The British Herpetological Society

Scientific Editor: Dr. Simon Maddock (co-opted)

The Scientific Editor is responsible for the receipt and review of all manuscripts submitted to the HJ for publication. This involves liaison with authors, referees, associate editors and members of the editorial board. The Scientific Editor makes the final decisions concerning the suitability of papers for publication based on the reviews received, and forwards accepted manuscripts to the Managing Editor for processing.

All contributions should be addressed by e-mail to the scientific editor:



Managing Editor: Mrs Sarah Berry

The Managing Editor is responsible for journal production. This involves final editing of manuscripts received from the Scientific Editor, resolving queries with authors, production of proofs using DTP, correction of final proofs, dealing with reprint orders, and production of final copy for the commercial print unit. Also handles all book reviews.


Associate Scientific Editors

  • Richard P. Brown ( Liverpool John Moores University, UK)
  • Anthony Herrel (Museum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris, France)
  • Simon Loader ( University of Roehampton, UK)
  • Mirco Solé (Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, Ilhéus, Brasil)
  • Robert Puschendorf  (University of Plymouth, UK)
  • Dr Robert Jehle (University of Salford, UK)

Back Issues

For back issues of the Herpetological Journal, please email Trevor Rose:  or write to: The British Herpetological Society, 11, Strathmore Place, Montrose, Angus DD10 8LQ