Myrmecological News is an independent, international non-profit journal devoted to ant research. In a lively mix of research and review articles, all fields of myrmecology are covered. Quality contributions are sought, expected to be of genuine interest to myrmecologists and of enduring relevance to ant research. Taxonomic manuscripts with isolated species descriptions are generally discouraged, especially for genera with large numbers of undescribed species; it lies at the discretion of the editorial team whether such manuscripts are considered. Papers on new distribution records will be considered if the new records are sufficiently important or unexpected from a biogeographical perspective. Such papers could, for example, discuss relevant biological/ecological data and/or biogeographical implications such as analysis by species-distribution modelling. Suitable manuscripts are reviewed by at least two independent expert referees prior to acceptance. Turn-around times are brief. In 2014, primary editorial decisions were made, on average, after 24 and 49 days for all manuscripts and for those subjected to in-depth peer evaluation, respectively. Myrmecological News is printed at least once a year. In the online version articles are published online as soon as they are ready.

Rejection rate is 78% (2014 and 2015).


In detail, research areas covered by Myrmecological News include:

  • behaviour
  • biogeography and faunistics
  • biological-pest control
  • chemical ecology
  • climate-change biology
  • cognition and learning
  • comparative and functional morphology
  • community ecology
  • conservation biology and bioindication
  • cytogenetics
  • ecology and evolution of (endo)symbioses
  • ecosystem (dis)services
  • foraging strategies
  • fossils
  • fragmentation ecology
  • genomics
  • histology
  • immune research
  • (integrative) taxonomy
  • interspecific hybridisation
  • invasion biology
  • life-history research
  • methodology in community quantification
  • national checklists
  • neurobiology
  • niche ecology
  • orientation and navigation
  • phenology
  • phylogeny and phylogeography
  • population genetics
  • sensory physiology
  • social evolution
  • social parasitism
  • sociogenomics
  • stable isotopes
  • tools for routine identification

Page charges are 10 € per black/white and the first colour page, and 25 € for each additional colour page. ÖGEF is happy to 100 % cover costs for articles which deal with the Palaearctic Region or with general myrmecological aspects (but due to their statutes cannot extend sponsoring to other faunal regions); additionally, undergraduate students as well as any authors from developing countries are invited to apply for exemptions.