A Journal of Bee Biology, Ecology, Evolution, & Systematics

The Journal of Melittology is an international, open access journal that seeks to rapidly disseminate the results of research conducted on bees (Apoidea: Anthophila) in their broadest sense. Our mission is to promote the understanding and conservation of wild and managed bees and to facilitate communication and collaboration among researchers and the public worldwide. The journal encourages submissions in any area of melittology, particularly works on non-Apis bees. Each article receives a DOI. All nomenclatural articles are registered in ZooBank and conform to the latest standards of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, and the journal is archived in PORTICO (www.portico.org).

The Journal is best viewed in FireFox or Chrome, and is indexed in Google Scholar and CAB International.

NOTES: The maximum size of papers processed via the normal means is presently 38 printed pages. Larger works are now possible but will take considerably longer time to process by our volunteer staff and so will experience longer turn-around times. Please check out our Announcements page for further information. —The Management.


Temporarily Closed for Submissions until late Spring 2019


The Journal is migrating to a completely new web operating system, during which time we cannot accept new submissions. The current timeline for our IT transition has us fully in the new system in late Spring 2019. Also, the melittology@ku.edu email address has been shutdown and is not operating. For queries please email directly the responsible Assistant Editor.

Current Issue

No 84 (2019): Halictus hedini hedini (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) newly recorded from Japan, revealed by DNA barcoding and morphology
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