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 copyright is retained by authors.

Notulae Algarum is intended for brief notes (generally 1-6 pages) 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 and are non-negotiable.


Submissions are accepted only by e-mail: michael.guiry@nuigalway.ie. Please ensure that all submissions meet the requirements of the Instructions for Authors (particularly the use of the Word template):