About the Journal
The Journal of Molluscan Studies accepts papers on all aspects of the study of molluscs. These include systematics, molecular genetics, palaeontology, ecology, evolution, and physiology. Where the topic is in a specialized field (e.g. parasitology, neurobiology, biochemistry, molecular biology), submissions will still be accepted as long as the mollusc is the principal focus of the study, and not incidental or simply a convenient experimental animal. Papers with a focus on fisheries biology, aquaculture, and control of molluscan pests will be accepted only if they include significant advances in molluscan biology. While systematic papers are encouraged, descriptions of single new taxa will only be considered if they include some ‘added value’, for example in the form of new information on anatomy or distribution, or if they are presented in the context of a systematic revision or phylogenetic analysis of the group.
Four categories of papers are published:
• Featured Article: a single paper in each issue, chosen by the Editor-in-Chief for its unusual interest or potentially wide appeal; the article is immediately available for free download.
• Review Papers: comprehensive reviews and syntheses on topics of wide general interest within molluscan research. Potential authors are advised to contact the Editor-in-Chief regarding topic and proposed length.
• Research Papers: traditional research papers describing advances in knowledge and understanding based on analysis of data.
• Research Notes: these are generally methodological notes or brief reports that are of wide interest or importance; they are published as rapidly as possible after acceptance.
Journal of Molluscan Studies also publishes “Themed Clusters” of papers and occasional “Special Issues” on appropriate topical themes. These may be based on submissions at special sessions at scientific meetings or workshops. Please contact the Editor-in-Chief with proposals for themed clusters of papers or potential Special Issues.
|Year||Impact Factor||Si: Zoology||Si: Marine & Freshwater Biology|
|2013||1.495||44 out of 152||48 out of 102|
|2012||1.358||52 out of 100|
|2011||1.227||61 out of 146||55 out of 97|
|2010||0.969||73 out of 145||59 out of 92|
|2009||1.074||60 out of 127||56 out of 88|
|2008||1.408||40 out of 125||37 out of 87|
|2007||1.032||56 out of 124||49 out of 86|
|2006||0.968||51 out of 114||49 out of 79|
This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index by ISI.
The Journal of Molluscan Studies is the major international journal covering the biology of molluscs. The journal features the newly developing subjects of molecular genetics, cladistic phylogenetics and ecophysiology, but also maintains coverage of ecological, behavioural and systematic malacology.
ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING SERVICES
Journal of Molluscan Studies is covered by the following major indexing services:-
Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
Current Contents® /Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences
Journal Citation Reports /Science Edition
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Biology Journals
Science Citation Index Expanded