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Online journals (with relevance to herpetology)

All links below offer free online access to pdf files of journal articles or volumes, monographs, books, etc. In a few cases, the access is restricted to selected publications, though. Please send an email to the address below if you notice any broken links, or if you know of other relevant online journals which should be added to the list.

Acta Biologica Paranaense

Acta Herpetologica

Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae

Acta Zoologica Mexicana Nueva Serie

Acta Zoologica Sinica

Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica

American Museum Novitates

Anales del Instituto de Biologia Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Serie Zoologia

Animal Biodiversity and Conservation


Asian Herpetological Research

Asiatic Herpetological Research

Atoll Research Bulletin

Australian Zoologist (Volumes 1-9, 12-14, 16-19)



Biota Neotropica


Boletim do Museu Nacional Rio de Janeiro (Zoologia)

Boletin de la Sociedad Zoologica del Uruguay Segunda Epoca

Bonn Zoological Bulletin

Bonner Zoologische Beiträge

Bulletin de la Societe Herpetologique de France

Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History

Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society (2006 ff)

Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology

Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology (archives)

Caribbean Journal of Science

Check List

Chelonian Research Monographs

Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A compilation project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Species Group.

Contemporary Herpetology

Contributions to Zoology

Current Science

Current Zoology

Deinsea (Rotterdam)



Frontiers in Zoology

Gayana (Concepcion)


Hedges Lab / Evolutionary Biology

Herpetologia Brasileira

Herpetological Conservation and Biology

Herpetology Notes


Jackman, Todd, Ph.D. / Publications

Journal of Kansas Herpetology

Journal of Threatened Taxa

Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins

Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases


Koedoe - African Protected Area Conservation and Science

Latin American Journal of Conservation

Marine Turtle Newsletter



Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University

Open Library

Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia


Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of NSW

Publications of Frank Glaw

Raffles Bulletin of Zoology

Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement

Records of the Australian Museum

Records of the Western Australian Museum

Reptile Rap

Reptiles & Amphibians (International Reptile Conservation Foundation)

Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

Revista de Biologia Tropical (1998 ff)

Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad

Salamandra (2003 onwards)

Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology

Smithsonian Herpetological Information Service

Societas Europaea Herpetologica (SEH)

Sonoran Herpetologist


Thailand Natural History Museum Journal

Tigerpaper (Regional Quarterly Bulletin on Wildlife and National Parks Management)

Tropical Natural History
(formerly Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University)

Tropical Zoology

Turkish Journal of Zoology

University of Kansas (The Research Group of Rafe Brown)

Vestnik Zoologii

Wolfgang Wüster (UK) - scientific publications


Zoological Research

Zoologische Mededelingen


Zoos' Print Journal

Zoos' Print Magazine


Zootaxa (amphibian papers only)

Zootaxa (reptile papers only)