Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History

Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History  
Discipline Natural history
Publication details
American Museum of Natural History (USA)
Publication history
Frequency irregular
ISSN 0003-0090
LCCN 12030245
OCLC no. 1287364

The Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History (Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist.) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal in the fields of zoology, paleontology, and geology. It is part of a group of journals published by the American Museum of Natural History, in which context it is commonly referred to as the Bulletin to distinguish it from other series of journals published by the museum.

The Bulletin was founded in 1881, originally for publishing short papers. One of its first editors was the American zoologist and ornithologist Joel Asaph Allen.[1] Scientists and naturalists who published in the journal in its early years included Sir John William Dawson, Lucius Eugene Chittenden, Jules Marcou, Ezra Brainerd, Edgar Alexander Mearns, Maximilian von Wied.

In the 1920s, the role of publishing short papers was taken over by the Novitates series, and the Bulletin began publishing longer papers that had previously been the remit of the Memoirs series. Beginning with volume 23 (1907), information on anthropological matters was published in Anthropological Papers. The Bulletin is currently (as of 2009) published at irregular intervals.

See also


  1. Leonardo Catalog entry, The Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology, accessed 31 October 2009

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