Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research

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Edited By: Elisabeth Haring (Editor-in-Chief), Alexander Blanke, Stefan T. Hertwig, Barna Páll-Gergely, Thomas Stach

Impact Factor: 1.821

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 32/160 (Zoology); 35/45 (Evolutionary Biology)

Online ISSN: 1439-0469


Online Manuscript Submission
We are proud to announce that JZSER has launched an online manuscript processing system which will improve the process of submission and peer-review considerably. This system enables authors to track the status of their submissions at any time. Referees may submit their reports easily through the web-interface and have access to their assignments whenever they like. Editors’ handling of submissions will be much easier as it allows monitoring submissions, to send reminders to reviewers and to use automatic alerts. Thus, the system will make the communication between authors, editors and reviewers more straightforward and shorten the time between submission and final decision considerably. As the system is intuitive and similar to online submission applications used by other journals, we are confident that authors will soon acquire confidence with this tool and appreciate its implementation. The link to the online submission system is

Articles published online ahead of print
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Free Access in the Developing World
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