MYCOTAXON 131(1) was published on April 29, 2016 and will soon be available online. The 2016 April–June issue, Mycotaxon 131(2), is still open for submissions. Note that starting in 2015, we updated our numbering system for our publication. We continue to publish quarterly, as we have done since 1974, but we moved to an annual numbering model which is in better alignment with our annual online access, and with most other journals. This year Mycotaxon will publish 4 issues, volume 131 (1), 131 (2), 131 (3), and 131 (4) and not volumes 135-138 as previously stated.
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All authors should proceed to the Instructions to Authors for downloads of an Author Kit. New authors should consult our revised FAQ pages for information on what articles are suitable. All new manuscripts must be first sent to the Nomenclature Editor, <PennycookS@LandcareResearch.co.nz>, who assigns numbers and conducts the initial editorial review. Thereafter, when sending subsequent messages to the Editors, MAKE CERTAIN to include your assigned MS # on the subject line of all emails.
MYCOTAXON initiated universal page charges for all manuscripts in 2012, due to decreasing subscriptions and a severe 2011 deficit. Fees charged are $20 per published page in the journal, due after authors have received the final PDF proof. [The fee for ‘weblists’ (regional species mycobiotas) posted on the Mycotaxon website remain the same at $40/ posting.]
Subscriber-authors (those who subscribe to MYCOTAXON) are granted six free pages per year. Two or more subscriber authors may combine their individual six free pages for longer joint manuscripts to offset page charges.
Authors with sufficient funds to pay the additional open access fee of $20 per page, are urged to add that option to make their papers available for free download to all Internet users immediately after publication.
We sincerely regret the need for required page charges but cannot to continue to operate at a deficit.
OLDER BUT STILL IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS
We are pleased to announce free access to a downloadable version of Grégoire L. Hennebert's archive, The 100 Years of MUCL 1894-1994, published by Mycotaxon, Ltd. Dick Korf's 2011 invited talk at the VII Congress of Latin American Mycology, Dreams and Nightmares of Latin American Ascomycete Taxonomists, is also online. Dick Korf's reading of Stephen Vincent Benét's epic book length poem, John Brown's Body, originally issued in 2006 as a 12-disc CD audio book, can now be streamed online.
We also remind readers that Mycotaxon, Ltd. has become the North American distributor for an essential reference book, List of fungi recorded in Japan, by Ken Katumoto, 2010. Every library serving a fungal taxonomist should have this on its shelves.