Protist: new journal

Michael Melkonian MMELKON at
Mon Oct 27 12:21:08 EST 1997

Sorry for cross-posting!

Dear colleagues,

This is to let you know that the oldest protistological journal in the
world 'Archiv fuer Protistenkunde' (founded in 1902) has recently
undergone a major change in focus and direction. From 1998 the journal
will be published by Gustav Fischer Publ.(Jena) under its new title
'Protist' is the international forum for reporting substantial and novel
findings in any area of research on protists. Suitable subject areas
include: molecular, cell and developmental biology, biochemistry,
systematics and phylogeny, and ecology of autotrophic and heterotrophic
protists. The journal will not, in general, publish florisitic/faunistic
accounts, descriptions or redescriptions of taxa which are not based on
new original data, taxonomic work which lacks reproducibility or papers
that are preliminary or merely confirmatory. The criteria for acceptance
of manuscripts are scientific excellence, significance, and interest for
a broad readership.
The journal publishes original papers, a news and views section
('Protist News') and short historical perspectives ('From the
Monitoring Editor for manuscripts on Chlamydomonas and related algae
is George B. Witman.

Additional information about 'Protist' including 'Instructions to
Authors' may be obtained through


Michael Melkonian
Editor-in-Chief 'Protist'
Botanisches Institut
Universitaet zu Koeln
D-50923 Koeln
FAX: 49 (0)221 470 5181
E-mail: mmelkon at

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