Published jointly by the KwaZulu-Natal Museum and Pensoft, the journal covers the taxonomy, systematics, biology, biogeography, ecology, conservation and palaeontology of Afrotropical invertebrates.
African Invertebrates is an international peer-reviewed journal that covers the taxonomy, systematics, biology, biogeography, ecology, conservation and palaeontology of Afrotropical invertebrates, whether terrestrial, freshwater or marine, published jointly by the Council of the KwaZulu-Natal Museum and Pensoft Publishers. A printed version of the journal is produced twice a year. All contributions are published in English (British Standard), with an option to add an abstract in any other language that uses Latin or Cyrillic alphabet. When preparing manuscripts, authors are encouraged to make use of extensive holdings of the KwaZulu-Natal Museum and other South African museums and collections, and to deposit holotypes (paratypes) and voucher specimens in recognised South African institutions.
Aimed at communication of primary research in the fields of life sciences and medicine, this journal provides an innovative platform to promote, share and discuss new ideas and research outputs.
BioDiscovery is an international, open access, online, peer-reviewed journal for the communication of primary research from any scientific discipline in the field of life sciences and medicine. BioDiscovery provides a platform for scientists in all areas of biology and medicine to promote, share and discuss new ideas and developments. The journal provides high quality of published papers, controlled by distinguished world-class researchers.
Designed to accelerate publishing, dissemination and sharing of biodiversity data, this journal is the first to offer integrated publication of narrative and data within the article content.
Biodiversity Data Journal (BDJ) is a community peer-reviewed, open access journal, designed to accelerate publishing, dissemination and sharing of biodiversity-related data of any kind. All structural elements of the articles – text, morphological descriptions, occurrences, data tables, etc. – are treated and stored as data.
The journal publishes papers in biodiversity science containing taxonomic, floristic/faunistic, morphological, genomic, phylogenetic, ecological or environmental data on any taxon of any geological age from any part of the world. BDJ aims at integrating data and narrative in the article content to the maximum extent possible. Supplementary data files that underpin graphs, hypotheses and results should also be published with the article or deposited in trusted open access data repositories. The journal provides rich biodiversity data import and export facilities through the ARPHA Writing Tool and Darwin Core Archives.
Created to accelerate research in ecology and biodiversity, the journal covers a wide range of topics: Evolutionary Ecology, Conservation Biology, Ecosystems and others.
BioRisk is a peer-reviewed, open access, online and print, rapidly published journal in ecology and biodiversity science. The journal will consider for publication manuscripts dealing with the following topics: Species, Ecosystems & Conservation, Populations & Communities, Behavioural Ecology, Habitats, Ecosystems & Natural Spaces, Biogeography & Macroecology, Evolutionary Ecology, Conservation Biology, Ecosystem & Biodiversity Services, Biological Invasions, Biodiversity Risk Assessment, Environmental Ecology, Climate Change, Landscape Ecology, Land Use change, Marine & Freshwater Ecology, Agricultural Ecology, Urban Ecology, Restoration Ecology, an others.
This journal publishes original research on all aspects of plant and animal cytogenetics, karyosystematics, and molecular systematics.
Comparative Cytogenetics is a peer-reviewed, open access, online & print journal, launched to accelerate research on all aspects of plant and animal cytogenetics, karyosystematics, and molecular systematics. It publishes comprehensive research on karyotypes, characteristics of mitosis and meiosis, micro- and macrogametogenesis, modes of reproduction, mechanisms of sex determination and taxonomic conclusions.
Among the World’s oldest titles of systematic Entomology, this journal focuses on the systematics, taxonomy, phylogeny and comparative morphology, and biogeography of insects.
Founded in 1857 as Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift, Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift (DEZ) is one of the World’s oldest international journals in systematic Entomology. It publishes original research papers in English on the systematics, taxonomy, phylogeny, comparative morphology, and biogeography of insects. Other arthropods are also considered where of relevance to the biology of insects. The geographical scope of the journal is worldwide. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift is dedicated to provide an open access, high-quality forum to contribute to the documentation of insect species, their distribution, their properties, and their phylogenetic relationships. All submitted manuscripts are subject to peer-review by the leading specialists for the respective topic. The journal is published in open access high-resolution PDF, semantically enriched HTML and machine-readable XML versions.
