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The latest 20 issues of the Herpetological Journal are available for free download to BHS members where included in the subscription package.
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For further information and submission guidelines for the Herpetological Journal see our Instructions for Authors.

IMPORTANT NOTE - 10.05.2016:  unfortunately we have been experiencing  problems in successfully directing emails to the Scientifc Editor in recent weeks.  This is now resolved, but if you are an author who has submitted a paper or feature for the HJ in the last two months and have NOT recieved a response from the Scientific Editor, please resend to :  We apologise for any inconvenience this situation may have caused.

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For information about the publication editors and to request back issues see the Herpetological Journal section of our Officers page.



The Herpetological Journal

The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.

The 2014 impact factor of the Herpetological Journal (released end June 2015) is 0.90. 

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Electronic appendices
  • Open Access

Where papers published in the Herpetological Journal are accompanied by extensive sets of raw data that may be of use to the wider herpetological community, it is now the practice of this journal to make these available online in the form of electronic appendices.

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