Recent issues of The Bryologist (including abstracts) can be found online at www.bioone.org. Click on "Browse," select "Current Issues," and then scroll down to The Bryologist. Members since 2007 may select to have full-text on-line access as well as a mailbox copy. Complete information on electronic access to the journal is described in detail here.
The Bryologist is published quarterly by the American Bryological and Lichenological Society. Annual dues for membership in the Society are US $20 ($10 for students; $25 for families). The cost for individuals to receive The Bryologist is an additional $45. Members with non-USA addresses must pay an additional fee for mailing costs. Please visit the subscriptions page for a complete listing of subscription rates.
Go to the membership services page for membership information and a printable form; please send payment with this application from to avoid the need for invoicing.
PLEASE NOTE: You must be a member of ABLS to publish the results of your research in The Bryologist.
Instructions to Authors
A copy of these instructions can be downloaded here.
The Bryologist is an international journal devoted to all aspects of bryology and lichenology, and we welcome reviews, research papers and short communications from all members of ABLS. Submissions must be original, clearly and precisely presented, and submitted online at The BryologistPeerTrack site at http://www.editorialmanager.com/bryologist/
Regional inventories, floristic notes and simple range extensions will not be accepted for review by The Bryologist. The Editorial Board recommends that such articles be sent to Evansia for consideration (the editor of Evansia can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors are not encouraged to submit manuscripts
new species without underlying original (molecular, morphological,
analyses, or thorough discussions about taxonomic
affinities, biogeographical and/or ecological significance. Papers
new species should also include a key to similar species.
Papers may also be rejected without review if they are deemed to lack scientific quality. In such cases, the editor and at least one associate editor will review the submission and make a decision as to its suitability. Authors are urged to contact the Editor about suitability, unique content, or difficult problems of presentation.
Authors who wish to submit a memorial or obituary should contact the editorial office before uploading files as short articles (no abstract) in PeerTrack. All requests to publish obituaries will be discussed by the Editorial Board and reviewed before a decision is made.
Editor contact information is available at ABLS.org and at PeerTrack/bryologist. Email contact for the journal is: email@example.com
Submission policies and procedures
EITHER THE CORRESPONDING AUTHOR OR AT LEAST ONE OF THE CO-AUTHORS MUST BE A MEMBER OF ABLS. This information will be requested during the submission process and will be checked by the editorial staff.
Corresponding authors must register to use the PeerTrack system. Once registered, authors will be asked to provide information about the co-authors and the article. They will then upload the article, including tables, figures and supplemental information, all of which must be in electronic form.
General manuscript format
Special format notes
The title should be in Roman bold font and centered at the top of the first page. It should be concise but informative. Except for homonyms, author names should not be in the title. If the title contains a generic name, then the family of that genus should be given in parentheses, immediately following the name. However, do not include higher taxonomic categories, such as Bryophyta, Marchantiophyta, Ascomycetes, etc.
Author(s) names should be listed below the title, written in full and formatted in the new style adopted for The Bryologist starting with volume 113 (2010): author(s) names should be in Roman font (not bold and not in capitals), in consecutive order and centered.
Addresses should follow as a single paragraph below the author name line, in the consecutive order of authors, in italics, and centered. Superscripts should link authors to their address(es). Each address should be preceded by one (or more) superscript(s) as needed in case of multiple authors with multiple affiliations. Current addresses should follow the first address and not be given in a footnote. Superscripts should follow author names and precede address. Lastly, identify corresponding author by name and include his/her e-mail address.
Abstract must be in English; if an abstract in Spanish is included, an English version must follow. The abstract should clearly state the hypothesis being addressed, mention the methodology that is followed, and summarize the main results and the conclusions drawn from them. Except for Latin names, the entire abstract is in Roman type.
immediately follow the abstract, and include taxonomic categories,
research (lichen systematics, bryophyte evolution, etc.), geographic
Size. Design figures with the size in the publication in mind. Phylogenetic trees should include italicized names when possible, unless it jeopardizes clarity. When multiple trees are presented, retain the same font among figures. When composing a plate with multiple figures, keep edges flush: the margins of the plate should be continuous. The individual figures should be fitted together into composite blocks and arranged with all interior edges flush with one another. Do not combine photographs and line drawings in the same block. The engraver at Allen Press will add fine white lines to separate the components of such blocks.
Scale bars must be applied directly onto the illustrations to indicate magnification.
Numbering figures. Figures are numbered (1, 2, 3,…) sequentially as they are mentioned throughout the article. Figures assembled into plates, should be numbered Fig. 1A, 1B,…. Letters, numbers, or arrows may be used to indicate features of special interest within figures.
All figures must be prepared as electronic versions and sent as individual files in TIF, PDF, or JPG formats. The original submission may be made at a lower dpi, but the accepted version of line drawings should be at 1200 dpi for line art (including cladograms) and grayscale figures at least 350 dpi. Color graphics should be at 300 dpi and in CMYK mode (RGB mode is NOT accepted). Figures should always be presented at size of publication or larger (one column width or two column width). Figures submitted in PowerPoint format are not accepted.
Color figures will be printed in color if the author has agreed in advance to pay $400 per color page (which is half of the actual cost; ABLS subsidizes the other half). Authors who do not agree to pay these charges must submit black and white images instead.
