Focus and Scope

  • Arquivos de Zoologia (AZMZ) — ISSN (online) 2176-7793 and ISSN (print) 0066-7870 — 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 is of interest to researchers and professionals from Zoology, Biodiversity, Ecology, Biology, Natural History Collections or Museums, and related areas.
  • 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 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 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.
  • The peer review type adopted is “single-blind”, in which the names of the reviewers are hidden from the author.
  • 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.

Publication Frequency

  • Regular, semiannual (june and december).

Open Access Policy

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

Basic Information

  • Arquivos de Zoologia is a peer-reviewed journal for publication of 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.

Copyrights

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

Policies and Submission Process

Indexing Sources

  • Biological Abstracts
  • BIOSIS
  • ULRICH’s
  • Zoological Records

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 print version of the journal.

Sponsors and Sources of Support

Final Considerations