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: 2.058
ISI Journal Citation Reports
Ranking: 2020: 53/175 (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 2021
The Identity of Homoioplax haswelli (Miers, 1884) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura)
Peter K. L. Ng, Paul F. Clark, and Shane T. Ahyong (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (3.43MB)
Historical Biogeography of the Leptodactylus fuscus Group (Anura, Leptodactylidae): Identification of Ancestral Areas and Events that Modeled their Distribution
Matías E. Cáffaro, Regina G. Medina, María L. Ponssa, and Juan M. Díaz Gómez (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (1.47MB)
Genetic Structure of the Mangrove Killifish Kryptolebias hermaphroditus Costa, 2011 (Cyprinodontiformes: Aplocheiloidei) Supports A Wide Connection among its Populations
Pedro F. Amorim, Axel M. Katz, Felipe P. Ottoni, and Pedro H.N. de Bragança (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (2.11MB)
Effect of Blue Light on the Growth of the Red Swamp Crayfish Procambraus clarkii Larvae - Seasonal and Sexual Differences
Kenji Toyota, Kazuki Usami, Kanta Mizusawa, and Tsuyoshi Ohira (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (529KMB)
Hiding in Plain Sight: Rain Water Puddles in Nicobar Islands of India Reveal Abundance of A New Species of Microhyla Tschudi, 1838 (Anura: Microhylidae)
Sonali Garg, Chandrakasan Sivaperuman, G. Gokulakrishnan, S. R. Chandramouli, and S. D. Biju (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (9.48MB)
Populational Evidences Support Monogamy Mating System in Five Species of Snapping Shrimps of the Genus Alpheus (Caridea: Alpheidae)
Ana C. Costa-Souza, José R.B. Souza, and Alexandre O. Almeida (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (1.24MB)