Focus and Scope
- Arquivos de Zoologia (AZMZ) covers primarily the areas of Zoology, publishing original contributions in systematics, paleontology, evolutionary biology, ecology, taxonomy, anatomy, behavior, functional morphology, molecular biology, ontogeny, faunistic studies, biogeography and history of museums and collections of natural history.
- The journal also encourages the submission of theoretical and empirical studies that explore the principles and methods of systematics.
- All contributions must follow the rules and recommendations of the International Code on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN).
- Relevant specimens must be deposited in national or international public museums or collections.
- Tissue samples should be referred to their voucher specimens and all nucleotide sequence data (aligned as well as unaligned) should be submitted to GenBank or European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).
- ZooBank is the Official Register of the International Code on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) for registration of new nomenclatural acts, published works, and authors.
- The editorial team of Arquivos de Zoologia is going to register articles that contain nomenclatural acts in ZooBank. Such articles will receive a Life Sciences Identifier (LSID) that is going to be included in the published version.
- The registration of new names in ZooBank is recommended (not a requirement) to authors.
Peer Review Process
- All submissions are subject to analysis by at least 2 (two) referees qualified to evaluate the manuscript and 1 (one) Editor.
- Once a manuscript is accepted providing changes suggested by the referees, the author is requested to return a revised version incorporating those changes (or a detailed explanation of why reviewer’s suggestions were not followed) within a maximum of 15 (fifteen) days upon receiving the communication by the Editor.
- Regular, semiannual (june and december).
Open Access Policy
- This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
- Arquivos de Zoologia to publish original contributions in systematics, paleontology, evolutionary biology, ecology, taxonomy, anatomy, behavior, functional morphology, molecular biology, ontogeny, faunistic studies, biogeography and history of museums and collections of natural history.
- Its abbreviated title is Arq. Zool., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.
- All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.
- The online version of the journal has open and free access.
- Biological Abstracts
- Zoological Records
- The online journal has open and free access.
- Museu de Zoologia maintains exchange agreements with several national and foreign institutions, libraries and museums which receive print version of the journal.
- Published with the financial support of the Program of Support for Periodical Scientific Publications of USP (SIBi‑USP).
Sources of Support
- For more details of the manuscript preparation format, see CBE Style Manual, available at the electronic address of the Council of Science Editors.
- Arquivos de Zoologia is a publication of the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo (MZUSP).
- Always refer to the Instructions to Authors updated electronic pages: www.revistas.usp.br/azmz or www.mz.usp.br/publicacoes.