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MISSION STATEMENT: The Journal of North American Herpetology (JNAH) (ISSN 2333-0694) provides an open access on-line venue with the use of all modern digital technologies for peer-reviewed contributions of all aspects of North American Herpetology within the geographic boundaries of the United States and Canada. JNAH is a continuation of the first herpetological on-line peer reviewed journal Contemporary Herpetology (1998-2009).

About JNAH

JNAH is a continuation of the first herpetological on-line journal Contemporary Herpetology (1998-2009).

JNAH Contents

2014 Gibbons, J. Whitfield and Michael E. Dorcas. What is a herpetologist and how can I become one? The Journal of North American Herpetology 2014(1):1-2. 0.1 MB
2014 Cotter, Jason T. and Chris A. Sheil. Hatchling sex ratios and locomotor performance of Midland Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta marginata). The Journal of North American Herpetology 2014(1):3-6. 0.23 MB
2014 Meshaka, Walter E., Jr. and Pablo R. Delis. Snake assemblage structures and seasonal activity patters on a military base in south-central Pennsylvania: Land Management implications for snake conservation. The Journal of North American Herpetology 2014(1):7-20. 3.11 MB
2014 McCallum, Malcolm L. and Jamie L. McCallum. Ecological release of an exotic species upon suppression of its invasive predator: A five-year case study, with notes on other species, and the life history of the Mediterranean Gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus. The Journal of North American Herpetology 2014(1):21-27. 1.74 MB
2014 Gray, Brian S. Natural history of DeKay's Brownsnake, Storeria dekayi (Holbrook, 1836) at a site in northwestern Pennsylvania. The Journal of North American Herpetology 2014(1):28-39. 2.66 MB
2014 Gangloff, Eric J., David Bertolatus, Christopher Reigel, and Jennifer L. Gagliardi-Seeley. Effects of sex, environment, and condition on the musking behavior of sympatric gartersnakes (Thamnophis spp.). The Journal of North American Herpetology 2014(1):40-46. 0.51 MB
2014 Mannan, R. Nicholas, Gad Perry, David E. Andersen, and Clint W. Boal. Call broadcasting and automated recorders as tools for anuran surveys in a subarctic tundra landscape. The Journal of North American Herpetology 2014(1):47-52. 0.15 MB
2014 Grasser, Cody N. and Geoffrey R. Smith. Effects of cover board age, season, and habitat on the observed abundance of Eastern Red-backed Salamanders (Plethodon cinereus). The Journal of North American Herpetology 2014(1):53-58. 0.7 MB
2014 Terrell, Vanessa C., Jaimie L. Klemish, Nathan J. Engbecht, John A. May, Peter J. Lannoo, Rochelle M. Stiles, and Michael J. Lannoo. Amphibian and reptile colonization of reclaimed coal spoil grasslands. The Journal of North American Herpetology 2014(1):59-68. 0.49 MB
2014 Dazet, Neil and Don Moll. Chemical signals in vertebrate predator-prey systems involving Common Musk Turtles, Sternotherus odoratus, and their predators. The Journal of North American Herpetology 2014(1):69-75. 1.41 MB
2014 Mealey, Brian K., John D. Baldwin, Greta B. Parks-Mealey, Gregory D. Bossart, and Michael R. J. Forstner. Characteristics of Mangrove Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin rhizophorarum) inhabiting altered and natural mangrove islands. The Journal of North American Herpetology 2014(1):76-80. 0.21 MB
2014 Lingenfelter, Alyx R., Keith Geluso, Melvin P. Nenneman, Brian C. Peterson, and Jacob L. Kerby. Distribution, diet, and prevalence of amphibian chytrid fungus in non-native American Bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus) at the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska, USA. The Journal of North American Herpetology 2014(1):81-86. 0.24 MB
2014 Ferguson, Taylor F., Elizabeth K. Timpe, and Elizabeth L. Jockusch. Evidence of communal oviposition and nest abandonment in the Northern Two-lined Salamander (Eurycea bislineata, (Green, 1818)) in northeastern Connecticut. The Journal of North American Herpetology 2014(1):87-92. 0.94 MB
2014 Reid, Matthew, Charles D. Battaglia, Chris L. Rice, and John L. Carr. Colonization of northern Louisiana by the Mediterranean Gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus. The Journal of North American Herpetology 2014(1):93-97. 1.08 MB
2014 Jaeger, Collin P., Richard B. King, and Melvin R. Duvall. Initial characterization of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class IIB exon 2 in and endangered rattlesnake, the Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus). The Journal of North American Herpetology 2014(1):98-104. 0.95 MB
2014 Duffus, Amanda L. J., Matthew J. Gray, Debra L. Miller, and Jesse L. Brunner. Second international symposium on ranaviruses: A North American herpetological perspective. The Journal of North American Herpetology 2014(1):105-107. 0.13 MB

