openECO: ecology/nature titles indexed

A-Z List of over 700 eco/nature journals. Titles listed are open access or otherwise free and public, and their full-text can be searched across via the JURN open access search tool. Predatory journals are excluded. Mapping and surveying titles, and hybrid OA titles, are listed separately at the foot of this A-Z list.

A-Z List last updated: 20th October 2016. Last checked for linkrot: July 2016.

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Acrocephalus (Bird Watching and Bird Study Association of Slovenia)

Acta Agrobotanica (Polish Botanical Society. Plants accompanying crops, with special focus on plant-pollinator flora)

Acta Botanica Croatica (Croatian botany)

Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae (Department of Entomology, National Museum, Czech Republic)

Acta Geographica Debrecina : Landscape and Environment Series (Hungary, in English)

Acta Botanica Islandica (1972-2004, Icelandic Institute of Natural History)

Acta Horti Botanici Bucurestiensis (Eastern European plants)

Acta Mycologica (Polish Botanical Society. Fungi and lichens)

Acta Naturalia Islandica (1946–1991, Icelandic Institute of Natural History)

Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae (Polish Botanical Society. Plant science)

Acta Protozoologica

Acta Silvatica et Lignaria Hungarica (Hungarian forests)

Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia (wide scope, Polish Academy of Sciences)

Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae (Hungary, OA from 2002 onwards)

Adansonia (Natural History Museum, Paris. Plant biology, focus on vascular plants biodiversity. Open Access on the museum’s page, though it initially appears not to be OA there)

Adjutant : Journal of the Army Ornithological Society, The (birds, British Army)

African Invertebrates

African Natural History (Iziko Museums of South Africa)

African Primates

African Sea Turtle Newsletter

AFRING News (bird ringing in Southern Africa)

Agricultural History Review (British)

Alaska Fisheries Research Bulletin

Alces (biology and management of moose)

Algae (algae and seaweed, Korean Society of Phycology)

Aliens : the Invasive Species Bulletin

Aliso : A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany

Alpine Botany (via Paperity)

American Bird Conservancy Annual Reports

American Entomologist (insects, 2001-2009)

American Museum Novitates (new discoveries in zoology, paleontology, and geology)

Amphibian & Reptile Conservation

Annali di Botanica (Italy, in English)

Annales Botanici Fennici (2012- , Finnish Zoological and Botanical Publishing Board)

Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici (National Museum of Hungary, Natural History)

Annals of Silvicultural Research (trees, woods, forests)

Animal Biodiversity and Conservation (Museum of Natural Science, Barcelona)

Animal Biotelemetry (remote tracking of animals using technology)

Animal Migration

Animals (MDPI, but included in the DOAJ at Sept 2015)

Antarctic Record (National Institute of Polar Research, Japan)

Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History (monographs, some ethnobotany)

Anthropozoologica (Natural History Museum, Paris. The “relationship between man and animal, from the origins up to modern times.” Open Access on the museum’s page, though it initially appears not to be OA there)

AoB Plants

AoB Plants (via Paperity)

Apidologie (bees, 1958-2010)

Applied Ecology and Environmental Research

Aquaculture Environment Interactions

Aquatic Biosystems (formerly Saline Systems)

Aquatic Invasions

Aquatic Mammals (1972-1999 indexable, but free to 2002)

Aquila (birds, Hungary)

Archives of Biological Sciences, Belgrade

Archives of Environmental Protection


Arctic Birds

Arctic Circular, The (1948-1988)

Ardea (birds, Netherlands Ornithologists’ Union)

Arnoldia (quarterly magazine of the Arnold Arboretum – Harvard University)

Arquipelago : Life and Marine Sciences

Arquivos Entomoloxicos (Spanish beetles)

Arthropod-Plant Interactions (via Paperity)

Arthropods (invertebrates such as crabs and insects)

Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny (Senckenberg)

Arxius de Miscellania Zoologica (Museum of Natural Science, Barcelona)

ASEAN Biodiversity

Asia Pacific Journal of Environment Ecology and Sustainable Development (published by the Association of Tropical Rain Forest Conservation and Education, Nepal)

Asian Journal of Conservation Biology

Asian Myrmecology (ants)

Atlas of Maine (Environmental Studies Program, Colby College)

Atoll Research Bulletin (also online here)

Auk, The and SORA archive (birds of New Zealand and region)

Australasian Plant Pathology (via Paperity)

Australian Antarctic Magazine

Australian Journal of Biological Sciences (1948-1988)

Australian Journal of Environmental Law

Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal (AMOJ) (1952-current)

Australasian Plant Disease Notes

Avian Conservation and Ecology (birds)

Avian Ecology & Behaviour (birds, Russia, discontinued 2015)

