Quekett Journal of Microscopy

The Quekett Journal of Microscopy is issued as Summer and Winter numbers in June and December respectively each year, and publishes peer-reviewed papers on the history of the light microscope and mounted slides, microscope technique and DIY apparatus, digital photomicrography and results of studies made using the light microscope on microscopic life and biological, geological and materials structures.

The Journal, in its previous guises as the Journal of the Quekett Microscopical Club (1868–1966) and Microscopy (1966–1993), has been published in an unbroken run since 1868, making it one of the longest running microscope journals worldwide. As such, it provides a unique archive of papers and articles on all aspects of microscopy – all copies up to 2012 are available digitally with full indexing (see under Books and USB drive) and allow easy searching.

In addition to being received by members, it is also taken by a number of scientific societies and libraries, and is available to non-members for £35 per annum in Europe and the UK, and £45 [or the current US $ equivalent] elsewhere in the world.

To place an order, please contact the Subscriptions Manager. The Club reserves the right to change these prices without prior notice – current prices are available from the Subscriptions Manager.

For an indication of the wide variety of subjects covered by the Journal, please see the Contents of recent Journal issues. You can also read a few selected articles from the Journal.


Navy-blue binders that take a complete volume up to and including Vol. 36 – £7.80 (plus postage)
Navy-blue binders that take all 8 issues of Vol. 37 or later – £7.80 (plus postage)
To purchase binders, please use the Club Shop.

Archives and cumulative index

Please see Books and USB drive for details of the following items:

  • Quekett Journal of Microscopy 1868–2012 on USB flash drive
  • Cumulative Index to the Quekett Journals of Microscopy 1868–1992

Contact the Honorary Secretary

Before you prepare a paper, please read the Advice for contributors.

If you have an idea for a paper that you would like to have published in the Journal, then please contact the Honorary Secretary using this form:

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