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: 1.054
ISI Journal Citation Reports
Ranking: 2017: 89/166 (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 25 Associate Editors including Drs. I-Ming Tso, Shen-Feng Shen, David Miller, Pung-Pung Hwang, Yeong-Choy Kam, Shou-Hsien Li, Chung-Ping Lin, John Wang, Chiun-Cheng Ko, Gray A. Williams, Ryuji Machida, Teng-Chiu Lin, Yasuyuki Hashiguchi, Yoko Nozawa, Chih-Ming Hung, Jian-Nan Liu, Chi-Chien Kuo, Hiroomi Miyamoto, Claudia Castellani, Allen Chen, Hin-Kiu Mok, James Reimer, Jens T. Hoeg, Ka-Hou Chu and Shen-Horn Yen.

(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
Journey to the West: Trans-Pacific Historical Biogeography of Fringehead Blennies of the Genus Neoclinus (Teleostei: Blenniiformes)
Watcharapong Hongjamrassilp, Atsunobu Murase, Ryohei Miki, and Philip A. Hastings (doi:
Individual Heterozygosity Influences Arrival Times and Mating Success of Male Red-breasted Flycatchers Ficedula parva
Cezary Mitrus, Joanna Mitrus, and Robert Rutkowski (doi:
A New Genus of Oak Gall Wasp, Striatoandricus Pujade-Villar (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini) from America with the Description of Two New Mexican Species
Víctor Cuesta-Porta, Miquel A. Arnedo, David Cibrián-Tovar, Uriel M. Barrera-Ruiz, Rosa D. García-Martiñón, Armando Equihua-Martínez, Edith G. Estrada-Venegas, Ricardo Clark-Tapia, Silvia Romero-Range, and Juli Pujade-Villar (doi:
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Molecular Evaluation of the Branchinectidae (Crustacea: Anostraca) Supports Peripatric Speciation and Complex Divergence Patterns
D. Christopher Rogers and Andres Aguilar (doi:
Sexual Dimorphism and Reproductive Status of the Red Swamp Crayfish Procambarus clarkii
Katsuyuki Hamasaki, Naoko Osabe, Sota Nishimoto, Shigeki Dan, and Shuichi Kitada  (doi:
AbstractACCEPTED PDF (378KB)
Interspecific Mating Behavior between Introduced Zacco platypus and Native Opsariichthys Evolans in Taiwan
Neng-Li Liao, Shih-Pin Huang, and Tzi-Yuan Wang (doi:
AbstractACCEPTED PDF (803KB)
The Highest Chromosome Number and First Chromosome Fluorescent in situ Hybridization in Peripatidae
Débora Duarte Dutra, Lívia Medeiros Cordeiro, Lucas Henrique Bonfim Souza, and Douglas Araujo (doi:-)
AbstractACCEPTED PDF (549KB)
Ichthyofauna from Iranian Freshwater: Annotated Checklist, Diagnosis, Taxonomy, Distribution and Conservation Assessment
Arash Jouladeh-Roudbar, Hamid Reza Ghanavi, and Ignacio Doadrio (doi:-)
AbstractACCEPTED PDF (20.9MB)
Evidence of Echolocation in the Common Shrew from Molecular Convergence with Other Echolocating Mammals
Simin Chai, Ran Tian, Xinghua Rong, Guiting Li, Bingyao Chen, Wenhua Ren, Shixia Xu, and Guang Yang (doi:10.6620/ZS.2020.59-04)
AbstractPDF (3.83MB)
Establishment and Maintenance of Power Lines are Important for Insect Diversity in Central Europe
Radosław Plewa, Tomasz Jaworski, Grzegorz Tarwacki, Wojciech Gil, and Jakub Horák (doi:10.6620/ZS.2020.59-03)
AbstractPDF (4.35MB)
First Record of the Psolid Sea Cucumber Psolidium (Holothuroidea: Dendrochirotida: Psolidae) from the Brazilian Coast, with the Description of Two New Species
Luciana Martins and Marcos Tavares (doi:10.6620/ZS.2020.59-02)
AbstractPDF (4.91MB)
The Reproductive Strategy of the Rare Minnow (Gobiocypris rarus) in Response to Starvation Stress
Liangxia Su, Si Luo, Ning Qiu, Xiaoqin Xiong, and Jianwei Wang (doi:10.6620/ZS.2020.59-01)
AbstractPDF (28.6MB)