MycoAsia – Journal of modern mycology is an international online open-access peer-reviewed journal of modern mycology. It is a publication of Society for Mycology in the SAARC region (SMS).

MycoAsia vision: To promote the sharing of knowledge/ information/ developments amongst mycology research community in Asia with a global perspective, by establishing an online open-access peer-reviewed journal, with no cost to authors

Aims and scope: MycoAsia publishes original manuscripts on all major mycological aspects including, but not limited to, diversity, ecology, phylogeny and taxonomy of fungi. MycoAsia invites original manuscripts on discovery, cultivation, characterization, description, identification, classification, metabolites and nomenclature of fungi, preferably from (under-explored) terrestrial, aquatic and atmospheric habitats of Asian countries. The journal also welcomes manuscripts on lichens.

Publication schedule: Papers will be published online as soon as they are accepted and ready for publication.

Ownership and management: The idea of MycoAsia was conceived to promote open-access policy, with no-cost to authors who choose to publish in this journal. MycoAsia is hosted by the Center for Yunnan Plateau Biological Resources Protection and Utilization, Qujing Normal University, PR. China.

Editorial Board: Reputed international fungal experts are on the Editorial Board of MycoAsia. Complete information of the Editorial Board, including full names and affiliations of the Editors, is available on

Copyright and Licensing: The copy-right of papers published in MycoAsia shall rest with the authors. The papers will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0), which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as appropriate credit is given to the original author(s) and the source. 

Authors fees: There are no fees to publish your research work in MycoAsia.

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN): MycoAsia has recently received the ISSN, 2582-7278. MycoAsia being an online open-access journal, only electronic ISSN has been obtained.

Archiving: MycoAsia is considering a plan for electronic backup and preservation of access to journal content via CLOCKSS. Authors are free to deposit the accepted versions and published papers to repositories such as ResearchGate.

Revenue sources: MycoAsia presently sustains its activities with the help of resources provided by its core-team.

Advertising: MycoAsia is not inclined towards commercial advertising on the journal website.

Direct marketing: The Editorial staff may, occasionally, solicit manuscripts on behalf of the journal on social media platforms such as FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.

Post-publication discussions: MycoAsia promotes post-publication discussions on published papers on forums such as ResearchGate, Pubpeer etc.

COPE membership: MycoAsia has recently applied for the membership of The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The COPE may take upto 6 months to decide on the application.

Contacting Editorial Office: For any general clarification or assistance, Editorial staff can be contacted at Authors could contact the Editor-in-chief, on special circumstances .

Name and address of Responsible Person: Dr. Belle Damodara Shenoy, Managing Editor, MycoAsia – Journal of modern mycology, Principal Scientist, CSIR National Institute of Oceanography Regional Centre Visakhapatnam, 176, Lawson’s Bay Colony, Visakhapatnam – 530017, India, Email:, Mobile: +91 9763158247