Focused on Myriapoda, this journal featured publications on the biology, behavior, ecology, systematics, taxonomy, genetics, and morphology of the group. No longer published.
The International Journal of Myriapodology is a peer-reviewed, open-access, rapid online and print journal launched to accelerate research on all aspects of Myriapoda, including biology, behavior, ecology, systematics, taxonomy, genetics, and morphology.
Covering all fields of botany in its wider sense, including mycology, this journal of the Italian Botanical Society welcomes research ranging from molecular to ecosystem studies.
Italian Botanist is an open access, peer-reviewed journal of the Italian Botanical Society (www.societabotanicaitaliana.it). It was founded in 1969 as Informatore Botanico Italiano to mainly publish proceedings of the Society, alongside book reviews. As submissions and publication types increased throughout the years, in 2015 the Italian Botanical Society moved the journal to Pensoft, with the new name Italian Botanist, in order to publish and disseminate its contents more efficiently. The journal publishes original research covering all fields of Botany in its wider sense, including Mycology, ranging from molecular to ecosystem studies. The geographical coverage of the journal is focused on Italian territories, but studies from other areas are also welcome. The journal is published on behalf of the Società Botanica Italiana onlus (Via Giorgio La Pira 4, I-50121, Firenze, Italy).
Launched by the International Society of Hymenopterists, this journal focuses on all aspects of the study of Hymenoptera: biology, ecology, systematics, taxonomy, genetics, and morphology.
Journal of Hymenoptera Research publishes papers of high scientific quality reporting comprehensive research on all aspects of Hymenoptera, including biology, behavior, ecology, systematics, taxonomy, genetics, and morphology. Taxonomic papers describing single species are acceptable if the species has economic importance or provides new data on the biology or evolution of the genus or higher taxon. Manuscript length generally should not exceed 50 typed pages; however, no upper limit on length is set for papers of exceptional quality and importance, including taxonomic monographs at generic or higher level.
The journal is published on behalf of the International Society of Hymenopterists (www.hymenopterists.org).
Metabarcoding and Metagenomics
Metabarcoding and Metagenomics (MBMG) is an innovative open access journal which publishes papers on metabarcoding and metagenomics from both basic and applied aspects. The journal welcomes submissions documenting all types of outcomes throughout the research cycle: data, models, methods, workflows, software, perspectives, opinions, and conventional research articles. The journal will consider manuscripts for publication related (but not limited) to the following topics: Environmental MBMG, Microbial MBMG, Applied MBMG (biomonitoring, quarantine, environmental assessment, nature conservation, eDNA, species invasions and others), molecular ecology, DNA-based species delimitation and identification, and other emerging fields related to MBMG. Submissions of bioinformatic approaches to MBMG (algorithms, software) are also encouraged.
MBMG is published on the ARPHA journal publishing platform, which is the first workflow ever to support the full life cycle of a manuscript, from writing through submission, peer review, publication and dissemination within a single online collaborative platform.
Focused on the Kingdom of Fungi, the journal publishes works containing taxonomic or ecological data on any taxon of any geological age from any part of the world.
MycoKeys publishes papers on the monophyletic kingdom Fungi containing taxonomic or ecological data on any taxon of any geological age from any part of the world with no limit to manuscript size.
MycoKeys will consider for publishing: descriptions of new taxa, if they are accompanied with proper diagnoses and/or keys to distinguish them from close relatives or similar taxa, and if DNA sequence data are deposited in Genbank prior to publication; taxonomic revisions of extant (or ‘’recent’’) and fossil fungal groups; checklists and catalogues; phylogenetic and evolutionary analyses, if alignments are deposited in TreeBase; papers in descriptive and/or historical biogeography; methodology papers, including description of new software, if released a open source license and released as supplementary material to the article; data mining and literature surveys; monographs, conspecti, atlases; primer notes; “Points of View” commentaries; collections of papers, Festschrift volumes, conference proceedings; data papers.
