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MycoAsia is an international online open-access peer-reviewed journal focused on modern mycology

MycoAsia vision: MycoAsia, as a new mycology journal, seeks to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, information, and developments within the mycology research community in Asia while maintaining a global perspective. By establishing an open-access journal, MycoAsia ensures that the published content is freely accessible to readers worldwide, without any cost to the authors. This approach encourages wider dissemination and accessibility of research findings, fostering collaboration and advancements in the field of mycology.

Scope of the journal: MycoAsia journal publishes original research articles covering a broad range of mycological aspects. This includes, but is not limited to, diversity, ecology, phylogeny, and taxonomy of fungi. MycoAsia invites original manuscripts on various topics related to fungi, such as the discovery, cultivation, characterization, description, identification, classification, metabolites, and nomenclature. The preference is for studies conducted in under-explored terrestrial, aquatic, and atmospheric habitats of Asian countries. Additionally, the journal welcomes manuscripts specifically focused on lichens. This broad scope allows researchers to contribute their findings and insights on various facets of mycology.

Rapid publication: MycoAsia follows a rapid publication process. Research articles that have been accepted and are ready for publication will be promptly published online. This allows for timely dissemination of new research findings within the mycology research community and beyond. By minimizing delays in the publication process, MycoAsia aims to ensure that valuable research is made available to the scientific community and the public as quickly as possible.

Ownership: The idea of MycoAsia journal was conceived by our co-founders, Dr. Belle Damodara Shenoy, Dr. Nalin Wijayawardene, Dr. Samantha Karunarathna, Dr. KC Rajeshkumar, Prof. Udeni Jayalal and Prof. Kevin Hyde with the aim of promoting open access without any cost to authors. 

Host institution: MycoAsia is hosted by the Center for Yunnan Plateau Biological Resources Protection and Utilization at Qujing Normal University in PR China.

International Editorial Board: MycoAsia has a reputed international Editorial Board. The inclusion of renowned experts in the field of mycology on the Editorial Board ensures a high standard of peer review and editorial oversight for the journal. It also brings diverse perspectives and expertise to the evaluation and selection of manuscripts for publication. This helps to maintain the quality and credibility of the journal’s content.

Open-access and copyright: The copyright of papers published in MycoAsia rests with the authors. This means that authors retain the rights to their work. In terms of licensing, the papers published in MycoAsia are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). This license allows others to use, share, adapt, distribute, and reproduce the papers in any medium or format, provided that appropriate credit is given to the original author(s) and the source (MycoAsia). This open licensing approach promotes the dissemination and reuse of research findings while ensuring proper attribution to the authors.

No publication charges: MycoAsia does not charge any publication fees to authors. The journal is committed to providing an open-access platform for researchers to publish their work without any financial barriers. This allows authors to freely share their research findings and contributes to the goal of promoting knowledge dissemination in the field of mycology.

ISSN: The e-ISSN for MycoAsia is 2582-7278. The ISSN is a unique identifier assigned to a serial publication, such as a journal, and helps to ensure accurate identification and cataloging of the publication.

Indexing: As of now, the MycoAsia Journal articles are listed in CrossRef, Google Scholar, and ResearchGate. The journal is also actively in the process of being indexed in other major bibliographic databases. This process can take some time, and once completed, it will provide more visibility and accessibility to the articles published in the MycoAsia Journal.

Data preservation: MycoAsia is considering a plan for electronic backup and preservation of journal content. For example, CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) for ensuring long-term preservation and accessibility of the journal’s content. Authors can freely deposit accepted versions and published papers to repositories such as ResearchGate. This provides additional avenues for wider dissemination and archiving of research outputs. This helps to ensure the availability and accessibility of the published research beyond the confines of the journal itself. These measures highlight MycoAsia’s commitment to preserving and safeguarding the scholarly content it publishes while also allowing authors to share their work in reputable repositories. 

Funding: The journal currently sustains its activities with the support of resources provided by its core team. Additionally, MycoAsia welcomes donations from mycologists and mycophiles worldwide to support the smooth running of the journal. The journal is committed to maintaining its operations and ensuring the continued availability of its services. By relying on the contributions from its core team and welcoming donations, MycoAsia can continue to offer an open-access platform for mycology research without charging publication fees to authors. This funding model allows the journal to remain accessible to researchers and readers while promoting the sharing of knowledge within the mycology community.

No advertisement on MycoAsia website: MycoAsia maintains a policy of not including commercial advertising on its website. This approach ensures that the focus remains on the scholarly content and the dissemination of research within the field of mycology. By abstaining from commercial advertising, the journal aims to provide a clean and uncluttered browsing experience for its readers and contributors.

Direct marketing: The editorial staff of the journal may occasionally solicit manuscripts on behalf of the journal through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others. MycoAsia utilizes these channels to actively engage with researchers and encourage submissions to the journal.

Post-publication discussion: MycoAsia encourages post-publication discussions on published articles through various forums such as ResearchGate and PubPeer. These platforms provide a space for researchers and readers to engage in discussions, ask questions, and provide feedback on the published articles. By promoting post-publication discussions, MycoAsia aims to foster a collaborative and interactive environment where researchers can exchange ideas, address queries, and further enhance the understanding and impact of the published research. This approach can contribute to the refinement and advancement of scientific knowledge in the field of mycology.

How to contact us? To contact the editorial staff of MycoAsia for general clarification or assistance, you can reach out to us via email at [email protected]. This email address serves as a point of contact for inquiries, questions, or any other general matters related to the journal. For authors who may have specific queries or require assistance under special circumstances, they can contact the Editor-in-Chief. 

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: [email protected], Mobile: +91 9763158247