About the Journal

Aim and Scope

The journal Zoological Systematics, which was previously known as Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica, was established in 1964, published quarterly. It reports works on original research, reviews and comments on all aspects of systematics (taxonomy, phylogeny and classification). Taxonomic monographs, new theories and methods of systematics, morphology and biogeography will be on the priority list of publication.

Abstracting and Indexing

The journal is cited by the international retrieval organizations including "Abstract Journal", "Entomology Abstracts", "Zoological Record", "Biological Abstracts", "Cambridge Scientific Abstracts", "Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International", "Current Bibliography on Science and Technology", and all major Chinese retrieval organizations.


Manuscripts can be submitted via the website of the journal (http://www.zootax.com.cn). The authors can check the status of their manuscript through visiting the website. Generally, authors may receive comments from both reviewers and editors in two months. Submissions by E-mail (dwfl@ioz.ac.cn) or by traditional post (see back cover) are also acceptable.

When submitting manuscripts, the corresponding author is required to offer the names and contact information of two or more potential reviewers. Authors are normally required to submit the revised manuscripts three months. To reduce the duration of the review process, authors should follow the formats of the journal.

Manuscripts submitted should not be published or accepted for publication elsewhere in other journals. Without significant contribution to systematics, agriculture, forestry or fisheries, short manuscripts with only the descriptions of a single species of invertebrates or insects, are not acceptable.


Zoological Systematics is an open access journal, with all papers published in the journal can be downloaded from the website for free (http://www.zootax.com.cn).

Page charges are required for publication in Zoological Systematics. To encourage taxonomic monographs or reviews, color plates are free for papers over 50 pages in length.

Editor Office

Editor in Chief: Shuqiang LI

Editor: Fuqiang CHEN


Sponsored by Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, along with China Zoological Society and Entomological Society of China, administrated by Chinese Academy of Sciences.


Distributed by Beijing Bureau for Distribution of Newspapers and Journals; Domestic All Local Post Offices in China; Foreign China International Book Trading Corporation (P. O. Box 399, Beijing, 100044, China). Post Issue Code: 2-154 (China)/ Q60 (Abroad)


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Journal Information

Zoological Systematics, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences,

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Tel/fax: 86-10-64807167

Email: dwfl@ioz.ac.cn

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