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Herpetology Publishers & Job Postings

Interested in the field of herpetology but having a difficult time finding job openings? There’s no better way than networking to find the right career and position than networking!

Joining societies, participating in online boards, volunteering, attending seminars, and working with publishers are all good ways to learn more about this field. Below are a few herpetology publishers we suggest researching for yourself.

Herpetology Publishers


Chelonian Research Foundation

Brought together by a shared passion for the turtles and tortoises of the world, this small group of devoted scientists and enthusiasts has created a foundation to support and disperse continued research on chelonian life. Their publications have an emphasis on genetic diversity and conservation. Their two main publications are Chelonian Conservation and Biology and Chelonian Research Monographs.

The CRF is a small organization of under 10 employees, and job openings are rare. However, we suggest contacting The Chelonian Research Foundation for ways to get involved at various levels.


Herpetologists’ League

This collective encourages everyone to join their ranks, participate in the dialogue, and submit their own findings in the strange yet beautiful world of herpetology. The group produces Herpetologica and Herpetological Monographs.

Most members are volunteers and provide donations in order to promote the publications and awards. The Herpetologists’ League is another great one to contact for opportunities.


Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

From 1958, this non-profit organization has supported conservation and education by promoting herpetological research worldwide. Their two publications are Journal of Herpetology and Herpetological Review.

The foundation is led by its members. You can email the secretary in order to join a committee.


American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

The ASIH promotes the publication and distribution of fish, amphibian, and reptile research in their journal, Copeia, and creates a dialogue with frequent conferences and symposia. The driving goal of the publication is to preserve natural resources, starting with encouraging young scientists to engage in the field of natural science.

The society does minimal hiring of its own but posts career opportunities around the world for scientists, professors, others promoting scientific research.


Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians

This group of veterinary scientists works to improve medical care for amphibians and reptiles through rigorous research and education. The group also has a special place in their hearts for environmental conservation and use their research to help in the efforts of preservation in the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery.

ARAV hosts a variety of job postings related to the exotic veterinary industry.


Brazilian Society of Herpetology

The mission of the Brazilian Society of Herpetology (SBH) is to develop the science of herpetology in Brazil through initiatives that increase knowledge about the country's amphibians and reptiles. SBH publications, South American Journal of Herpetology and Herpetologia Brasileira, explore the diverse amphibious life of the local area.

Become a Brazilian Society of Herpetology member to take advantage of exclusive benefits.


Herpetological Society of Japan

This publisher has a commitment to producing cutting-edge and accurate information on amphibious life all around the world. They maintain two publications: Current Herpetology, which publishes findings from around the world, and the Bulletin of the Herpetological Society of Japan, which releases studies on Japanese amphibians.

Contact The Herpetological Society of Japan to get involved.


It may take time and patience to find a niche, but herpetological publishers are always on the lookout for qualified individuals to become involved in the field at various levels - reach out and see what or who they may be looking for!