Avian Research (also at Springer) (birds, formerly titled Chinese Birds)

Avian Science (birds)


Baltic Forestry (Latvia)

Baltic Journal of Coleopterology (Baltic Coleopterological Society, Latvia. Beetles of the Baltics)

Bamboo Science & Culture : The Journal of the American Bamboo Society

Behavioral Ecology (via Paperity)

Belgian Journal of Entomology (insects)

Belgian Journal of Zoology

Berkut : Ukrainian Journal of Ornithology (birds, Central and Eastern Europe)

Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift (insects, Open Access from 2014)

Biawak : journal of varanid biology and husbandry (monitor lizards)

Bibliotheca Herpetologica (International Society for the History and Bibliography of Herpetology)

Bioarchaeology of the Near East

BioCoder from O’Reilly. (DIY bio-engineering)

Biodiversity & Ecology

Biodiversity and Natural History (Chile, South America)

Biodiversity Data Journal

Biodiversity Informatics

Biodiversity Journal

Biodiversity Science : developments in biodiversity and conservation management

BioInvasions Records

Biological Invasions (via Paperity)

Biology and Fertility of Soils (via Paperity)

Biology Curators Group Newsletter (UK, 1975-1994)

Biology Letters (via Paperity)

Biology Open


Bioscan, The (National Environmentalists’ Association, India)

Bird Banding (bird migration tracking, to 1979)

Bird Census News (Journal of the European Bird Census Council)

Birding (American Birding Association)

Birds New Zealand

Bird Populations (Instutute for Bird Populations)

BMC Biology

BMC Ecology

BMC Evolutionary Biology

Bocagiana (Island of Madeira and vicinity)

Boletim do Museu Municipal do Funchal (Island of Madeira and vicinity)

Boreal Environment Research (polar, subpolar and far northern ecosystems)

Borneo Research Bulletin (Borneo Research Council, 1969-1999)

Botanica Lithuanica

Botanical Review (via Paperity)

Botanical Studies (via Paperity)

Botanica Pacifica (plants and their conservation, Botanical Garden-Institute of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences)

Botanics Magazine (Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh)

Bothalia : African Biodiversity & Conservation

Brazilian Journal of Oceanography

Breviora (Museum of Comparative Zoology – Harvard University)

British Journal of Entomology and Natural History

Brittonia (via Paperity)

Bulletin of Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (Japan)

Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History

Bulletin of the British Museum, Natural History

Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club (birds, UK, to 2010)

Bulletin of the Cracid Specialist Group (forest game birds of the Latin American tropics)

Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Malta (also mirrored at the University of Malta repository)

Bulletin of the Geobotanical Institute

Bulletin of the Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey (1887-2000)

Bulletin of the National Institute of Ecology (National Institute of Ecology, India)

Bulletin of the Natural History Museum in Belgrade

Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Botany

Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Geology

Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Zoology

Bulletin of the Nigerian Ornithologists’ Society (birds, Nigeria)

Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences (focus is on articles on natural history topics related to southern California, the Eastern Pacific and the New World)

Butler University Botanical Studies (1929-1964)

Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society (birds, USA)


CalCOFI Reports (state of the oceanic ‘California Current’ and its related fisheries)

California Birds

Cambodian Journal of Natural History

Canadian Field-Naturalist, The

Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification (Canada’s arthropod fauna)

Caribbean Journal of Science (natural history of the Caribbean)

CESA Publications on African Lepidoptera (butterflies, moths)

Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences)

Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological Systems

Chironomus : journal of Chironomidae research (non-biting midges)

Chiroptera Neotropical (neotropical bats)

Cities and the Environment

Citizen Science : Theory and Practice

COCOS : the journal of the Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka (also at CRI Repository, with archives of Ceylon Coconut Planters’ Review and Ceylon Coconut Quarterly)

Common Ground (National Park Service, U.S.)

Commonwealth Forestry Review (formerly Empire Forestry Journal / Empire Forestry Review. Site also has the Commonwealth Forestry Institute Occasional Papers and monographs series in PDF)

Conservation Evidence

Conservation Physiology (how animals respond to environment change and stress, inc. during migration)

Conservation and Society

Conservation Letters

Contemporary Problems of Ecology (via Paperity)

Contributions from the U.S. National Herbarium

Contributions in Marine Science (formerly Publications of the Institute of Marine Science)

Contributions in Science (Natural History Museum, LA)

Contributions to Zoology

Coral Reefs (via Paperity)

Corella (birds of Australia, New Zealand and the southern ocean)

Crustacean Research (Carcinological Society of Japan)

Cultural Studies of Science Education (via Paperity)

Current Herpetology (Herpetological Society of Japan, amphibians and reptiles)

