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The MSA Newsletter, published since 1953, appears quarterly. Back issues of the newsletter are available for purchase from the Editor (see below for address).

The newsletter covers the whole scope of malacology, including taxonomy, ecology, fisheries, natural history and shell collecting. Regular items include new literature, books and web sites, conference announcements and reports, branch news and book reviews.

The current newsletter editor is Des Beechey, research Associate at the Australian Museum.


Newsletter 148, September 2013

Newsletter 147, May 2013

Newsletter 146, February 2013

Newsletter 145, November 2012

Newsletter 144, July 2012

Newsletter 143, March 2012

Newsletter 142, December 2011

Newsletter 141, July 2011

Newsletter 140, March 2011

Newsletter 139, October 2010

Newsletter 138, June 2010

Newsletter 137, February 2010

Newsletter 136, August 2009

Newsletter 135, March 2009

Newsletter 134, November 2008

Newsletter 133, December 2007

Newsletter 132, August 2007

Newsletter 131, April 2007

Newsletter 130, October 2006

Newsletter 129, July 2006

Newsletter 128, April 2006

Newsletter 127, December 2005


Submission guidelines:
1. Use plain text (NO FORMATTING). Send attachments in plain DOC, RTF or TXT format, or include plain text in an E-mail message.
2. If there are pictures, DO NOT EMBED them in the file, but send them separately.
3. Pictures may be in colour, grayscale or black and white.
4. Pictures have to be at least 800 pixels wide. The resolution does not matter. We will change it.
5. If unsure, please contact us first.

Mandy Reid
Phone: 02 9320 6253
Email: mandy.reid@austmus.gov.au



The journal of the Society, Molluscan Research (formally Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia) has been publishing research papers annually since 1957. The Society may also publish special publications from time to time. Back issues of both the journal and newsletter are available for purchase. Molluscan Research was published mainly once a year from 1957 to 2001.

From 2002-2004 it was published three times a year by CSIRO Publishing: http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/133.htm

From 2005, Molluscan Research has been published three times a year by Magnolia Press (see http://www.mapress.com/mr/about.htm for details, downloads and instructions to authors).

From 2009, Molluscan Research has been jointly published by the MSA and The Society for the Study of Molluscan Diversity based in Japan.

From 2013, Molluscan Research will be published three times a year by Taylor & Francis

The journal's papers are covered in major abstracting services such as Current Contents, Biosis and Zoological Record. PDFs of papers and abstracts and contents pages for issues from 2002-2004 are available on the CSIRO website and from 2005 on the Magnolia Press website.

Papers on all aspects of molluscs can be submitted - including systematics, diversity, biology, ecology, physiology, morphology, conservation and behaviour as well as book reviews. Short "research notes" can also be submitted. We will accept papers dealing with molluscs from any part of the world, but our emphasis is with the Indo-west Pacific, including SE Asia, and Australasian regions. All papers will be reviewed by at least two reviewers and authors are required to submit fully electronic final copy.

In addition to receiving hard copies of Molluscan Research members will have free access to online electronic copies.

Address all manuscripts submitted for publication in Molluscan Research, and all enquiries concerning publication to:

Dr Winston F. Ponder,
Managing Editor, Molluscan Research

Australian Museum,
6 College Street,

Sydney NSW 2010,
Phone: 61 (0)2 9320 6120
Email wponder@bigpond.com


Institutional subscription to Molluscan Research can be found on the Magnolia Press website. Financial members of the Malacological Society of Australasia and The Society for the Study of Molluscan Diversity get the print version of the journal free.


Molluscan Research welcomes the submission of papers presenting original research on any aspect of Mollusca. All papers are refereed and must first be submitted to the Managing Editor.

For all aspects of manuscript submission see the Instructions to Authors on the Molluscan Research website.

There are no page charges for papers by members of MSA or The Society for the Study of Molluscan Diversity in Molluscan Research. For non-members of either society there are no page charges for papers less than 6 printed pages but charges may apply to papers in excess of 6 pages.

Hard copy and pdf downloads of issues from 2002-2004 are available from CSIRO Publishing


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