Biota Colombiana, a new journal

James Solomon jsolomon at LEHMANN.MOBOT.ORG
Thu Mar 16 14:05:04 CST 2000

Dear Colleagues,

The Instituto "Alexander von Humboldt", located in Villa de Leyva,
Colombia, announces the launching of a new peer-reviewed, bilingual
journal, "Biota Colombiana", with the first issue expected to be
published in April 2000.

Biota Colombiana is dedicated to biological inventory in the
Neotropics, and will present lists (including geographical distribution and
voucher specimens) in checklist form of all species of a particular genus,
family, or order known from Colombia and the Neotropics, for marine and
terrestrial organisms. The journal will present lists for the entire
Neotropics, for Colombia, and for individual regions within Colombia
(i.e., with a minimal geographical coverage of a Department or
Another section will present Notes and Commentary. Authors are invited
submit manuscripts including a short introduction and literature summary
together with the organism list, in either Spanish or English, and are
encouraged to make submissions electronically.

Additional information, including publication schedule, subscription
information, detailed guidelines for authors, and contact addresses, is
available at:

Charlotte Taylor
Missouri Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299 USA

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