Current Zoology


Davidsonia (journal of the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden)

Dendrobiology (trees)

Desert (International Desert Research Center, University of Tehran)

Desert Plants (1979-2013, archives only)


eJIM : ejournal of Indian Medicine (traditional medicine, history of plant use)

Eastern European Countryside

Earth Interactions (interactions between the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere in global context. American Meteorological Society)

eco.mont : Journal on Protected Mountain Areas Research and Management (open access from January 2015)

EcoHealth (via Paperity)


Ecologica Montenegrina (ecology of Montenegro, on the Adriatic Sea coast opposite to Italy)

Ecological Questions

Ecological Research (via Paperity)

Ecology and Society

Economic Botany (via Paperity)

EcoPrint (Nepal)

Ecosystems (via Paperity)

Ecotoxicology (via Paperity)

Edentata (anteaters, sloths, armadillos)

Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research

Egyptian Journal of Biology, The

Egyptian Journal of Natural History, The and its mirror on AJOL

Electronic Green Journal (UCLA)

Elementa (BioOne megajournal with an ecology section)


Emerging Contaminants

Emerging Infectious Diseases (CDC, USA)

Endangered Species : Endangered Species Online Bulletin (U.S. Fish & Wildlife service)

Endangered Species Research

Entomologia (insects)

Entomologica Basiliensia et Collectionis Frey (insects)

Entomologica Fennica (insects of the Palaearctic)

Environmental and Ecological Statistics (via Paperity)

Environmental Biology of Fishes (via Paperity)

Environmental Evidence

Environmental Humanities

Environmental Protection and Natural Resources

Environmental Research Letters

ENVIS Bulletin of Himalayan Ecology (also monographs. ENVIS Centre on Himalayan Ecology)

Estonian Journal of Ecology

Estuaries and Coasts (via Paperity)

Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics

Ethnobiology and Conservation

Ethnobiology Letters

Ethnobotanical Leaflets

Ethnobotany Research and Applications (also here and here)

Eurasian Soil Science (via Paperity)

European Countryside

European Journal of Entomology (insects)

European Journal of Environmental Sciences

European Journal of Forest Research (via Paperity)

European Journal of Plant Pathology (via Paperity)

European Journal of Taxonomy (descriptive taxonomy of eukaryotes)

European Journal of Wildlife Research (via Paperity)

Euscorpius (scorpions)

Evolution: Education and Outreach

Evolutionary Applications

Evolutionary Ecology (via Paperity)

Extremophiles (via Paperity)


Falco newsletter (Middle East Falcon Research Group)

Fauna of New Zealand

Fauna Norvegica (Nordic fauna)

Field Naturalist : The Trinidad & Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club, The (1973-2015)

Field Studies Journal (1959-2003, Field Studies Council, UK)

Finnish Journal of Environmental History

Fire Ecology

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (Korean Society of Fisheries and Aquatic Science)

Fishery Bulletin (National Marine Fisheries Service, USA)

Fisheries Science (via Paperity)

Flora of North America (newsletter of the Flora of North America Association)

Florida Entomologist and archive

Florida Field Naturalist

Florida Geographer, The

Folia Entomologica Hungarica (insects, Hungary)

Folia Geobotanica (via Paperity)

Folia Malacologica (snails)

Fordham Environmental Law Review

Forests (MDPI, but included in the DOAJ at Sept 2015)

Forest History Today

Forest Phytophthoras (moulds and rots)

Forest Research Papers

Forest Systems



Forestry (via Paperity)

Forestry Journal

Forestry Studies

Forktail (Oriental Bird Club)

Fragmenta Entomologica (arthropod biodiversity, Sapienza University of Rome)

Fremontia : journal of the California Native Plant Society

Freshwater Forum (1991-2010, Freshwater Biological Association, UK)

Frontiers of Biogeography (International Biogeography Society, who mirror the title here)

Fungal Biology and Biotechnology

Fungal Conservation (International Society for Fungal Conservation)

Fungal Diversity (via Paperity)

Future of Food : Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society


Galapagos Research (Galapagos Islands, Charles Darwin Foundation)

Geo : Geography and Environment

Global Ecology and Conservation

Golden Gate University Environmental Law Journal

Goose : a journal of arts, environment and culture in Canada

Goose Bulletin (wild geese)

Gorilla Journal

Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs (1976-1993)

Gulf and Caribbean Research (marine and coastal science)


Harvard Forest Bulletin (see also: Harvard Forest Papers)

Harvard Papers in Botany (Harvard University Herbaria & Libraries)

HAYATI Journal of Biosciences (Indonesia)

Helgoland Marine Research (via Paperity)

Hellenic Plant Protection Journal and archives

HerbalEGram (monthly of the American Botanical Council)

