A Brief History of the British Phycological Society's Periodicals

The Journal has had four titles:
  • Phycolgical Bulletin (Vol. 1, Nos 1-6)
  • British Phycological Bulletin (Vol. 1, No. 7; Vol. 2, Nos 1-6; Vol 3, parts 1-3)
  • British Phycological Journal (Vols 4-27)
  • European Journal of Phycology (Vol. 28 to date)

The Society decided in June 1955 to retrospectively rename the Phycological Bulletin as the British Phycological Bulletin and reissued Part 1 in a standard format with a title page. Some of the dates of publication may be nominal. Indices were published for each year. Membership lists were published in Vol. 1, nos 1-7. Fully fledged articles were published from 1(2) onwards, and Abstracts from papers read at the Annual Meeting were published in volumes 1-27, and then moved to The Phycologist. Letters to the Editor published in Vol. 1 were essentially short publications.

 

Dates of publication (nominal)

British Phycological Bulletin Vol. 1, No. 1: March 1952, pp. 1-19
British Phycological Bulletin Vol. 1, No. 2: December 1954, pp. 1-31.
British Phycological Bulletin Vol. 1, No. 3: November 1955, pp. 1-39.
British Phycological Bulletin Vol. 1, No. 4: May 1956, pp. 1-38.
British Phycological Bulletin Vol. 1, No. 5: May 1957, pp. 1-39.
British Phycological Bulletin Vol. 1, No. 6: June 1958, pp. 1-53.
British Phycological Bulletin Vol. 1, No. 7: July 1959, pp. 1-83.

British Phycological Bulletin Vol. 2, No. 1: October 1960, pp. 1-43
British Phycological Bulletin Vol. 2, No. 2: October 1961, pp. 45-107
British Phycological Bulletin Vol. 2, No. 3: 25 October 1962, pp. 109-192
British Phycological Bulletin Vol. 2, No. 4: 10 October 1963, pp. 193-286
British Phycological Bulletin Vol. 2, No. 5: 30 October 1964, pp. 289-396
British Phycological Bulletin Vol. 2, No. 6: 25 November 1965, pp. 397-521

British Phycological Bulletin Vol. 3, No. 1: 31 October 1966, pp. 1-160
British Phycological Bulletin Vol. 3, No. 2: 31 October 1967, pp. 161-416
British Phycological Bulletin Vol. 3, No. 3: 31 October 1968, pp. 417-608

British Phycological Journal Vol. 4-27, published annually from 1969-1992.

Vols 4-6 were published in 2 numbers; Vol. 7 in 3 numbers; Vols 8-27 in 4 numbers.

Dates of publication are given on the back covers in most instances. Pagination in continuous in each year.

For the purposes of valid publication of taxa under the ICBN, nominal dates of publication require validation, particularly of parts labelled "December".

European Journal of Phycology was published from Vol. 28 onwards in 4 numbers annually.

This information was extracted from copies of the periodicals held by AlgaeBase.