African Journal of Herpetology

ISSN: 2156-4574 (Print)
            2153-3660 (Online)
Publication frequency: 2 issues per year

Impact Factor: 0.5 (2016)
5-year Impact Factor: 0.619
 (2016)

Accredited with the DHET (SAPSE)

Official publication of the African Herpetological Association

Co-published with Taylor & FrancisClick here for Open Access options on this journal

 

Aims & Scope

African Journal of Herpetology (AJH)  serves as an outlet for original research on the biology of African amphibians and reptiles. AJH is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes original articles and reviews from diverse fields and disciplines, such as conservation, phylogenetics, evolution, systematics, performance, physiology, ecology, behavioural ecology, ethology, and morphology.

The Journal publishes two issues a year. There are no page charges .

Peer Review Statement 
African Journal of Herpetology is an international, peer-reviewed journal which publishes high quality, original research contributions to scientific knowledge. All manuscript submissions are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double blind and submission is online via ScholarOne Manuscripts.

 

Editors

Editorial board

Editor 

Dr John Measey
 
Centre for Invasion Biology,  
Department of Botany & Zoology, 
Stellenbosch University, 
Stellenbosch,  
South Africa 

Associate Editors 

Eli Greenbaum – Department of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso 
Jörn Köhler – Abteilung Naturgeschichte - Zoologie, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany 
Ed Stanley –  Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Editorial Committee

Ariadne Angulo, Canada
Bieke Vanhooydonck, Belgium 
Bill Branch, South Africa 
Gerald Kuchling, Australia  
Graham Alexander (chair), South Africa 
James Harris,  Portugal 
le Fras Mouton, South Africa
Louis du Preez, South Africa
Luca Luiselli, Italy   
Martin Whiting,  Australia  
Michele Menegon, Italy  
Mike Bates, South Africa  
M.O. Roedel, Germany  
Retha Hofmeyer, South Africa  
Scott Keogh, Australia  
Sherif Baha El Din, Egypt
Simon Loader, UK
Wolfgang Wuster, UK

Latest Issue

Volume 66, Issue 2, 2017

Article

Variation in the daily activity, movement and refugia of Critically Endangered geometric tortoises, Psammobates geometricus, in autumn and spring
Author(s): Brian T. HenenChelonian Biodiversity and Conservation, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, South Africa, Ulric P. van BloemesteinChelonian Biodiversity and Conservation, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, South Africa, Margaretha D. HofmeyrChelonian Biodiversity and Conservation, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, South Africa, Craig A. WeatherbyBiology Department, USA
Pages: 79–92
Cyclic variation of the oviduct structure of Boulengerula taitana, an oviparous species of Gymnophiona: morphological changes, proliferation and apoptosis
Author(s): C. BrunUniversité de Lyon, UMRS 449, Biologie générale, Reproduction et développement comparé, UCLy, EPHE/PSL, France, M.A. RaquetUniversité de Lyon, UMRS 449, Biologie générale, Reproduction et développement comparé, UCLy, EPHE/PSL, France, G.J. MeaseyCentre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and Zoology, South Africa, J.M. ExbrayatUniversité de Lyon, UMRS 449, Biologie générale, Reproduction et développement comparé, UCLy, EPHE/PSL, France
Pages: 93–105
Sexual cycle and seasonal expression of testosterone (T) in the testes of Sclerophrys mauritanica (Schlegel, 1841)
Author(s): Omar KisserliLaboratoire de Biotechnologie, Algérie, Elara MoudilouUniversité de Lyon, UMRS 449, Biologie Générale - Reproduction et Développement Comparé, Université Catholique de Lyon - EPHE/PSL, France, Jean-Marie ExbrayatUniversité de Lyon, UMRS 449, Biologie Générale - Reproduction et Développement Comparé, Université Catholique de Lyon - EPHE/PSL, France
Pages: 106–121
Acoustic communication and reproductive behaviour in the aquatic frog Xenopus laevis (Pipidae), a field study
Author(s): Achim RingeisUniversität Konstanz, Germany, Birgit KrumscheidUniversität Konstanz, Germany, Phillip J. BishopUniversity of Otago, New Zealand, Christian de VriesHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, Andreas ElepfandtUniversität Konstanz, Germany
Pages: 122–146
Diet and feeding in the Cape Cobra, Naja nivea
Author(s): Inshaaf LaylooDepartment of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, South Africa, Caitlin SmithDepartment of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, South Africa, Bryan MaritzDepartment of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, South Africa
Pages: 147–153
Habitat structure and presence of Salamandra algira Bedriaga, 1883 in the Edough Peninsula, north-eastern Algeria
Author(s): Daniel EscorizaInstitut Català de la Salut, Spain, Jihène Ben HassineLaboratory Ecology, Biodiversity and Environment, Morocco
Pages: 154–168

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