Herba Polonica (Journal of Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants, Poznan, Poland)

Herpetological Conservation and Biology (amphibians and reptiles)

Herpetology Notes (Societas Europaea Herpetologica, amphibians and reptiles)

History of the Ecological Sciences (substantial series from Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America)

Hong Kong Bird Report (to 2011)

Huntia (Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon, USA)

Human Ecology Review

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

HYLA : Herpetoloski Bilten (amphibians and reptiles. Croatian Herpetological Society, dual Croatian/English)

Hystrix : the Italian Journal of Mammalogy (mammals)


ICES Journal of Marine Science (via Paperity)

Ichthyological Research (fishes) (via Paperity)

Ideas in Ecology and Evolution

iForest : Biogeosciences and Forestry

Immediate Science Ecology (Queen’s University, Canada)

Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences

Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources

Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge

Inland Water Biology (via Paperity)

Insecta Mundi (insect systematics)

Insecta Norvegiae (supplement to Norwegian Journal of Entomology, 1980-2005)

Insectes Sociaux (via Paperity)

Insects (MDPI, but included in the DOAJ at Sept 2015)

Institute of Zoology annual reports (London)

International Aquatic Research

International Forest Fire News

International Journal of Aquatic Biology (Iranian Society of Ichthyology)

International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (National Institute of Ecology, India)

International Journal of Environmental Quality (University of Bologna)

International Journal of Fungal Diversity

International Journal of Galliformes Conservation (pheasants and similar game birds)

International Journal of Myriapodology (millipedes, centipedes, velvet worms)

International Journal of Plant Biology

International Journal of the Commons (common rangelands, forests and fisheries, and also the online commons)

International Journal of Wilderness

International Review of Environmental History

International Society for Tropical Ecology

International Soil and Water Conservation Research

International Studies on Sparrows (birds)

International Wader Studies (wading birds)

Intermountain Journal of Sciences, The and back issues (Montana, USA)

Invertebrate Survival Journal (survival and defense mechanisms of invertebrates)

Irish Forestry (1943-2009)

Israel Journal of Entomology

Istanbul Universitesi Orman Fakultesi Dergisi (Journal of the Faculty of Forestry, Istanbul University, Turkey)

Italian Botanist and its archives in Italian as the Bollettino della Societa Botanica Italiana

IUCN Otter Specialist Group Bulletin (otters)


Japanese Journal of Conservation Ecology

Japanese Journal of Ornithology (birds, Japan)

JNCC report series (Joint Nature Conservation Committee, UK)

Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences (Hashemite University / Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research)

Journal of Agricultural and Marine Sciences (Oman, the Gulf)

Journal American Rhododendron Society

Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology

Journal of Apicultural Science (bees)

Journal of Applied Ecology (‘Virtual Issues’ only)

Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management (toxic chemical pollutants in ecologies)

Journal of Arachnology (spiders, 1973-2014)

Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity (formerly Journal of Korean Nature)

Journal of Biological Curation (1989-1994) and the continuing

Journal of Biosciences (Indian Academy of Sciences)

Journal of Botany

Journal of Coastal Conservation (via Paperity)

Journal of Coastal Research

Journal of Conservation Planning

Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education

Journal of Ecological Anthropology

Journal of Ecological Engineering

Journal of Ecosystems and Management

Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research (insects, mites and ticks)

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation

Journal of Environmental Professionals Sri Lanka

Journal of Environmental Sustainability (RIT)

Journal of ETA Maritime Science

Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Journal of Fisheries (India)

Journal of Field Ornithology (birds)

Journal of Forest and Livelihood

Journal of Forest Research (via Paperity)

Journal of Forestry Research (via Paperity)

Journal of Ichthyology (fishes) (via Paperity)

Journal of Indonesian Natural History

Journal of Hymenoptera Research (sawflies, wasps, bees, and ants, International Society of Hymenopterists)

Journal of Insect Behavior (via Paperity)

Journal of Insect Conservation (via Paperity)

Journal of Insect Science and its Oxford Journals version.

