 / November, Vol. 36, Part 4

1997: December, Vol. 36, Part 1

1996: January, Vol. 35, Part 4

1995: June, Vol. 35, Part 3

1994: January, Vol. 34, Part 6 / July, Vol. 35, Part 1 / December, Vol. 35, Part 2

1993: June, Vol. 34, Part 5

1992: January, Vol. 34, Part 2 / May, Vol. 34, Part 3 / December, Vol. 34, Part 4

1990: May, Vol. 33, Part 5 / November, Vol. 33, Part 6

1988: May, Vol. 33, Part 1 / December, Vol. 33, Part 2

1987: May, Vol. 32, Part 5 / December, Vol. 32, Part 6

1986: May, Vol. 32, Part 3 / November, Vol. 32, Part 4

1985: April, Vol. 32, Part 1 / November, Vol. 32, Part 2

1984: May, Vol. 31, Part 5 / October, Vol. 31, Part 6

1983: April, Vol. 31, Part 3 / November, Vol. 31, Part 4

1982: April, Vol. 31, Part 1 / November, Vol. 31, Part 2

1981: April, Vol. 30, Part 5 / November, Vol. 30, Part 6

1980: June, Vol. 30, Part 3 / October, Vol. 30, Part 4

1979: May, Vol. 30, Part 1 / November, Vol. 30, Part 2

1978: April, Vol. 29, Part 5 / October, Vol. 29, Part 6

1977: April, Vol. 29, Part 3 / October, Vol. 29, Part 4

1976: April, Vol. 29, Part 1 / October, Vol. 29, Part 2

1975: March, Vol. 28, Part 5 / June, Vol. 28, Part 6

1974: July, Vol. 28, Part 3 / November, Vol. 28, Part 4

1973: May, Vol. 28, Part 1 / October, Vol. 28, Part 2

1972: March, Vol. 27, Part 5 & 6 / December, Vol. 27, Part 7

1971: May, Vol. 27, Part 4

1970: April, Vol. 27, Part 2 / October, Vol. 27, Part 3

1969: July, Vol. 26, Part 6 / October, Vol. 27, Part 1

1968: January, Vol. 26, Part 4 / October, Vol. 26, Part 5

1967: March, Vol. 26, Part 3

1966: March, Vol. 26, Part 1 / June, Vol. 26, Part 2

1965: December, Vol. 25, Part 8

1964: June, Vol. 25, Part 6 / December, Vol. 25, Part 7

1963: April Vol. 25, Part 4 / October, Vol. 25, Part 5

1962: May, Vol. 25, Part 2 / July, Vol. 25, Part 3

1961: July, Vol. 25, Part 1

1960: June, Vol. 24, Part 11 / December, Vol. 24, Part 12

1959: February, Vol. 24, Part 9 / December, Vol. 24, Part 10

1958: February, Vol. 24, Part 7 / August, Vol. 24, Part 8

1957: January, Vol. 24, Part 5 / June, Vol. 24, Part 6

1956: February, Vol. 24, Part 3 / February, Vol. 24, Part 4

1955: June, Vol. 24, Part 2

1954: May, Vol. 23, Part 12 / December, Vol. 24, Part 1

1953: January, Vol. 23, Part 9 / May, Vol. 23, Part 10 / October, Vol. 23, Part 11

1952: February, Vol. 23, Part 8

1951: March, Vol. 23, Part 5 / October, Vol. 23, Part 6 & 7

1950: July, Vol. 23, Part 4

1949: May, Vol. 23, Part 2 / December, Vol. 23, Part 3

1948: May, Vol. 22, Part 12 / November, Vol. 23, Part 1

1947: June, Vol. 22, Part 10 / December, Vol. 22, Part 11

1946: May, Vol. 22, Part 8 / December, Vol. 22, Part 9

1945: May, Vol. 22, Part 6 / November, Vol. 22, Part 7

1944: April, Vol. 22, Part 4 / November, Vol. 22, Part 5

1943: January, Vol. 22, Part 1 / July, Vol. 22, Part 2 / December, Vol. 22, Part 3

1942: April, Vol. 21, Part 11

1941: January, Vol. 21, Part 8 / July, Vol. 21, Part 9 / November, Vol. 21, Part 10

1940: April, Vol. 21, Part 7

1939: March, Vol. 21, Part 4 & 5 / September, Vol. 21, Part 6

1938: February, Vol. 21, Part 1 / June, Vol. 21, Part 2 / September, Vol. 21, Part 3

1937: March, Vol. 20, Part 10 / May, Vol. 20, Part 11 / September, Vol. 20, Part 12

1936: March, Vol. 20, Part 7 / July, Vol. 20, Part 8 / November, Vol. 20, Part 9

1935: April, Vol. 20, Part 4 / August, Vol. 20, Part 5 / December, Vol. 20, Part 6

1934: May, Vol. 20, Part 1 / August, Vol. 20, Part 2 / December, Vol. 20, Part 3


Index to contents

This content, generated historically, was a stepping-stone to the digital sharing options now available. It will remain in place for now, but as the full content of past issues becomes available it will slowly be subsumed by the process described above.

The Society added abstracts of articles published in the Journal of Conchology to the website. Indexes to the following volumes can be browsed by clicking on the links provided:

Journal of Conchology Volume 29 Journal of Conchology Volume 35
Part 1 Part 1
Part 2 Part 2
Part 3 Part 3
Part 4 Part 4
Part 5 Part 5
Part 6 Part 6
Journal of Conchology Volume 30 Journal of Conchology Volume 36
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Part 2 Part 2
Part 3 Part 3
Part 4 Part 4
Part 5 Part 5
Part 6 Part 6
Journal of Conchology Volume 31 Journal of Conchology Volume 37
Part 1 Part 1
Part 2 Part 2
Part 3 Part 3
Part 4 Part 4
Part 5 Part 5
Part 6 Part 6
Journal of Conchology Volume 32 Journal of Conchology Volume 38
Part 1 Part 1
Part 2 Part 2
Part 3 Part 3
Part 4 Part 4
Part 5 Part 5
Part 6 Part 6
Journal of Conchology Volume 33 Journal of Conchology Volume 39
Part 1 Part 1
Part 2 Part 2
Part 3 Part 3
Part 4 Part 4
Part 5 Part 5
Part 6 Part 6
Journal of Conchology Volume 34 Journal of Conchology Volume 40
Part 1 Part 1
Part 2 Part 2
Part 3 Part 3
Part 4 Part 4
Part 5 Part 5
Part 6 Part 6

How to submit articles

Please see the detailed Instructions for authors on how to submit articles to the Journal.