About the Journal

FOCUS AND SCOPE

  • Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (PAZ) - ISSN (online) 1807-0205 and ISSN (print) 0031-1049 - 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, 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.

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.

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.

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Papéis Avulsos 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, and biogeography.
  • Its abbreviated title is Pap. Avulsos Zool., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes, bibliographical references, and strips.
  • The journal has adopted a continuous flow of publication (rolling pass) in a single annual volume from 2018 on.

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 became 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