Karstenia is an international research journal with an emphasis to boreal and arctic-alpine mycology. It publishes papers reporting original research on all aspects of the fungi (including lichens), especially on systematics and ecology. Papers also appropriate for the journal are review articles, book reviews and invited papers.
Publication is open to all persons. Papers are accepted in English. All articles are peer-reviewed by specialists prior to acceptance. Each volume of Karstenia consists of two issues which appear in June and December. Occasionally supplements will be published.
Karstenia is dedicated to P. A. Karsten (1834–1917) and published by the Finnish Mycological Society.