Journal of Korean Nature, now the Journal of Asia Pacific Biodiversity

Journal of Landscape Ecology

Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law (Florida State University College of Law)

Journal of Limnology (inland waters)

Journal of Marine and Island Cultures

Journal of Marine Animals and their Ecology

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering

Journal of Melittology (bee biology, ecology, evolution, & systematics)

Journal of Mountain Ecology

Journal of Mountain Science (via Paperity)

Journal of Natural Resources and Development

Journal of Natural Science Collections, The (UK. Natural History exhibits and wildlife history work in museums)

Journal of Negative Results : ecology and evolutionary biology

Journal of Nematology, The (nematodes)

Journal of North American Herpetology (amphibians)

Journal of Ocean University of China (via Paperity)

Journal of Oceanography (via Paperity)

Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership

Journal of Pest Science (via Paperity)

Journal of Plankton Research (via Paperity)

Journal of Plant Biology (via Paperity)

Journal of Plant Interactions

Journal of Plant Research (via Paperity)

Journal of Pollination Ecology

Journal of Rangeland Science (Islamic Azad University, Iran)

Journal of Raptor Research also at the Biodiversity Library (birds, raptors)

Journal of Seed Science

Journal of Soils and Sediments (via Paperity)

Journal of Sustainability

Journal of the Acarological Society of Japan (mites and ticks)

Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society and also at the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia (insects)

Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario (insects)

Journal of the Forestry Society of Croatia

Journal of the Kew Guild (Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, 1893-2009)

Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society (butterflies)

Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Journal of the Marine Research Institute (Iceland)

Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation

Journal of Threatened Taxa

Journal of Transdisciplinary Environmental Studies

Journal of Tropical Forestry and Environment

Journal of Urban Ecology

Journal of Unconventional Parks, Tourism & Recreation Research

Journal of Vector Ecology

Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases

Journal of Vietnamese Environment

Journal of Water Security (partly on water pollution, especially in Eastern Europe)

Journal of Wetlands Ecology (to 2012, ceased)

Journal of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology (birds, Japan)

Journal of Vietnamese Environment

Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research

Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika (Indonesia, tropical forest management)


Kalmiopsis (Native Plant Society of Oregon)

Kenya Birds (to 2013)

Kingbird, The (New York State Ornithological Association)

Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems

Koedoe : African Protected Area Conservation and Science (“the official journal of the South African National Parks”)

Kukila : journal of Indonesian ornithology


Lakes, reservoirs and ponds (Romanian Journal of Limnology)

Landscape and Ecological Engineering (via Paperity)

Landscape Ecology (via Paperity)

Landscape Online (Int. Assoc. for Landscape Ecology)

Landscape Review

Landscapes : journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language

Lankesteriana : international journal on orchidology (orchids)

Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals

Law, Environment and Development Journal (SOAS, London)

Lazaroa (Complutense University of Madrid)

LimnoFish : Journal of Limnology and Freshwater Fisheries Research

Limnology (via Paperity)

Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin (Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography. One or two articles per issue, plus members news and book reviews)

Limnology and Oceanography e-Lectures (Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography)

Limnology and Oceanography : Fluids and Environments (Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography. Ceased 2014)

Limnology and Oceanography Letters

Linnean, The (Linnean Society of London)

Living Bird magazine

Living Reviews in Landscape Research


Macalester Reviews in Biogeography (2008-2010)

Madagascar Conservation and Development

Magazine of the New Zealand Antarctic Society

Malacologica Bohemoslovaca (snails in Eastern Europe)

Malagasy Nature (natural history of Madagascar and neighbouring islands, in French and English)

Malayan Nature Journal (Malaysia)

Malimbus : journal of West African ornithology (birds)

Management of Biological Invasions

Marine and Coastal Fisheries (mirrored at BioOne)

Marine Biodiversity (via Paperity)

Marine Biodiversity Records (Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom)

Marine Fisheries Review

Marine Ornithology (marine birds)

Marine Institute Open Access Repository

Marine News (IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme)

Marine Research in Iceland

Marine Turtle Newsletter

Maritime Studies (via Paperity)

Maryland Birdlife (birds, USA)

McIlvainea : Journal of American Amateur Mycology (fungi)

MCZ Bulletin (Museum of Comparative Zoology – Harvard University)

Meadowlark : A Journal of Illinois Birds (birds, USA)

Mediterranean Marine Science

Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History

Memoirs of the MCZ (Museum of Comparative Zoology – Harvard University)

Memoranda Societatis pro Fauna et Flora Fennica (fauna and flora of the Palaearctic)

Mesoamerican Herpetology (Mexico and Central America, amphibians and reptiles)

Mesopotamian Journal of Marine Science

Michigan Botanist

Microbes and Environments

Microbial Ecology (via Paperity)

Mine Water and the Environment (via Paperity)

Mires and Peat

Miscellanea Zoologica Hungarica (1980-2000)

Monographiae Botanicae (Polish Botanical Society. Plant ecology and taxonomy)

Monographs of the Western North American Naturalist (mirrored here)

MorphoMuseuM (journal of 3D computer models of vertebrates)

Movement Ecology

Museum Publications in Natural History (University of the Philippines)

Mushroom Research (1992-, Mushroom Society of India)

Mycena News (fungi, Mycological Society of San Francisco)

Mycologia Iranica (fungi, with focus on Iran and region)

