About the Journal
Focus and Scope
PHYLLOMEDUSA publishes original research articles, short communications and review papers concerning the whole field of Herpetology. PHYLLOMEDUSA also maintains sections for Book Reviews. Manuscripts will be considered on condition that they have not been published elsewhere or are not under consideration for publication, in whole or in part, in another journal or book. Publication inPHYLLOMEDUSA, including color pictures, is free of charge. All manuscripts are subject to peer review. This process averages 90 days. Authors receive pdf proofs before publication and 30 reprints free of charge. Full-text pdf versions of all articles are available for free download in this homepage.
Manuscripts must contain significant new findings of fundamental and general herpetological interest and may not be considered if they do not meet these criteria. Surveys and descriptions of new species are published only where there is sufficient new biological information or taxonomic revision also involved to render the paper of general herpetological interest. Low priority is given to confirmatory studies, works that are primarily descriptive in nature, investigations primarily of local or regional interest, techniques unless of broad application, species range extensions, and descriptions of phenomena based on scanty data. Manuscripts should include a clear statement of purpose and/or hypothesis to be tested by the work, and may be rejected if this is lacking
Articles published in PHYLLOMEDUSA are indexed by BIOSIS, Zoological Records, CABI Publishing, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), ISI Web of Knowledge (all databases, by publication name) and SCOPUS, but its contents may be found in several internet sites includingBibliomania!, Herpetological Contents, Elsevier Science Bibliographic Databases, and The EMBL Reptile Database.
Peer Review Process
Peer Review. At least two referees, an Associate Editor, and the Editor will review each manuscript that is deemed to fall within the scope of Phyllomedusa. Authors will be notified of the status of their manuscript within 90 days. Revised manuscripts accepted for publication will be edited for English usage and syntax prior to final acceptance for publication.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
- Science Citation Index Expanded
- Zoological Record
- Biological Abstracts
- Directory of Open Access Journals
- CABI Publishing
- Elsevier Science Bibliographic Databases
- The Reptile Database
- Bibliomania Herpetological Contents
- Herpetological Literature Database
- Portal de Publicações Científicas da USP