Takamichi Orihara (Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History, Kanagawa, Japan)
Akihiko Kinoshita (Forestry and Forest Product Research Institute Kyushu Research Center, Kumamoto, Japan)
Kohei Yamamoto (Tochigi Prefectural Museum, Tochigi, Japan)
The journal Truffology (The Bulletin of the Japanese Association for Truffle Science) is a free, online, scientific journal published by JATS. It is devoted to studies on truffles, truffle-like fungi and secotioid fungi as well as other related fungi and will be published annually. The journal is consisted of original scientific papers, reviews, observation records, lists of specimens, essays and other miscellaneous articles. Manuscripts of original scientific papers and reviews will be reviewed by one or two anonymous reviewers.
In the last decade, many scientific papers on Japanese truffles and truffle-like fungi have been published based on the specimens collected both by professionals and by amateur mycologists. On the other hand, many valuable specimens and their information remain unused in scientific studies, mainly because there are very few mycologists who are devoted to truffle studies. The main scope of the journal Truffology is to “rescue” local records of truffle-like fungi throughout Japan, which may otherwise fall in oblivion. For the submission of manuscript please contact to the Editor-in-Chief (t_orihara (at) nh.kanagawa-museum.jp).