Mycological Progress (via Paperity)

Mycophile : Newsletter of the North American Mycological Association, The (fungi)


NAMMCO Scientific Publications (Nordic region)

National Institute of Polar Research Academic Journals (Japan, various series)

Nauplius (Brazilian Crustacean Association)

Natura Croatica (Natural biology and geology in Croatia)

Natural Hazards Observer (Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado at Boulder)

Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society

Natural Products and Bioprospecting

Natural Resources and Environmental Issues

Natural Resources Journal (University of New Mexico)

Nature & Faune (UN / African Forestry and Wildlife Commission)

Nature in Singapore

Nauplius (crustacean biology. Brazilian Crustacean Association)


Nematropica (tropical and subtropical nematodes)

NeoBiota (invasive species)

Neotropical Biodiversity

Neotropical Primates

New Forests (via Paperity)

New Zealand Entomologist (1952-2011, insects)

New Zealand Journal of Ecology

New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science (via Paperity)

New Zealand Natural Sciences

NOAA Technical Reports and NOAA Technical Memoranda series (fisheries)

North American Bird Bander

North American Birds

North American Fauna (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1889-2014)

North American Fungi

Nota Lepidopterologica (2003-2013, Palearctic)

Notornis and Birds New Zealand (the latter formerly Southern Bird) (one year paywall)

Novitates Zoologicae (to 1948)

Novon : a journal of botanical nomenclature from the Missouri Botanical Garden

npj Biofilms and Microbiomes (microbial biofilms and microbiomes, wide scope but has some environmental ecology articles)

Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems (via Paperity)

Nuytsia (Western Australia)


Occasional Papers of the LSU Museum of Natural Science (Louisiana State University)

Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan

Ocean and Coastal Law Journal

Ocean Science



Oceanologia (Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences)

OECD Review of Fisheries

Oklahoma Native Plant Record

Omphalina (mushrooms of Newfoundland and Labrador)

Open Biology (The Royal Society)

Opuscula Philolichenum (The New York Botanical Garden, journal of short papers in lichens and lichenology)

Opuscula Zoologica (Supported by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, hydrobiology and soil zoology with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe)

Ornis Fennica (birds, Finland)

Ornis Hungarica (birds, Hungary)

Ornis Norvegica (birds, Norway and region)

Ornis Svecica (birds of Europe)

Ornithological Monographs series (birds)

Ornithological Science (birds, Japan)

Osprey, The (birds and natural history of Newfoundland and Labrador)

Our Nature (Nature Conservation and HC Council, Nepal)

Our Public Lands 1951-1971, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.


Pace Environmental Law Review Online Companion

Pachyderm : Journal of the African Elephant, African Rhino and Asian Rhino Specialist Groups

Pacific Coast Avifauna (birds, USA, 1900-1974)

Pacific Science (1947-2011, biological and physical sciences of the Pacific basin)

Pacific Ecologist

Pacific Seabirds

Paddy and Water Environment (via Paperity)

Pan American Journal of Aquatic Sciences


Parasitologia Hungarica (Hungary, 1969-1998)

Parasites & Vectors (mostly human health, but also ecology articles on parasite populations etc)

Park Science (National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior)

Passenger Pigeon, The (birds of Wisconsin)

Peckiana (journal of the Senckenberg natural history museums, Germany)

PERC Reports and PERC Policy Series and PERC Case Studies (Property and Environment Research Center, USA)

Philippine Entomologist, The (insects, Philippine Association of Entomologists)

Phyllomedusa : Journal of Herpetology (amphibians)

Phytoneuron : digital publications in plant biology

PICES Press (North Pacific Marine Science Organization)

PICES Scientific Reports (North Pacific Marine Science Organization)

Plankton & Benthos Research

Plankton Biology and Ecology

Plant Biotechnology Journal

Plant and Soil (via Paperity)

Plant Ecology (via Paperity)

Plant Press, The (U.S. National Herbarium newsletter)

Plants (MDPI, but included in the DOAJ at Sept 2015)

Plant Sociology (Italian Society for Vegetation Science)

PLOS Biology (megajournal)

PLOS Pathogens (megajournal)

Polar Biology (via Paperity)

Polar Research

Polish Botanical Journal

Polish Yearbook of Environmental Law

Population Ecology (via Paperity)

Primate Conservation

Primates (via Paperity)

Priamus and Priamus Supplement and associated Miscellaneous Papers (Centre for Entomological Studies, Ankara, Turkey)

Procedia Environmental Sciences

Proceedings & transactions of the South London Entomological & Natural History Society (1938-1967)

Proceedings and Transactions of the British Entomological and Natural History Society (1968-1987)

Proceedings of the Botanical Society of the British Isles

Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science (1891-2010)

