Welcome to the International Phycological Society's Site

The Society was founded in 1960 and is incorporated in the State of Califormia as a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation with Articles of Incorporation and Bye Laws designed to protect its nonprofit status.

<i>Synura ulvella</i>  Karl Bruun The Society is dedicated to:

  • The development of phycology;
  • The distribution of phycological information; and,
  • International cooperation among phycologists and phycological organizations.

The Society organizes the International Phycological Congresses at 4-yearly intervals. The next Congress, the tenth, will be held in Florida in 2013.

It is administed by a Board of elected members, chaired by a President, who is appointed by the Board.

Membership is open to all those interested in Phycology and the journal is distributed to members at a much-reduced rate.

The Society awards a number of prizes in memory of prominent members (Papenfuss Award and Christensen Prize).

The journal Phycologia is published bimonthly by the Society and serves as a publishing medium for information about any aspect of phycology, basic or applied, including biochemistry, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, molecular biology, physiology, and systematics.

Online access to the Journal at www.phycologia.org is available to IPS members and paid subscribers only. The online version features the current issue of the journal plus an archive of previous issues. Members and Individuals gain full online access via a USER ID and Password. Institutions with online subscriptions need to submit their IP addresses for access. Please direct online access questions and IP addresses to ips@allenpress.com. Membership may be renewed at the Society's business site, from which you can also order back issues.