Topic Headings

If your study does not appear to fit into one of these headings, please contact the JNAH Editors (see below) to see if the study is acceptable for consideration. Please note that we will not be accepting shorter notes such as individual natural history observations.

Taxonomy/Systematics Exotic Species Inventory/Monitoring Morphology
Taxon-based Studies Genetics Biogeography Paleontology
Amphibian Diseases Diet Embryology Ecology
Environmental Physiology Geographic Distribution

Instructions to Authors

  • Font should be Arial 12 pt
  • Manuscript should be 1.5 line spaced
  • Page numbers should be centered on the bottom
  • Results should be presented in past tense
  • Common names should be consistent throughout the manuscript
  • Citations will be presented chronologically in text and spelled out in their entirety (including author names and the manuscript titles) in the Literature Cited section

Electronic submissions should be emailed to JNAH.editor@cnah.org. Be sure to include all materials (manuscript, figures, tables, images, sound files, etc.). For larger files (greater than 25 MB) please contact the JNAH editors via email for instructions on using DropBox. JNAH tracks and posts submission and rejection rates and participates in journal impact ratings for the benefit of authors. The Table of Contents of each issue will be announced by CNAH.

Editorial Board

Editors in Chief:
Dan Fogell
Southeast Community College
Lincoln, Nebraska
Walter Meshaka
State Museum of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Managing Editor:
Travis W. Taggart
Sternberg Museum of Natural History
Hays, Kansas

Associate Editors:
James Austin
University of Florida
Pablo Delis
Shippensburg University
Dale DeNardo
Arizona State University
Raul Diaz
La Sierra University
Amanda Duffus
Gordon State College
David Galbraith
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kristin Godfrey
The Biodiversity Group
Robert Jadin
University of Colorado Boulder
Richard Kazmaier
West Texas A&M University
Kenro Kusumi
Arizona State University
Tom Mathies
Colorado Partners for Reptile and Amphibian Conservation
Lisa Regula Meyer
Kent State University
Jennifer Olori
State University of New York, Oswego
George Pisani
Kansas Biological Survey
Amber Pitt
Bloomsburg University
John Placyk Jr.
University of Texas at Tyler
Susan Rehorek
Slippery Rock University
R. Graham Reynolds
University of Massachusetts Boston
Justin Rheubert
Saint Louis University
J. Daren Riedle
Lincoln University
Javier Rodriguez
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Kirk Setser
H.T. Harvey and Associates
Christopher Sheil
John Carroll University
Geoff Smith
Denison University
Jeremy Stout
Don Sundquist Center of Excellence in Paleontology
Brad Timm
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Luis Tirado
University of Florida
Peter Uetz
Virginia Commonwealth University
Rocky Ward
West Texas A&M University
Jessa Watters
Sam Noble Museum
Marco A.L. Zuffi
University of Pisa, Italy

Contemporary Herpetology Contents

Currently accessible at (Contemporary Herpetology). We are in the process of moving all CH content to this section.

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