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NW PARC Resources

Above:  Painted Turtle © Chuck Peterson

General Websites

Scientific Journals

*Note: All journal descriptions below are from their websites.

Acta Herpetologica

Acta Herpetologica, a journal open to academics all over the world, offers itself as a new site for the presentation and discussion of the most recent results in the field of research on Amphibians and Reptiles, both living and extinct. The official journal of the Societas Herpetologica Italica (S.H.I.), Acta Herpetologica publishes original works – extended articles, short notes and book reviews – mostly in English, dealing with the biology and diversity of Amphibians and Reptiles.


Copeia is published by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, an organization dedicated to the scientific study of fishes, amphibians and reptiles. The primary emphases of the Society are to increase knowledge about these organisms, to disseminate that knowledge through publications, conferences, symposia, and other means, and to encourage and support young scientists who will make future advances in these fields. The programs of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists are part of a global effort to interpret, understand, and conserve the Earth's natural diversity and to contribute to the wise use of natural resources for the long-term benefit of humankind.


A subscription to Herpetologica & Herpetological Monographs gives users access to high-quality articles, research, reports, reviews, editorials, and case letters all about the biology of reptiles and amphibians. Research includes the topics of behavior, conservation, ecology, genetics, morphology, physiology and taxonomy.

Herpetological Conservation and Biology

Herpetological Conservation and Biology is an open-access international journal that publishes original peer-reviewed research, reviews, and perspectives on the ecology, natural history, management, and conservation biology of amphibians and reptiles.

Herpetological Review

Herpetological Review is a peer-reviewed quarterly that publishes, in English, articles and notes concerning the study of amphibians and reptiles, as well as book reviews, commentaries, regional and international herpetological society news, and letters from readers directed to the field of herpetology.

Journal of Herpetology

Journal of Herpetology is an international peer-reviewed, quarterly publication of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles produced continuously since 1968. In 2009, Journal of Herpetology was selected as one of the “100 most influential journals in biology and medicine worldwide over the last 100 years” by the Special Libraries Association. Journal of Herpetology publishes original taxonomy and hypothesis-driven research on the biology of amphibians and/or reptiles. Articles may include research on the evolution, genetics, ecology, behavior, physiology, morphology, development, conservation, education, and management of herpetofaunal species.

Published Resources

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Websites on Amphibian and Reptile Diseases