We publish high quality peer-reviewed articles on animal behavior, comparative physiology, evolution, ecology, and systematics and biogeography on animals taxa from all parts of the world.
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Zoological Studies is an OPEN ACCESS international journal and FREE OF PAGE CHARGES from authors.

Edited by:
Benny K.K. Chan (Editor-in-Chief)
Sen-Lin Tang (Co-Editor-in-Chief)

Impact Factor: 1.257
ISI Journal Citation Reports
Ranking: 2019: 78/168 (Zoology)

ISSN (E): 1810-522X
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Zoological Studies Editorial Team

The Editor in Chief, Dr. Benny K.K. Chan, and the Co-editors in Chief, Dr. Sen-Lin Tang are professors/ research fellows at Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

The editors and co-editors in chief are supported by 30 Associate Editors including Drs.Sheng-Feng Shen, I-Min Tso, Pung-Pung Hwang, Yeong-Choy Kam, David Miller, Shou-Hsien Li, Chung-Pin Lin, John Wang, Claudia Castellani, Yasuyuki Hashiguchi, Chih-Ming Hung, Chiun-Cheng Ko, Chi-Chien Kuo, Teng-Chiu Lin, Jian-Nan Liu, Ryuji Machida, Hiroomi Miyamoto, Yoko Nozawa, Gray A. Williams, Benny K.K. Chan, Allen Chen, Ka Hou Chu, Jens Thorvald Høeg, Jen-Pan Huang, Hin-Kiu Mok, Felipe Polivanov Ottoni, James D. Reimer, Shen-Horn Yen, Sen-Lin Tang, and Daryi Wang.

(See Editorial Board for details)

Message from the Editor in Chief

We take up a responsibility for the academic society

    Nowadays, we often need to pay expensive page charges/open-access fees to publish our works as most of the journals are now run by business publishers. Is it possible there are quality assured, peer-reviewed and open-access SCI scientific journals, in which colleagues can publish their research achievement free? We, Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, attempts to take up this responsibility. We run Zoological Studies, to provide a free SCI open-access publication platform for colleagues to share out their research achievements.
    Publish articles free of page charges does not mean Zoological Studies is lack of good quality. All the accepted articles passed a formal review system. Impact factors is an indication for the article citations in a journals and has implications for journal quality. However, article citations can be also affected by the ways of marketing methods for journals in commercial publishers. We are trying hard to maintain a good impact factor for Zoological Studies. All articles are 1) formally applied for a DOI number and being open-access in the web, 2) listed and housed in PubMed database and 3) promoted in our twitters and facebook. We are not under any umbrella of commercial publishers. All the editors and reviewers are volunteers for the academics. We hope you can support us to submit your quality works to Zoological Studies, and upload your published articles in Research Gate to enhance citations as well.

Prof. Benny K.K. Chan

Recent published articles in 2020
Checklist and Distribution of Freshwater Cladocera (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) in Côte d’Ivoire (West Africa)
Raphaël N’doua Etilé, Théophile Aké Bédia, Georges Kassi Blahoua, Gouli Gouré Bi, Paul Essetchi Kouamelan, and Valentin N’Douba (doi:
AbstractACCEPTED PDF (303KB)
A New Species of Predatory Nudibranch (Gastropoda: Trinchesiidae) of the Coral Pavona decussata
Juntong Hu, Yanjie Zhang, James Yang Xie, and Jian-Wen Qiu (doi:
AbstractACCEPTED PDF (1.81MB)
Kristianides, A New Genus of Scale Worms from the Northern Gulf of Mexico and New Records of Phyllohartmania taylori (Annelida: Polychaeta: Polynoidae)
Patricia Salazar-Silva (doi:
AbstractACCEPTED PDF (2.12MB)
A New Fiddler Crab of Austruca Bott, 1973, Closely Related to A. perplexa (H. Milne Edwards, 1852) (Crustacea: Brachyura: Ocypodidae), from the South Pacific Islands
Hsi-Te Shih and Joseph Poupin (doi:
AbstractACCEPTED PDF (3.67MB)
Simultaneous Occurrence of Diapause and Cold Hardiness in Overwintering Eggs of the Apple Oystershell Scale, Lepidosaphes Malicola Borchsenius (Hem.: Diaspididae)
Parvaneh Nazari, Nafiseh Poorjavad, and Hamzeh Izadi (doi:
AbstractACCEPTED PDF (219KB)
A New Genus and Two New Species of Freshwater Crab (Crustacea: Brachyura: Potamidae) with Unusual Coiled Tip of Male Second Gonopods from Yunnan, Southwestern China
Chao Huang, Jian Wang, and Hsi-Te Shih (doi:
AbstractACCEPTED PDF (955KB)
Lacydoniidae (Annelida) off the Coast of North-eastern Japan: A Description of Lacydonia japonica sp. nov.
Natsumi Hookabe, Naoto Jimi, Shinji Tsuchida, Yoshihiro Fujiwara, and Hiroshi Kajihara (doi:
AbstractACCEPTED PDF (353KB)
What is Sesarmops impressus (H. Milne Edwards, 1837) (Crustacea: Brachyura: Sesarmidae)?
Peter K. L. Ng, Jheng-Jhang Li, and Hsi-Te Shih (doi:
AbstractACCEPTED PDF (2.38MB)
Integrative Descriptions of Two New Macrobiotidae Species (Tardigrada: Eutardigrada:  Macrobiotoidea) from French Guiana and Malaysian Borneo
Daniel Stec, Magdalena Dudziak, and Łukasz Michalczyk (doi:10.6620/ZS.2020.59-23)
AbstractPDF (17.3MB)
Population Genetic and Social Structure Survey of Solenopsis geminata in Thailand
Mingkwan Nipitwattanaphon, Akarapong Swatdipong, Sasitorn Hasin, and John Wang (doi:10.6620/ZS.2020.59-22)
AbstractPDF (5.00MB)