Spirula (formerly: Correspondentieblad) is the news journal of the Netherlands Malacological Society and is published four times a year. In Spirula all activities are announced and it is the place for contributions and letters of members, book reviews, messages from the board or others of the society. Articles by members are included, both on Dutch and foreign malacological subjects. Regular sections are: newly described species, an overview of recent publications, newly published books and international shell shows and meetings. Most articles are in Dutch with an English summary; the regular sections are bilingual, in Dutch and English.
The editorial staff of Spirula consists of Jeroen Goud (editor in chief marine molluscs), Gerard Majoor (editor in chief land and fresh water molluscs), Rob Moolenbeek (marine molluscs and editing) and Rob Vink (lay-out). The distribution is done by Jan Kuiper
Guidelines for authors
For more information about the requirements for publishing in Spirula please contact the editors in chief. The guidelines for authors are available in Dutch only.
Authors who wish to present their molluscs systematically, should use the Checklist of the Land and Freshwater Molluscs of the Netherlands (PDF).
- Last four years (full colour, more pages): €9,-
- Earlier years until issue 379 (full colour, fewer pages): €4,00
- Issues nr. 378 (black and white): €1,-
Postage for one issue: Netherlands € 3,84 / Belgium and Germany € 7,75. Postage for more issues: on demand.
Single issues can be ordered via the NMV Secretariat.
A Dutch index to the issues 1-269 (1934-1992) is published as Informatieblad (PDF).
All articles of the volumes 1934-2007 are available on natuurtijdschriften.nl. Later issues will be added at a later stage. Downloading a PDF is free of charge.
Spirula is a printed journal. Digital versions of more recent volumes are not available and subscription to a digital version is not possible.
Click on the covers to see the contents of the issues below (years 2013-2020).