Proceedings of the International Forestry and Environment Symposium

Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales (Australia)

Proceedings of the Zoological Society (via Paperity)

Professional Papers (U.S. Geological Survey)

Prommalia : Journal for Zoological Taxonomists (Zoological Survey of India)


Raffles Bulletin of Zoology (Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore. 1928—)

Rangelands (lands ranged over by grazing herd animals)

Rangifer (reindeer, caribou and similar animals)

Raptor Research

Records of the Queen Victoria Museum (partial, also Occasional Papers. Australia)

Records of the South Australian Museum

Redia : journal of zoology (Research Centre for Agrobiology and Pedology, Florence, Italy)

Reforesta/a> (restoration forestry, afforestation and natural re-growth of forests)

Reinardtia (plant taxonomy, plant ecology and ethnobotany, in southeast Asia)

Regional Seas Series Reports (United Nations)

Regional Studies in Marine Science

Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

Resource Inventory Notes and Resources Evaluation Newsletter series, 1975-1981, Yale School of Forestry.

Resources magazine

Revista Chilena de Historia Natural (Chile, in English)

Richardiana : tevue trimestrielle editee par tropicalia et consacree aux Orchidees (tropical orchids, free from volume 13 onwards, partly in English for the most recent volumes)

Ring, The (bird ringing, migration and monitoring bird numbers)

Riparian Ecology and Conservation

Rocznik Dendrologiczny (2005-2007, dating and study of annual rings in trees)

Rostrum : Newsletter of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa (insects)

Rural Landscapes : Society, Environment, History

Russian Journal of Marine Biology (via Paperity)


Salamandra : German Journal of Herpetology (amphibians)

Sanctuary : Ministry of Defence Conservation magazine (UK armed forces)

Sandgrouse (birds, Ornithological Society of the Middle East)

San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science

Scientia Marina

Scopus and archives. Also at (birds, East Africa Natural History Society)

Scottish Birds and archives

Seabird : journal of the Atlantic Seabirds Group

SEEFOR (South-East European Forestry)

Southeast Environmental Research Center Research Reports (Florida, USA)

Series of the Council for Arctic Flora and Fauna, Arctic Council

Sexuality and Early Development in Aquatic Organisms

Sibbaldia : the Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture (The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh)

Sida, Contributions to Botany (Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 1965-2006)

Silva (newsmagazine of the Arnold Arboretum – Harvard University)

Slovak Raptor Journal (birds, Central and Eastern Europe)

Small-scale Forestry (via Paperity)

Smithsonian Contributions to Botany

Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences

Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology

Sociobiology (social insects)

SOIL (soils, European Geosciences Union)

Soil Organisms (Senckenberg)

Soundscape : The Journal of Acoustic Ecology

South Dakota Bird Notes

South-east European Forestry

Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings (study and conservation of freshwater and coastal fishes of the southeastern United States)

Speleobiology Notes (caves, subterranean fauna and flora)

Sri Lanka Journal of Aquatic Sciences

Stilt : Journal of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (birds, Australian Wader Studies Group)

Studia Botanica Hungarica (botany, Hungary)

Studies in Avian Biology (birds, Cooper Ornithological Society, supplement to The Condor)

Studies in Mycology and its mirror(Elsevier, fungi)

Surtsey Research Progress (Research on the newly formed island of Surtsey)

Sustainability, Agriculture, Food and Environmental Research

Symbiosis (via Paperity)

Systematic Parasitology (via Paperity)


Taprobanica : The Journal of Asian Biodiversity

Tattler (birds, newsletter of the Australian Wader Studies Group)

Technical Notes series, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. Also Technical Bulletins & References series 1985-2014 (Idaho only).

Telopea : a plant systematics journal (botany)

TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment

Tentacle (snail conservation)

Texas Water Journal

Thalassia Salentina (marine life around the ‘boot’ of Italy. Partly in English)

Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand (1868-1961)

Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia (1880-2007)

Transitional Waters Bulletin (river mouth ecosystems, lagoons, coastal lakes, brackish wetlands)

Trees (via Paperity)


Tropical Coasts (PEMSEA, East Asia’s sustainable seas organisation)

Tropical Conservation Science

Tropical Grasslands

Tropical Life Sciences (Malaysia)

Tropical Oceanography (Spanish, but issues are partly in English)

Tropical Plant Biology (via Paperity)

Tropicos : magazine of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Treubia : a journal of zoology, hydrobiology and oceanology of the Indo-Australian archipelago

Tulane Studies in Zoology and Botany (2012-, has archives)


UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy

Unasylva (the UN’s FAO forestry journal)

University of Wyoming National Park Service Research Center Annual Reports and their previous incarnation Jackson Hole Research Station Annual Report (the Grand Teton National Park, 1954-1976)

