Australasian Journal of Herpetology
ISSN 1836-5698 (Print), ISSN 1836-5779 (Online).


Maximal exposure
With both print and online publication, the latter accessed via a well-known internet gateway at (, your papers are more likely to be read and cited if you publish them in the Australasian Journal of Herpetology.  Hard copy editions also satisfy the relevant ICZN criteria of publication, including lodgment at relevant libraries and also the requirements of similar governing bodies.


High speed of publication

In this era of instantaneous electronic communications, high-speed publication is not only simple, but desirable.  Publication within 8 weeks after final acceptance of proofs is our aim.


Highest possible use and citation

Many scientists will bypass publications not published in hard copy (especially of taxonomic nature), yet not available electronically. Australasian Journal of Herpetology satisfies both essential criteria.


Unrivalled flexibility

There is no upper limit to publication size (see author’s guidelines).

Unlike similar journals elsewhere, each paper is usually published as a single issue, enabling font and format changes as need be to achieve the highest quality end product, with the ability to print in color as required.  We also encourage the publication of hard data sets and the like that are invariably rejected elsewhere on the basis of cost or space, giving our publications a more in-depth coverage and hence to be more sought by scientists and other potential readers.  Single paper journals enable potential readers to get and read only what interests them (without having to get other unwanted papers), saving on time, paper and making the desire to obtain your papers more attractive to peers.


Unrivalled quality control

The defined “peer review” process of the Australasian Journal of Herpetology, guarantees quality of the end result to all, without risk of undue alteration or censorship as seen for some other publications.  This enables readers to know that material within Australasian Journal of Herpetology is original work, of high quality and most importantly factually accurate.


Low cost to authors and none for readers
Authors are charged near cost price for the printed edition, which is affordable by those likely to seek publication.  Because readers aren’t charged for the journal (online downloads), dissemination among interested parties is the widest possible.


Economic and environmental common sense
The use of paper is minimized due the dominant use of electronic pre-publication, well-defined submission guidelines and the dominance of people accessing the publication by use of electronic copies as opposed to paper versions. This saves time, space and paper.


Australasian Journal of Herpetology

Editor's Address For Correspondence:
Raymond T. Hoser (Editor Australasian Journal of Herpetology),
PO Box 599, Doncaster, Victoria, 3108, Australia.
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