Monday, 8 October 2012


The Arachnological Bulletin of the Middle East
and North Africa

In August 1987, SERKET was launched in Egypt, taking its name from the ancient Egyptian language for a scorpion. Fifteen volumes were published until now (each of 2-4 parts). Volume 15 (2016-2017) is in preparation now.
SERKET welcomes manuscript submission from researchers anywhere in the world. Short communications are also welcomed.
Correspondence concerning subscription, back issues, publication, etc. should be addressed to the editor:
- Hisham K. El-Hennawy
   41, El-Manteqa El-Rabia St., Heliopolis,
   Cairo 11341, Egypt
- Email:
No subscription needed since volume 14 (2014-2015). All issues will be free on-line. Also, publication is still free as before.
ISSN: 1110-502X

Volumes 1-15(2) (1987-November 2016)

29 years, 14 volumes +2, 55 parts, 2272 pages, 215 papers,

148 authors of 24 countries [1 from: Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Russia, Syria; 2 from: Bulgaria, France, Iraq, Saudi Arabia; 3 from: Belgium, Iran, South Africa; 4 from: Morocco, U.K., U.S.A.; 5 from: Algeria, India; and 48 from Egypt; and 49 from Turkey]

New names: 1 genus + 8 species of spiders and 18 species of scorpions.


Thanks to Biodiversity Heritage Library
The back issues of Serket can be downloaded from:

and from

Volume v.1-2 (1987-1992)                   
Volume v.3-4 (1992-1996)                   
Volume v.5-6 (1996-2000)                   
Volume v.7-8 (2000-2003)                   
Volume v.9-10 (2004-2006)                 
Volume v.11-12 (2008-2011)