Persoonia journal

Flower field

Persoonia aims to publish papers dealing with molecular systematics and evolution of fungi. A further aim is to promote fungal taxonomy by employing a polythetic approach to clarify the true phylogeny and relationships within the kingdom Fungi.

The journal publishes high-quality papers elucidating known and novel fungal taxa at the DNA level, and also strives to present novel insights into evolutionary processes and relationships. Papers to be considered include research articles and reviews.


Prof. Dr P.W. Crous
Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute

Prof. Dr J. Nuytinck
Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Layout editors

C. Baak
Naturalis Biodiversity Center

M. van den Hoeven-Verweij
Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute

Graphic Design Editor

Marjan Vermaas,
Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute


Persoonia is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, full colour, fast-track journal, with papers published monthly. Papers are also bound into two volumes per year (June and December), which can be ordered online. The journal strongly supports good practice policies, and requires fungarium voucher specimens to be deposited in a fungarium with an online database such as the National Herbarium of the Netherlands in Naturalis Biodiversity Center, cultures and DNA in long-term genetic resource collections such as the Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, sequences in GenBank, alignments in TreeBASE, and taxonomic novelties in MycoBank.