About the Journal

FOCUS AND SCOPE

  • Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (PAZ) - ISSN (online) 1807-0205 and ISSN (print) 0031-1049 -primarily covers the areas of Zoology, publishing original contributions in systematics, paleontology, evolutionary biology, ecology, taxonomy, anatomy, behavior, functional morphology, molecular biology, ontogeny, faunistic studies, and biogeography.
  • The journal is of interest to researchers and professionals from Zoology, Biodiversity, Ecology, Biology and related areas.
  • The journal also encourages the submission of theoretical and empirical studies that explore the principles and methods of systematics.
  • Its abbreviated title is Pap. Avulsos Zool., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, bibliographical references, and strips.
  • All contributions must follow the rules and recommendations of the International Code of 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).
  • The journal has adopted a continuous flow of publication (rolling pass) in a single annual volume from 2018 on.

ZOOBANK REGISTRATION

  • 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 Papéis Avulsos 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.

PUBLICATION FREQUENCY

  • Continously updated.

DIGITAL ARCHIVING AND PRESERVATION

The journal is part of PKP Preservation Network (PN), which uses the LOCKSS system for digital preservation of journal's content (Access the LOCKSS Publisher Manifest page here http://www.revistas.usp.br/paz/gateway/lockss ).

AUTHOR GUIDELINES, POLICIES AND SUBMISSION PROCESS

OPEN ACCESS POLICY

  • All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type CC-BY.
  • 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.

COPYRIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS

  • All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type CC-BY.
  • Articles accepted for publication become property of Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia.
  • The online version of the journal has open and free access.

INDEXING SOURCES

SUBSCRIPTIONS

  • 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 the print version of the journal.

SPONSORS AND/OR SOURCES OF SUPPORT

FINAL CONSIDERATIONS