Journals
  • McIlvainea: Journal of American Amateur Mycology
    This journal is published by the North American Mycological Association (NAMA) and accepts original and review articles on all aspects of fungi. McIlvainea is a peer reviewed journal, with scientific papers, toxicology reports, and more. It is published once a year and is included as part of a NAMA membership.
  • Mycologia: Journal of the Mycological Society of America
    This is the official journal of the Mycological Society of America. It publishes papers on all aspects of the fungi, including lichens. Subjects appropriate to the journal are physiology and biochemistry, ecology, pathology, development and morphology, systematics, cell biology and ultrastructure, genetics, molecular biology, evolution, applied aspects, and new techniques. Publication in MYCOLOGIA is for both members and non-members of the Mycological Society of America. Papers appropriate for the journal are: 1) regular articles reporting original research, 2) notes or brief articles reporting research or new techniques, 3) invited papers, 4) reviews and minireviews.
  • Mycotaxon: Peer-reviewed Scientific Journal
    This is an international scientific quarterly restricted to papers on the taxonomy and nomenclature of fungi. This includes monographic works, reviews of taxonomic groups and/or taxonomic criteria, arguments dealing with specific nomenclatural problems, proceedings of symposia on taxonomic or nomenclatural matters, and mycobiotas providing full taxonomic descriptions and illustrations.
  • Mushroom the Journal
    Started in 1985, this is a quarterly magazine for people curious about wild mushrooms whether for hunting and cooking, their different roles in human culture, or their unique biology. Topics include finding and cooking edible mushrooms, reviews of the latest mushroom books, a mushroom-themed crossword puzzle, and interviews with mushroom-hunters and mycologists.
LAMS Resources
Besides the external resources of information available to you through websites, books, and journals, you may be able to get the answers to your questions right here with LAMS. People interested in mushrooms are a diverse crowd, and if you're interested in cooking, ecology, photography, identification, health, or something else, there's probably a person that can answer your question or get you pointed in the right direction. And it probably helps to get information from multiple sources so you can make your own decisions on what works best for you. A member of the LAMS Council would be a good place to start, or perhaps the speaker that has given a presentation at one of our events. Volunteering is also a good way to meet people and find out about other opportunities. You can reach out to any of the people on our Contacts page to find out about how to volunteer.