Thursday, 1 July 2021


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. Seventeen volumes were published until now (each of 3-4 parts). Volume 19 (2022-2023) 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 1-19(1) (1987-2022)

35 years, 19 volumes, 71 parts, 3698 pages, 414 papers


301 authors of 30 countries [1 from: Austria, Azerbaijan, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Russia, Syria; 2 from: Bulgaria, Japan, Libya; 3 from: Bangladesh, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, South Africa; 4 from: Cyprus, France, Jordan, Morocco, U.S.A.; 7 from U.K.; 11 from Iraq, Iran; 28 from Algeria; 54 from Egypt; 66 from India; and 76 from Turkey]


New names: 1 genus + 21 species of spiders, 28 species + 1 subspecies of scorpions, and 1 species of solifugae.


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)