Refer to the Instructions for Authors for more details. Malacologia publishes papers on all groups of the Mollusca. Malacologia specializes in publishing long papers and monographic treatments. Complete data are especially appreciated. Papers must be of interest to an international readership. Papers in systematics, ecology, population ecology, genetics, molecular genetics, evolution and phylogenetic treatments are especially welcomed. Also welcomed are letters to the editor involving papers published or issues of import to science of the day.


Malacologia publishes on an irregular basis. Malacologia publishes a volume or more each year with a volume averaging about 400 pages. A volume contains two numbers that may be published in one issue or that may appear as two separate issues. There is thus no backlog of papers.


Malacologia is published by the Institute of Malacology (IM). The IM is a not-for-profit organization, incorporated in the state of Michigan, the directors of which are listed under the masthead (see Masthead). The IM meets once each year for the purpose of business and governance of the journal, to select new members to the editorial board and to evaluate journal policies and performance.


Malacologia is available on line, with volumes 1 (1962) to 48 (2006) freely accessible via the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL; a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections), and most recent numbers obtainable from BioOne, a global not-for-profit collaboration of scientific publishers and libraries:

BHLMalacologia grants open access to electronic copies of all pre-2007 volumes, which can be read and downloaded at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/12920.

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