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: 1.904
ISI Journal Citation Reports
Ranking: 2021: 62/177 (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, 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 2023
Genetic Assessment of Fertile F1 Hybrids between Two Hercules Beetles, Dynastes maya Hardy and D. grantii Horn (Scarabaeidae)
Jen-Pan Huang, Wei-Yun Chen, and My Hanh Le (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (1.07MB)
Low Diversity of Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) Genes in Endangered Malayan Tapir (Tapirus indicus)
Nurul Adilah Ismail, Christina Seok Yien Yong, Simon Yung Wa Sin, and Geetha Annavi (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (1.41MB)
Genetic Profile of the Parasitic Varroan Mite Varroa destructor (Arachnida: Mesostigmata: Varroidae) in Taiwan: a New Taiwanese Haplotype Intermediate Between the Highly Virulent Russian and Less Virulent Japanese Types Identified in the Honey Bee Host Apis cerana
Tsen Hua, Panuwan Chantawannakul, Cheng-Lung Tsai, and Wen-Bin Yeh (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (1.25MB)
Tuerkayana latens, a New Species of Land Crab from French Polynesia, with a Discussion on the Phylogeny of the Genus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Gecarcinidae)
Peter K. L. Ng and Hsi-Te Shih (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.
Composition and Dynamics of Hexapod Communities on Yushan Bamboo (Yushania niitakayamensis) in the Subtropical Montane Areas of Taiwan
Tsen Hua, Hui-Yi Li, Cheng-Lung Tsai, Wing Wei Wang, Chao-Yuan Lin, and Wen-Bin Yeh (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (1.31MB)
Terelabrus toretore sp. nov. (Perciformes: Labridae), a New Species of Striped Hogfish from Tahiti, with Range Extensions for Two Congeners
Bart Shepherd, Hudson T. Pinheiro, Tyler A. Y. Phelps, Gilles Siu, and Luiz A. Rocha (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.
Lanternflies (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) of Taiwan
You-Sheng Lin, Jhih-Rong Liao, Shiuh-Feng Shiao, and Chiun-Cheng Ko (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (7.62MB)
Annotated Catalog of Vespid Hosts (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) of Tachinidae (Diptera), with Description of a New Species of Ophirion Townsend from Brazil
Filipe Macedo Gudin (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.
Using Integrative Approach to Update a Gap of a Century: Redescription and New Distribution Records of Grammostola pulchra (Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Theraphosidae)
Renan S. Pittella, Pedro G. Bassa, Edison Zefa, and Filipe M. Bianchi (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (1.68MB)
Effect of pH on the Early Development of the Biofouling Ascidian Ciona robusta
Bailey S.C.L. Jones, Lauren A. Holt, and Kit Yu Karen Chan (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (738KB)
First Satellite Tagging of the Northern Fur Seals (Callorhinus ursinus) on the Tyuleniy Island, the Sea of Okhotsk
Peter A. Permyakov, Sergey D. Ryazanov, Alexey M. Trukhin, Vyacheslav B. Lobanov, Hyun Woo Kim, and Seok-Gwan Choi (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (3.43MB)
Identification of Sexually Dimorphic Genes in Pectoral Fin as Molecular Markers for Assessing the Sex of Japanese Silver Eels (Anguilla japonica)
Hsiang-Yi Hsu, Chia-Hsien Chuang, I-Hsuan Lu, Chung-Yen Lin, and Yu-San Han (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (1.28MB)
Twenty Years of Sea Turtle Strandings in New Caledonia
Tyffen Read, Richard Farman, Jean-Christophe Vivier, Frederic Avril, Hugues Gossuin, and Laurent Wantiez (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (473KB)