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: 1.6
ISI Journal Citation Reports
Ranking: 2022: 62/176 (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 33 Associate Editors including Drs.I-Min Tso, Sheng-Feng Shen, Tzu-Ruei Yang, David Miller, Pung-Pung Hwang, Yeong-Choy Kam, Chung-Ping Lin, Hsi-Te Shih, John Wang, Shou-Hsien Li, Yi-Jyun Luo, Chih-Ming Hung, Chien-Hsiang Lin, Claudia Castellani, Gray A. Williams, Hui-Yu Wang, Jian-Nan Liu, Ryuji Machida, Teng-Chiu Lin, Yasuyuki Hashiguchi, Benny Kwok Kan Chan, Chaolun Allen Chen, Chi-Chien Kuo, Daniel Stec, Hin-Kiu Mok, Felipe Polivanov Ottoni, James D. Reimer, Jen-Pan Huang, Jens Thorvald Høeg, Ka Hou Chu, Shen-Horn Yen, Y. Miles Zhang, and Sen-Lin Tang.

(See Editorial Board for details)

Message from the Editor in Chief
We take up a responsibility for the academic society

    Nowadays, journals often require expensive page charges/open-access fees to publish scientific research articles. Is it possible there are quality assured, peer-reviewed and open-access SCI scientific journals, in which colleagues can publish their research without these hefty fees? We, the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, have taken up this responsibility. We publish a journal entitled Zoological Studies, to provide a free SCI open-access publication platform for colleagues to share their research achievements.
    Publishing articles free of page charges does not mean that articles in Zoological Studies lack quality. All accepted articles have passed a formal review system. Impact factors are often used to judge the quality of a journal. However, article citations can be also affected by the  marketing methods used in journals published by commercial publishers. We expect to maintain a respectable impact factor for Zoological Studies. All articles are 1) formally assigned a DOI number and are open-access on the web, 2) listed and housed in PubMed database and 3) promoted in our twitter and facebook accounts. We are not under the umbrella of any commercial publisher. All the editors and reviewers are volunteers. We hope you can support us by submitting your quality research to Zoological Studies, and subsequently upload your published articles in Research Gate to enhance citations as well.

Prof. Benny K.K. Chan
Recent published articles in 2024
Age and Growth of the Indian Squid, Uroteuthis duvaucelii: Analysis of Statolith Microstructure and Length Frequency Data
Jessica M. Legaspi, Annabelle G.C. del Norte-Campos, and Wilfredo L. Campos (doi:-)
AbstractEarly View (1.13MB)
Wing condition and Distribution of Oileus Kaup (Coleoptera: Passalidae), a Mesoamerican Montane Genus, with the Description of a New Species
Edwin R. Ariza-Marín, Larry Jiménez-Ferbans, and Pedro Reyes-Castillo (doi:-)
AbstractWe follow the code of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, taxonomic papers with new species/genus descriptions will not have early view version.
Ancient Endemic or Recent Invader? Phylogenetic Position and the Probable Origin of Diaphanosoma macedonicum (Diplostraca, Sididae) from the Ancient Lakes in the Balkans
Charo López-Blanco, Ohrideja Tasevska, Goce Kostoski, Eduardo Vicente, Laura S. Epp, and Antonio García-Alix (doi:-)
AbstractEarly View (1MB)
Lethal Consequences and Embryo Shell Shape Alterations in the Marine Gastropod Trophon geversianus Due to Elevated Temperatures
Rocío Aimé Nieto Vilela, Sebastián Giulianelli, Soledad Zabala, Gregorio Bigatti, and Federico Márquez (doi:-)
AbstractEarly View (728KB)
Revising Spider Egg-predating Fly Records (Diptera: Sarcophagidae): New Insights on Prey, Taxonomy, and Distribution of Sarcophaga (Mehria) lorosa Hall in Southern South America
Filipe Macedo Gudin, Diego Galvão de Pádua, Pablo Ricardo Mulieri, Benito Cortés-Rivas, Andrés Moreira-Muñoz, and Rodrigo de Oliveira Araujo (doi:-)
AbstractEarly View (2.22MB)
Effects of Road-traffic Disturbances on the Bird Community of a Subtropical Island
Marcin Polak and Jolanta Polak (doi:-)
AbstractEarly View (722KB)
Changes in Soil Bacterial and Nematode Communities during Long-term Continuous Cotton Cropping in arid Region
Hong Chen, Fenghua Zhang, Lei Yang, Zaixin Li, and Jiajie Liu (doi:-)
AbstractEarly View (2.30MB)
Morphology and Phylogenetic Position of Sargassum Nudibranch Scyllaea fulva Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 (Nudibranchia: Scyllaediae): First Record in Hong Kong
Sam King Fung Yiu, Thomas Ka Tung Leung, Gabriel Yeung Lee, and Meng Yan (doi:-)
AbstractEarly View (2.10MB)
Description and Phylogenetic Position of a New Genus and Species of Deep-water Alpheid Shrimp Associated with Glass Aponges off New Caledonia (Decapoda: Caridea)
Hossein Ashrafi, Zdeněk Ďuriš, and Arthur Anker (doi:-)
AbstractEarly View (2.89MB)
Optical Properties of Body Mucus Secreted from the Coral Reef Sea Slugs: Measurement of Refractive Indices and Relative Absorption Spectra
Ryogo Takano and Euichi Hirose (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (1.55MB)
The Fauna of Parasitic Barnacles (Cirripedia: Rhizocephala) in Korea
Jibom Jung and Joong-Ki Park (doi:-)
AbstractEarly View (0.98MB)
Vol. 63, 2024