Urban Ecosystems (via Paperity)

Urban Habitats


Vertebrate Zoology (Senckenberg)

Virus Evolution

Vitis : Journal of Grapevine Research


Wader Study Group Bulletin : the international journal of shorebird science and archives

Water Alternatives (water and development, has some coverage of human impacts on rivers and lakes)

Water-Supply Papers (U.S. Geological Survey)

Watsonia : journal of the Botanical Society of the British Isles

Web Ecology

West African Journal of Applied Ecology

Weta, The (1981-2014, insects, publication of the Entomological Society of New Zealand)

Wetlands (Australia)

Wetlands Ecology and Management (via Paperity)

Wetlands (via Paperity)

Whistler, The (birds of Australia)


Wildfowl Journal (Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, UK)

Wildlife Biology in Practice

Wildlife Biology (Nordic Board for Wildlife Research)

Willdenowia (Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin)

Wilson Bulletin / Wilson Journal of Ornithology (birds, 1889-1999)

Works (Croatian Forest Research Institute)

World Heritage Quarterly (UNESCO, coverage includes unique landscapes and natural heritage)

World Ocean Review

World Rabbit Science (rabbits)


Yale Environment 360 : Biodiversity


Zoologia Caboverdiana (Cape Verde Islands)

Zoological Research (China)

Zoological Studies

Zoologische Mededelingen

Zoosystema (Natural History Museum, Paris. Animal biodiversity, systematics. Open Access on the museum’s page, though it initially appears not to be OA there)

Zoosymposia (rapid peer-reviewed for zoology)

Zoosystematics and Evolution



The following journals, partly open access, may also be of interest. These are mostly not indexed by JURN, due to their variable paywalls and/or undifferentiated URL structures which makes them difficult to index.

Annals of Botany (one year paywall)

Aquatic Biology (two year paywall, open access from 2014)

Aquatic Microbial Ecology (five year paywall)

Biological Bulletin, The (one year paywall)

Biology Letters (one year paywall)

Condor : ornithological applications, The (one year paywall)

Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (five year paywall)

Endangered Species Research (four year paywall)

Evolutionary Applications (evolutionary biology, plant and animal adaptations to change. OA since 2012)

Ecology and Evolution (all areas of ecology, evolution and conservation science)

FEMS Microbiology Ecology (one year paywall)

Folio Zoologica (one year paywall)

Freshwater Reviews (Freshwater Biological Association, UK)

Functional Ecology (partly free)

HerbalGram : Journal of the American Botanical Council (mostly free)

Herpetological Review (1967-2010, with partial OA for latest five years. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles)

ICES Journal of Marine Science (partly free)

Inland Waters (journal of the International Society of Limnology)

Journal of East African Natural History (ten year paywall)

Journal of Molluscan Studies (one year paywall)

Journal of Nematode Morphology and Systematics (five year paywall)

Journal of Pesticide Science (one issue paywall)

Journal of Plankton Research (one year paywall)

Journal of Plant Ecology (one year paywall)

Journal of Wildlife Diseases (18 month paywall)

Limnology and Oceanography : Methods (five year paywall)

Marine Ecology Progress Series (five year paywall)

Methods in Ecology and Evolution (two year paywall)

Mollusc World (two year paywall, Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Monash Bioethics Review (two year paywall)

Native Plants Journal (2000-2004 only)

Norwegian Journal of Entomology (three year paywall)

Plant Physiology (one year paywall)

South African Journal of Wildlife Research (two year paywall)

Water Resources Research (two year paywall)

Western North American Naturalist (two year paywall)

Wild Lands Advocate (three year paywall)


ADDITIONAL OPEN JOURNALS of possible interest — mapping and remote sensing:

All but two of these are indexed in JURN.

Animal Biotelemetry

Artificial Satellites

BayGeo Journal (geo-data innovations and applications in the San Francisco Bay Area)

Biodiversity Informatics

Bulletin of the GSI

Cartographic Perspectives (North American Cartographic Information Society)

Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy

Coordinates : positioning, navigation and beyond

Geodesy and Cartography

GeoInformatics (For Flash users only)

GIM International

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (MDPI, but is in the DOAJ)

Journal of Geodetic Science

Journal of Hyperspectral Remote Sensing

Journal of Spatial Information Science

Kartografija i Geoinformacije

Noise Mapping

Nordic Journal of Surveying and Real Estate Research

Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing (1934-2009)

Photogrammetric Journal of Finland

Professional Surveyor Magazine

Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

Reports on Geodesy and Geoinformatics

Sheetlines (Charles Close Society for the Study of Ordnance Survey Maps, UK)

South African Journal of Geomatics

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