The Nautilus (journal)

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The Nautilus  
The Nautilus 88.jpg
Journal cover of The Nautilus 88(1). This design was used from 1972 to 1986.
Former names
The Conchologists’ Exchange
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Discipline Malacology
Language English
Edited by José H. Leal
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
After 3-6 years
License 1886-1983 97(1-2) public domain
ISSN 0028-1344
LCCN sf80000648
OCLC no. 1759527

The Nautilus is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research in malacology. Hence its scope includes all aspects of the biology, ecology, and systematics of mollusks.[1]

The first two volumes were published by shell trader William D. Averell (1853-1928) under the name The Conchologists’ Exchange.[2] From 1958 to 1972, the subtitle of The Nautilus was "The Pilsbry Quarterly devoted to the Interests of Conchologists".[2]

Since 1999, its publication is partly sponsored by Florida's Division of Cultural Affairs[1] and the National Endowment for the Arts since 2002.[3]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed by Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and The Zoological Record.[1] According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2009 impact factor is 0.500.[4]


The name of the journal is taken from the common name and scientific name of the shelled cephalopod, the nautilus.


Editors of The Nautilus included notable malacologists:[2]


  1. ^ a b c "THE NAUTILUS A Quarterly Devoted to Malacology". accessed 19 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Leal J. H. (2006). "Celebrating a long life: The Nautilus turns 120!". The Nautilus 120(1): 1-7. PDF.
  3. ^ (2002). The Nautilus 116(1): page 0.
  4. ^ "Web of Science". 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 

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