Archiv für Molluskenkunde (ISSN 1869-0963)

International Journal of Malacology

edited by Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung


Archiv für Molluskenkunde is an international, peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of molluscan biodiversity. It preferably publishes original research papers of high quality on systematics, taxonomy, phylogeny and morphology of all groups of molluscs, both recent and fossil from the Cenozoic. Contributions of broad international interest on other aspects of malacology such as ecology and biogeography are welcome as well. Papers on physiology, parasitology, regional faunistics or those on non-Cenozoic fossils or pure biostratigraphy should be submitted elsewhere. Manuscripts shall be in English but may include an expanded abstract in a foreign language.
Archiv für Molluskenkunde was founded in 1868 as "Nachrichtsblatt der Deutschen Malakozoologischen Gesellschaft". It has been published continuously since its foundation, making it the oldest malacological journal. It is edited by the curators of the section of Mollusca at the Senckenberg research institute.


Archiv für Molluskenkunde is published in two issues per annum (= one volume), being published in the second and fourth quarter, containing approximately 300 pages/year. Annual subscription rate per volume is € 65.- plus carriage charge, single issue price is € 36.- plus carriage charge. Backissues are still available (ISSN 0003-9284).

Indexed in

  • New: Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCIE)
  • Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources
  • Aquatic Biology
  • Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts
  • Biological Abstracts (Biosis Philadelphia)
  • Biosis previews
  • Fish and Fisheries Worldwide (FFW)
  • Scopus
  • Zoological Record

Online Version

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