Notulae Algarum: An Online Journal for Algae

Welcome and Aims

Notulae Algarum is a peer-reviewed, on-line only journal published by AlgaeBase as part of its services to the Phycological Community. There is no charge for publication and articles are distributed Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Notulae Algarum is intended for brief notes (generally 1-6 pages, but longer manuscripts may be considered after prior consultation with the Editor) to rectify nomenclatural and taxonomic issues quickly, and to report briefly on other phycological matters. Even a paper of less than a page is acceptable to correct a nomenclatural or taxonomic issue. Please use the Word template provided for submissions.

Authors wishing to validate a name should consult this example prior to writing a note.

"Compared to higher-plant taxonomists, phycologists include more than their fair share of workers who are either unaware of certain provisions [of the International Code of Nomenclature] or choose to ignore them." (P.C. Silva in Hegewald & Silva: Annotated catalogue of Scenedesmus1988: vii).

Peer-review process: All submissions to Notulae Algarum are peer-reviewed by at least two independent assessors after consultation with the Editorial Board. Upon receipt of reports, decisions are made whether to accept/reject or to return the manuscript for revision. Final decisions on publication are made by the Editor.


Submissions are accepted only by e-mail: Please ensure that all submissions meet the requirements of the Instructions for Authors (particularly the use of the supplied Word template). If you are introducing a new combination or a new name, a PDF of the publication where the basionym or replaced name must be submitted at the same time or, if the publication is very large, a link to the publication, or a PDF of the relevant page(s) of the original publication.