Museum journal releases cave biodiversity issue

Museum journal releases cave biodiversity issue
Florante A. Cruz

The Museum’s refereed scientific journal Museum Publications in Natural History has just released its 2015 volume, which focused on the theme “Cave and Karst Biodiversity.”

The four regular articles and two research notes published in the issue were on bats, spiders, mites, macrofungi, cave crickets and cockroaches in cave and karst areas in Marinduque, Laguna and the Polillo Islands in Quezon. All of the articles can be freely downloaded from the journal’s site hosted by

The journal focuses on tropical biodiversity, especially in the Philippines, and its support sciences particularly systematics/taxonomy, ecology, evolution and biogeography. In its online version, it provides immediate open access to articles that have been approved for publication. The print version is released once or twice a year, depending on the number of articles that have been already published online. Interested researchers who would like to consider publishing their work in the journal should download the Information for Authors and Contributors at

Original research papers, notes and brief communications on aspects of natural history especially those in support of studies on biodiversity and its conservation, undergo a double-blind peer review before acceptance for publication. Review and theoretical papers as well as catalogues and checklists backed up by specimen documentations may also be considered.


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