Extensive overviews on a taxon in a country or larger region are welcome. Short mycological contributions may be considered if they are based on significant or unexpected discoveries. Regular contributions may eventually be published in special issues devoted to a region/country.
Launched to cover all aspects of nature conservation, the journal publishes papers across all disciplines interested in basic and applied conservation biology and ecology.
Nature Conservation is a peer-reviewed, open access, rapidly published online journal covering all aspects of nature conservation. The journal publishes papers across all disciplines interested in basic and applied conservation ecology and nature conservation in general at various spatial, temporal and evolutionary scales, from populations to ecosystems and from microorganisms and fungi to higher plants and animals. It focuses on ecological, evolutionary, economic, social and other consequences of biodiversity and ecosystem management and the mitigations of negative impacts on them. Nature Conservation also strongly encourages papers on ethical, social, socio-economic, legal and policy issues related to the management and use of biodiversity and ecosystems.
Publishing across disciplines dealing with biological invasions, the journal accepts papers on the ecology, evolution and biogeography of non-indigenous aquatic and terrestrial species.
NeoBiota is a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal launched to accelerate research on alien species and biological invasions: aquatic and terrestrial, animals, plants, fungi and micro-organisms. The journal is a continuation of the former NEOBIOTA publication series. NeoBiota publishes papers across all disciplines interested in biological invasions, specifically on the ecology, evolution and biogeography of non-indigenous aquatic and terrestrial animals, plants, fungi and micro-organisms, on mechanisms that drive the introduction, establishment and spread of these species, on ecological, evolutionary, economic and other consequences of biological invasions, and on the management of invasions in any part of the world. The journal also strongly encourages papers on ethical, social, legal and policy issues related to biological invasions.
Published for the Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica (SEL), the journal focuses mainly on the taxonomy, morphology, phylogenetics, biogeography, and ecology of Lepidoptera.
Nota Lepidopterologica is the peer-reviewed journal of the Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica (SEL) published by Pensoft. The journal was founded in 1977 and publishes original research papers on taxonomy, morphology/anatomy, phylogenetics, biogeography, ecology, behaviour, conservation, and natural history of Lepidoptera, but also on any other aspects of lepidopterology. The journal is devoted mostly but not exclusively to Palaearctic Lepidoptera. Comprehensive studies in any of the above-mentioned areas are given preference over studies with a very limited scope. However, we also invite short contributions on important topics, such as invasive taxa, new records for large geographical areas, and other similar aspects. All papers are published in English. All submitted manuscripts are subject to peer-review by the leading specialists for the respective topic.
The journal welcomes both traditional and unconventional research outputs, including data, models, methods and others in all aspects of ecology, environmental sciences, and cross-disciplinary areas of study.
One Ecosystem is an innovative open access scholarly journal which provides a forum for studies in the field of ecology and sustainability. In addition to conventional research papers, the journal welcomes contributions documenting the entire research cycle, including data, models, methods, workflows, results, software, perspectives and policy recommendations. By making research outputs public, the journal will open up new mechanisms for integration of information, collaboration, appraisal, and dissemination.
One Ecosystem uses ARPHA - a technologically unique publishing platform which supports the full life cycle of a manuscript, from writing through submission, public peer-review, publication and dissemination.
Focused on systematic botany, this journal aims to accelerate research and free information exchange in taxonomy, phylogeny, biogeography and evolution of plants.
PhytoKeys is a peer-reviewed, open access, rapidly published journal, launched to accelerate research and free information exchange in taxonomy, phylogeny, biogeography and evolution of plants. The journal applies cutting-edge technologies in publishing and preservation of digital materials to meet the highest possible standards of the cybertaxonomy era.
PhytoKeys publishes papers in systematic Botany containing taxonomic/floristic data on any taxon of any geological age from any part of the world on the following topics: descriptions of new taxa, taxonomic revisions of extant and fossil plant groups, checklists and catalogues, phylogenetic and evolutionary analyses, papers in descriptive and/or historical biogeography, methodology papers, monographs, etc. Extensive floristic overviews on a group in a country or larger region are welcome. Short floristic contributions may be considered if they are based on significant or unexpected discovery.