ABLS is currently offering free color for authors on the online version of The Bryologist.
The printed version will have black and white images (unless the author has paid for color), but if an author uploads a separate set of color images and contacts the editor, these will be part of the online version of The Bryologist. Authors should only do this if color enhances the value of the images. This option costs the Society $75/plate but ABLS will cover this if it can be justified.
TABLES should be in a tabbed format (this includes word processing tables). In other words, to get from cell to cell, the tab should be used, not repeated use of the space bar. The “Table layout” in Word is acceptable. Tables should be free of the internal grid. They should be uploaded in separate files, numbered sequentially as they occur in the manuscript. Table legends should explain the content of the table fully, and should be placed above the table. All explanatory material must be in the legend, and not placed in footnotes.
ABBREVIATIONS in the text are followed by periods except for metric measurements and compass directions.
FOOTNOTES should be avoided except in Tables. Such information should be incorporated into the text.
time a scientific name is mentioned in a
taxonomic/systematic article (not including the abstract), it should
author citation. Subsequent use of the name (except possibly in tables)
not re-cite the author. Authority names should NOT be included in
physiological, and other non-systematic articles. However, it maybe
to cite a reference indicating what nomenclature is being followed.
should be abbreviated following Brummitt and Powell’s Authors of
Plant Names (Brummit,
R. K. & C. E. Powell (eds). 1992. Authors of Plant Names.
citations in the text, literature should be
abbreviated following BPH and TL-II (the exception being that all words
capitalized) (Botanico-Periodicum-Huntianum. G. H. M. Lawrence and
Citation of specimens must be very concise. Instead of long detailed lists of specimens, briefly state representative specimens or distribution maps, or both. Geographic names are arranged in strict order of decreasing political magnitude; collectors are cited by family name only. Cite only a single specimen per smallest political or geographical unit. Habitat data are summarized in the text and are not included in lists of specimens. The date of collection is given only if a collection number is lacking. Herbarium designations are those of Index Herbariorum. For studies relying on large number of specimens, and if these are data based include a reference of the database.
The country should be in all capitals, the state in all small capitals (even the first letter), the date in roman print (if given), the collector and collection number italicized, and the herbarium abbreviations in small capitals, in alphabetical order. Examples of specimen citations:
MEXICO. cohhuila: 1901, Pringle s.n. (us).
Authors of manuscripts based upon author-collected specimens must have legally collected the specimens. Evidence of collections made without proper authorization or where the collector has violated conditions upon which the permission was given will result in manuscripts being rejected prior to review. The editor reserves the right to request proof of authorization.
GENE SEQUENCES AND CHARACTER MATRICES
All sequences used in analyses must be identified by a GenBank accession number. Newly generated DNA sequences must also be linked to specimen voucher and the herbarium where the voucher is deposited. Matrices of characters used for phylogenetic inference must be deposited at TreeBASE (http://www.treebase.org), and the accession number must be provided before acceptance of the manuscript.
NEWLY PROPOSED FUNGAL NAMES
Description of new taxa and proposals of new names of lichenized and lichenicolous fungi at all ranks must be accompanied by the MycoBank registration number, obtained when registering the name at http://www.mycobank.org/. Registration of a new name should be done only after a manuscript has been accepted for publication.
In the text, citations must be presented in a strict alphabetic order, with each reference separated by semi-colons, and each different reference by the same author separated by a comma, e.g., (Allen 1980; Rowe 1970, 1979; Sawyer et al. 1999a,b; Wyatt 1910).
In the Literature Cited section of manuscripts, names of authors and titles of articles must be given exactly as in the original publication, except that initials are always used for the given names of authors. Journal titles are given in full (i.e., never in abbreviated form), except that an initial "The" may be omitted (except "The Bryologist" that is written in full).
Authors are listed alphabetically by family name, then chronologically. The author(s) last names should be in Roman font with any further references by the same author(s) denoted by a long dash. Leave a space between the author(s) initials. For example:
ASSIGNMENT OF COPYRIGHT
Please read, complete and sign the assignment of copyright form found here. Return this form at the same time you submit your article. The Assignment of Copyright does not take effect until the article is accepted for publication
EDITING AND PRINTING
All authors will be asked by the Editor to approve manuscripts before they are sent to the printer. Proofs are sent directly to the corresponding author as an e-mail attachment, and these must be corrected immediately and returned electronically to the Editor. Ifthe proofs are not returned promptly, the Editor will make corrections. Resetting due to corrections other than printer's error is chargeable to the author.
ONLINE PUBLICATION OF ACCEPTED ARTICLES AT BIOONE
Issues in progress: Beginning with Volume 115(2), all accepted articles in The Bryologist will be published online in their final version of record at BioOne as soon as they are ready, without waiting for the issue contents to be complete. This means that the latest articles are added continuously, each one final, paginated and showing a date of publication. All ABLS members can obtain online BioOne access to The Bryologist from the Secretary-Treasurer.
(bryophyte ecology and systematics)
Yellow Springs, Ohio U.S.A.
Hodkinson (lichen systematics)
The New York Botanical Garden
Bronz, New York U.S.A.
ecology and systematics)
Last modified 07 September 2012