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SALAMANDRA - German Journal of Herpetology

Indexed by Current Contents, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, Google Scholar, Journal Citation Reports, Science Citation Index Expanded, SCOPUS, Zoological Records.

Journal Citation Reports Impact Factor 2015 (published June 2016): 1.250

ISSN 0036-3375

A quarterly journal, issues appearing in April, June, October and December.


Current issue

The latest issue of SALAMANDRA (52-2) is published on 30 June 2016.

Recently published SALAMANDRA articles are temporarily provided as open access to all web users for advertisement purposes.

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The peer-reviewed journal SALAMANDRA has been the flagship publication of the German herpetological society (DGHT) since 1964. As of 2005, articles are exclusively published in English. SALAMANDRA is a broadly based herpetological journal. It publishes results of original research and review articles in all fields of herpetology, including phylogeny, systematics, taxonomy, faunistics, ethology, ecology, physiology, conservation biology and captive breeding.

From 2010, SALAMANDRA was printed at larger page size and parallel published articles were provided as PDF downloads on this website. The journal has been selected for coverage in Current Contents, Journal Citation Reports, Scientific Citation Index Expanded, and Scopus, and currently received an SCI Impact Factor of 1.250.


What is DGHT?

The "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde e.V. (DGHT)", meaning German Society for Herpetology and Herpetoculture, was founded in 1964 as a successor of the group called "Salamander" which originates from the year 1918. As the name implies, the DGHT covers non-professionals and professionals in herpetology and herpetoculture within a single organisation, thus giving our society its particular strength. Our members work with amphibians and reptiles as it concerns research and husbandry, as well as conservation of species and their habitats.

Link to DGHT website