Information for Subscription Agents


American Fern Journal

The Journal of the American Fern Society

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E-mail: Membership Secretary


Volume 109 of the American Fern Journal will be published for 2019 (ISSN 0002-8444), with four issues per year. The "Fiddlehead Forum" newsletter is also sent free to all subscribers.


Price: $60.00 per volume of 4 issues to U.S., Canada & Mexico only
       $3.00 deduct agency fee if applicable
       $57.00 net price to agents.
Price: $60.00 per volume of 4 issues outside U.S., Canada & Mexico
       $3.00 deduct agency fee if applicable
       $57.00 net price to agents.

Price: $40.00 per volume of 4 issues outside U.S., Canada & Mexico
       $3.00 deduct agency fee if applicable
       $37.00 net price to agents.
Price: $40.00 per volume of 4 issues outside U.S., Canada & Mexico
       $3.00 deduct agency fee if applicable
       $37.00 net price to agents.

NOTE: Outside the U.S.A., Canada and Mexico, surface airlift (SAL) is standard and included; no airmail surcharge is necessary.


Tax identification numbers: our U. S. TIN is 05-6016227; our Canadian GST is R101749364.

Payment timing: Sent with your order and without our invoice, or after you receive our automatic yearly invoice, or after you request and then receive our invoice, whichever you prefer.

Payment method: U.S. dollar check drawn on a U.S. bank and encoded with the U.S. bank routing number, or international postal money order negotiable at a U.S. post office. Credit cards and electronic payments not accepted. Please make all checks payable to: AMERICAN FERN SOCIETY, INC.

Address all correspondence, claims, and payments to:

Jordan Metzgar, American Fern Society , 
c/o Massey Herbarium
926 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061 USA


ISSN: 0002-8444.

American Fern Journal publication schedule: Quarterly (officially the end of March, June, September, and December, but often later).

Christopher Haufler
Editor, American Fern Journal
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS66045-2106
Phone: 1-785-864-3255

Tom Ranker
Managing Editor, American Fern Journal
University of Hawaii Manoa
Department of Botany
3190 Maile Way, Room 101
Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
Phone: 1-808-956-8304

Fiddlehead Forum publication schedule: Five times a year, on an irregular schedule at least two months apart.

Subscriptions accepted: For one full calendar year only, preferably prepaid (backstarts available within the year). Accepted from January through September for the current year and from October through December for the following year. For a previous year, see below.

Fulfillment claims: Please submit from 2 to 6 months after actual publication of the issue, to George Yatskievych, Missouri Botanical Garden, P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166-0299, U.S.A. Materials sent surface mail; allow 6 weeks (U.S., Canada, and Mexico) or 3 months (elsewhere).

Cancellations: Accepted and balance refunded.

Back issue (prior years') price and availability write:

American Fern Society
attention: George Yatskievych
Plant Resources Center
University of Texas at Austin
Main Building Rm 127
110 Inner Campus Dr, Stop F0404
Austin, TX 78712-1711, U.S.A. 
tel. 512-471-5904
e-mail: George Yatskievych


Subject classification, language:
Botany, English-language.
Professional and advanced amateur botanists.
Approximately 1000.
American Fern Journal editorial description:
Peer-reviewed technical articles describing original research on pteridophytes (ferns and fern-allies), technical book reviews.
7" x 10", usually 32 pages per issue, sometimes more.
Annual index and annual title page:
Included with last issue of the volume.
Form of publication:
Print copies (no electronic editions).
Fiddlehead Forum editorial description:
Articles of interest to hobbyists, Society news, Spore Exchange and membership lists, requests from members, and non-technical book reviews.
Fiddlehead Forum readership:
Natural history and horticultural hobbyists.
8-1/2" x 11", usually 8 pages per issue.

Methods of Payment

Libraries, herbaria, businesses, and other organizations may subscribe to the American Fern Journal. However, only individual persons may be members of the Society.

Individuals are encouraged to pay directly, rather than through an agent. However, members in some countries may find it convenient to pay through an agent. There are two classes of membership. Regular members, who receive only the Fiddlehead Forum, pay dues of $20.00. Journal members, who receive both the American Fern Journal and Fiddlehead Forum, pay dues of $40.00. Subscription agents may deduct a $3.00 agency fee from each membership.

Agents are encouraged to pay for renewal subscriptions at the beginning of the year. However, we recognize that this is not possible for all subscribers. Most agents renew their subscriptions automatically, but invoices for renewals will be sent on request or if subscriptions are not renewed automatically. Invoices for memberships and subscriptions are routinely sent in November.

Banner image (Lycopodiella cernua) by Tom Ranker.