Acta Herpetologica

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Acta Herpetologica Acta Herpetologica publishes the most recent results in the field of research on Amphibians and Reptiles, both living and extinct ISSN 1970-9498 (ONLINE) ISSN 1826-0373 (PRINT) Journal metadata

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  • Aims and scope

    Acta Herpetologica, a journal open to academics all over the world, offers itself as a new site for the presentation and discussion of the most recent results in the field of research on Amphibians and Reptiles, both living and extinct.

  • Profile

    The official journal of the Societas Herpetologica Italica (S.H.I.), Acta Herpetologica publishes original works – extended articles, short notes and book reviews – mostly in English, dealing with the biology and diversity of Amphibians and Reptiles.

  • Indexing

    Acta Herpetologica is indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition.

  • Editors


    Marco A.L. Zuffi, Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, Università di Pisa, Italy

    Associate Editors

    Roberto Sacchi, Dipartimento di Biologia Animale, Università di Pavia, Italy
    Stefano Scali, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Italy

  • Guide to authors

    As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

    1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

    2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

    3. When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference.

    4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

    5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

    6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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