Contemporary Herpetology

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Contemporary Herpetology is a non-profit, electronic, peer-reviewed journal for articles of a herpetological interest, including biology, ecology, physiology, conservation of reptiles and amphibians.[1] It was co-founded in 1997 by Joseph B. Slowinski, Travis W. Taggart, Jeffery Demuth, and Brian I. Crother all faculty/graduate students at Southeastern Louisiana University. It went online at on January 1, 1998.[2]

Slowinski was the editor-in-chief until he died in 2001.[3][4][5] Joseph Bernardo has been the current editor-in-chief since 2002.[6]

In 1998 the journal was reported as indexed in Zoological Record and Current Contents[7] and it has remained in the list of journals monitored for inclusion in Zoological Record.[8][9]


  1. ^ Diane Schmidt, George H. Bell (2003). Guide to reference and information sources in the zoological sciences. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 221. ISBN 1-56308-977-7. 
  2. ^ "Editorial Notes and News: New Electronic Journal". Copeia. 1998 (1): 269–270. February 3, 1998. JSTOR 1447741. 
  3. ^ Myrna Oliver (September 20, 2001). "Obituaries; J. Slowinski, 38; Snake Expert Is Bitten, Dies". Los Angeles Times. 
  4. ^ "Leading Snake Expert Dies at 38; Prominent Herpetologist Suffered Fatal Snake-bite in Myanmar". California Academy of Sciences. September 18, 2001. 
  5. ^ Maureen A. Donnelly and Brian I. Crother (June 23, 2003). "Joseph Bruno Slowinski, 1962-2001". Copeia. 2003 (2): 426. doi:10.1643/0045-8511(2003)003[0424:jbs];2. 
  6. ^ "Bernardo, Joseph". Cornell University. 
  7. ^ Shrode, Flora (1998). "Environmental Resources on the World Wide Web". Electronic Green Journal. 1 (8). 
  8. ^ "Active Journals Monitored for the Zoological Record Plus Database - Volume 136 (1999/2000)". 
  9. ^ "Zoological Record Serials List". Thomson Reuters. Archived from the original Check |url= value (help) on October 17, 2007. 

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