About the Journal

Zoosystematica Rossica is an international peer-reviewed open access scientific journal covering any aspects of systematic zoology. It was founded in 1992 by an outstanding Russian taxonomist Izyaslav Kerzhner (1936‒2008). The language of the journal is English.

 

Founder and publisher: Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg.

 

ISSN: 2410-0226 (Online), 0320-9180 (Print).

 

Aims and scope

The journal publishes papers on all groups of animals, both extant and fossil, from all over the World. It focuses on the description of new taxa, revisions and reviews, nomenclature, theories and methods of taxonomy and phylogeny, taxonomic morphology, interesting new faunal records, catalogues and checklists, identification keys, phylogenetic relationships and zoogeography. Faunal articles are published in a limited way and only if they contain new records for large geographical regions and are important for zoogeography or taxonomy.

Publication frequency

Since 2018, Zoosystematica Rossica switched to the continuous publication (CP) model allowing the immediate publication of an article as soon as it is ready. This way an approved article does not need to wait until a particular issue of the journal is completed, providing a better service to authors and readers by securing faster publishing to the scientific community. The journal will continue to gather articles for two issues per year, with the publishing deadlines on the end of June and at the end of December. However, the online website of the journal will be continuously fed throughout the year. When the deadline of an issue has passed, it is closed and the next issue starts to be fed. This model permits faster publication of the articles that no longer need to wait for the issue to be completed, entirely following the innovation of the discoveries, providing nomenclature priority to new names of taxa, and allowing the authors to see their work published as soon as possible. Collections of articles and monographs can be published as non-periodic supplements to regular volumes of the journal.

Abstracting, indexing and archiving

All papers are registered in the Official Register of Zoological Nomenclature (ZooBank) and archived in the Zenodo digital repository in accordance with the requirements for online publications, which are set out in The ICZN amendment of Articles 8, 9, 10, 21 and 78 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Any nomenclature act published in the journal becomes valid immediately after the online publication of the respective article.

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Open access statement

Zoosystematica Rossica is an open access journal. Articles are available on the online website of the journal immediately after publication. All the main information about the article, as well as the full text in PDF format, is presented on the page of a separate article in the Volumes online section. Currently, full texts of articles are available for journal issues, starting with 10(1), 2001, and work to digitise earlier issues is underway, as well as retrospective assignment of DOI to all articles.

Publication Ethics

The journal aims to follow the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Dimitry Gapon (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Russia)

Vice Editors

Andrey Frolov (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Russia)

Andrey Przhiboro (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Russia)

International Advisory Board

Kjell R. Bjørklund (Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway)

Holger H. Dathe (Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut, Eberswalde, Germany)

Irakli Eliava (Institute of zoology, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia)

Mark J. Grygier (National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan [R.O.C.])

Ke Ch. Kim (Penn State University, University Park, USA)

Adrian C. Pont (Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford, United Kingdom)

Alexander Rasnitsyn (Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)

Language Editor

Robert B. Angus (The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom)

Executive secretary

Alexey Khalin (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Russia)

Technical Editor

Tatyana Dolnik (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Russia)

Section Editors

Sergey Aibulatov (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Russia): Hexapoda, Diptera

Sergey Belokobylskij (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Russia): Hexapoda, Hymenoptera

Nina Bogutskaya (Natural History Museum Vienna, Vienna, Austria): Pisces and lower Chordata

Mikhail Daneliya (University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland): Crustacea

Tatiana Dautova (National Scientific Center of Marine Biology, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Scienc, Vladivostok, Russia): Coelenterata

Dmitry Dmitriev (Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, USA): Hexapoda, Auchenorrhyncha; issues of zoological nomenclature

Nataliya Dnestrovskaya (Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia): Polychaeta, Echinodermata

Irina Ekimova (Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia): Mollusca

Ilya Gavrilov-Zimin (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Russia): Hexapoda, Paraneoptera

Oleg Gorbunov (A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia): Hexapoda, Lepidoptera

Andrey Gorochov (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Russia): Hexapoda, Orthoptera

Boris Kataev (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Russia): Hexapoda, Coleoptera

Andrey Khalaim (Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Ciudad Victoria, Mexico): Hexapoda, Hymenoptera

Pavel Kijashko (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Russia): Mollusca

Nikita Kluge (St Petersburg State University, St Petersburg, Russia): Hexapoda, Ephemeroptera and higher systematics of Arthropoda; issues of zoological nomenclature

Evgeny Koblik (Zoological Museum of Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia): Aves

Konstantin Lutaenko (National Scientific Center of Marine Biology, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Scienc, Vladivostok, Russia): Mollusca

Yuri Marusik (Institute of Biological Problems of the North, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Magadan, Russia; University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa): Chelicerata

Alexander Ryss (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Russia): Nematoda

Sergey Sinev (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Russia): Hexapoda, Lepidoptera

Sergey Storozhenko (Federal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia): Hexapoda, Orthoptera

Ekaterina Tselikh (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Russia): Hexapoda, Hymenoptera

Nikolai Yunakov (Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway): Hexapoda, Coleoptera