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The Open Access journal Arachnologische Mitteilungen / Arachnology Letters (subtitle) publishes scientific papers mainly about West Palaearctic arachnids (excluding papers solely on mites and ticks) in (British) English or German, after peer review. The main focus lies on the topics of taxonomy, faunistics and biogeography as well as ecology and arachnid conservation. There are no page charges (APCs or submission charges). German and English manuscripts are equally welcome. The German title should be used in citations. Arachnology Letters is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

All articles are published online as open-access and pdf files are made available, which can be searched using the search form below.

From volume 55 (2018) on articles in Arachnology Letters will be available as full text through the BioOne Database.

Arachnologische Mitteilungen / Arachnology Letters is considered in:

Tobias Bauer

Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Karlsruhe, Erbprinzenstr. 13, D-76133 Karlsruhe; E-Mail: tobias.bauer(at) 

Theo Blick

Private researcher, Heidloh 8, D-95503 Hummeltal; E-Mail: aramit(at) 

Petr Dolejš

Curator of Invertebrates (Arachnology), National Museum – Natural History Museum, Cirkusová 1740, CZ-193 00 Praha 9 – Horní Počernice; E-Mail: petr.dolejs(at)

Konrad Wiśniewski

Institute of Biology and Earth Sciences, Pomeranian University in Słupsk, Arciszewskiego 22b, PL-76-200 Słupsk; E-Mail: konrad.wisniewski.araneae(at)

  • Elisabeth Bauchhenß, Wien (Österreich)
  • Peter Bliss, Halle (Deutschland), Martin-Luther Universität
  • Sascha Buchholz, Münster (Deutschland), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität
  • Maria Chatzaki, Alexandroupoli (Griechenland), Democritus Universität Thrakien
  • Martin Entling, Landau/Pf. (Deutschland), Universität Koblenz-Landau
  • Oliver-David Finch, Rastede (Deutschland), Niedersächsischer Landesbetrieb für Wasserwirtschaft, Küsten- und Naturschutz/Aurich
  • Giulio Gardini, Genova (Italy), Società Entomologica Italiana
  • Ambros Hänggi, Basel (Switzerland)
  • Izabela Hajdamowicz, Wendlingen am Neckar (Germany)
  • Peter J. van Helsdingen, Leiden (Niederlande), Naturalis Zentrum für Biodiversität
  • Marco Isaia, Torino (Italien), Universität Turin
  • Peter Jäger, Frankfurt/M. (Deutschland), Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg
  • Alberto Jiménez-Valverde, Málaga (Spanien), Universität Alcalá
  • Christian Komposch, Graz (Österreich), Oekoteam Institut für Tierökologie und Landschaftsplanung
  • Boris Leroy, Paris (Frankreich), Universität Paris Süd
  • Jochen Martens, Mainz (Deutschland), Johannes Gutenberg Universität
  • Dieter Martin, Waren (Deutschland)
  • Tone Novak, Maribor (Slowenien), Universität
  • Uwe Riecken, Wachtberg (Deutschland)
  • Ferenc Samu, Budapest (Ungarn), Plant Protection Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research

Published are 2 volumes per year plus special issues (e.g. check lists). Place of publication is Karlsruhe.

To economise no printed copies are sent to members since volume 53 (2017).

Members can order printed volumes directly at the printing company Verlag Isensee.

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