– the journal of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society

We invite and accept manuscripts for publication in the online-only Society journal. Issues are published two times per year, in March and September. Anyone may submit a manuscript to the journal, but non-FMCS members must first register and obtain a user name and password to access the manuscript upload web page. Non-members can use the link at the bottom of this page or the Join link from the Home page to become an "Author-Non Member". However, all non-member authors are encouraged to become a member of the Society to help defer the costs of publication. There are no page charges for publishing in Walkerana. Members simply use their established user name and password to access the manuscript upload web page.


Articles addressing all aspects of the biology of freshwater mollusks are welcomed, including but not limited to, ecology, physiology, toxicology, reproduction, propagation, conservation, and restoration. Status and distributional surveys are acceptable provided that they have heuristic value and are used to compare previous studies and results; a simple list of taxa encountered is not acceptable. Brief notes and observations of a parochial nature are not acceptable and should be submitted to the Society's newsletter Ellipsaria. New taxa cannot be described in an electronic-only journal such as Walkerana, according to the International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature.


Manuscripts must be submitted through the Author Portal on the FMCS website. Hard copy or e-mailed papers will not be considered. Please read the Instructions for Authors concerning manuscript preparation and file uploading conventions. Manuscripts must represent original research and must not be currently considered for publication elsewhere. All material published in Walkerana is the property of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society.

Journal Access

Access to the current issue is open only to FMCS members with a valid user name and password. All back issues are open-access.