About the Journal

Zoosystematica Rossica was founded in 1992 by an outstanding Russian taxonomist Izyaslav Kerzhner (1936‒2008) who was the permanent Editor-in-Chief of the journal for 15 years.


ISSN: 2410-0226 (Online), 0320-9180 (Print).


Publisher: Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg.


Aims and scope

Zoosystematica Rossica is an international journal for publication of papers on any aspects of systematic zoology, in all groups of animals, both extant and fossil, from all over the World. The journal is published in English and focuses on the descriptions of new taxa, revisions and reviews, nomenclature, theories and methods of taxonomy and phylogeny, interesting new faunal records, catalogues and checklists, identification keys, phylogenetic relationships and zoogeography. Faunistic articles are published in a limited way and only if they contain new records for large geographical regions and are important for zoogeography or taxonomy.

Abstracting, indexing and archiving

The journal is indexed in Scopus, BIOSIS Previews, Biological Abstracts, Zoological Record, Russian Science Citation Index of Web of Science, and eLibrary. All papers are registered in the Official Register of Zoological Nomenclature (ZooBank) and archived in the Zenodo digital repository in accordance with the requirements for online publications, which are set out in The ICZN amendment of Articles 8, 9, 10, 21 and 78 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Any nomenclature act published in the journal becomes valid immediately after the online publication of the respective article.

Publication frequency

Since 2018, Zoosystematica Rossica switched to the continuous publication (CP) model allowing the immediate publication of an article as soon as it is ready. This way an approved article does not need to wait until a particular issue of the journal is completed, providing a better service to authors and readers by securing faster publishing to the scientific community. The journal will continue to gather articles for two issues per year, with the publishing deadlines on the end of June and at the end of December. However, the online website of the journal will be continuously fed throughout the year. When the deadline of an issue has passed, it is closed and the next issue starts to be fed. This model permits faster publication of the articles that no longer need to wait for the issue to be completed, entirely following the innovation of the discoveries, providing nomenclature priority to new names of taxa, and allowing the authors to see their work published as soon as possible. Collections of articles and monographs can be published as non-periodic supplements to regular volumes of the journal.

Open access statement

Zoosystematica Rossica is an open access journal. Articles are available on the online website of the journal immediately after publication. All the main information about the article, as well as the full text in PDF format, is presented on the page of a separate article in the Volumes online section. Currently, full texts of articles are available for journal issues, starting with 10(1), 2001, and work to digitise earlier issues is underway, as well as retrospective assignment of DOI to all articles.

Publication Ethics

The journal aims to follow the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Editorial Board

Chairman of the Editorial Board

Nikita Chernetsov (Russia, St Petersburg)


Dimitry Gapon (Russia, St Petersburg)

Vice Editors

Andrey Frolov (Russia, St Petersburg)

Andrey Przhiboro (Russia, St Petersburg)

International Advisory Board

Kjell R. Bjørklund (Norway, Oslo)

Holger H. Dathe (Germany, Eberswalde)

Irakli Eliava (Georgia, Tbilisi)

Mark J. Grygier (Taiwan [R.O.C.], Keelung)

Ke Ch. Kim (USA, Penn State University Park)

Adrian C. Pont (United Kingdom, Oxford)

Alexander P. Rasnitsyn (Russia, Moscow)

Language Editors

Robert B. Angus (United Kingdom, London)

Oleg Manylov (Russia, St Petersburg)

Executive secretary

Ekaterina Tselikh (Russia, St Petersburg)

Technical Editor

Tatyana Dolnik (Russia, St Petersburg)

Section Editors

Leonid Anisyutkin (Russia, St Petersburg): Hexapoda, Polyneoptera

Sergey Belokobylskij (Russia, St Petersburg): Hexapoda, Hymenoptera

Nina Bogutskaya (Austria, Vienna): Pisces and lower Chordata

Mikhail Daneliya (Finland, Helsinki): Crustacea

Dmitry Dmitriev (USA, Champaign): Hexapoda, Auchenorrhyncha

Nataliya Dnestrovskaya (Russia, Moscow): Polychaeta, Echinodermata

Ilya Gavrilov-Zimin (Russia, St Petersburg): Hexapoda, Paraneoptera

Andrey Gorochov (Russia, St Petersburg): Hexapoda, Orthoptera

Boris Kataev (Russia, St Petersburg): Hexapoda, Coleoptera

Andrey Khalaim (Mexico, Ciudad Victoria): Hexapoda, Hymenoptera

Pavel Kijashko (Russia, St Petersburg): Mollusca

Nikita Kluge (Russia, St Petersburg): Hexapoda, Ephemeroptera and classification of higher taxa; issues of zoological nomenclature

Evgeny Koblik (Russia, Moscow): Aves

Alexander Ryss (Russia, St Petersburg): Nematoda

Sergey Sinev (Russia, St Petersburg): Hexapoda, Lepidoptera

Sergey Storozhenko (Russia, Vladivostok): Hexapoda, Orthoptera

Nikolai Yunakov (Norway, Oslo): Hexapoda, Coleoptera