Muelleria is the botanical research journal of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.

First published in 1955 by the National Herbarium and Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Muelleria publishes papers on Southern Hemisphere plant, algal and fungal systematics, particularly those relating to Australia.

Acceptable submissions include: taxonomic revisions; phylogenetic and biogeographical studies; short papers describing new taxa (including overseas members of genera represented in the indigenous flora of Australia), documentation of nationally significant new records, or resolutions of nomenclatural matters; historical analyses relevant to systematics; and any significant research contributing to our knowledge of plant, algal or fungal diversity.

Special issues or reviews can be considered upon discussion with the Editor in Chief. Book reviews are included as space permits. All papers undergo external peer review.

Editor in Chief: Alastair Robinson 

Online access

Papers in Muelleria are published online when they are ready for publication. Printed volumes containing recently published papers are produced on a rolling cycle as sufficient material is gathered, typically in April/May. The current issue of Muelleria is available online here, while backissues can be found online at the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Information for authors

Papers may be submitted at any time. Authors must review and adhere to the Instructions to Authors when preparing manuscripts for submission. Submitted papers that do not adhere to the house style will be returned to the submitting author for correction before entering the review process, incurring delay.

Please use Microsoft Word to prepare your manuscript as tracking is used during the peer review process. You must download the Muelleria template and use the prepared styles to format the text of your manuscript correctly.

In committing to the review process, submitting authors accept that all Editor decisions are final.

Nagoya Protocol

Herbarium specimens collected after 12 October 2014 fall under Nagoya Protocol regulations, and as such their legal acquisition and use is subject to prior informed consent on mutually agreed terms established in conjunction with the jurisdictions from which the materials originate.

Muelleria will not publish any research that does not provide evidence of informed consent where the submitted works are based on specimens collected after this date. In the case of specimen collections, this requirement is typically satisfied by the provision of a statement in the Materials & Methods identifying the valid collecting permit or license number, and/or the provision of said paperwork to the Editor as part of the submission.

Contents of past volumes

Contents list for past volumes of Muelleria


As of January 2013, each volume of Muelleria will consist of a single issue, published in the first half of the year.

The journal is delivered by airmail worldwide. The following subscription rates are in $AUD and include postage.


  • Australia: $40 per year (including GST)
  • Overseas: $62 per year


  • Australia: $50 per year (including GST)
  • Overseas: $77 per year

You may order through your regular agent or directly from Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.

For sample copies please contact the Library at



Institutions may establish a formal exchange of journals.

For all enquiries about exchange or missing issues please contact the Librarian at


Contact Muelleria

The Editor, Muelleria
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3004

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