Launched to open up the research cycle, this innovative journal publishes a wide array of research outputs across all areas of academic research, including science, technology, humanities and the social sciences.
The Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal publishes all outputs of the research cycle, including: project proposals, data, methods, workflows, software, project reports and research articles together on a single collaborative platform, with the most transparent, open and public peer-review process. RIO’s scope encompasses all areas of academic research, including science, technology, humanities and the social sciences.
Rethinking Ecology is an open access journal that aims at fostering both forward thinking and the publication of novel ideas in ecology, evolution and environmental sciences
Rethinking Ecology is an open access journal that aims at fostering both forward thinking and the publication of novel ideas in ecology. The term ecology in this instance should be understood in the broadest sense, and contributions including (but not limited to) evolution, ecophysiology, environmental sciences, global change biology, human ecology and decision ecology are all welcome. To achieve these aims, the journal exclusively publishes perspective papers with an emphasis on new hypotheses and bold ideas. As opposed to other journals, contributions to Rethinking Ecology are not commissioned. We believe that novel ideas do not arise from direct invitations and we are committed to enable authors to publish their best ideas and perspectives, regardless of their seniority, their publication track record and their country of origin.
Published for the International Society for Subterranean Biology (SIBIOS-ISSB), the journal publishes original research on all aspects of subterranean ecosystems and their biota.
Subterranean Biology is an international journal published by Pensoft on behalf of the International Society for Subterranean Biology (SIBIOS-ISSB). It publishes original research on all aspects of subterranean ecosystems and their components focusing on biology, ecology, evolution and conservation.
Launched to support free exchange of ideas, data and information in all branches zoology, our flagship journal is among the most technologically advanced titles in its field.
ZooKeys is a peer-reviewed, open access, online and print, rapidly produced journal, launched to support free exchange of ideas, data and information in all branches of Zoology. It is one of the most dynamic and technologically advanced scholarly journals in its field. Since its launch on July 4th 2008 the journal has published approximately 560 issues, 2,500 articles and 70,000 pages. Currently, ZooKeys takes second place in Thomson Reuters’ Index of Organism names of the top 10 journals publishing the greatest number of new taxa in Zoology.
Zoologia is an international journal on zoological research that is published bimontly by the Sociedade Brasileira de Zoologia.
Zoologia is an international journal on zoological research that is published bimontly by the Sociedade Brasileira de Zoologia. Original publications by scientists and researchers from Brazil and abroad on the various areas of zoological sciences are accepted, such as: systematics, evolution, taxonomy, nomenclature, biogeography, morphology, physiology, biology, ecology, symbiosis, conservation, behavior, genetics, and allied areas. Extensive reviews or articles on current topics in zoology will be published by invitation in the Invited Review section.
Since its foundation in 1982, a total of 25 volumes were published under the name Revista Brasileira de Zoologia (ISSN 0101-8175 and 1806-969X). With the goal of broadening its international visibility, starting in 2009, it began to be called Zoologia while keeping the original volume and issue numbering.
Its abbreviated title is Zoologia, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.
Formerly Mitteilungen aus dem Museum fur Naturkunde in Berlin, this journal is devoted to whole-organism biology: biosystematics, evolution, morphology, development, biogeography and more.
Zoosystematics and Evolution, formerly Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, is an international, open access, peer-reviewed life science journal devoted to whole-organism biology. It publishes original research and review articles in the field of Metazoan taxonomy, biosystematics, evolution, morphology, development and biogeography at all taxonomic levels. The journal’s scope encompasses primary information from collection-related research, taxonomic descriptions and discoveries, revisions, annotate d type catalogues, aspects of the history of science, and contributions on new methods and principles of systematics. Articles whose main topic is ecology, functional anatomy, physiology, or ethology are only acceptable when of systematic or evolutionary relevance and perspective.