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American Malacological Bulletin

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Official Journal of the American
Malacological Society

Published By: The Sheridan Press
Volume Number: 31
Frequency: 2 volumes per year
Print ISSN: 0740-2783
Editor-in-Chief: Colleen Winters
Managing Editor: Fabio Moretzsohn


Current Issue, Feb 2013: Volume 31 Issue 1:


The American Malacological Bulletin serves as an outlet for reporting notable contributions in malacological research. Manuscripts concerning any aspect of original, unpublished research,important short reports, and detailed reviews dealing with molluscs will be considered for publication. Recent issues have included AMS symposia, independent papers, research notes,and book reviews. All published research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous reviewing by independent expertreferees. AMS symposium papers have undergone peer review by symposium organizer, symposium participants, and independent referees.

Editorial Board

  • Roland C. Anderson - The Seattle Aquarium
  • Robert H. Cowie - University of Hawaii
  • Carole S. Hickman - University of California Berkeley
  • Alan J. Kohn - University of Washington
  • Paula M. Mikkelsen - Paleontological Research Institution
  • Dianna Padilla - Stony Brook University
  • Timothy A. Pearce - Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Janet Voight - The Field Museum of Natural History
  • Janice Voltzow - University of Scranton


The manuscript should follow the style rules outlined in The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (7th edition, June 2006). This can be purchased from the CSE at 12100 Sunset Hills Rd., Suite 130, Reston, Virginia 20190, U.S.A. or at the following web site:

Spelling should follow American English as listed in Merriam-Webster Online ( or recent hard-copy editions.


The American Malacological Bulletin is indexed by the following electronic databases:

  • Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (AFSA)
  • Biosis Previews/Biological Abstracts (via ISI Web of Knowledge)
  • CAB Abstracts
  • ERIC (Cambridge)
  • Oceanic Abstracts
  • Science Citation Index (ISI Web of Science)
  • Web of Science
  • Zoological Record (via CSA)
  • Zoological Record (via ISI Web of Knowledge)

Information for Contributors

Important information for manuscript preparation is available here.

Digital Figures

Minimum resolution: 350 dpi for grayscale and color images; 600 to 1200 dpi for bitmapped line art.

Figures must be TIFF format, sized to either 85 mm or 170 mm width (1 or 2 column-wide).

Submissions and Back Issues

Please contact Editor-in-Chief: Colleen Winters

Papers in Press

Please contact Managing Editor: Fabio Moretzsohn

Individual Subscription Information

Please contact Dr. Charles Sturm

Changes of Membership Details

For further information, contact the AMS Secretary Amanda Lawless.