SNSB Publications

Jahresecho – Aus den Staatlichen Naturwissenschaftlichen Sammlungen Bayerns (Yearbook)

The SNSB yearbook Jahresecho informs about current research projects, exhibitions, future projects, new scientific staff members and much more.

all issues (in German)

Annual report

Until 2018, the SNSB annual reports provided an overview of research, exhibitions, collection development, etc. of all statecollections and museums.

Scientific journals

The SNSB publish the following scientific journals:

Spixiana – Zeitschrift für Zoologie

Publisher: Zoologische Staatssammlung München

SPIXIANA publishes original contributions to zoology, preferably to the fields of taxonomy, morphology, phylogeny, and zoogeography. One volume with two issues is published each year. Monographs can be published as SPIXIANA Supplement.


Publisher: Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie

The journal and its predecessors “Mitteilungen der Bayerischen Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und historische Geologie” and “Zitteliana – Abhandlungen der Bayerischen Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und historische Geologie”, Zitteliana A and B, look back on a tradition of more than 50 years. In addition to a traditional print version of our journal, we offer online first publication of all accepted manuscripts and open online access to all published volumes.

Documenta Archaeobiologiae

Publisher: Staatssammlung für Anthropologie München, Staatssammlung für Paläoanatomie München

The yearbook Documenta Archaeobiologiae of the State Collection of Anthropology and Paleoanatomy publishes research papers, focus articles, and short articles that originate in the field of interaction between the natural sciences and archaeology. Emphasis is placed on presenting research results obtained on the material of bioarchaeological collections.

The aim is to present the research potential of SAM/SPM collections and to strengthen the dialogue between natural sciences, especially biology, and cultural or social sciences in order to obtain a complete historical picture. Preserved remains of humans, animals, and plants are important empirical sources that provide clues about, for example, the development of historical populations, animal and plant domestication and use, and historical environments.


Publisher: Freunde des Jura-Museums e.V.

The annual journal Archaeopteryx publishes geoscientific and bioscientific works about the region of the Southern Franconian Alb and the adjacent areas. A special focus is on the geology and paleontology of the Solnhofen plate limestones and their comparison with other plate limestone deposits. Archaeopteryx accepts contributions in English and German. Acceptance of manuscripts is decided by the editors or the editorial board after review by one or two independent referees.

Scientific Publications

Detailed publication lists of SNSB scientists are provided on the individual staff pages.