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Journal about continental molluscs in Europe

ISSN 1336-6939 (online version only)

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About Malacologica Bohemoslovaca journal


Malacologica Bohemoslovaca accepts manuscripts on all aspects of the continental (terrestrial & freshwater) molluscs from the Western Palaearctic, with particular focus on Central Europe. These mainly include faunistics, systematics, molecular genetics, ecology, and palaeoecology.

Our story

Malacologica Bohemoslovaca (ISSN 1336-6939) is an online-only open access peer-reviewed journal, run by the community of Czech and Slovak malacologists and published by the Department of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University. Established as printed proceedings from the annual meeting of the Czech and Slovak malacological community in 2002, it has been published in its current online form since 2005.

The first volume was published in 2002. Volumes 1–2 (2002–2003) were published in printed form by the Department of Zoology and Fisheries, Czech Univesity of Life Sciences Prague.
Volume 3 (2005) was published in printed form by Faculty of Science, Charles University.
All other volumes since volume 4 (2005) are published online only. Volumes from 4(2005) to volume 19(2020) were published by the Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava.
Volumes since 20(2021) are published by the Department of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University. ISSN of the online journal is 1336-6939.

Editors in chief:
Lucie Juřičková 2011–present (Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague)
Tomáš Čejka 2010–2011 (Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava)
Libor Dvořák 2005–2010 (Municipal Museum Mariánské Lázně)
Vladimír Vrabec 2002–2003 (Czech University of Life Sciences Prague)

Malacologica Bohemoslovaca published more than 170 malacological scientific papers. More than few of tens authors published in Malacologica Bohemoslovaca. Neither authors nor readers have to pay fees. Licensing politics of Malacologica Bohemoslovaca is authors friendly. Malacologica Bohemsolovaca is the first malacological journal, that is open access and open content since 2010.

The web page of the journal is archived by the web archive of the National Library of the Czech Republic, and all papers are archived also at Zenodo, where they get a DOI.

Articles are indexed by Zoological Record (Thomson Zoological Limited) and Online Journals from Smithsonian Libraries. Articles with Nomenclatural Acts are registered in ZooBank. Articles can be also searched at Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine), Malacologica Bohemoslovaca Library at Zotero, OpenAIRE, National Library of Technology (NTK).

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