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Rodham E. Tulloss, Ph.D. — Publisher

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            R. E. Tulloss, publisher
            ISSN (online) 2331-7612

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Purpose of the journal

Amanitaceae is an open access e-journal with the sole purpose of formally publishing results of research of those actively working in Herbarium Rooseveltensis Amanitarum and/or on the “Studies in the Amanitaceae web site.

This journal is a means of meeting part of the requirement for an on-line, continuously updated monograph as was discussed informally during the initial meeting concerning a proposed North American Mycoflora (New Haven, Connecticut, June 2012).  At that meeting, several speakers recognized the need for periodic publication of a stable state version of a continuously updated on-line monograph.  The sole existing example of such a monograph that was put forward at the meeting was < >.

We propose to satisfy that proposal through the creation of (1) the present e-journal that will meet the requirements of valid and effective publication of the ICN and (2) a mechanism for creating snapshots of the site on a regular basis and storing those snapshots for open access.  Clearly, both approaches require archival storage.  For the e-journal, ISO certified digital repositories (as described in the ICN) already exist.  Storage of “Studies in the Amanitaceae” site snapshots may need further effort in terms of implementation and long term conservation.

Peer review

Articles for this journal are peer reviewed.  Authors of manuscripts will advise the publisher with regard to reviewers with suitable knowledge of the subject matter of a given manuscript.

It should be clear to all parties that the publisher will submit manuscripts for publication in this journal.

Acknowledgment of volume 1 reviewers

Elaine Davison
Paul M. Kirk
D. Jean Lodge
Andrew S. Methven
Ronald H. Petersen
Scott Redhead
Joost Stalpers
Else C. Vellinga

Publishing schedule

The schedule of publication is expected to be irregular.

Unsolicited manuscripts

We regret that, due to the limitations of our resources, unsolicited manuscripts cannot be read and cannot be returned if sent to us as a physical copy.


This is an open access journal.  All numbers are published under the Creative Commons License.

Recent articles

Tulloss, R. E., T. W. Kuyper, E. C. Vellinga, Z. L. Yang, R. E. Halling, J. Geml, S. Sánchez-Ramírez, S. C. Gonçalves, J. Hess and A. Pringle. 2016. The genus Amanita should not be split.

Tulloss, R. E., C. Rodríguez-Caycedo, K. W. Hughes, J. Geml, L. V. Kudzma, B. E. Wolfe and D. Arora. 2015. Nomenclatural changes in Amanita. II.

Tulloss, R. E., J. E. Lindgren, D. Arora, B. E. Wolfe and C. Rodríguez-Caycedo. 2014. Amanita pruittii—a new, apparently saprotrophic species from US Pacific coastal states.   [Revision 1 posted 15 October 2014.]


[Revised (complete) versions with errata corrected will be posted as necessary.  Revised lines will be marked by magenta change bars.  When more than one revision is necessary, change bars will be cumulative.]

Articles in process

2016: 1(4) - Amanita whetstoneae, new from eastern North America.


This journal meets the ICN distribution requirement.

Archival deposit

This e-journal is distributed electronically as each new number appears, as required by the International Code of Nomenclature (ICN).  As recommended by the Code, the distribution process includes transmission of all numbers of the journal to digital archives or depositories that are compliant with an ISO standard identified in the Code.  Transmissions to such archives/depositories are in the form of an ISO compliant PDF/A file as recommended by the Code.

Digital archives

The digital archives to which numbers of this journal are sent include at present: the British Library Digital Archive.

Electronic subscription

All numbers of Amanitaceae are available without charge from this site.

Citation of mutable texts

Some journals indicate web pages that are liable to change after they are viewed and cited by an author in a publication as "continuously altered" text or use a synonymous phrase.  This term is used for on-line texts such as dictionaries, Index Herbariorum, and Authors of Fungal Names, which are general reference works and have a strong constant component (in order to be, and remain, useful).  A page dedicated to offering an up-to-date description of a single species is liable to experience more profound alteration (due to new material examined, collection of other new data, division of a species due to discovery of cryptic taxa, change of name for nomenclatural reasons, etc.).

We considered segregating bibliographies into immutable "publications" (of which the text is associated with a fixed date of publication and mutability is handled by publishing errata), "mutable general references," and "mutable other."  However, there seemed to be no necessity to create three separate bibliographies.  In the end we have adopted a mix of methods used in other journals.  A non-published text is cited as "[mutable text]" in the "Literature cited" section of an article and is associated with the last date the text was accessed by the author(s) of that article prior to its publication.