About Arachnology the journal
Arachnology, the journal of the British Arachnological Society, is the foremost British academic publication on all aspects of Arachnology (excluding Acarology), including discussions of arachnid biology and ecology, descriptions of new species, and information on recent discoveries in arachnology. It is edited by Professor Paul Selden, former President of the British Arachnological Society, assisted by numerous specialist reviewers.
The Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society was first published in 1969, and was edited for 37 years by Dr Peter Merrett. In 2013 the Bulletin was renamed Arachnology in order to reflect the international nature of its contents. Three issues are published each year, in Spring, Summer, and Autumn, and three years (nine issues) constitute a Volume. All articles in the Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society (1969–2012) are available for download in pdf format for free and articles in Arachnology are available for download in pdf format for members only (see content section below). These electronic reprints are for personal use only, and may not be used for commercial purposes.
Since the Spring 2018 issue (Volume 17 Part 7), illustrations have been in full colour in both printed and online editions of Arachnology.
Some statistics for 2022:
- Manuscripts submitted 80. Final decisions 2022: 75, major revision 20, minor revision 37, accepted 53, rejected 22 (acceptance rate 75%)
- Average time from submission to decision: 62.7 days (n = 75) (thank you reviewers!)
- ISSN 2050-9928 (Print)
- ISSN 2050-9936 (Online)
Formerly known as Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society:
- ISSN 0524-4994 (Print)
- ISSN 2049-3045 (Online)
- Abstracted in SCOPUS, Zoological Record & EBSCO
- All taxonomic content registered in Zoobank
- See entry in Research.com
- Journal ranking:
Arachnology has been available through BioOne since 2014.
BioOne is a collection of more than 200 bioscience journals from small publishers which are made available online to research libraries around the world. Access is free for British Arachnological Society members and libraries subscribing to BioOne.
To get a taste of a recent edition, please go to Volume 19 (Special Edition).
You can obtain papers from each volume from the filtered views of the library linked below:
- Volume 19 (2022–2024) • GET PDF files (members only)
- Volume 19 (Special Edition) FREE
- Volume 18 (2019–2021) • GET PDF files (members only)
- Volume 17 (2016–2018) • GET PDF files (members only)
- Volume 16 (2013–2015) • GET PDF files (members only)
- Volume 15 (2010–2012) FREE
- Volume 14 (2007–2009) FREE
- Volume 13 (2004–2006) FREE
- Volume 12 (2001–2003) FREE
- Volume 11 (1998–2000) FREE
- Volume 10 (1995–1997) FREE
- Volume 9 (1992–1994) FREE
- Volume 8 (1989–1991) FREE
- Volume 7 (1986–1988) FREE
- Volume 6 (1983–1985) FREE
- Volume 5 (1980–1982) FREE
- Volume 4 (1977–1979) FREE
- Volume 3 (1974–1976) FREE
- Volume 2 (1971–1973) FREE
- Volume 1 (1969–1970) FREE
Guidance for authors:
- Download the Guidance for Authors PDF
NOTE: Since April 1st, 2020, submission to the journal has been through Manuscript Manager. Previous authors and reviewers will notice differences to the system, which we hope makes the process easier. You will need to set up a new account to submit a manuscript. Use the submit button below and the link will take you to Manuscript Manager.
When your manuscript is ready, click here to start the submission process to Arachnology: