The Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica has recently joined efforts with Pensoft Publishers to bring the Society’s journal, Nota Lepidopterologica, to the world of open access. The first open access issue of the journal has been published. Knowledgespeak brought this interesting news to us in their article, “Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica journal Nota Lepidopterologica goes advanced open access with Pensoft Publishers.”

Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica is the European society for the study of moths and butterflies and for the conservation of these insects and their natural habitats. The scope of the journal has not changed. It continues to publish contributions to the study of mainly Palaearctic Lepidoptera, including taxonomy, morphology and anatomy, phylogenetics, biogeography, ecology, behavior, and conservation, as well as other aspects of lepidopterology.

The new online format of the journal is semantically enriched and brings new benefits and features, including tightening up the waiting time from acceptance to publication.

Melody K. Smith

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